Court decisions

FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The 69-year-old Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. Manafort was convicted of hiding from the IRS millions of dollars he earned from his work advising Ukrainian politicians. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 08, 2019 - 6:35 pm
A judge's decision to sentence former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and...
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March 08, 2019 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — A pilot whose plane crashed and killed 11 people at an English airshow has been cleared of manslaughter charges Pilot Andrew Hill was found not guilty of manslaughter at the Old Bailey courthouse Friday. He said outside the courthouse that he is "truly sorry" for his part in the death...
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Nouman Raja sits between defense attorney Scott Richardson, left, and paralegal Debi Stratton as attorney Richard Lubin gives his closing arguments in Raja's trial, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Raja, a former Palm Beach Gardens police officer, is charged with the fatal 2015 shooting of stranded motorist Corey Jones. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
March 07, 2019 - 3:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was found guilty of manslaughter and attempted murder Thursday for fatally shooting a stranded black motorist, becoming the first officer in the state to be convicted of an on-duty shooting in 30 years. Nouman Raja, 41, faces a mandatory...
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French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, right, arrives for a press conference in Lyon, central France, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Barbarin offers his resignation to the Pope after a court on Thursday found him guilty of failing to report to authorities allegations of sexual abuse of minors by a priest. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
March 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LYON, France (AP) — In a surprise ruling, France's senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted Thursday of failing to report a known pedophile priest to police, the latest high-ranking churchman to fall in the global reckoning over clergy sex abuse and cover-ups. Magistrates...
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An armoured police vehicle and barbed wire fence block the way outside the Justice Palace during the trial of Mehdi Nemmouche in Brussels, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Nemmouche is charged with four counts of "terrorist murder" over the killing of an Israeli couple and two staffers at the Brussels Jewish Museum. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 07, 2019 - 2:35 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen suspected of working for the Islamic State group in Syria was convicted Thursday of murdering four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium's capital, an attack that crystalized fears in Europe that foreign fighters would return to sow terror at home. Reading out the...
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Leader of Thai Raksa Chart party Preechapol Pongpanich, center, talks to media at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 07, 2019 - 9:43 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. The Constitutional Court also banned members of the Thai Raksa Chart...
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FILE - In this Jan.7, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin listens to his lawyers, Jean-Felix Luciani, 2nd right, and Andre Soulier, back to camera, as he attends the start his trial, in Lyon, central France. A French court on Thursday MARCH 7, 2019 is expected to acquit a cardinal and five other defendants accused of protecting a pedophile priest, but alleged victims say France's most important church sex abuse trial has at least allowed them to bring the affair into the open. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
March 07, 2019 - 7:24 am
LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on a church sex abuse trial in France (all times local): 1:15 p.m. French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is offering his resignation to the pope after being convicted of failing to report a pedophile priest. In a brief statement to the media in Lyon, France, Barbarin said...
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March 06, 2019 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — A jury in central England has convicted a man of plotting an acid attack on his 3 year-old son amid a custody battle with the child's mother. The 40-year-old father, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, was convicted in Worcester Crown Court with five others of...
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FILE - In this Jan 26, 2009 file photo, four of the six people known as the Beatrice Six, from left, James Dean, JoAnn Taylor, Thomas Winslow, and Debra Shelden, right, applaud during a reception in Lincoln, Neb. The Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, 2019, rejected an appeal from a Nebraska county that has to pay a $28 million court judgment to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying. The justices on Monday turned away Gage county's last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 04, 2019 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county's appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying. The justices turned away Gage County's last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment, after a federal...
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FILE -- In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Hesham Genena, then head of Egypt's oversight body, poses for a portrait in front of pictures of his predecessors at his office in Cairo, Egypt. Ali Taha, an Egyptian lawyer, said Sunday, March 3, 2019, that a military appeals court has upheld a five-year sentence against Genena, the country's former auditor for disseminating false news against the military. Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's highest military court of appeals. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
March 03, 2019 - 9:59 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian military appeals court on Sunday upheld a five-year sentence against the country's former auditor for disseminating false news about the military, his lawyer said. Hesham Genena can still challenge the ruling a final time at Egypt's highest military court of appeals, added...
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