Court decisions

March 02, 2019 - 2:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — A military court in Switzerland has fined a former sergeant in the Alpine nation's army 500 Swiss francs ($500) for joining a foreign militia to fight the Islamic State group in Syria between 2013 and 2015. The tribunal in Bellinzona on Feb. 22 found Johan Cosar guilty of weakening...
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March 01, 2019 - 5:57 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark judgment that ordered three tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers. Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges had appealed a ruling that found the companies chose profits over...
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March 01, 2019 - 1:44 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Friday convicted a former opposition party lawmaker of aiding a network led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, and sentenced him to more than four years in prison, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court convicted ex-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016, file photo, Baylor defensive lineman Shawn Oakman performs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine Feb. 28, 2016, in Indianapolis. A Central Texas jury on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2019, found the former Baylor football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation’s largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
February 28, 2019 - 9:05 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas jury on Thursday found a former Baylor University football player not guilty of raping another student in 2016, the latest case linked to a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist university and led to the departure of several top leaders. The McLennan...
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February 28, 2019 - 8:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials have formally extended protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States. The move Thursday complies with a federal judge's ruling that halted the decision to discontinue temporary protected status for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, at podium, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles with the trademarked Mongols logo seen on a motorcycle at right. A California federal judge has refused to order the Mongols motorcycle gang to forfeit its trademarked logo, delivering a blow to prosecutors. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that such an order would have been unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge delivered a blow Thursday to a decade-long effort by federal prosecutors to strip the Mongols motorcycle gang of its trademarked logo, ruling such a move would be unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter in Santa Ana nullified a first-of-its-...
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February 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Native American tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says an Army Corps of Engineers document shows the agency concluded the pipeline wouldn't unfairly affect tribes before it ever consulted them. The February 2018 draft memo that the tribe...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2016 file photo, David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel attend the FOX Networks 2016 Upfront Presentation Party in New York. An arbitrator has ordered 21st Century Fox to pay $179 million in a dispute over profits with the stars of the long-running Fox TV show “Bones.” Boreanaz and Deschanel, the stars of “Bones” from 2005 through 2017, sued Fox in 2015, saying it denied them profits by licensing the show to Fox’s TV division and to Hulu for below-market rates. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 27, 2019 - 6:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator has ordered 21st Century Fox to pay $179 million in a dispute over profits with the stars of the long-running TV show "Bones," saying Fox executives engaged in "intentional fraud and malice." The decision was reached earlier this month and revealed in a court...
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This undated image provided by attorney Hassan Shibly shows Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State after becoming radicalized online. Muthana realized she was wrong and now wants to return to the United States, Shibly, a lawyer for her family said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Hoda Muthana/Attorney Hassan Shibly via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 9:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Washington has agreed to move quickly on a lawsuit filed by a former Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State and wants to return to the United States. The family of 24-year-old Hoda Muthana filed suit last week against the Trump administration after the...
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The former chief of the cybercrime department at Russia's main domestic security agency Sergei Mikhailov, left, and the former employee of Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm Ruslan Stoyanov attend a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Moscow's District Military Court stripped Sergei Mikhailov of his colonel's rank and ordered him to pay a 400,000-ruble ($6,130) fine and handed a 14-year sentence to Ruslan Stoyanov who was charged in the same case. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
February 26, 2019 - 7:37 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military court convicted a former senior counterintelligence officer and a cybersecurity firm executive of treason Tuesday, concluding a case that initially aroused speculation of a manufactured effort to punish the source of leaks about Russian campaign hacking. Moscow's...
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