Court decisions

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, shows an aerial view of excavators working at a broken dyke of a reservoir that contained red mud of an alumina factory near Ajka, 156 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary. A Hungarian court on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured over 220. (AP Photo/MTI, Sandor H. Szabo, File)
February 04, 2019 - 12:07 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian court has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured more than 220. Zoltan B. got 2.5 years in prison, while Jozsef D. received a two-year...
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FILE - In this Tuesday July 15, 2014, file photo, an Immigrant who was detained at the border is held inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, in an area for juveniles 14 and under. The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. The position outlined in a court-ordered response to a government watchdog report on a practice that drew widespread criticism last year. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
February 02, 2019 - 9:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human...
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Transgender man, Henry Tse displays a banner outside a local court in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men, including Tse, to be recognised as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. (Apple Daily via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 9:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. The ruling Friday was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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February 01, 2019 - 6:49 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Justice Department attorneys on Friday appealed the November ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian Morris that blocked a construction permit for the 1,184-mile (1,900-kilometer)...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo shows Marie Colvin. In a verdict unsealed late Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, a Washington judge hit the Syrian government with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of journalist Colvin, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times. (Joel Ryan/PA via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 11:57 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.S. court verdict that blamed the Syrian government for the killing of an American journalist was based on "fortune telling" rather than an investigation in accordance with the law, a senior Syrian legislator said Friday. Syria's deputy Parliament Speaker Najdat Anzour...
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Ahn Hee-jung, center, a former governor of South Chungcheong province, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A South Korean appeals court has sentenced Ahn to 3½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. (Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 4:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, radioactive waste sealed in large stainless steel canisters is stored under five feet of concrete in a storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. Nevada and South Carolina are jostling for a home-field advantage of sorts in a federal court battle that could result in a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium being stored 70 miles from Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
January 31, 2019 - 5:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge denied Nevada's latest request Thursday to immediately block all future shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a nuclear security site near Las Vegas. The state wanted the shipments blocked until potential safety and environmental risks could be reviewed further...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2017, file photo State Sen. Jake Chapman, R-Adel, poses at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A majority of legislators in the Iowa Senate, frustrated at repeated court rulings declaring anti-abortion laws unconstitutional, have introduced a proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution that would declare it "does not secure or protect a right to abortion." The proposed amendment was introduced Jan. 24, 2019, by Chapman two days after a state court judge struck down yet another attempt by the Legislature to limit abortion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
January 31, 2019 - 4:41 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than half of the Republican-dominated Iowa Senate has quickly signed on to a constitutional amendment aimed at weakening the state court system's power to review abortion restrictions, just days after an Iowa judge overturned what would have been the nation's broadest...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven years after correspondent Marie Colvin was killed while covering the Syrian revolution, a Washington court has found the Syrian government liable and awarded more than $300 million in damages. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson unsealed her verdict late Wednesday...
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January 31, 2019 - 10:53 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. court has ruled against Walmart-owned Asda in a decision that could have ramifications for equal pay in the private sector. The Court of Appeal said Thursday that lower-paid shop workers, who are mostly women, can compare themselves to higher-paid workers in distribution...
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