Court decisions

Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma, center right, hugs members of her legal team after the court turned down an appeal of the Dutch government against a 2015 landmark ruling ordering the government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 in a climate case that activists hope will set a worldwide precedent, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The case was brought to court by Urgenda, a sustainability organization on behalf of some 900 citizens, claiming that the the government has a duty of care to protect its citizens against looming dangers.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 09, 2018 - 10:22 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. The Netherlands, known for its historic reliance on windmills and ongoing use of bicycles,...
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October 08, 2018 - 10:11 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian criminal court has sentenced a former interior minister to six years in prison over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof car for the government. Ex-minister Gordana Jankuloska was found guilty Monday of abuse of power after the court found she unlawfully...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 06, 2018 - 1:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from Chicago patrol officer to convicted felon came suddenly. A clerk announced the...
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People react outside of City Hall after a jury convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald Friday, Oct 5, 2018, in Chicago. Van Dyke, 40, was the first Chicago officer to be charged with murder for an on-duty shooting in about 50 years. He was taken into custody moments after the verdict was read. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
October 06, 2018 - 10:47 am
A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second such verdict nationally in two months. Jason Van Dyke's guilty conviction for second-degree murder...
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In this undated image released by the Florence County Sheriff's Office is Frederick Hopkins, 74, who was charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in Florence. S.C. Authorities say the Vietnam veteran accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina on Wednesday, ambushed investigators coming to question his adult son about a sexual assault. (Florence County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
A special FBI team that investigated the slayings five police officers in Dallas in 2016 and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas last year is helping local authorities gather evidence in what's described as an ambush attack that killed one South Carolina law enforcement officer and wounded six...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in Riverside County Superior Court during an information hearing in Riverside, Calif. A judge has denied a request by Turpin, charged with the torture and abuse of most of her 13 children, to be considered for a mental health diversion program. Prosecutors say an attorney for Turpin made the request on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, arguing that she had been diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:37 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge on Friday denied a request by a woman charged with the torture and abuse of most of her 13 children to be considered for a mental health diversion program, authorities said. Louise Turpin's attorney, Jeff Moore, made the request during a court...
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This Oct. 5, 2018 photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Chicago, Ill., shows Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke, a Chicago police Officer, was taken into custody and photographed, after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Friday, Oct. 5, in Chicago. (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago officer was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager that was captured on shocking dashcam video that showed him crumpling to the ground in a hail of 16 bullets as he walked away from police. The video, some of the most graphic...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters rally outside a courthouse in San Francisco. U.S. Judge William Orrick struck down an immigration law Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
October 05, 2018 - 7:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. The ruling by Judge William Orrick also directed the U.S. Department of Justice to give...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 5:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The lead prosecutor in the case of a white Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean court has sentenced former President Lee to 15 years in prison over a slew of corruption charges. The Seoul Central District Court issued the sentence on Friday, Oct. 5, after convicting Lee of bribery, embezzlement and other charges.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country's first leader with a business background who once symbolized the country's economic rise. Lee's...
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