Court decisions

FILE - This Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo shows the submarine UC3 Nautilus of Danish inventor Peter Madsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, appeared in court Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018, on the last day of his appeal against a life sentence. (AP Photo/Dorothee Thiesing, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:24 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, lost his appeal against his life sentence Wednesday, shortly after he apologized to the victim's family. Madsen listened quietly as judge Jan Uffe Rasmussen...
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Bill Cosby, center, leaves the courtroom after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for felony sexual assault on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 4:14 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A prosecutor says Bill Cosby has been "unmasked" as a predator now that he's been convicted and sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin...
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FILE - This 1989 file photo shows Father Arthur Perrault in Albuquerque, N.M. Perrault, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
September 25, 2018 - 4:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse, appeared in U.S. District Court on Tuesday as a federal magistrate decided to keep the 80-year-old behind bars pending trial as his accusers in the audience applauded. Defense...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2015, file photo, people visit Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery near Memphis, Tenn. On Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, a jury found the cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones’ bodies were mishandled, but hasn’t yet determined how much it should pay relatives. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
September 24, 2018 - 8:46 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones' bodies were mishandled, but hasn't yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday's ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's highest appeals court has rejected a motion by Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 ruling by the Court of Cessation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's younger son and one-time heir apparent, could run for public office. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar, File)
September 22, 2018 - 12:46 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cessation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal,...
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A vehicle carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is surrounded by his supporters following his release from prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Islamabad High Court set him and his daughter and son-in-law free on bail Wednesday pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Rodney Halbower. A Northern California jury has started its deliberations in the murder trial of a career criminal authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer. San Mateo County jurors started deliberating late Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, after eight days of testimony in Redwood City, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of San Francisco. Halbower is charged with raping and killing two teenage women in 1976 in the quiet suburbs just south of San Francisco. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 18, 2018 - 9:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the "Gypsy Hill Killer" of raping and murdering two teenage girls more than 42 years ago. The San Mateo County jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before finding Rodney Halbower...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday. At issue in the decision by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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September 18, 2018 - 6:27 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's top court says adults can use marijuana in private. The Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a provincial court's ruling in a case involving Gareth Prince, who advocates the decriminalization of the drug. Prince says cannabis should be regulated in the same way...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2006, file photo, Adam Mau is arraigned in Honolulu. The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after Mau allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii's most infamous cases, a state judge earlier in September 2018 found Mau unfit to stand trial and dismissed all charges, including murder and kidnapping. (Richard Walker/Honolulu Star-Bulletin via AP)
September 17, 2018 - 9:53 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The retired U.S. judge who was tied up after a man allegedly shot and killed three people in Honolulu in 2006 says he's satisfied with a ruling that dismisses all charges but recommits him to a psychiatric hospital. Capping one of Hawaii's most infamous cases, a state judge last...
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