Court decisions

August 14, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. Yea Ji Sea of South Korea appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday. She filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to...
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Attorneys Michael Avenatti and Ricardo de Anda exit the building of the Houston Immigration Court, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 6:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge denied Michael Avenatti's request to dismiss the removal case against the boy,...
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August 14, 2018 - 5:29 pm
A Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving was ordered by a judge Tuesday to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up long past Election Day. It was unclear what would become of Democrat Steven Foster's campaign after he was...
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Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, center, confers with one of his attorneys at a first appearance in New Mexico district court in Taos, N.M., on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, on accusations of child abuse and abducting his son from the boy's mother. Authorities were waiting to learn if human remains found at a disheveled living compound were those of Wahhaj's missing son. Authorities also allege Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound near the Colorado border where they say they found 11 hungry children living in filthy conditions in a raid Friday. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
August 14, 2018 - 1:32 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 10:55 a.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and other state Republicans are criticizing a judge's decision to allow the release of defendants accused of child abuse at a...
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FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup products. A San Francisco jury on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. The lawsuit brought by Johnson was the first to go to trial among hundreds filed in state and federal courts saying Roundup causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which Monsanto denies. (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 11, 2018 - 5:45 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man's lawyers said. "I'm glad to be...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2013 file photo, U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy testifies in court in Honolulu. Deedy, who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Deedy was in Honolulu for a 2011 international summit and was off-duty when he was shot Kollin Elderts during an altercation. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday. Hawaii prosecutors may not proceed with a retrial against Special Agent Christopher Deedy, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on jury $289 million verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Monsanto Co. says it will appeal a $289 million verdict a San Francisco jury ordered it to pay a former groundskeeper who claimed the company's weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. The lawsuit brought by Dewayne Johnson was the first to go to...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore. A federal judge is set to decide Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, whether Nebraska can proceed with the state's first execution since 1997 and its first-ever lethal injection. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf is expected to issue the ruling in a lawsuit by a German pharmaceutical company that alleges state officials improperly obtained the company's drugs for Moore’s execution which is set for Tuesday morning Aug. 14. He was condemned for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 6:47 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to block Nebraska from carrying out the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a German pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf denied the company's request to...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita was charged with making false statements and...
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