Court decisions

February 21, 2020 - 1:25 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. The decision in the high-profile case was celebrated by many in the U.S. territory who argued that Keleher...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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February 20, 2020 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberating for a third day, the jury at Harvey Weinstein's trial continued Thursday to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s. Jurors, before being...
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Former national security advisers Susan Rice, left, and John Bolton take part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 19, 2020 - 10:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump's acquittal in the Senate, as he continued to stay quiet on the...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 19, 2020 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein and the punishment the former Hollywood producer could face if convicted at his New York City rape trial. A jury of seven men and five women started deliberating Tuesday in the closely watched #MeToo case. To convict or acquit Weinstein...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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February 19, 2020 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial spent much of their second day of deliberations Wednesday revisiting a former film and TV production assistant's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in July 2006. Jurors sent a note shortly after resuming deliberations for the day saying...
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February 19, 2020 - 3:56 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has found the U.S. government in contempt after authorities deported five young immigrants who were seeking to remain in the country under a program for abused and neglected immigrant children. U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins issued the civil order...
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This undated photo provided by Collin County, Texas, Judicial Records Department shows Brandon McCall. A jury has found McCall guilty of capital murder for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. Brandon McCall was charged with murder for shooting his friend, Rene Gamez II, and Richardson police officer David Sherrard. Police called the shooting an ambush. A Collin County jury returned the verdict Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after two hours of deliberations. (Collin County Judicial Records Department via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 2:52 pm
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A Texas man was convicted Wednesday of capital murder for 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and another man. Brandon McCall, 28, faces death or life in prison without parole when he is sentenced for shooting his friend, Rene Gamez II, and Richardson police officer...
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Turkish activist Feray Salman and international human rights activists speak to the media before the trial of the Amnesty International's former Turkey chairman and 10 other activists, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020. A court in Istanbul will hand down verdicts for defendants in the closely-watched trial on charges of belonging to or aiding terror groups. The case against activists heightened concerns about Turkey's treatment of human rights defenders. (AP Photo)
February 19, 2020 - 10:07 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Wednesday delayed handing down its rulings in the case of 11 prominent human rights activists on trial for terror-related charges and adjourned proceedings until April. During the court session, the activists asked to be acquitted of charges of belonging to or...
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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich shakes hands with a supporter as he arrives home in Chicago on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, after his release from Colorado prison late Tuesday. Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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February 19, 2020 - 6:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich returned home to Chicago early Wednesday, shaking hands and signing autographs after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption. Blagojevich landed at O’Hare airport hours after walking...
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February 18, 2020 - 5:09 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The trial of 16 leading members of Turkish civil society, seen by critics as a momentous bid by the government to crack down on opposition voices and criminalize mass anti-government protests, moved toward a hasty conclusion Tuesday. The defendants, among them jailed philanthropist...
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