Courts

May 19, 2017 - 12:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate, more than a year after the pop superstar died of a drug overdose. In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his...
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May 18, 2017 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More and more Americans are marrying people of different races and ethnicities, reaching at least 1 in 6 newlyweds in 2015, the highest proportion in American history, a new study released Thursday showed. Currently, there are 11 million people — or 1 out of 10 married people — in...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2107 file photo, President Donald Trump watches Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan depart the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 17, 2017 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To those who think President Donald Trump should be driven from office, history would say: Good luck with that. Removing a president between elections is tough by design, though mechanisms exist. Trump could simply ride out the storm, as various presidents in hot water have done...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. On May 17, 2017, the Justice Department said is appointing Mueller as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 17, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To those who think President Donald Trump should be driven from office, history would say: Good luck with that. Removing a president between elections is tough by design, though mechanisms exist. Trump could simply ride out the storm, as various presidents in hot water have done...
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FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, J.W. Ledford Jr., poses for a photo. Lawyers for Ledford, a Georgia death row inmate argue the state's lethal injection drug will cause him unconstitutional suffering and that execution by firing squad is the only appropriate alternative. J.W. Ledford Jr. is set to be put to death Tuesday, May 16, 2017, by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 2:09 am
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. J.W. Ledford's time of death was 1:17 a.m., after an injection of compounded barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in...
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FILE - In this undated file photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, J.W. Ledford Jr., poses for a photo. Lawyers for Ledford, a Georgia death row inmate argue the state's lethal injection drug will cause him unconstitutional suffering and that execution by firing squad is the only appropriate alternative. J.W. Ledford Jr. is set to be put to death Tuesday, May 16, 2017, by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 12:02 am
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia was set to carry out its first execution this year: that of a man convicted of killing a 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. But hours after the planned execution time, the nation's highest court hadn't yet weighed in on the inmate's request for a stay. J.W. Ledford Jr.,...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to cancel Google's trademark by arguing that "google" is now synonymous with searching the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday it was not enough to show that people use the verb "google"...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017, file photo, Dylann Roof enters the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston, S.C. Federal officials are for the first time showing videos of convicted the South Carolina church shooter's jailhouse visits with his family on Tuesday, May 16. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)
May 16, 2017 - 4:49 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 10, 2017, file photo, Dylann Roof enters the court room at the Charleston County Judicial Center to enter his guilty plea on murder charges in Charleston, S.C. Federal officials are for the first time showing videos of convicted the South Carolina church shooter's jailhouse visits with his family on Tuesday, May 16. (Grace Beahm/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, File)
May 16, 2017 - 3:26 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned...
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In this image made from a C-SPAN video, participants and members in the gallery stand as three judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals enter the room in Seattle, Monday, May 15, 2017. The panel is hearing arguments over Hawaii's lawsuit challenging the travel ban, which would suspend the nation's refugee program and temporarily bar new visas for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. (CSPAN via AP, Pool)
May 16, 2017 - 8:19 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being...
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