Judiciary

FILE - in this April 28, 2017 file photo, Samuel Moncada, then Venezuela's deputy minister of foreign affairs for North America, speaks during a news conference at the Venezuelan consulate in New York. Moncada, who was recently named Venezuela's foreign minister, said on state television Tuesday, July 18, 2017, that the election of members of a constitutional assembly will take place as planned on July 30, and said President Nicolas Maduro has asked him to reconsider the country's diplomatic relations with the U.S. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 18, 2017 - 9:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela rejected President Donald Trump's call to halt a rewriting of the constitution that would consolidate the power of its socialist government, which said Tuesday that it was reviewing its relations with the United States in response to Trump's threat of sanctions...
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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters speaks during a news conference to announce his decision to not pursue a third trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for murder, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 18, 2017 - 8:29 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A white university police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights charges. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe...
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July 18, 2017 - 2:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died. A niece, Rita Roland, says Betty Dukes died July 10 at her home in Antioch, California. She was 67. The San Francisco...
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July 18, 2017 - 2:17 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge won't dismiss an obstruction charge against the wife of a man who massacred dozens at a Florida nightclub. The judge on Tuesday denied a request from Noor Salman to dismiss one of the two criminal charges she faces. She is scheduled for trial next March on the...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2016, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago. Federal Bureau of Prisons records on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, show that Hastert, who is nearing the end of a 15-month sentence in a hush money case, has been released from a Minnesota federal prison and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. Records list his release date as Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 18, 2017 - 9:00 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records Tuesday. Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison in April 2016 in banking violations case that...
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Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, center, shakes hands with an attendee after speaking during a civics program showcase at the 2017 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Francisco, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)
July 18, 2017 - 12:03 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court couldn't escape discussion of the president's travel ban — and even the president — during an appearance Monday at a judicial conference, where a student essay winner compared the ban to Japanese internment and the...
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This 2009 handout photo released by a friend of Xiyue Wang shows Xiyue Wang at his apartment in Hong Kong, China. Princeton University professor Stephen Kotkin, who advised Wang, a Chinese-American researcher sentenced to prison in Iran, defended his former student as innocent of all charges against him. Kotkin told The Associated Press by email that Xiyue Wang is a "remarkable, linguistically gifted graduate student" who studied governance in 19th and early 20th century Muslim regions. (Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP)
July 17, 2017 - 10:09 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Chinese-American graduate student at Princeton sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran for allegedly "infiltrating" the country and sending confidential material abroad is innocent of all charges against him, his professor said Monday. Xiyue Wang's arrest, which...
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National Assembly first Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks to the press accompanied by fellow lawmakers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 17, 2017. Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been stricken by shortages and inflation and riven by more than 100 days of clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 17, 2017 - 10:03 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to drop plans to rewrite the constitution while the United States threatened "strong and swift economic actions" against his socialist administration if it ignores the...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge who agreed to resign after swiping two art deco-style business cardholders from a judges' dinner in San Francisco said Monday that he remains deeply remorseful. Napa County Superior Court Judge Michael S. Williams' resignation will take effect Dec. 5...
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National Assembly first Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks to the press accompanied by fellow lawmakers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 17, 2017. Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate power over the country, which has been stricken by shortages and inflation and riven by more than 100 days of clashes between protesters and police. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 17, 2017 - 8:24 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to increase pressure on the socialist government after more than 7 million people rejected a plan to rewrite the constitution and consolidate the ruling party's power over the country, which has...
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