Judiciary

May 22, 2017 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting challenges by IBM, Goodyear and other businesses seeking more than $1 billion in tax refunds from Michigan. The justices on Monday turned away the companies' appeal of state court rulings that upheld changes the state made to the way business taxes...
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Bill Cosby, center, arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 22, 2017 - 8:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 8 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. Cosby emerged from an SUV at the Allegheny County Courthouse just before...
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This Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo shows the Downtown Miami Charter School in Miami. In 2012, the mother of a second-grade student at the school filed suit after she said she pleaded in vain for months for administrators to protect her son from sexual abuse by an older boy at the charter school. Eventually, the 7-year-old tried to kill himself by walking into traffic with his eyes closed, according to the family’s lawsuit. Two years later, the boy testified, he still had nightmares his tormenter would crawl in through his bedroom window and kill his mother. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
May 22, 2017 - 12:21 am
When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and...
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Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a national address from the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, May 20, 2017. Temer is suggesting that an audio that purportedly recorded him supporting hush money for an ex-lawmaker has been doctored. Temer says his administration will petition the Supreme Federal Tribunal to suspend the investigation against him until the audio is verified. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
May 21, 2017 - 3:48 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday to call for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. The accusations against President Michel Temer...
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Demonstrators carry a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temer in jail" to protest Brazil's President Michel Temer in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The embattled Brazilian leader says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. (AP Photo/Ricardo Botelho)
May 20, 2017 - 3:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fighting to save his job amid a mushrooming corruption scandal, Brazilian President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doctored. "That clandestine recording was manipulated and doctored with (bad) intentions," Temer said...
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Demonstrators carry a sign that reads in Portuguese "Temer in jail" to protest Brazil's President Michel Temer in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. The embattled Brazilian leader says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. (AP Photo/Ricardo Botelho)
May 20, 2017 - 12:04 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Many Brazilians are already looking ahead to the likelihood of a new government after two days of corruption allegations battered President Michel Temer and produced a stream of calls for him to quit despite his defiant vow to stay in office. Temer's administration, which came...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters outside the National Electoral Council headquarters, in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry announced Friday, May 19, 2017, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised to start delivering several thousand tons of wheat after speaking on the phone with Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
May 19, 2017 - 7:07 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered his most scathing critique of U.S. President Donald Trump yet Friday, telling him to stop intervening and "get your pig hands out of here." Speaking before a crowd of supporters, a fired-up Maduro accused Trump of promoting an...
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A demonstrator holds a photo of Brazil's President Michel Temer that reads in Spanish "Get out Satan!" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Brazil's political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America's largest nation rudderless. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice, according to an investigation released Friday by the supreme court, dramatically escalating pressure to force the embattled leader from office. At the same time, other released...
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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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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, during a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2017 - 2:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump has responded with a direct "no, no" to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelve an investigation into his former national security adviser. Trump also was...
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