Legal proceedings

Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Riverside, Calif. The couple have pleaded not guilty to child abuse, torture and other charges. (Watchara Phomicinda/The Press-Enterprise via AP)
June 21, 2018 - 6:38 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The abuse started in Texas with the children being slapped, hit and thrown around the house, a prosecutor said Thursday. It escalated to beatings with a belt, then the buckle-end of the strap and then a wooden paddle or oar. When that failed, the children of David and...
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June 21, 2018 - 6:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — A refugee from Uzbekistan has been found guilty of conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization himself. Jurors on Thursday also found Jamshid Muhtorov not guilty on a fourth count. Prosecutors argued that Muhtorov received $300 from another man to...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO GRIFFEN INSTEAD OF GRIFFIN - FILE - In this June 9, 2017 photo, Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, June 21, 2018, cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing Griffen's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
June 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell...
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FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, packages travel on a conveyor belt for sorting at the main post office in Omaha, Neb. States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday, June 21, 2018, that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
June 21, 2018 - 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules,...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:57 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Nigerian man who masterminded a conspiracy to obtain millions in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service has been sentenced in Oregon to 15 years in federal prison. Emmanuel Kazeem, 35, who also lived in Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced Wednesday in Eugene. A jury previously...
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Rodney Earl Sanders, center, leaves the a Holmes County Circuit Courtroom, after pleading guilty to two counts of murder in Lexington, Miss., Thursday, June 21, 2018. Holmes County Circuit Judge Jannie Lewis gave Sanders two life without parole sentences, plus 30 more years for burglary and car theft, accepting a recommendation from District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver. Sanders stabbed to death Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill in the home they shared in nearby Durant in 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
June 21, 2018 - 2:31 pm
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man admitted Thursday that he killed two Roman Catholic nuns, pleading guilty to murder in an agreement that avoided the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders. Rodney Earl Sanders made the pleas to two counts of...
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June 21, 2018 - 12:16 pm
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A former substitute teacher charged with organizing a student fight club has had his trial postponed. The Norwich Bulletin reports that Ryan Fish has been granted a continuance until July 25 by Connecticut Superior Court Judge Nuala Droney. Attorney Paul Chinigo says his 23-...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" retirement strategy who challenged the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him in a fraud case. The justices ruled Thursday that Raymond Lucia of California is entitled...
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June 21, 2018 - 9:55 am
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was away at the Super Bowl has been held on $100,000 bail. The Sun Chronicle reports that 26-year-old Shane Denn, wearing a Patriots T-shirt, pleaded...
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More than 100 protestors demonstrated outside the federal courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments over the U.S. Justice Department's request to block three California laws that extend protections to people in the country illegally, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 21, 2018 - 3:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday. Judge John...
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