Supreme courts

May 22, 2017 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is important to many companies that...
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May 22, 2017 - 10:44 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue are arguments by 57-year-old Anthony Sowell (SOH'-wehl) over the closure of an evidence hearing during his trial and his...
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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 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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