Courts

FILE - In this Nov, 6, 2018 file photo a former 94-year-old SS guard holds his walking stick at the beginning of a trial in Muenster, Germany. (Guido Kirchner/pool photo via AP, file)
December 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — The trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard has broken down over questions about the 94-year-old defendant's health. The Muenster state court heard Thursday that Johann Rehbogen has been hospitalized for heart and kidney issues, the dpa news agency reported. Rehbogen was...
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December 13, 2018 - 10:07 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a pension law that prompted thousands of teachers to protest at the state Capitol. Kentucky has one of the worst funded public pension systems in the country. The state is at least $38 billion short of the money it needs to pay...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's highest court has ruled that a fee all German households have to pay to finance the country's public broadcasters complies with EU law. The European Court of Justice decided Thursday the system, which allows broadcasters to enforce collection, doesn't constitute...
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File - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows a women's area at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., during a media tour of the facility. The federal facility, operated under contract by The GEO Group, is used to house people detained on immigration and other violations. A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle dismissed some arguments raised by the lawsuit in a ruling Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 12, 2018 - 3:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays in asylum cases, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle dismissed some arguments raised by the lawsuit in a ruling Tuesday, but she said the...
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December 12, 2018 - 3:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Brazilian couple to minimal prison sentences for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson, who has been living in Brazil for the last five years after being taken from Texas. Carlos Guimaraes was sentenced to three months in prison while his wife...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Ronald Vitiello appears for his confirmation hearing in Washington. Nearly 70 former judges, including federal judges and state supreme court justices, sent a letter to Vitiello calling for U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of justice without fearing they will be detained...
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December 11, 2018 - 8:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three high-ranking senators asked a federal judge for leniency on behalf of a former Senate intelligence committee staffer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, even as the government argues that the ex-staffer "significantly endangered national security" by speaking with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Cohen, who finds out Wednesday, Dec. 12, whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
December 11, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The moment of reckoning has nearly arrived for Michael Cohen, who finds out Wednesday whether his decision to walk away from President Donald Trump after years of unwavering loyalty will spare him from a harsh prison sentence. A federal judge in New York is set to decide whether...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to attend a UN Migration Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Monday, Dec.10, 2018. Top U.N. officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the defensive about the non-binding deal amid criticism and a walkout from the United States and some other countries. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 11, 2018 - 8:15 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Germany's highest court has thrown out a string of complaints by people asking it to prevent the country's government from joining a U.N. pact on migration. The Federal Constitutional Court made its ruling Friday on...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 10, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel's office detailed lies they say he told them. The scheduling conference will take place Tuesday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman...
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