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Deborah Cox, the Ford County, Kansas, clerk, leaves the federal courthouse after a court hearing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order Cox to open a second polling site in the southwest Kansas town of Dodge City after she moved the only one outside town. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
November 01, 2018 - 11:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opening a new polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City, Kansas, just days before the election is not in the public's interest because it would likely create more voter confusion, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree denied the...
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FILE - This combination of June 2017 file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. A judge will hear a motion asking the court to uphold a plea bargain that was reached with the two men accused of being responsible for a warehouse fire that killed two dozen people at an unlicensed party. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
October 12, 2018 - 2:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge's vacation and miscommunication led to another delay Friday in the court case connected to a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people two years ago. Attorneys for Derick Almena, one of two men charged criminally, had planned to urge a judge Friday to...
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Exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Due to environment protection reasons the city of Berlin has to introduce a diesel driving ban on several highly frequented roads. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 09, 2018 - 10:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has ordered the city to ban older diesel vehicles from several downtown streets to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels in the German capital. The Berlin administrative court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a suit brought by the environmental lobby group DUH, saying that the...
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In this Wednesday, July 4, 2018 file photo, Palestinians surround a bulldozer to prevent demolition in the hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar, West Bank. Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal against the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, ruling that its stay would expire in a week and the spartan encampment could then legally be torn down. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
September 05, 2018 - 10:55 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians. The court rejected an appeal to block the...
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Travis Reinking appears at a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Reinking is charged with killing four people during a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville in April. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 22, 2018 - 6:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting was ordered Wednesday to receive treatment in a mental facility for schizophrenia in hopes that he becomes fit to stand trial. Travis Reinking, 29, learned his fate in court just feet away from the man who authorities say...
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FILE- This combination of file June 2017 booking photos released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. The two men, who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire, will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. A judge on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, is expected to sentence Almena to nine years in prison and Harris to six years, even though relatives of victims of the 2016 blaze in Oakland slammed the proposed sentences as too lenient. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 8:56 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for a man accused of illegally converting a warehouse where a fire killed three dozen people at an unlicensed concert said Monday he will ask a judge to a trial to a different California county after a judge threw out his plea bargain. Alameda County Judge James...
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This undated photo provided by Sag Harbor Village Police Department on Monday Aug. 6, 2018, shows Brian France, chairman of NASCAR, taken after his arrest in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. (Sag Harbor Village Police Department via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 5:14 pm
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of NASCAR chairman Brian France (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Brian France has taken a leave of absence as chairman and CEO of NASCAR following his arrest in New York's Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 11, 2018 - 2:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the execution of twice-convicted killer in Nevada (all times local): 11:24 a.m. A Nevada judge is halting the use of a drug in the execution of a twice-convicted killer hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture. Clark County...
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July 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A Slovak man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sending envelopes that contained a radioactive substance to authorities. The man identified as Stefan K. was convicted of terrorism by a court in the western town of Pezinok for sending the substance, americium, to...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, center, stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A fourth multi-day preliminary hearing was scheduled in July 2018, in the criminal case against members of Penn State's shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter, who face charges related to the February 2017, death of Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., after a night of drinking. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. Twenty-five members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi...
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