National courts

October 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2018 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic "mob rule" to amp up GOP voters for next month's critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it's Trump and the Tea Party movement who've boosted rowdy and divisive...
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October 11, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered companies from Missouri and California to pay a combined $7 million for shipping ingredients containing poultry feathers and other misbranded items to pet food manufacturers. Wilbur-Ellis Feed LLC of San Francisco pleaded guilty in April...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge in one of Paul Manafort's criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller's plans for the former Trump campaign chairman's cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a new order that Manafort's plea deal cut last month set a...
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October 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a "serial fraudster." He admitted defrauding investors...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2017, file photo, actress Kathleen Turner attends a special screening of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", in New York. Turner will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut in Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” in the non-singing role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. She will appear in seven performances of the comic opera from Feb. 7 to March 1. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 11, 2018 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the acting's most distinctive voices will make an unexpected Metropolitan Opera debut. Kathleen Turner, known for words that smoke rather than shimmer, is joining the cast of Gaetano Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment" in the non-singing role of the Duchess of...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a reporter as he speaks to media after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. Senate Democrats briefly turned the chamber's subject to health care Wednesday, just four days after lawmakers' nasty war over confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they've gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month's elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 10, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on...
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FILE - This Oct. 20, 1977 file photo shows the wreckage of a plane in a wooded area near McComb, Miss., where six people were killed, including three members of the music group Lynyrd Skynyrd. A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film, "Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash," can be released despite a dispute over the band’s intentions. A lower court judge decided previously that the film violated a “blood oath” made by band members not to exploit the group’s name after the crash. (AP Photo, File)
October 10, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band's intentions after a federal appeals court ruled in its favor Wednesday. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan came in a case involving a movie called "Street Survivors: The True...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo an image of Mario Woods, who was fatally shot by police, is shown on a monitor at a news conference at Southeast Community College in San Francisco. A federal judge says video of the racially charged fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that Woods, a 26-year-old black man, was moving quickly toward them when they shot. The judge cited the videos Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, when he refused to toss out a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's family against the officers. Five officers shot Woods a combined 21 times in December 2015. The shooting sparked weeks of protest over the department's treatment of minorities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video of a racially charged, fatal San Francisco police shooting "casts doubt" on officers' accounts that a black man was moving quickly toward them when they shot, a federal judge wrote in a court ruling. U.S. District Judge William Orrick's ruling Tuesday denied San...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 file photo, Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer leaves a Zurich District Court where he faced charges of coercion and breaking Switzerland's strict bank secrecy laws, in Zurich, Switzerland. Switzerland's high court has upheld the acquittal of a former private banker who handed over confidential client information to WikiLeaks, ruling he wasn't bound by the country's strict banking secrecy laws at the time. The Federal Tribunal validated a ruling by Zurich's regional supreme court in the case of Rudolf Elmer, a former top accountant at a Cayman Islands affiliate of Swiss bank Julius Baer who was fired in 2002. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)
October 10, 2018 - 12:35 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's high court has upheld the acquittal of a former bank accountant who handed over confidential client information to WikiLeaks, ruling Wednesday he wasn't bound by the country's strict banking secrecy laws at the time. The Federal Tribunal validated a ruling by Zurich's...
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