Court decisions

In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 19, 2019 - 2:33 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, this time in a case involving a Mississippi death row inmate who has been tried six times for murder. Lawyers for inmate...
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March 18, 2019 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a sports marketing group to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen set the fine on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA were implicated in the sprawling U...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 14-year-old Grace Packer. Sullivan pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. The penalty phase of his trial opens Friday, March 15, 2019 outside Philadelphia. A jury will hear testimony about Sullivan’s crimes before deciding on a sentence of either life in prison or death. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
March 15, 2019 - 9:51 am
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges last month in a case that raised questions about the...
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March 14, 2019 - 10:18 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mark Karpeles, who headed the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which went bankrupt after it was hacked, has been found guilty of manipulating electronic data but cleared of embezzlement and breach of trust charges. The sentence handed down Friday of two years and six months,...
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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, who was arrested in Moscow at the end of last year, attends a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The American was detained at the end of December for alleged spying. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
March 14, 2019 - 7:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has upheld an earlier ruling to keep a former U.S. Marine in a Moscow jail for three more months as he faces espionage charges. Michigan resident Paul Whelan, who also holds British, Irish and Canadian citizenship, was arrested in a hotel room in the Russian capital at...
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March 13, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court has reinstated former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday scrapped the legal principle that erased Hernandez's conviction after he killed himself in prison, and ordered the onetime...
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In this Dec 10, 2018, photo, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, departs an Australian court. Pell was sentenced in an Australian court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 13, 2019 - 4:09 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Cardinal George Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8...
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FILE - This March 31, 2016, file photo shows Rusty and Summer Page, foster parents of Lexi, a then-6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry, who was removed from their home, outside the California Court of Appeal in downtown Los Angeles. Lexi ultimately was placed with her father's extended family in Utah. A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in child welfare proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:17 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal challenge since it was enacted more than 40 years ago. A federal judge in Texas ruled the Indian...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015, file photo, the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington where Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was found dead on Nov. 5, 2015. The Washington Medical Examiner’s office is debating whether to appeal a judge’s order to release all files relating to the 2015 death of Lesin in a Washington hotel room. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 12, 2019 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a foggy November morning in 2015, a heavily intoxicated man showed up before dawn at the Dupont Circle Hotel, forked over $1,200 cash for a ninth-floor penthouse suite and kept drinking. His bender continued all day. By the next morning, he was dead. Authorities concluded that...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba poses for a photograph in Waterloo, Belgium. Benba was acquitted of alleged crimes in Central African Republic, and Monday March 11, 2019, via his lawyers, is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation from the International Criminal Court. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
March 11, 2019 - 10:57 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former vice president of Congo who was acquitted on appeal of war crimes in Central African Republic is seeking millions of euros (dollars) in compensation from the International Criminal Court, his lawyers said Monday. Lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba last week filed...
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