Court decisions

September 20, 2017 - 7:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a stay of execution for a Dallas man convicted of fatally shooting his two young daughters 16 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that 62-year-old John Battaglia is...
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Protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said that more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests. Monday was the fourth day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011. The demonstration planned in Clayton, Missouri, would be the latest part...
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Hundreds of protesters stand in the rain outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said that more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests. Monday was the fourth day of protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer in the killing of a black suspect. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 7:10 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local): 6 p.m. Protesters trying to bring attention to the not-guilty verdict issued last week in the trial of a white former St. Louis police...
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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2011, file photo, Penn State President Graham Spanier, left, presents head football coach Joe Paterno, right, with a plaque commemorating Paterno's 409th collegiate win after an NCAA college football game against Illinois in State College, Pa. A defamation lawsuit filed by Spanier against former FBI director Louis Freeh was thrown out Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, by a Pennsylvania judge. Spanier sued Freeh over a 2012 report he issued on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 20, 2017 - 5:13 pm
Former Penn State President Graham Spanier's criminal conviction means he is barred from pursuing defamation claims against former FBI director Louis Freeh, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Spanier, who said Freeh made false statements about him in a scathing 2012 report on Penn State's handling of the...
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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson holds a press conference at city hall on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in St. Louis. Several hundred people gathered on a hot, unshaded public plaza for an interfaith service followed by a march to City Hall. The service came after four days of protests that followed a judge's decision Friday to acquit former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 20, 2017 - 4:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating three leading black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect. Lyda Krewson watched as her city and some...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:21 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those arrested during demonstrations that turned ugly over the weekend, but there was no new vandalism overnight. Demonstrators outside the jail...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:14 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 7:05 a.m. Questions are being raised about a tactic police used to control St. Louis crowds during rowdy protests over the acquittal of a white...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:42 am
KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has ruled exertional heat stroke caused the death of a Kent State University football player after an offseason morning workout. The Portage County coroner's office released the findings of an autopsy of Tyler Heintz on Monday. Heintz died June 13 after being...
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September 19, 2017 - 2:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They have succeeded. The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down...
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September 18, 2017 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars. Police said more than 120 people were arrested during Sunday's protests over the acquittal of a white...
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