Legal proceedings

January 23, 2018 - 4:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether some of the state's abortion restrictions violate the religious beliefs of a woman who is part of the Satanic Temple. An attorney for the woman made the unusual argument Tuesday as he asked Missouri's highest court to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018, in a case focusing on the life sentences given to D.C. sniper Malvo. A federal judge in Virginia found that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional. Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in a series of random shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia in 2002. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A sniper who randomly killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington, D.C., region more than 15 years ago is entitled to a new hearing to ask for a lighter sentence, his lawyer argued Tuesday to a federal appeals court. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 when he and his mentor, John Allen...
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Larry Nassar hangs his head as former gymnast Amanda Thomashow gives her victim statement Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, 54, has admitted sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which as the sport's national governing organization trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. Under a plea bargain, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years behind bars in the molestation case. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that a sports doctor who treated Olympic athletes overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar...
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January 23, 2018 - 2:36 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — U.S. immigration officials missed two chances to detain and deport a Mexican national who was in the country illegally before he allegedly killed four men in Kansas and another man in Missouri in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed by the father of one of the victims. The...
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January 23, 2018 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge's order temporarily barring media from naming a prosecutor in a murder trial amounted to prior restraint of the First Amendment right to cover the case. The judge made the ruling in November, after the prosecutor said allowing...
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Larry Nassar is brought into court Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, 54, has admitted sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which as the sport's national governing organization trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. Under a plea bargain, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years behind bars in the molestation case. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 2:02 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 2 p.m. A senior member of Michigan State University's governing board says President Lou Anna Simon won't resign due to the Larry Nassar scandal. Joel Ferguson tells East Lansing, Michigan,...
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January 23, 2018 - 1:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina dams that once produced electricity for a factory employing 1,000 workers has generated more than $225 million in revenues since the plant was closed and the hydroelectric power sold to commercial customers. Alcoa last year sold to Maryland-based Cube Yadkin...
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January 23, 2018 - 1:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a man's death nearly five years ago. District Attorney Ernie Lee says Donovan Jackson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges on Monday in the death of Earl Watson Chentlin on March 6, 2013...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a king cobra snake hidden in a potato chip can that was found in the mail in Los Angeles. Rodrigo Franco was sentenced to five months in federal prison on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, for smuggling three highly venomous king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters through the mail. In a plea agreement, Franco admitted smuggling another 20 cobras, as well as sending protected turtles to Hong Kong. He was also sentenced to two years of supervised release. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was sentenced to five months in federal prison for smuggling three highly venomous king cobra snakes through the mail in potato chip canisters. In a plea agreement, Rodrigo Franco acknowledged smuggling another 20 cobras into Los Angeles, but he said they all...
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FILE - This is a June 19, 2017 file photo of a police cordon at attack near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. British prosecutors Monday Jan. 22, 2018 described the suspect in the June attack near London's Finsbury Park Mosque as a "ticking time bomb" who became convinced that all Muslims were extremists or rapists in pedophile gangs after watching a television show on child exploitation in north-central England. The allegations came during the trial Monday of 48-year-old Darren Osborne, who is accused driving his van into a crowd of worshippers attending Ramadan prayers. (Yui Mok/PA, File via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 11:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Prosecutors have told jurors that a man accused of driving into worshippers outside a London mosque looked at emails and social media messages written by far-right activists before the attack. They alleged during 48-year-old Darren Osborne's trial on Tuesday that searches for English...
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