TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman who was sentenced to prison because a judge believed she would use drugs while pregnant won't face additional time behind bars.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court document says a Las Vegas man accused of plotting to firebomb a synagogue or bar catering to LGBT customers also allegedly planned an attack on a fast-food...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Grafton School District is asking a federal court to overturn a decision by a state administrative law judge that forced it to pay $78,000 a year in tuition, plus expenses, to...
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has vacated an arbitrator's ruling that ordered the Seattle Police Department to reinstate an officer who was fired for punching a drunk, handcuffed woman after she kicked...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has declined once again to immediately halt new Trump administration rules that bar taxpayer-funded clinics from referring patients for...
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern...
Correction: Myanmar-ASEAN story
BANGKOK (AP) — In a story July 30 about Malaysia's position on Myanmar's responsibility for Rohingya refugees, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Organization of Islamic...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge will allow Tucson voters to decide whether their town should become Arizona's first "sanctuary city."
Pima County Superior Court judge Douglas Metcalf on Friday...
Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage.
Supreme Court narrows lifetime GPS tracking of sex offenders
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some repeat convicted sex offenders in North Carolina who've completed their sentences should no longer be subject to perpetual monitoring by satellite-linked bracelets...
Court rejects appeal in elephant rights case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Animal rights advocates lost another legal battle Friday in their efforts to free three elephants from a Connecticut petting zoo.
Would-be deputy, HIV-positive, suing over lost job offer
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A January trial date has been set in a lawsuit accusing a Louisiana sheriff of rescinding a job offer to an applicant who is HIV-positive.
Judge denial of request to halt Trump ‘gag rule’ is appealed
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Center for Reproductive Rights is appealing a federal judge's rejection of a request to block new rules for family planning grants.
The Latest: Appeal planned in elephant rights case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on an animal rights group's attempts to free three elephants from a Connecticut petting zoo (all times local):
Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an...
AP Interview: Puerto Rico governor to stay, fight corruption
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As a child, Puerto Rico's newest governor said she would stand on her balcony and hold imaginary trials, always finding the supposed defendants guilty.
MSU football player pleads guilty in animal cruelty case
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State offensive lineman Michael Story has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.
Court documents show a judge in Oktibbeha County Justice Court on...
- The DayImmigration advocates plan courthouse protest of ICE activityAugust 13, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewFederal judge delays sentencing for Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels bookkeeperJuly 30, 2019
- The Washington TimesDemocrats on Judiciary Committee file lawsuit for Mueller grand jury evidenceJuly 26, 2019
- The Detroit NewsDear Abby: Small wedding at courthouse makes big waves among familyJuly 26, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewJudge orders Caleb Sharpe to be tried as adult for Freeman High School shootingJuly 24, 2019
Couple sentenced to prison for making pornography with baby
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 38-year-old man and his girlfriend have been sentenced to federal prison for making child pornography using a 1-year-old girl.
Amnesty urges Sudan’s military to extradite ousted al-Bashir
CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International is urging Sudan's military rulers to hand over longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for war crimes and genocide...
Judge orders paper ballot contingency plan for Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — If Georgia election officials fail to meet the tight timeline they've set to implement an entirely new voting system, they'll have to quickly pivot to hand-marked paper ballots for...
Lawsuit challenges California’s assault weapons ban
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Walmart loses round in bid to sell hard liquor in Texas
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says a Texas law that keeps Walmart from selling packaged liquor in the state does not violate the Constitution.
Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city faced off in court Thursday against an environmental group seeking to force officials to expand the distribution of bottled water to more residents...
9th Circuit: Federal court can enforce tribal court rulings
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says Native American tribal courts can ask the federal courts to enforce rulings against non-tribal members.
Lawyers say man facing execution is intellectually disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a man facing the federal death penalty want a judge to halt his execution and say their client can't legally be put to death because he's intellectually...
Top court upholds former DA candidate’s license suspension
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Supreme Court has upheld the suspension of a lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for district attorney last year.
- Globe NewswireOregon Bakers Urge State Court to Protect Their Right to Free Exercise After U.S. Supreme Court Vacated Earlier DecisionAugust 8, 2019
- Business Wire3M Scores Major Legal Victory in Bair Hugger LitigationAugust 1, 2019
- Business WireNorth Carolina Courts Agreement Marks 15th Statewide Odyssey ContractJuly 25, 2019
- Business WireEcuadorian Plaintiffs End Fraudulent Litigation Against ChevronJuly 9, 2019
- Business WireFive District Courts Added to Arkansas Online Court Payment SystemJuly 3, 2019
Salvadoran woman accused of abortion faces retrial
CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (AP) — A young woman charged with homicide in El Salvador after delivering a baby into a toilet faced trial a second time Thursday.
Panel rules soap, sleep essential to migrant kids’ safety
Immigrant children detained by the U.S. government should get edible food, clean water, soap and toothpaste under a longstanding agreement over detention conditions, a federal appeals panel ruled...
Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in deadly hit-and-run
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in a deadly hit-and-run, finding his lawyers should have acquired the testimony of the state trooper...
Concerns raised about immigration cases moving out of state
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plan to stop holding federal detention hearings in Connecticut's only immigration court is raising concerns among political leaders and immigrant rights advocates, who say...
Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize
MADRID (AP) — The British overseas territory of Gibraltar released a seized Iranian supertanker Thursday over last-minute objections from the U.S., potentially easing tensions between London and...
Trump to nominate anti-abortion lawyer to federal judgeship
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County attorney known for her opposition to abortion and support for religious rights is President Donald Trump's pick for an open federal judgeship in St....
Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has ordered the country's Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives.
Report: Half of Michigan juvenile lifers await resentencing
DETROIT (AP) — A newspaper reports more than half of Michigan inmates who are eligible for resentencing following a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on so-called juvenile lifers still are waiting to...
Court: Secret ballots for public business violate state law
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court has unanimously ruled governmental bodies can't conduct public business through secret ballots.
The court sided Wednesday with the operator of the...
Federal appeals court grants Texas inmate stay of execution
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court granted a stay of execution Wednesday to a Texas inmate just one day before he was scheduled to die for the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman during a...
Australian court to rule next week on Cardinal Pell’s appeal
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court will announce its verdict next week on the appeal of the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse.
Brazil court says amnesty law doesn’t cover ex-soldier
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For the first time in Brazil, a federal appeals court has ruled that torture committed during the country's military dictatorship does not fall under an amnesty...
American Airlines seeks flight-cancellation cash from unions
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a work slowdown by...
Judge: Captured Tennessee inmate could face death penalty
RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee convict accused of killing a corrections administrator and escaping prison could face the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder, a judge told the...
Alabama woman sentenced for embezzling from fire departments
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Opelika woman to prison for embezzling more than $600,000 from volunteer fire departments in Alabama.
The Latest: Groups try to revive Colorado city fracking ban
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on on an attempt to reinstate a northern Colorado city's hydraulic fracturing ban (all times local):
An oil and gas industry group says reinstating a northern...
Minnesota high court rules against forced body cavity search
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned a man's drug conviction after concluding that a forced body cavity search violated his constitutional rights to dignity, personal...
Group seeks extension for immigrants with temporary status
BOSTON (AP) — Holders of temporary protected status and their Massachusetts supporters are calling for the program to be extended despite efforts by the Trump administration to end it for...
The Latest: Captured inmate could face death penalty
RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for a Tennessee convict who escaped from prison (all times local):
A judge told a Tennessee convict accused of killing a...
Inmate asks for electric chair death in Thursday execution
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate has made a last-minute request to be put to death in the electric chair, an option his lawyer described as "also unconstitutional, yet still less...
Suit contests Louisiana judicial investigation secrecy law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana Supreme Court candidate is suing the state, challenging a law requiring secrecy in judicial investigations as unconstitutional.