Legal proceedings

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, an asylum-seeking boy from Central America runs down a hallway after arriving from an immigration detention center to a shelter in San Diego. The Trump administration will make a case in court to end a longstanding settlement governing detention conditions for immigrant children, including how long they can be held by the government. A hearing is scheduled before a federal judge Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles over the so-called Flores settlement. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 26, 2019 - 9:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Trump administration will make a case in court to end a longstanding settlement governing detention conditions for immigrant children, including how long they can be held by the government. A hearing is scheduled before a federal judge Friday in Los Angeles over the so-called...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom to hear the verdict in his capital murder trial, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Houston. Haskell who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 7:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who said voices in his head told him to kill six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday by a jury that rejected his insanity defense. A seventh family member testified at trial that Ronald Lee Haskell...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan will be allowed to refuse to place children in LGBT homes under a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge Thursday. District Judge Robert Jonker in Grand Rapids blocked Democratic state...
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September 26, 2019 - 4:51 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People who rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter are scrambling to find other options after a U.S. District Court halted tree cutting on large swaths of national forests in the Southwest over concern about a threatened owl. "We have some elderly people that...
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September 26, 2019 - 10:06 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Iranian citizen who was brought to the U.S. to face criminal conspiracy charges has been deported back in her home country. Robert Richman, an attorney for 40-year-old Negar Ghodskani, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Ghodskani left Minnesota on Tuesday after she was...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, just as Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is set to speak publicly for the first time about a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump. Pelosi committed Tuesday to launching a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2019 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on testimony by the acting director of national intelligence and a whistleblower complaint (all times local): 11:15 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says an intelligence community whistleblower's complaint shows President Donald Trump has undermined national security and...
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Former Honolulu police officer Reginald Ramones, center, walks down a street in Honolulu on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Ramones has pleaded guilty to failing to report that another police officer forced a homeless man to lick a public urinal. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
September 25, 2019 - 7:22 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu homeless man fearing he would be arrested, reluctantly obeyed a police officer's orders to lick a urinal, according to a court document made public Wednesday after a former officer pleaded guilty to failing to report the incident. And it wasn't the first time. Officer...
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Ronald Haskell is led into the courtroom for closing arguments in his capital murder trial, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Houston. Haskell is on trial for the 2014 shooting of six members of his ex-wife's family in suburban Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
September 25, 2019 - 5:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who claims he was insane when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in their suburban Houston home, including four children, clearly understood he was doing wrong, and his actions were motivated by vengeance not mental illness, prosecutors told jurors at his...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service is a female condor in Zion National Park, Utah. Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction crisis.(National Park Service via AP, File)
September 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction crisis. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Francisco, follows a...
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September 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's tentative legal settlement over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis is unlikely to reverse the consequences of the epidemic in the hardest-hit towns and regions, according to a report released Wednesday. Purdue reached a tentative deal this month to resolve the...
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