Legal proceedings

Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shout slogans against the government outside an accountability court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Pakistan's anti-graft court is set to announce ruling in two corruption cases against Sharif. Sharif, accused of possessing assets beyond known sources of income, will be sent to jail if he is sentenced. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
December 24, 2018 - 6:41 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a "black stain" on the justice system. The verdict came after Sharif was removed from power last year...
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December 24, 2018 - 12:52 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar has heard an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a case that has drawn worldwide criticism and attention to the crisis that drove members of the...
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FILE - In a Monday, July 11, 2005 file photo, Kelly Frank sits in court during a hearing, in Conrad, Mont. Frank, once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny, was released in mid-November 2018 from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole and is under the supervision of parole officials. (Robin Loznak/Great Falls Tribune via AP, File)
December 22, 2018 - 11:25 am
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday that Kelly Allen Frank...
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This photo combination shows three former associates of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who are now cooperating with the United States Attorney's Office in Guzman's prosecution. From left are Tirso Matinez Sanchez, Pedro Flores and Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa. (U.S. Attorney's Office, Matinez Sanchez; U.S. Marshals Service, Flores; Ariana Cubillos, Cifuentes Villa)
December 22, 2018 - 4:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A gambling addict who changed his appearance with plastic surgery, a trafficker who says he got his start in crime at age 4, and a Chicago drug-runner have been the latest witnesses at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. The three cooperators have offered...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. An attorney for Liu welcomes a decision by Minnesota prosecutors not to charge Liu after a Chinese college student accused him of sexual assault. The attorney says Liu was arrested "based on a false claim," and the decision not to file charges "vindicates him." Prosecutors said Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, that "profound evidentiary problems" would have made it "highly unlikely" to prove any charges beyond a reasonable doubt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 21, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors decision in U.S. not to file charges against Chinese billionaire in alleged assault (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The attorney for a University of Minnesota student who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Chinese billionaire Richard Liu says the woman...
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This booking photo provided by the Oktibbeha County Jail shows Republican State Senate President Pro Tem Terry Burton, who was arrested by the Mississippi Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk, Wednesday night, Dec. 19, 2018, near Starkville, Miss. Burton was charged with DUI second offense and failure to maintain proper lane. (Oktibbeha Sheriff's Department via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:12 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leadership showdown is developing in the Mississippi Senate after its second-ranking official was arrested this week for the third time on suspicion of drunken driving. Republican Terry Burton, the Senate president pro tempore, issued a statement Friday apologizing for...
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Members of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Woodland Park, Colo., Police arrive Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the home of Kelsey Berreth, who has been missing since Thanksgiving. Police arrested her fiance Patrick Frazee earlier in the morning at his home. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 3:26 pm
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his fiance on Thanksgiving (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A Colorado man suspected of killing his fiance has made his first court appearance. Patrick Frazee appeared by teleconference at a Teller County...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop, an off-duty FBI agent agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg after doing a backflip while dancing at a Denver bar. The Denver Post reports the 30-year-old Bishop pleaded guilty to third-degree assault, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, and was sentenced to two years of probation. (Denver Police Department via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 3:22 pm
DENVER (AP) — A dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg after doing a backflip at a Denver bar will avoid jail time after pleading guilty Friday to third-degree assault. Chase Bishop, 30, struck a plea deal with prosecutors and was sentenced to two years of probation, The Denver...
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In this Oct. 5, 2018 photo the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington. The Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh and three other conservative justices sided with the administration. The court’s order Friday leaves in place lower court rulings that blocked President Donald Trump’s proclamation in November automatically denying asylum to people who enter the country from Mexico without going through official border crossings. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
December 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court won't let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling against the administration in the very case...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for criminal justice reform legislation in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a government shutdown just hours away, President Donald Trump on Friday signed rare bipartisan legislation addressing concerns with the criminal justice system. Trump called the bill "an incredible success for our country" and "beyond bipartisan" during an Oval Office signing...
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