Legal proceedings

FILE - This undated file photo shows Basit Sheikh. Sheikh, who the government sought to prosecute as an example to others considering joining militant fighters in Syria, was sentenced Thursday, Nov. 29, to spend another two years in federal prison. (The News & Observer via AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 1:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Basit Sheikh to the maximum term under a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A panel of federal judges will decide whether lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers should be separated from a larger federal case. Lawyers representing the babies and their guardians say babies have been harmed directly by the opioid industry, unlike local governments, hospitals and other entities. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
November 29, 2018 - 12:29 pm
The expansive court case seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for the nation's opioid crisis has a new complication: How does it deal with claims covering the thousands of babies born dependent on the drugs? Attorneys representing the children and their guardians want their claims separated from...
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November 29, 2018 - 12:12 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Public school students and parents are suing Rhode Island's governor and education officials in federal court, saying the state fails to prepare young people to fully participate in civic life. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, asks the court to confirm the constitutional right...
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., to begin serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 29, 2018 - 8:51 am
EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported early Thursday to a suburban Philadelphia county jail to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. Kane was smiling broadly as she arrived at the Montgomery County Correctional...
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Activists light candles in front of the picture of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd delos Santos in Caloocan, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. A Philippine court has found three police officers guilty of murdering delos Santos they alleged was a drug dealer in the first known conviction of a wrongful death under the president's deadly anti-drugs crackdown. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
November 29, 2018 - 3:23 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president's deadly crackdown on drugs. Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Coors Light are stacked next to each other in a Milwaukee liquor store. MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday, Nov. 28, in which the hipster’s brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, a portrait of Brittany Maynard sits on the dais of the Senate Health Committee at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., as lawmakers took testimony on proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life ending medication to terminally ill patients. A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Maynard, who was dying from brain cancer, had to move to Oregon in 2014 so she could end her life. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 28, 2018 - 5:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court overturned a lower court order that had imperiled the state's assisted suicide law, but a longer legal fight may loom because the ruling skirted the larger issue of whether the legislation was unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th District...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2013, file photo, Maria Butina, leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, speaks to a crowd during a rally in support of legalizing the possession of handguns in Moscow, Russia. Butina, accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accused of being a secret agent for the Russian government appears to be coming closer to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors or other resolution of her criminal case, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Lawyers for Maria Butina and federal prosecutors wrote in the...
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This photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in Lawrence, Kan., shows Jordan Ross. Ross, accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl, unsuccessfully argued that he should not be charged with taking advantage of a child because she was actually 16 under a Kansas law that says life begins at fertilization. (Douglas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 1:48 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl unsuccessfully argued that he should not be charged with taking advantage of a child because she was actually 16 under a Kansas law that says life begins at fertilization. Defense attorney Cooper Overstreet argued in a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. Manafort says in a statement that a Guardian report saying he met with Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy is "totally false and deliberately libelous." Manafort says that he has never been contacted by "anyone connected to WikiLeaks, either directly or indirectly." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation. On Tuesday, a...
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