Legal proceedings

The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 4:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a...
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December 19, 2018 - 4:09 am
The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House also is expected to pass the bill, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill passed by the Senate on Tuesday: —Attempts to focus the toughest sentences on the most violent offenders by lowering mandatory...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, souvenirs are displayed fir tourists in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Netherlands’ highest administrative court on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, upheld an Amsterdam municipality banning new tourist stores from opening in the city’s historic heart. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
December 19, 2018 - 4:02 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city's historic heart that sell goods specifically to tourists. The Council of State ruling Wednesday is a victory for the Dutch capital's attempts to rein in...
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President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 3:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out...
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December 19, 2018 - 2:48 am
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority. The court ruled Wednesday that Greece had violated the European Convention on...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 19, 2018 - 1:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing Senate passage of a sweeping criminal justice bill. Trump tweets, "America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL...
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The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation's war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference in Seattle. Google and Facebook are being ordered by a Washington state judge to pay $455,000 for a campaign finance violation case, Ferguson said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 18, 2018 - 4:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in...
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President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn leaves federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 18, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, declaring himself disgusted and disdainful of Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and raising the unexpected prospect of sending the retired Army...
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This courtroom sketch depicts former President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, standing center, flanked by his lawyers, listening to U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, right, as he addresses Flynn and points to the American flag inside the federal court in Washington, Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Sullivan agreed to postpone Flynn's sentencing so he can continue cooperating with the Russia probe. Flynn's wife Lori Andrade, back left, and son Michael Flynn Jr., with red tie, listen. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
December 18, 2018 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn's wait was almost over. The former national security adviser, about to be sentenced for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, appeared confident that he was about to walk out of court a free man Tuesday morning. He had, after all, spent the past year...
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