Legal proceedings

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with her Democratic Caucus prior to a vote that would would authorize lawsuits against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas pertaining to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Barr and McGahn defied the subpoenas on orders from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report are focusing Wednesday on contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. The House Intelligence Committee has invited two former leaders of the FBI's national security branch to...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ago have arrived in Illinois from China for the murder trial of the man accused of abducting and killing her. Former Illinois student Brendt Christensen is charged with Zheng, whose body hasn't been found. He pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin Monday, June 3, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 9:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are set for Wednesday in the death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting Chinese scholar, a case closely watched by Chinese students across the U.S. A federal judge moved the...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:45 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room abruptly pleaded guilty Tuesday as the second day of testimony at his trial began. Isaac Barnes, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has abruptly pleaded guilty as a second day of testimony at his trial began. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 26-year-old Isaac Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree...
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June 11, 2019 - 1:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court force the Republican to approve...
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This Friday, June 7, 2019 booking photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority shows Joseph Hardin. New sexual assault charges have been filed against Hardin, a student who has been able to remain at Marshall University despite being convicted in a 2016 attack against another woman on campus. Hardin now faces second-degree sexual assault charges involving two more women in September and October 2018. Hardin was jailed Friday for violating probation in the previous case, and has a Wednesday, June 12 court hearing. (West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 12:48 pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A student who remains enrolled at Marshall University in West Virginia despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student on campus is now facing charges of assaulting two more women, court documents show. Joseph Chase Hardin, 22, has been indicted on second-...
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In this June 10, 2019, photo, Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their asylum cases wind through U.S. immigration court. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
June 11, 2019 - 12:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months, or possibly years, before their cases play out in the U.S. Hundreds of...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop former President Barack Obama's presidential center from being built in a lakefront park. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey said there should be no delay in building...
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June 11, 2019 - 10:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop former President Barack Obama's presidential center from being built in a lakefront park. U.S. District Judge John Robert Blakey said there should be no delay in building...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. Published reports say a group of state attorneys general are planning a lawsuit to block a $26.5 billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. It’s an unusual step ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 11, 2019 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the merger would hurt competition and drive up prices for cellphone service...
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