Legal proceedings

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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June 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A group of 10 state attorneys general led by New York and California are filing a lawsuit to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state AGs say the merger would hurt competition...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University Dean of Osteopathic Medicine William Strampel listens as Eric Restuccia, chief legal counsel at the Attorney General's Office, presents three charges against him during a motion hearing in Judge Richard Ball's 54B District Court room in East Lansing, Mich. Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in the trial of former medical school dean Strampel, who had oversight of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State. Strampel is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office, both felonies, and misdemeanor willful neglect of duty. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
June 11, 2019 - 8:36 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Closing arguments have concluded in the trial of a former medical school dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. William Strampel is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in office —...
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June 11, 2019 - 4:15 am
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina gun and sporting goods distributor is filing for bankruptcy amid allegations of mishandled funds borrowed by its majority owner. News outlets report Ellett Brothers has its first hearing in bankruptcy court on Tuesday. Lending company Prospect Capital...
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Aziz Zaghanane, right, and his wife Ana Marilu Reyna attend their trial at the National Court in Madrid, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their re-trial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State in Madrid. (Paco Campos/Pool Photo via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 4:11 am
MADRID (AP) — A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their retrial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State group in Madrid. Aziz Zaghanane initially received a six-year prison sentence at last year's trial and his wife Ana Marilú Reyna was sent to...
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