Legal proceedings

FILE - In this March 22, 1963, file photo, Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck, right, admires a prize-winning poster by his son, Thomas Steinbeck in Hartford, Conn. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be in Alaska's largest city on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, to hear arguments in an appeal by the estate of Steinbeck's late son, Thomas Steinbeck, over a 2017 ruling in California. In that case, a federal jury awarded the author's stepdaughter Waverly Scott Kaffaga, more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming Steinbeck's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of the iconic works. (AP Photo, File)
August 06, 2019 - 7:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Both sides had another day in court Tuesday in a family battle that has been waged for decades over who controls the works of iconic author John Steinbeck. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments to an appeal by the estate of Steinbeck...
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August 06, 2019 - 4:42 pm
A few days before the 2016 presidential election, two college students outside Philadelphia hatched a plan to access Donald Trump's tax returns, federal prosecutors say. They were unsuccessful, and now one of them has pleaded guilty to federal charges in what one defense lawyer calls a "college...
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Michael Gargiulo smiles during a court appearance Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Closing arguments started Tuesday in the trial of an air conditioning repairman charged with killing two Southern California women and attempting to kill a third. (Lucy Nicholson, Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 4:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four strikingly similar attacks on women in California and Illinois were all planned and executed by a skilled serial killer who studied the lives and homes of victims who lived near him before savagely stabbing them, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Los Angeles County Deputy District...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Newport Beach Police Department shows Peter Chadwick who who authorities are seeking the public's help in finding. Authorities say a Southern California millionaire charged with strangling his wife to death has been captured after being on the run for the past four years. U.S. Marshals spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, that Chadwick was arrested but declined to provide details. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP,File)
August 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — For four years, millionaire murder suspect Peter Chadwick was nowhere to be found though his image was everywhere — in widespread media coverage, on the U.S. Marshals' most wanted fugitive list and a police-produced podcast about his case. All the attention and hundreds of...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday, Aug. 6, that a Delaware judge erred in approving the settlement in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 06, 2019 - 2:16 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in...
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August 06, 2019 - 2:16 pm
A white man has admitted in federal court that he burned a wooden cross in an effort to frighten black families in a small Mississippi town. Graham Williamson pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg to interfering with housing rights and conspiring to use fire to commit a felony...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine conducts the symphony on its opening night performance at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. Conductor Levine’s breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled. A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, but did not disclose terms of the agreement. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 06, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine's breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled. A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement Tuesday but did not disclose terms of the agreement. The 76-year Levine was the Met's music or artistic...
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Police officers walk behind a Walmart at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Patrick Crusius, 21, opened fire Saturday at the mall that largely caters to the local Mexican-American community. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 06, 2019 - 1:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling for new death penalty legislation as an answer to hate crimes and mass killings. But whether that would deter shooters is questionable — especially since most don't live to face trial. More than half the perpetrators of mass shootings since 2006...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, testifies before a House Judiciary Committee joint hearing on "oversight of FBI and Department of Justice actions surrounding the 2016 election" on Capitol Hill in Washington. Strzok, who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to “unrelenting pressure” from the president when it fired him. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 06, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran FBI agent who wrote derogatory text messages about Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that the bureau caved to "unrelenting pressure" from the president when it fired him. The suit from Peter Strzok also alleges he was unfairly punished for expressing his...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Charles Manson on Aug. 14, 2017, left, in a photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and on Dec. 22, 1969, right, leaving a Los Angeles courtroom. Fifty years ago, Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young hippie followers on a two-night killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles. On successive nights in August 1969, the so-called Manson family murdered seven people. Manson died in prison on Nov. 19, 2017. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, left, and Wally Fong, right, via AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Kay was a fresh-faced prosecutor just 27 years old and three years out of law school when circumstances handed him the Manson "family" murder case. Over the next half-century, it would come to define his career and lead to death threats that to this day he worries a...
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