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September 11, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out $8 million in punitive damages against the daughter-in-law of author John Steinbeck in her long-running copyright spat with the late author's stepdaughter. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a $5 million verdict...
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September 11, 2019 - 1:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered StarKist Co. to pay a $100 million fine in a canned tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving the industry's top three companies. The Pittsburgh-based company was also sentenced to 13 months of probation. The tuna giant had...
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White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Menashi's guarded responses were frustrating at times to both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary panel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 11, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer nominated to be a federal appeals court judge declined to answer questions Wednesday from senators about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump...
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Protesters hold esteladas or independence flags as they take part in a demonstration during the Catalan National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia are gathering in Barcelona on the region's main holiday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 11, 2019 - 9:42 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region's main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement. Supporters of Catalan secession...
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September 11, 2019 - 3:05 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's highest court was scheduled on Wednesday to consider an appeal by Wikipedia aiming to reverse the Turkish government's more than two-year ban on the online encyclopedia. Turkey blocked Wikipedia in April 2017, accusing it of being part of a "smear campaign" against...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 2:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A Scottish court has ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend the U.K. Parliament was unlawful, but did not order the suspension overturned. Judges said Britain's Supreme Court must make the final decision. A group of lawmakers is challenging the government's...
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September 10, 2019 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven states and the District of Columbia have sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, saying the regulatory agency is putting investors in jeopardy by relaxing rules designed to ensure that securities brokers keep the interests of their customers ahead of their own. The...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn arrives at federal court in Washington. Flynn is due back in court for the first time in weeks as his lawyers mount an aggressive attack on the special counsel’s Russia investigation. U.S. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn is due back in court for the first time in weeks as his lawyers mount an aggressive attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has scheduled a conference...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slaying of Nancy Weatherly during a robbery at her home near Godley, Texas. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 9:09 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was set to be executed Tuesday evening for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. Mark Anthony Soliz, 37, faced lethal injection for...
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September 09, 2019 - 3:52 pm
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland says he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. U.S. District Judge George Hazel heard...
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