- Trial in $300M fraud delayed for former concert promoter Updated: Feb-08-16 3:01 am
MIAMI - Trial in an alleged $300 million fraud scheme has been postponed for a former concert promoter who once staged tours for major acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith.
- Federal judge asked to revoke bond of Ohio terrorism suspect Updated: Feb-07-16 10:51 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - A federal judge is being asked to revoke the bond for one of four men accused of raising money for a former al-Qaida leader.
- Legislative panel to hold hearings on judge reappointments Updated: Feb-07-16 10:05 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A legislative committee will hold public hearings on whether to reappoint more than 30 state judges to additional eight-year terms.
- El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits Updated: Feb-06-16 11:26 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
- Courthouse in Oklahoma City to be named after late judge Updated: Feb-06-16 1:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The federal courthouse in Oklahoma City is to be dedicated next week to honor the longest sitting judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Oklahoma.
- Defense to seek federal review of ruling in 2004 slaying Updated: Feb-06-16 11:33 am
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania - A defense attorney says he will ask a federal judge to review a state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the retrial of a man charged in the murder of a woman in central Pennsylvania more than a decade ago.
- Federal judge rejects bid for leniency in child pornography case Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has rejected a former Allegheny College professor's bid for leniency in a child pornography case.
- City asking for mental health records of fired city attorney Updated: Feb-06-16 9:17 am
MINOT, North Dakota - The city of Minot is asking a federal judge to require a fired city employee to turn over mental health records since 1994 as part of an ongoing legal battle.
- Sentencing set for trail-hiking embezzlement fugitive Updated: Feb-06-16 6:15 am
CINCINNATI - A federal judge in southwest Ohio has scheduled sentencing for March 30 for a Kentucky accountant who spent much of six years as a fugitive hiking the Appalachian Trail.
- Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute Updated: Feb-06-16 12:58 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers said they don't know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, and they've taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders.
- Judges strike down 2 North Carolina congressional districts Updated: Feb-05-16 9:51 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal judges struck down late Friday two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina, saying race was the predominant factor in drawing those lines but state legislators lacked justification in using that practice.
- Federal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.
- The Latest: State lawmakers to appeal ruling on districts Updated: Feb-05-16 8:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a panel of federal judges striking two congressional districts in North Carolina (all times local):
- Judge who presided over Martha Stewart's NY trial dies at 86 Updated: Feb-05-16 7:40 pm
NEW YORK - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
- Lawyer: New York-born man was mistreated after terror arrest Updated: Feb-05-16 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - The lawyer for a New York City-born man serving a 15-year prison sentence for supporting al-Qaida urged a judge Friday to find the U.S. government liable for failing to quickly diagnose a medical condition after his 2010 arrest, but a federal prosecutor said he was treated properly.
- Calif. attorney joins effort to recover Nazi-looted painting Updated: Feb-05-16 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general is asking a federal appeals court to reverse a ruling allowing a priceless 19th century painting to remain in a Spanish museum rather than going to the heirs of a Jewish woman forced to hand it over to the Nazis during the Holocaust.
- Arkansas asks for oral arguments on execution challenge Updated: Feb-05-16 6:06 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Attorneys for the Arkansas attorney general's office has asked the state Supreme Court to hold oral arguments in the state's appeal of a lower court's ruling not to dismiss a constitutional challenge to an execution secrecy law.
- Sexting charges against coach puts school under scrutiny Updated: Feb-05-16 5:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An exclusive private school in Indianapolis is under scrutiny over how it handled the allegations that a coach who led the high school boys basketball team to back-to-back state titles sent sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old female student. Court documents say Park Tudor School officials notified the state child welfare agency the same day the coach quit, but also allowed him to temporarily keep a school computer.
- Judge: Discovery done in protracted Libertarian suit in Ohio Updated: Feb-05-16 5:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014.
- Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
BOSTON - Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.
- Bridge case defendants can subpoena Christie office docs Updated: Feb-05-16 4:35 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will get a second chance to force the release of documents from the law firm whose taxpayer-funded 2014 report absolved Christie of blame.
- Judge denies bid to halt Yellowstone bison slaughter Updated: Feb-05-16 3:56 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.
- Judge's order strikes down Nebraska ban on gay marriage Updated: Feb-05-16 2:58 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions.
- Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal Updated: Feb-05-16 2:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A state judge ruled Friday against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans.
- Kenya: Supreme court judge to be investigated over bribery Updated: Feb-05-16 1:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The head of Kenya's Judiciary Friday said that an internal probe has found that a Supreme Court judge should be investigated further over allegations that he received a $2 million bribe to influence an election petition.