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Stories with subject: Legal proceedings
  • new story2 found guilty of placing bombs on Canada Day 2013 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:58 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A jury found a Canadian couple guilty Tuesday of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs outside British Columbia's provincial legislature two years ago on Canada Day, when thousands of people were expected to be there.

  • new storySan Diego TV anchor testifies at alleged shooter's hearing 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:39 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A San Diego TV sportscaster has testified at a hearing for a house painter charged with shooting him six times in a dispute over money.

  • new storyGunman says he tried calling crisis line before shootings 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:31 pm

    CENTENNIAL, Colorado - James Holmes lingered outside a suburban Denver movie theater for a moment or two, thinking someone at a mental health hotline might talk him out of killing people he didn't know, or that the FBI might swoop in and stop him, he told a psychiatrist last year.

  • new storyLos Angeles County deputy pleads guilty in jail case 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:26 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Four Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies beat a jail visitor bloody even though he was handcuffed on the ground and had no way of defending himself, according to one of the lawmen who pleaded guilty in the case Tuesday.

  • new storyTrial ordered in death of victim of carjack 2 decades ago 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:59 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Two men convicted in the death of a 4-year-old girl hit by a carjacked sport utility vehicle in Philadelphia two decades ago have been ordered to stand trial in the recent death of her younger sister.

  • new storyKin of Saints, Pelicans owner testify in competency case story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:56 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawyer for the estranged heirs of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson described the tone in the courtroom as "somber" and "emotional" as his clients began testifying about their patriarch's mental state.

  • new storyBozeman man gets 100 years in prison for raping 8-year-old 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:53 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - A 46-year-old Bozeman man convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

  • Court upholds sentence for son of Schwarzenegger ally 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:25 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A California appeals court on Tuesday upheld former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to dramatically reduce the manslaughter sentence of a political ally's son, saying his conduct may be considered wrong but it didn't violate any laws.

  • Husband of pregnant woman killed in crash sues for millions 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:16 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The husband and the son of a pregnant woman who died in a rollover crash seek up to $18 million in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against three businesses, including the maker of a tire that blew during an Oregon family's trip through eastern Iowa two years ago.

  • Gov. Scott administration under fire in health care fight 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 8:07 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Key Republicans on Tuesday asserted that the administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott was playing politics in a continuing fight over health care that has already derailed one legislative session this year.

  • Menendez cites Ted Stevens' case as he seeks to move trial 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:50 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, fighting to have his corruption case moved to Washington, on Tuesday cited arguments that the government made to keep former Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' 2008 corruption trial in Washington.

  • Washington teachers file class-action pension lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:45 pm

    SEATTLE - Two teachers in the Snoqualmie Valley School District have filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the state pension system.

  • Prosecution: Ex-BP exec lied; defense: no motive to lie 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after a 2010 rig explosion to conform to a low government estimate, then lied about it to federal agents, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.

  • 7th US Circuit Appeals Court vacates Pruitt death sentence 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:20 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - A federal appeals court threw out the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a central Indiana sheriff's deputy, ruling Tuesday he is intellectually disabled and categorically ineligible for execution.

  • Cosby seeks to block subpoena to lawyer linked to settlement 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 7:19 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby is seeking to keep the lid on material linked to a confidential 2006 settlement of a Philadelphia sex-assault lawsuit.

  • Md. inmate not competent for trial in cellmate's slaying 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:57 pm

    CUMBERLAND, Maryland - A state prison inmate has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for the 2013 beating death of his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

  • Trial set for stepmother in Alabama girl's running death 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:52 pm

    GADSDEN, Alabama - A trial date has been set for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter, who was forced to run as punishment until she collapsed and later died.

  • 6 groups seek to intervene in federal drilling rules lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:46 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Six environmental groups asked a judge Tuesday to be allowed to side with the federal government in opposing two lawsuits that contest new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal lands, among which is a requirement that companies report information about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.

  • Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:29 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ten environmental groups Tuesday sued a federal agency over its approval of a plan by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for exploratory petroleum drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.

  • Former SU head's retirement suit before La. Supreme Court 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:26 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Supreme Court says it will consider whether a state retirement system must pay what it says is nearly $79,000 a year too much to the former head of the Southern University System.

  • 49ers fullback Miller pleads no contest to disturbing peace 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:15 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge stemming from an argument with his former fiancee that led to his arrest March 5.

  • 4th Navy sub sailor gets prison in shower recordings case 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:09 pm

    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Florida - A Navy sailor pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping female trainees as they undressed for showers aboard a submarine, becoming the fourth crew member of the USS Wyoming to be sentenced to prison in a case that has tarnished the U.S. military's integration of women into its submarine fleet.

  • Iraq War veteran charged with murder in deaths of relatives story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:05 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - A decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the deaths of his estranged wife's mother, stepfather and brother was charged Tuesday with three counts of premeditated first-degree murder with aggravating circumstances.

  • Sex offender gets life in federal prison on Vegas gun charge 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 6:03 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A 43-year-old convicted sex offender has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a firearms charge, a little more than two years after he was arrested at home in Las Vegas with a boy he allegedly abused.

  • NC appeals court sides with veteran teachers in tenure fight 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 5:56 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers violated veteran teachers' constitutional rights by passing a law that would remove job protections they've earned, the state's Court of Appeals found Tuesday, but the court rejected efforts to restore newer teachers' pathway to the protected job status.