- Appeals court rules against online gambling firm's founder Updated: Jul-30-15 11:59 am
ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals court has rejected attempts by the founder of a former online betting site to avoid paying $36 million in delinquent taxes and penalties, dismissing claims that his plea deal in a related criminal case precluded the government from pursuing the debt.
- South Dakota high court bars Citibank recoup of $30M in tax Updated: Jul-30-15 11:46 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Citibank will not be able to reclaim $30 million in overpaid bank taxes to the state because it didn't request a refund until after the three-year legal window had passed, the South Dakota Supreme Court said in an opinion released on Thursday.
- India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts Updated: Jul-30-15 11:11 am
NEW DELHI - Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.
- Bankruptcy court denies Caesars Entertainment's quick appeal Updated: Jul-30-15 6:19 am
LAS VEGAS - A bankruptcy court that ruled lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. would not be halted as the company's debt-heavy subsidiary attempts to emerge from Chapter 11 has also denied the casino company's effort to fast-track an appeal of the decision to a higher court.
- Appeals court upholds convictions in Petro America case Updated: Jul-30-15 5:06 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal appeals court ruling has upheld the convictions of five top leaders in a Kansas City-based company that bilked mostly poor investors out of millions of dollars with promises of vast wealth in exchange for investments of as little as $100.
- Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia Updated: Jul-30-15 4:40 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect.
- Jackson city court system going paperless Updated: Jul-30-15 4:35 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson Municipal Court is switching to a new digitized, paperless court case management system beginning Monday.
- Investigator: Transgender girl killed was beaten to death Updated: Jul-30-15 3:10 am
LUCEDALE, Mississippi - An investigator says a transgender teenager who was found buried on the suspect's father's property in George County earlier this year was beaten to death.
- India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 pm
NEW DELHI - Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.
- Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension Updated: Jul-29-15 10:04 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league."
- Alabama prisoner, in court documents, drops bid for abortion Updated: Jul-29-15 9:14 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure.
- US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test Updated: Jul-29-15 8:58 pm
CHICAGO - Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.
- Judge refuses to toss out US spying charges against banker Updated: Jul-29-15 8:01 pm
NEW YORK - A federal judge refused on Wednesday to throw out a spy case against a Russian banker, rejecting arguments that the U.S government was overreaching by prosecuting a defendant who was openly working as an agent of a foreign government.
- Criminal case into casino land deal focuses on investigators Updated: Jul-29-15 7:26 pm
BOSTON - A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday over allegations that private investigators working for Wynn Resorts gained unauthorized access to files in a joint state and federal criminal probe that now figures into Massachusetts's biggest casino project.
- Former BLM worker sentenced to 1 year for fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 7:12 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a former Bureau of Land Management employee on Wednesday to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to continuing to draw a federal salary after leaving his job for another.
- Appeals court reinstates 'Roadless Rule' for Tongass Updated: Jul-29-15 6:55 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court decision that reinstates prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas of the nation's largest national forest.
- Russia vetoes Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal Updated: Jul-29-15 6:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago.
- Some Michigan sentencing rules struck down as illegal Updated: Jul-29-15 6:32 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Supreme Court says the state's sentencing guidelines are unconstitutional if they increase mandatory minimum prison terms based on factors not found by a jury.
- The Latest: Brady and players' union file lawsuit again NFL Updated: Jul-29-15 6:31 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):
- Unions representing Michigan workers lose case over dues Updated: Jul-29-15 6:20 pm
DETROIT - Thousands of Michigan state employees can't be forced to pay labor unions for negotiating contracts and providing other services, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.
- Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS Updated: Jul-29-15 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS.
- Portland man pleads guilty to art-forgery scheme Updated: Jul-29-15 4:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon man confessed to faking works created by well-known artists and selling some of the knockoffs to a gallery owner.
- Lawsuit over death of Peru State College student dismissed Updated: Jul-29-15 4:17 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Nebraska college officials over a 19-year-old student who went missing five years ago.
- Judge rejects claim that bourbon was falsely advertised Updated: Jul-29-15 4:01 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.
- Attorney general seeks execution date for death row inmate Updated: Jul-29-15 3:35 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The state of Mississippi wants to execute Richard Gerald Jordan, the longest-serving inmate on death row, on or before Aug. 27.