Legal proceedings

FILE- This image provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Edwin Kosik, a 91-year-old federal judge. Kosik, who was reported missing from his home in northeastern Pennsylvania, was found alive Thursday, March 30, 2017, in a wooded area of Dunmore, outside Scranton, Pa. Kosik disappeared from his home Tuesday night, which sparked an intensive search involving the U.S. Marshals Service, state police and the FBI. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 8:51 pm
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 91-year-old federal judge with memory problems who was reported missing from his home earlier this week and who had last been seen trying to get into a closed store and then driving away was found alive Thursday night. Edwin Kosik was found about 100 yards from his car in a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Texas businessman Robert Rhodes, right, sits with his attorney, Joseph Cahill, as he enters a plea of guilty in a jackpot rigging scandal in Polk County District Court in Des Moines, Iowa. Rhodes has reached a plea agreement to testify in trials in Iowa and Wisconsin about how his long-time best friend, Eddie Tipton, a former lottery computer technician, created computer code that enabled him to predict winning numbers. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
March 30, 2017 - 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It took Texas businessman Robert Rhodes more than a year to turn against his "good old boy" best friend after he realized that Eddie Tipton would not do a deal and tell prosecutors about how he had created an elaborate system to rig lotteries in five states. But despite fear...
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Map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
March 30, 2017 - 1:26 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups challenged the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court on Thursday because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed. The Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups say the initial environmental...
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March 30, 2017 - 1:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio man says Detroit rap-metal group the Insane Clown Posse and member Joseph Bruce used a poem he wrote without his consent. Stanley Gebhardt filed the copyright infringement suit Tuesday in federal court in Detroit. It seeks monetary damages and asks a judge to force Bruce and...
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March 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed. The Sierra Club joined with several other environmental groups to file the federal lawsuit Thursday in...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:59 am
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has testified in his double-murder trial that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez on Thursday under a grant of immunity from...
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March 30, 2017 - 11:54 am
LONDON (AP) — A mother convicted of a terrorism offense in Britain has been spared from prison after receiving a suspended sentence. Mary Kaya of West Yorkshire was found guilty of distributing a terrorist publication earlier this month at Leeds Crown Court. The offense consisted of retweeting a...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups that want to save a marine monument created by former President Barack Obama in the ocean off of New England are asking to intervene in a lawsuit. They say the nearly 5,000-square-mile monument area has "extraordinary scientific and ecological importance...
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Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin speaks outside federal court in Honolulu, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. A federal judge in Hawaii questioned government attorneys Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order until Hawaii's lawsuit works its way through the courts. Even if he does not issue a longer-lasting hold on the ban, his temporary block would stay in place until he rules otherwise. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
March 30, 2017 - 7:19 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii's request to extend his temporary hold...
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool).
March 30, 2017 - 6:59 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye left court visibly fatigued after a nearly nine-hour hearing by the judge who will decide, perhaps by Friday morning, if she should be arrested over the corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power. On...
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