Legal proceedings

FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2014, file photo, Monsignor William Lynn leaves a bail hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice in Philadelphia. Lynn, long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints, may learn Friday, March 24, 2017, if his legal odyssey will come to an end. Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges. Monsignor William Lynn had served nearly three years of a three- to six-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harris said Friday, March 24, 2017, she believes the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations. Murray said she is also opposing Gorsuch because of "chaos" in President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 24, 2017 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five more Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris, Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Rhode Island Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse all said they believe the...
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CORRECTS NAME OF SUBJECT TO PHILADELPHIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY HUGH J. BURNS JR., NOT MONSIGNOR WILLIAM LYNN-Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Hugh J. Burns Jr. leaves after a hearing at the Center for Criminal Justice, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Philadelphia. A judge has cleared the way for prosecutors to retry the former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints. Monsignor William Lynn served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 24, 2017 - 6:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Catholic church official's 14-year legal odyssey over his handling of sex-abuse complaints won't end anytime soon after a Philadelphia judge said Friday he would be retried on child endangerment charges. Monsignor William Lynn had served nearly three years of a three- to six-...
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FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmates Stacey E. Johnson, left, and Ledelle Lee. Both men are scheduled for execution on April 20, 2017. (Arkansas Department of Correction via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 5:24 pm
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. While Texas has executed eight people...
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Friday, March 24, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 24, 2017 - 4:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno. Jurors...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:42 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a deadly shootout at a Charleston bar. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ( http://bit.ly/2nw3T39 ) reports a judge handed down the maximum prison sentence Thursday to 26-year-old Jacques Slade of Gastonia, North...
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March 24, 2017 - 3:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man accused of holding women against their will in a million-dollar home near Atlanta. The indictment returned Friday against 33-year-old Kenndric Roberts comes a day after a judge dismissed 11 of 14 charges against him and set bond at $80,000. Fulton...
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March 24, 2017 - 2:20 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL UPDATE: White House no longer confident WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful. Instead, spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is confident that the White House has done...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harris said Friday, March 24, 2017, she believes the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled too often against workers and in favor of corporations. Murray said she is also opposing Gorsuch because of "chaos" in President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 24, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said that they believe the Denver-based appeals court judge has...
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