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April 17, 2019 - 7:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Financial documents suggested Wednesday that Las Vegas Sands Corp. paid $96 million to settle a 15-year breach-of-contract dispute with a Hong Kong businessman who helped the U.S. company open its first casino in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau. The amount was listed as a "...
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April 15, 2019 - 1:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has chosen the top lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union in North Carolina and the governor's chief prison administrator to fill two vacancies on the state Court of Appeals. Cooper announced on Monday he appointed state ACLU legal director Chris Brook...
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FILE- In this March 8, 2019 file photo, Johnny Bobbitt, left, looks on as his attorney John Keesler and Assistant Prosecutor Andrew McDonnell, right, talk while appearing before Superior Court Judge Christopher Garrenger at the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly, N.J. Bobbitt, who pleaded guilty to taking part in a $400,000 GoFundMe scam with a New Jersey couple, will face sentencing on Friday, April 12. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 12:16 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a homeless man in a GoFundMe scam (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A homeless veteran has been sentenced to five years' probation for conspiring with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of $400,000. Johnny Bobbitt was given the...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Christopher Lee Price. A federal judge on Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, has halted the planned execution of Price, who was convicted of the sword-and-dagger stabbing death of a pastor. U.S. District Judge Kristi K. DuBose issued the stay two hours before the scheduled lethal injection of 46-year-old Price. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
April 12, 2019 - 4:38 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted in the 1991 sword-and-dagger slaying of a pastor was spared from a scheduled lethal injection after the state was unable to lift a last-minute stay in time to carry out his execution Thursday evening. A federal judge on Thursday stayed the execution...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. A divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. In court documents filed Friday, April 5, 2019, Remington notified the Connecticut Supreme Court of its plans to pursue an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 09, 2019 - 10:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that had been filed by victims' relatives. Court...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Santa Fe High School student accused of killing 10 people in a May 18 shooting at the high school, is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into the jury assembly room for a change of venue hearing at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Pagourtzis' attorney Nick Poehl, says federal prosecutors plan to file charges against the former student after they had previously indicated they would not. Poehl says Pagourtzis was taken into federal custody Monday, April 8, 2019 and was set to appear in federal court in Galveston at 1 p.m. Poehl says he doesn't know what federal charges were filed. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
April 08, 2019 - 9:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school will now be facing 11 federal charges connected to the attack, his attorney said Monday. But it's unclear what those new charges are because the federal case against Dimitrios Pagourtzis is sealed as a result...
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April 06, 2019 - 8:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Public defenders and prosecutors say they are close to a compromise on uniform rules for how court dockets are handled in South Carolina. Under the current proposal, solicitors would still get to decide what cases are called and their order. But they would have to publish the...
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April 04, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A union lobbyist who worked just one day as a substitute teacher is entitled to a pension worth potentially tens of thousands of dollars annually, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an opinion reinforcing its position that retirement benefits promised to public...
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April 01, 2019 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his rare medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs. The justices split along ideological lines in ruling 5-4 against inmate Russell Bucklew (BUCK-loo), who is on...
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Workplace bullying claimant David Hingst covers his face as he leaves the Court of Appeal in Melbourne, Australia Friday, March 29, 2019. The Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by the engineer Hingst who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. (Ellen Smith/AAP Image via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 3:29 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge's ruling that even if engineer David Hingst's...
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