Latest Courts News

West Virginia Supreme Court rejects pay cycle dispute appeal

Apr. 21, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from five state employees who claimed the state's switch of their pay cycles to every two weeks was unconstitutional. The high court Tuesday affirmed a ruling last year by a Kanawha County...

Seoul court rejects sexual slavery claim against Tokyo

Apr. 21, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Wednesday rejected a claim by South Korean sexual slavery victims and their relatives who sought compensation from the Japanese government over their wartime sufferings. The Seoul Central District Court based its...

New version of Idaho 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban advances

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel on Tuesday advanced a measure that would outlaw nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The legislation makes providing an abortion to a woman whose embryo has detectible...

Arma man pleads in killing wife, injuring her grandmother

Apr. 20, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ARMA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing death of his wife and the injuring of her grandmother. Jeremy Delmarco, 34. of Arma, had been charged with killing 37-year-old Brandy Delmarco and...

Federal judge overseeing homeless lawsuit orders Los Angeles to find shelter for unhoused residents of city's Skid Row.

Apr. 20, 2021 17:34 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal judge overseeing homeless lawsuit orders Los Angeles to find shelter for unhoused residents of city's Skid Row.

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin returns to the courthouse to hear verdict at his murder trial in George Floyd's death

Apr. 20, 2021 16:54 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-cop Derek Chauvin returns to the courthouse to hear verdict at his murder trial in George Floyd's death.

Kentucky man charged with officer attack during Capitol riot

Apr. 20, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with assault on a federal officer and other crimes in connection with the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI’s Louisville Field Office said in a statement Tuesday. Stephen Chase Randolph, of...

EXPLAINER: Why 1 murder count against Chauvin may not stick

Apr. 20, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors fought hard to add a third-degree murder charge against former police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, but a conviction on that charge alone could set up a problematic scenario for them. That’s because another fired...

Court upholds sentences for 2 convicted of murder as teens

Apr. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The sentences of two men convicted of murder as teenagers decades ago were upheld Tuesday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which disagreed with their lawyers that the terms amount to life imprisonment. Robert Dingman, 42, was 17 when he and his...

Supreme Court rejects defendant's appeal in 2015 slaying

Apr. 20, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the life prison sentence given to a man who plotted the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a 22-year-old Rapid City woman. Jonathan Klinetobe pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors...