Latest Legal proceedings News

Judge declares mistrial in trial of ex-deputy's husband

Jun. 23, 2018 10:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of a former deputy's husband charged in the death of a man he and his wife confronted outside a restaurant. The Houston Chronicle reports District Judge Kelli Johnson declared the mistrial in Terry Thompson's case Saturday after jurors...

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race....

Clarification: NHL-Concussions-Lawsuit story

Jun. 23, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story June 22, The Associated Press reported that former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton were suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The former players allege the league failed to warn about the risks...

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

Wisconsin man headed to Arizona for new trial in son's death

Jun. 23, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in Arizona. Martinson is accused of...

Lawsuits allege racial profiling in Portland-area businesses

Jun. 23, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several African Americans are suing big-box stores and restaurants in Oregon, claiming employees at those places wrongly accused them of stealing because they were "shopping while black." A Portland law firm has filed five lawsuits alleging racial profiling at businesses in the area....

Online sellers consider how to comply with sales tax ruling

Jun. 23, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — While a Supreme Court ruling on sales taxes will create more obligations and expenses for many small online retailers, owners are already thinking about how they'll comply. The decision allows states to require out-of-state businesses to collect sales tax from customers in other states...

Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

Jun. 23, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news agency Europa...

Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years

Jun. 23, 2018 7:45 AM EDT
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years.

Congo says it will give Bemba diplomatic passport to return

Jun. 23, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's government says it will give former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, recently acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes, a diplomatic passport to allow him to return to the country. Bemba's return likely would shake up Congo's political landscape...