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Moscow court rules to release anti-government protester

Sep. 18, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled to release a protester, who was facing years in prison for assaulting police, following a mounting public campaign in support of anti-government activists and even bystanders caught up in an opposition rally. Following their own pleas to keep the man in jail,...

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep. 18, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty Wednesday of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained ties between the neighboring nations. Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Eduardo Ramon Reyes said in a...

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder sues his former lawyers

Sep. 17, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murder by a military jury in July has filed a lawsuit against two defense lawyers and a nonprofit legal defense group — who he had parted ways with on the high-profile case before the trial. Edward Gallagher said in a complaint filed in federal court...

US court: Media should be able to hear Arizona executions,

Sep. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Journalists are entitled to hear and not just see the entire process of executing condemned inmates in Arizona, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday in a ruling that criticized Arizona's "checkered past with executions." In the case stemming from what a lawyer called a botched execution, the...

Judge refuses to free extremists who attacked protesters

Sep. 17, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon ruled that Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen...

Defense seeks competency exam for man accused of terror plot

Sep. 17, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A defense attorney is seeking a court-ordered psychiatric or psychological exam for a man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C. Rondell Henry's lawyer filed the request under seal this week, but a federal...

Judge: No custody for parents who didn't want chemo for son

Sep. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a 4-year-old boy is in imminent danger of neglect if he stays with his parents because of their desire to treat his leukemia with natural remedies instead of chemotherapy. Judge Thomas Palermo ruled last week in Tampa that Joshua McAdams and Taylor...

Spanish court publishes ruling on Venezuelan ex-spy chief

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges because the charges lacked detail and accepted the defense's claim that it was politically motivated. The court's ruling released...

Silver lining in Epstein saga: New focus on victims' rights

Sep. 17, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought national attention to victims' rights, from prosecutors shunning Epstein's accusers more than a decade ago to the same women speaking about their suffering at an extraordinary court hearing last month. If there was a silver lining to the saga, attorneys...

Miami swingers club owes models $892K for using images

Sep. 17, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami swingers club must pay 32 models a combined $892,500 for using their images without permission. The Miami Herald reports a jury agreed Monday on the payment, which totals much less than the models' desired $5.3 million. Miami Velvet caters to couples who share partners and have group...