Latest Courts News

Thai court acquits former PM Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of mishandling government funds

Mar. 04, 2024 04:32 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday acquitted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, now living in exile, on charges of mishandling funds for a government project in 2013, the latest legal victory for the powerful family of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. The action comes...

The Supreme Court could decide Monday whether Trump can be barred from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 04, 2024 04:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump could learn Monday whether the Supreme Court will let him appear on this year’s ballot as the leading Republican presidential candidate tries to close in on his party’s nomination. The justices are expected to decide at least one...

Thai court drops case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for mishandling government project expenditures

Mar. 04, 2024 01:16 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai court drops case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for mishandling government project expenditures.

Pentagon leak suspect Jack Teixeira is expected to plead guilty in federal court

Mar. 04, 2024 00:40 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jack Teixeira, the Massachusetts Air National Guard member accused of leaking highly classified military documents about Russia’s war in Ukraine and other national security secrets, is expected to plead guilty on Monday in federal court. The 22-year-old is due to...

A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 03, 2024 14:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado...

2 races, including crowded chief justice campaign, could push Arkansas court further to the right

Mar. 02, 2024 17:42 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two races for the Arkansas Supreme Court, including a crowded chief justice campaign, could push a court that's been targeted by outside conservative groups even further to the right. The nonpartisan elections on Tuesday for chief justice and another seat...

Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock

Mar. 02, 2024 14:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The lawyers who successfully argued that a massive pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided have asked the presiding judge to award them company stock worth $5.6 billion as legal fees. The attorneys, who represented Tesla shareholders...

An arrest has been made and charges filed in Pennsylvania slaying of pregnant Amish woman

Mar. 02, 2024 13:57 PM EST

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday and charged with the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman whose body was found last week. Shawn C. Cranston, 52, of Corry, has been charged with criminal homicide, criminal homicide of an unborn child, burglary and...

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year's US elections

Mar. 01, 2024 22:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments. It also has turned the spotlight on the importance of...

Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

Mar. 01, 2024 22:04 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in a rare prosecution of medical responders following the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the U.S. in 2020. ...