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Ruling upholds $30M jury award for death in pursuit crash

Nov. 14, 2018 12:59 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has again upheld a $30 million jury award for the 2007 death of a Scottsdale man killed when his car was struck by a car driven by a bank robbery suspect chased by police and state Department of Public Safety officers. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the award to...

Oregon urges US Supreme Court to uphold 112-year sentence

Nov. 14, 2018 12:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is urging the U.S. Supreme court to uphold the 112-year sentence given to a man who killed his parents before fatally shooting two students and wounding two dozen others at a high school 20 years ago. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Kipland Kinkel filed a petition...

Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 11:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Sex trafficking case dropped against ex-death row inmate

Nov. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sex trafficking charges in Hawaii were dismissed Tuesday against a former death row inmate from Delaware, allowing him to walk of court a free man again. U.S. prosecutors dropped a 10-count indictment against Isaiah McCoy, who represented himself in the case. A judge approved the dismissal,...

The Latest: Recent information ended sex trafficking case

Nov. 13, 2018 8:31 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate (all times local): 3:20 p.m. U.S. prosecutors say they dismissed sex trafficking charges against a former death row inmate because of information they became aware of in the past several days. A news...

Appeals panel orders prison sentence for man in sex case

Nov. 13, 2018 6:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska Court of Appeals panel has ordered that a man who got some jail time and probation for attempted child sexual assault be resentenced to prison. A majority of the panel found that a Sarpy County district judge was too lenient when he sentenced 42-year-old Jason Gibson to six...

Trump administration sides with tribes in drilling dispute

Nov. 13, 2018 6:32 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow oil and gas drilling on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke said it would be inappropriate to allow drilling in...

Judge denies trailing Democrat's bid to push ballot deadline

Nov. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A judge has denied Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones' efforts to extend a deadline for fixing provisional ballots in her race against Republican Congressman Will Hurd. Hurd has claimed victory and state tallies show him ahead in Texas' 23rd congressional district by more than 1,000 votes....

The Latest: 15 arrests at Georgia Capitol vote demonstration

Nov. 13, 2018 6:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Georgia public safety officials say police arrested 15 protesters during a demonstration inside the state Capitol as they called for uncounted ballots from last week's election to be tallied. The Georgia Department of...

Supreme Court denies appeal by officers in Freddie Gray case

Nov. 13, 2018 5:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from five police officers whose lawsuit alleged Baltimore's top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody. The court declined to take up the appeal Tuesday, ending the case in State's...