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Thai court finds 9 Muslim men guilty in Bangkok bomb plot

Sep. 25, 2018 5:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has convicted nine young Muslim men from southern Thailand of planning to set off a car bomb in the capital, in a case in which many of the defendants said they were tortured into making false confessions. The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Tuesday found all nine guilty of...

Jury finds Tennessee cemetery mostly to blame

Sep. 24, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a Tennessee cemetery mostly responsible for failing to meet obligations to families whose loved ones' bodies were mishandled, but hasn't yet determined how much it should pay relatives. With Monday's ruling, the jury found several funeral homes that also were...

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

Sep. 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court ruling expanding the kinds of proof of identity that voters can use in North Dakota elections, siding with state officials over tribal members who say the state's rules disenfranchise Native Americans. A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Appeals court reverses Tennessee coal ash cleanup order

Sep. 24, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appellate panel on Monday overturned an order that would have required the nation's largest public utility to unearth and remove a massive amount of coal ash at one of its Tennessee power plants. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that leaks...

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

Sep. 24, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to do time...

University of Michigan asks for review of misconduct ruling

Sep. 24, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The University of Michigan has asked a federal appeals court to set aside a decision giving students accused of sexual misconduct at universities the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings. The Ann Arbor school last week asked the full court to start over and hear the case...

Georgia jury awards $31M over boy's botched circumcision

Sep. 23, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A law firm says a Georgia jury has awarded $31 million to a boy for a botched circumcision he received as a newborn. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the award was handed down Friday in northern Georgia's Clayton County. A lawsuit filed by the boy's family says he was 18 days...

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing

Sep. 22, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

Judges signal they'll revive Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit

Sep. 21, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel seems poised to reinstate a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times after hearing oral arguments Friday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan found it unusual that a judge tossed the lawsuit last year...