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Portland must stop charging excessive public record fees

Nov. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County judge has ruled that Portland must stop charging excessive fees for routine email and document searches to fulfill public records requests. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Circuit Court Judge Shelley D. Russell’s ruled Monday that the city’s current...

Spaniards convicted of rape also sentenced for videoing it

Nov. 20, 2019 8:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Two Spaniards who were among a group of five men convicted earlier this year of raping a woman were each sentenced Wednesday to an additional three years and three months in prison for having made videos of the rape with their phones. A regional court in Pamplona also fined them 5,670 euros...

Thai Supreme Court affirms death sentence for Spaniard

Nov. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence given a Spanish man convicted of murdering a compatriot and dismembering his body in 2016. Artur Segarra Princep had been convicted of killing David Bernat to steal his money. He had pleaded innocent. Police believe Segarra held...

Public memorial service set for Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady

Nov. 20, 2019 6:03 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady is holding a public memorial service to celebrate his life at Drake University in Des Moines, where Cady earned undergraduate and law degrees. Cady, of Fort Dodge, died unexpectedly Friday night of a heart attack in Des Moines. He...

Plea deal set for Dayton gunman’s friend

Nov. 20, 2019 5:41 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is expected to hear a proposed plea agreement in the case of the friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie plans to plead guilty Wednesday. Details of his plea agreement haven’t been disclosed. He is...

Thai court removes maverick politician from Parliament

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the maverick leader of a new political party that finished third in a general election in March violated election laws and cannot keep his seat in Parliament. The court said Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward...

Thai Constitutional Court finds leader of maverick Future Forward Party violated election law, ousts him from Parliament

Nov. 20, 2019 3:17 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Constitutional Court finds leader of maverick Future Forward Party violated election law, ousts him from Parliament.

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

Nov. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. The Trump administration announced July 16 that it would deny asylum...

Criticism of Hong Kong mask ruling seen as hint from China

Nov. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Criticism from China’s rubber-stamp parliament of a Hong Kong court decision is raising concerns that Beijing may move to flex its legal muscles and overrule the verdict. That’s laying bare the limits of the “one country, two systems” framework under which Hong...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...