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Court sides with family of man shot by police in Kansas

Feb. 27, 2020 12:49 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that jurors should be allowed to decide whether a white police officer in Kansas used excessive force nearly eight years ago when he fatally shot a black man as he was lying face down in a parking lot. The U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit in Denver...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Lawyers for Loughlin and Giannulli said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli set for October trial in college scam

Feb. 27, 2020 12:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday. The judge set the trial date a day after defense...

Judge nixes Ohio license policies called discriminatory

Feb. 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two state policies that stopped some refugees and children of immigrants from getting driver's licenses in Ohio have been struck down by a federal judge. The separate rulings will affect an estimated 4,000 people in Ohio, most of them teenagers who are U.S. citizens and were blocked...

Court dismisses appeal of gag order in missing mom case

Feb. 27, 2020 11:23 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a gag order that a judge imposed in the case of Fotis Dulos, who died after a suicide attempt last month while accused of killing his estranged wife. Dulos' lawyer, Norman Pattis, had appealed the order, saying it violated...

Feds move to block opening of US supervised injection site

Feb. 27, 2020 11:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A local federal prosecutor has moved to block plans to open what could be the nation's first medically supervised injection site in Philadelphia. U.S. Attorney William McSwain has filed a court notice that he will appeal a judge's ruling this week that found the plan legal. McSwain has...

Salvadoran congress passes war crimes sentence reduction law

Feb. 27, 2020 10:36 AM EST

El Salvador's congress has passed a law allowing judges to reduce sentences for crimes committed during the country's 1980-1992 civil war, drawing criticism from the president and rights activists. President Nayib Bukele vowed to veto the law, saying it did not contain the key elements of “truth, justice...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Mark Jensen looks at his attorney, Craig Albee, during a bond hearing in Kenosha, Wis. On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, the Kenosha News reported, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Jensen, a man convicted in the 1998 poisoning death of his wife, ruling that a lower court judge erred in 2017 when he reinstated Jensen's conviction.   (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, File)

New trial on tap for Wisconsin man convicted of killing wife

Feb. 27, 2020 9:05 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appellate court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 1998 poisoning death of his wife. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge erred in 2017 when he reinstated Mark Jensen's conviction in the death of his wife, Julie, the...

German court upholds restrictions on law clerk's headscarf

Feb. 27, 2020 4:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court ruled Thursday that a Muslim law clerk can be prevented from wearing a headscarf during court proceedings. In its ruling, the Federal Constitutional Court said the judiciary's obligation to complete neutrality outweighed her freedom of religion rights, the dpa news...

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a police officer stands guard outside The New York Times building in New York. The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump campaign sues NY Times for defamation over Putin

Feb. 26, 2020 9:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the...

Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist

Feb. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 5-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody must be allowed to be seen by a pediatric neurologist for a head injury he suffered before his family was arrested. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against U.S. Immigration and Customs...