Court decisions

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard leaves Brooklyn Federal court, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in New York. Bouchard testified during her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association that a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 22, 2018 - 7:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States Tennis Association on Thursday was found mostly liable for when Canadian player Eugenie Bouchard slipped on a wet locker room floor at the 2015 U.S. Open and hit her head, suffering what she said was a "serious head injury" that changed the course of her career. A...
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This undated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Eric Scott Branch in custody. Florida is scheduled to execute Branch Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, for raping and killing a college students in 1993, so he could steal her car. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 11:38 am
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is preparing to execute a man convicted of raping and killing a college student in 1993 so he could steal her car. Barring a last-minute stay, 47-year-old Eric Scott Branch will be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday at Florida State Prison. Branch was...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017 file photo, William Amor, right, watches as his attorney, Lauren Kaeseberg with the University of Illinois-Springfield's Illinois Innocence Project, speaks to the media after he was released from DuPage County jail in Wheaton, Ill. Amor, who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in the retrial of his case. (Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:25 pm
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday in the retrial of his case. William Amor, 62, had been convicted in 1997 and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the...
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John Ausonius attends the trial in a courtroom in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The regional court has sentenced the Swede to life in prison for shooting dead a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. Public broadcaster HR reported that the Frankfurt regional court found John Ausonius guilty Wednesday of murdering restaurant employee Blanka Zmigrod in 1992. ( Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 11:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Swedish man to life in prison for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. Prosecutors had reopened the case as part of a nationwide review of suspected far-right killings. A Frankfurt regional court said it found John Ausonius guilty...
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In this May 28, 2012, file photo, human rights activist Nabeel Rajab gestures as he leaves a police station in Manama, Bahrain. A court in Bahrain sentenced Rajab to five years in prison over a series of tweets on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The image on the building behind him shows, clockwise from top, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
February 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison over tweets alleging prison torture in his country and misconduct in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, despite wide international criticism of his trial. Nabeel Rajab's...
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February 20, 2018 - 1:03 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an Alabama inmate's veins are in good enough shape that the state can execute him by lethal injection. U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre on Tuesday denied Doyle Lee Hamm's request to block his execution this week. Hamm's attorney has argued...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, from left, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, and Dante Strobino, 35, leave a courtroom in the Durham County Courthouse after their first court appearance after being arrested for the toppling of the Durham County confederate statue during a protest, in Durham, NC. A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, dismissed the criminal case against Strobino. (Casey Toth/The Herald-Sun via AP, File)
February 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Problems identifying protesters on video hindered North Carolina prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling a Confederate statue last summer. A judge dismissed the criminal cases against the first two defendants to appear in a series of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. America's labor unions are about to find out if they were right about Justice Neil Gorsuch. In opposing Gorsuch's nomination to the high court last year, labor leaders said Gorsuch would vote against working people and for monied interests. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that is likely to affect the financial viability of unions that represent government workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 19, 2018 - 8:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, opposition activist and former lawmaker Bader al-Dahoum speaks during a protest near Kuwait's parliament in Kuwait City, Kuwait. A pending court case in Kuwait against dozens of politicians, activists and others stemming from the country’s 2011 Arab Spring protests represents a rare crackdown on dissent in what is relatively the most politically open country among the Gulf Arab states. The posters displayed show some of those detained with the hashtag in Arabic reading, "With Heads Held High." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 19, 2018 - 7:50 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison. The rallies, just across the street from Kuwait's...
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