Courts

November 23, 2017 - 9:56 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank in August has been found mentally competent to face trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon T. Erwin said Tuesday that Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, isn't suffering from a mental...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Attorney Clark Kent Ervin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ervin resigned earlier in 2017 as lead monitor of the team overseeing reforms in Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a consent agreement between the St. Louis County town and the U.S. Department of Justice. Ferguson leaders say they've spent nearly $500,000 to pay the monitor team but have little to show for their money, in part because Ervin failed to live up to key promises. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:57 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson, Missouri, has paid nearly a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. Washington attorney Clark Kent...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S...
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FILE - This undated combination of file photos released by the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections shows Tramel McClough, left, and John Bivins, right. Authorities say McClough, one of two inmates who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse two weeks ago, was captured in Stockton, Calif., after a chase. California Highway Patrol officers arrested McClough Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, but Bivins escaped. (Santa Clara County Department of Corrections via AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 1:24 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — One of two California inmates who escaped from a courthouse two weeks ago has been captured after a chase but his partner got away, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Officers in the central city of Stockton arrested Tramel McClough Tuesday night but John Bivins...
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A Romanian truck driver, right, is led into a courtroom in Freiburg, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. He has confessed to having raped and killed a woman in southwestern Germany at the opening of his trial. The German news agency dpa reported that the 40-year-old said in court that he killed the woman out of “inexplicable aggression,” but that he didn’t have a sexual motive. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Romanian truck driver confessed at the opening of his trial Wednesday that he killed a woman who was out jogging in a forest in southwestern Germany. The 40-year-old, who went on trial at the state court in Freiburg, is accused of killing and raping the 27-year-old German woman in...
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November 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina parishes that left The Episcopal Church want the nation's highest court to reverse a state court ruling. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the conservative Diocese of South Carolina on Tuesday said it would petition the U.S. Supreme Court, in hopes of...
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November 21, 2017 - 7:17 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration. In a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday in Baltimore, U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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November 21, 2017 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The judge overseeing the prosecution of two Turkish businessmen charged with evading economic sanctions against Iran said Tuesday that Turkey's government can provide evidence to help the men instead of lobbing criticisms. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman spoke in court a day...
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