Court decisions

The court overturned the existing boundaries in a gerrymandering case.
February 19, 2018 - 7:39 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can to stop it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's...
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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. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 19, 2018 - 4:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans are able to stop it in federal...
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RETRANSMITTED TO UPDATE CAPTION AFTER PAROLE BOARD DECISION - FILE - In this February 1964 file photo, Henry Montgomery, flanked by two deputies, awaits the verdict in his trial for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles H. Hurt in Louisiana. On Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, a three-member panel must decide whether to grant parole to Montgomery, a prisoner who's getting his first chance at freedom after nearly a half-century behind bars. (John Boss/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)
February 19, 2018 - 2:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17. A three-member panel from the state parole board voted 2 to...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life prison terms, the country's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court in Silivri, on the outskirts of Istanbul, convicted prominent...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:18 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court on Friday sentenced six journalists and media employees accused of involvement in Turkey's 2016 failed coup attempt to life prison terms, the country's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court in Silivri, on the outskirts of Istanbul, convicted prominent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Democratic Gov. Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state's Supreme Court to adopt. The midnight deadline Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, gives justices four more days to impose new boundaries, just three months before Pennsylvania's primary elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for this year's election. Submitting maps...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 5:08 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A law enforcement official says he knows of "no known ties" between the suspect who confessed to a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school and a white supremacist group. Lt...
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Students grieve outside Pines Trail Center where counselors are present, after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
February 15, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 3:25 p.m. An attorney for the 19-year-old Florida man accused of killing 17 people at a high school says her client is sad and remorseful. Public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters Thursday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Mexico. Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial, his lawyer said Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 after a U.S. judge set Sept. 5 for jury selection in his drug-trafficking case. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
February 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial, his lawyer said Thursday after a U.S. judge set Sept. 5 for jury selection in his drug-trafficking case. Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo told reporters that Guzman wanted to knock down...
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