Judiciary

FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
November 24, 2017 - 3:52 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2007 file photo, a bobcat trapped in a snare at the Billings, Mont., airport looks out of his crate before being released east of Shepherd, Mont. Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat and gray wolf pelts from the United States. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Casey Riffe, File)
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 - 8:21 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A dozen celebrated Australians on Thursday sent an open letter to their government warning that asylum seekers could die at a decommissioned immigration camp on Papua New Guinea where food, water power and medical care were cut off more than three weeks ago. The 12 former...
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Map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension route; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
November 22, 2017 - 6:15 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana, dismissed U.S. Justice...
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Map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension route; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
November 22, 2017 - 5:27 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Donald Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana, dismissed U.S. Justice...
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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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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 - 4:55 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about 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 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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FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge was to hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities in San Francisco. A federal judge Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. San Francisco and Santa Clara County had filed lawsuits. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
November 21, 2017 - 6:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional. But the legal fight over so-called sanctuary cities is far from over...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 22, 2016, file photo, Clay Hamilton, left, and Adrian Coman, a US-Romanian gay couple who were married in Belgium and seek legal recognition of their status in Romania smile during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania. The European Court of Justice has opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
November 21, 2017 - 4:29 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The European Court of Justice on Tuesday opened a hearing on the recognition of same-sex marriages in European Union countries where they aren't legal. The hearing in Luxembourg came after Romania's constitutional court asked the European court to make a ruling on the...
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