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Stories with subject: Legal proceedings
  • Views differ of imam accused in terror case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:25 am
  • NEW YORK - An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.

  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:45 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:04 am
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

  • Man details abuse claims against 'X-Men' director 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:46 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:40 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • School district spent $43K suing Laramie newspaper 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:31 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The Albany County school district says it spent $43,000 on legal fees in a lawsuit against the Laramie Daily Boomerang over access to records of an employee survey.

  • Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday.

  • Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:09 pm
  • EL CAJON, California - An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:58 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights.

  • Federation cleared to start Brazilian league 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:57 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazil's championship will start as scheduled this weekend after the Brazilian football federation succeeded in its appeal against a club that filed a civil suit trying to be included in the country's first division.

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • DENVER - Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

  • Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:11 pm
  • NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.

  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:59 pm
  • CHICAGO - An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:40 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.

  • 2 New York men awarded $36M in wrongful conviction 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:40 pm
  • MINEOLA, New York - Two suburban New York men who spent 18 years in prison for the 1984 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, only to be exonerated when a DNA test showed that another unknown assailant had committed the crimes, were awarded $18 million each Thursday in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

  • Man faces 9 months in prison for filling wetlands 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:32 pm
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - A real estate developer convicted of illegally filling wetlands will serve nine months in prison and six months of home confinement.

  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:25 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.

  • Condemned Ohio man seeks mercy, points to 2nd man 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:20 pm
  • CLEVELAND - A man sentenced to death for a Cleveland produce vendor's 1983 slaying should be granted mercy partly because a second defendant repeatedly admitted being the shooter, defense attorneys argued in a clemency application Thursday.

  • Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:17 pm
  • PHOENIX - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.

  • Former SC sheriff found guilty in corruption trial 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:16 pm
  • CHESTERFIELD, South Carolina - The former sheriff of Chesterfield County has been found guilty after prosecutors accused him of giving away guns from his department without filing proper paperwork and allowing untrained people to act as deputies.

  • ACLU files suit on timeliness of asylum interview 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:10 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Immigration advocates are filing suit against the federal government, saying immigration officials are violating their own rules by failing to provide a speedy hearing to some immigrants who face deportation.

  • Hawaii settles school abuse lawsuits 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:58 pm
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii has agreed to settle three lawsuits from parents who said their special-needs children were abused by workers at an elementary school.

  • Ala. man sentenced to 25 years in mother's death 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:49 pm
  • BESSEMER, Alabama - A Talladega County man has pleaded guilty in his mother's 2011 shooting death.

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.

  • Judge: MCSO staff to get corrected on Arpaio case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to immediately issue a statement correcting mischaracterizations his staff made about court findings in a racial-profiling case, according to court documents filed Thursday.