- Bangladesh executes 2 opposition leaders despite concerns Updated: Nov-21-15 11:30 pm
NEW DELHI - Bangladesh executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war, a senior jail official said Sunday, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed and threats of violence by their supporters.
- 3 justices-elect assess high court's tarnished public image Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The past few years have been a difficult and sometimes humiliating period for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as one headline-grabbing scandal after another has scuffed its image and thinned its ranks.
- AG asks state Supreme Court to dismiss governor's complaint Updated: Nov-20-15 11:54 pm
DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper's complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission.
- Federal investigators probe busy court clerk's office Updated: Nov-20-15 8:04 pm
CHICAGO - Federal prosecutors announced the indictment Friday of a low-level employee in the Cook County Circuit Clerk's office, acknowledging for the first time an investigation of the office that oversees the processing of legal papers of more than 2.4 million cases each year.
- Charge announced related to Cook County court clerk's office Updated: Nov-20-15 8:02 pm
CHICAGO - The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has announced an indictment in what it describes as an ongoing investigation of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's office.
- Public defenders say they're overloaded; ask judge for help Updated: Nov-20-15 7:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans lawyers who defend the poor said Friday that they're overloaded and are asking a judge to stop assigning cases to them.
- Judge questions Arizona sheriff's truthfulness on the stand Updated: Nov-20-15 6:58 pm
PHOENIX - A judge presiding over an Arizona sheriff's racial profiling case is questioning whether the lawman testified truthfully about a secret investigation that critics say targeted the judge.
- Panel nominates 7 for Arizona Supreme Court opening Updated: Nov-20-15 6:42 pm
PHOENIX - Nine applicants have been interviewed for an Arizona Supreme Court vacancy and seven have been recommended to Gov. Doug Ducey, who'll appoint a new justice to the state high court.
- Appeals court hears arguments in DC gun law case Updated: Nov-20-15 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge who halted enforcement of a strict District of Columbia gun law didn't have authority to rule on the case, a city lawyer argued to a federal appeals court Friday.
- Oklahoma judge gives woman more than 10 years for fraud Updated: Nov-20-15 4:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal judge has sentenced a Texas woman to more than 10 years in prison on payroll and tax fraud charges.
- Court: No immunity for medical marijuana users under DUI law Updated: Nov-20-15 4:28 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical marijuana cardholders don't have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having in their bodies any amount of marijuana or its chemical compound that causes impairment.
- New Polish ruling team slammed for choice of special judges Updated: Nov-20-15 4:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative ruling party faced strong criticism Friday for rushing through legislation that allows it to stack the nation's top court with its supporters.
- Alabama Supreme Court upholds $15 million verdict Updated: Nov-20-15 3:48 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a $15 million verdict over a wreck that killed a 13-year-old boy.
- Obama plea to Supreme Court: Save my immigration plan Updated: Nov-20-15 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration appealed to the Supreme Court Friday to rescue its plans to shield from deportation millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.
- Judge allows warrantless evidence in Denver-area terror case Updated: Nov-20-15 2:23 pm
DENVER - The National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance programs have the potential for abuse but did not violate the constitutional rights of a suspect in a Denver-area terror case who argued that government spying has gone too far, a federal judge ruled.
- Court upholds sentence for wife who pushed husband off cliff Updated: Nov-20-15 11:15 am
MISSOULA, Montana - An appeals court has upheld the 30-year prison sentence for a woman who admitted to pushing her husband to his death off a cliff in Glacier National Park in July 2013, just days after they married.
- Nebraska commission sends 3 judicial nominees to Ricketts Updated: Nov-20-15 10:48 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A state commission has chosen three nominees for a judicial vacancy in eastern Nebraska.
- Jefferson County planning to remodel its courthouse Updated: Nov-20-15 8:11 am
FAIRBURY, Nebraska - Jefferson County officials are planning to remodel their courthouse to help the building comply with fire codes.
- Film shows interracial pair's battle for the right to marry Updated: Nov-20-15 3:52 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled "cut," the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.
- Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison Updated: Nov-19-15 11:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Jared Fogle emerged from obscurity to become the unlikely face of one of the nation's biggest restaurant chains, earning a small fortune by touting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that included Subway sandwiches.
- Georgia executes man convicted in 1994 slaying Updated: Nov-19-15 11:26 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was put to death Thursday after losing a last-minute round of appeals.
- The Latest: Georgia man declines prayer before execution Updated: Nov-19-15 10:46 pm
JACKSON, Georgia - The latest on Thursday's execution of Georgia inmate Marcus Ray Johnson (all times local):
- The Latest: Plea deal rejected in 'Alaskan Bush People' case Updated: Nov-19-15 9:36 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The latest on the court cases involving two stars of the TV show "Alaskan Bush People" (all times local):
- Fed appeals court won't stop Hawaiian election vote count Updated: Nov-19-15 9:27 pm
HONOLULU - Votes cast in an ongoing election for Native Hawaiians can be counted as planned, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
- Latest: City of Chicago says it will release shooting video Updated: Nov-19-15 6:56 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on a judge deciding whether to order Chicago police to release a video that is said to show an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times (all times local):