Judiciary

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, musician R. Kelly departs from the Leighton Criminal Court building after a status hearing in his criminal sexual abuse trial in Chicago. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Kelly’s lawyer told a federal judge that an infected toe prevented his client from attending a hearing in his child pornography case in Chicago. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
October 30, 2019 - 12:19 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's lawyer has told a federal judge that an infected toe prevented the R&B star from attending a hearing in his child pornography case in Chicago. Kelly is detained at a jail two blocks from the courthouse and had been expected to appear at Wednesday's status hearing. But...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, May 15, 2019 file photo released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state, in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, has blocked an Alabama abortion ban that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 2:07 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama's near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called the law — part of a wave of new abortion restrictions by conservative states — clearly unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued a preliminary...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Rep. John Walker, D-Little Rock, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. He was 82. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston File)
October 28, 2019 - 5:49 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, has died. He was 82. The Pulaski County coroner said Walker died at his Little Rock home Monday...
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President Donald Trump walks out of the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, to travel to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 28, 2019 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday appealed a judge's order directing the department to provide the House with secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The department also asked Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell to put her own...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., leaves the secure area at the Capitol where the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, is testifying in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 28, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment investigation (all times local): 10:30 a.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says President Donald Trump's administration is "building a powerful case" for impeachment as a former White House national...
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Pro-Spain demonstrators gather a long a street during a protest called by a unionist Catalan civil society group in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Thousands of Spaniards marched in downtown Barcelona on Sunday in favour of national unity and against the secessionist movement in Catalonia. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 27, 2019 - 9:17 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain's worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona's police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and...
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A protester wearing an Estelada or Catalan independence mask stands in front police, not seen, moments before clashes in Barcelona, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. The clash comes after 350,000 people protested peacefully Saturday against the imprisonment of nine Catalan separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 26, 2019 - 6:03 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police and violent protesters in Spain's restive Catalonia region clashed Saturday after a massive rally in Barcelona against the imprisonment of nine separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid. The flare-up in violence came after a week of tense...
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A boy buys green firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. India has launched a plan to decrease the environmental impact of its biggest holiday with low-emission firecrackers and light shows, but its uneven rollout has foiled some small businesses and proven difficult to enforce. The measures for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday follow a 2018 Supreme Court ruling banning traditional firecrackers. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
October 25, 2019 - 10:42 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India hopes to temper the environmental damage from its biggest annual holiday on Sunday with low-emission firecrackers and light shows, but the plan's uneven rollout has hurt some businesses and proven difficult to enforce. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is typically...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 25, 2019 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the Justice Department to give the House secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, handing a victory to Democrats as they gather evidence for the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. In a ruling...
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October 25, 2019 - 7:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon certified public accountant who stole about $4.5 million from his clients, including Olympic snowboarder Daniel Kass, to support his "Playboy" lifestyle and marijuana business has been sentenced to over four years in prison. Victims told a federal judge...
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