Legal proceedings

February 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tears streamed down R. Kelly's cheeks as a court official read a jury's not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago. The R&B superstar had successfully dodged up to 15 years in prison and likely financial ruin. Eleven years later, Kelly,...
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FILE - This June 13, 2008 file photo shows R&B singer R. Kelly, arriving at 3the Cook County Criminal Court Building in Chicago. R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17.. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
February 22, 2019 - 6:43 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:29 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point they stopped growing. David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison after entering the pleas in...
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South Africa's runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
February 22, 2019 - 6:01 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Caster Semenya was given "the last word" when a weeklong hearing at sport's highest court ended Friday, and her decade-long battle with track and field's ruling body neared a conclusion. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa appealed to the Court of...
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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman
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February 22, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney...
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February 22, 2019 - 3:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 2:25 p.m. R&B star R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday in Chicago after he was charged with sexual abuse allegations spanning at least two decades. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx on Friday...
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February 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns cited improper evidence in dropping second-degree murder charges against...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday deadline to weigh in on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's punishment in one of his two criminal cases. The sentencing recommendation comes as the 69-year-old Manafort, who led Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for several...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral last year. The Eskiltuna District Court said Johan...
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