Legal proceedings

In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019. Epstein pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges. The 66-year-old is accused of creating and maintaining a network that allowed him to sexually exploit and abuse dozens of underage girls from 2002 to 2005. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A few cells away from drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a New York City jail, jet-setting financier Jeffrey Epstein sits accused of running a different kind of criminal network. There was the team of recruiters and enablers bringing Epstein dozens of underage girls to sexually...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2019 - 6:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll be looking "very closely" at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also seemed to stand by his Cabinet official, praising Acosta's performance on the job...
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This combination photo shows Wade Robson, left, and James Safechuck who appear in the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing Robson and Safechuck who accuse the singer of sexual abuse in the documentary. A hearing in the case was held Thursday, July 4, 2019, in a court in the French city of Orleans. Wade and Safechuck are accused of unfairly blackening the singer’s reputation. The verdict will be in October. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
July 04, 2019 - 6:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — Three Michael Jackson fan clubs in France are suing two men who accused the singer of sexual abuse in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland." The lawsuit accuses Wade Robson and James Safechuck of unfairly harming the reputation of the King of Pop, who died 10 years ago. A lawyer for...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 5, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif. A federal judge on Friday, June 28, prohibited Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 29, 2019 - 4:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by...
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Bridget Kelly - Bill Baroni
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June 28, 2019 - 3:25 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. The debate over special counsel Robert Mueller's report is getting new life with word that Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before two House committees. Democrats say Mueller will appear July 17 in back-to-back sessions of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 26, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced. Mueller's unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...
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Cuba Gooding Jr.
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June 24, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago. Lawyer Mark Heller argues in court papers that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he grabbed her breast without consent...
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FILE--In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. Lawyers in Connecticut, on Monday, June 17, 2019, allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child pornography as part of a defamation lawsuit against the Infowars host by relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The families of eight victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. and an FBI agent who responded to the massacre are suing Jones, Infowars and others for promoting a theory that the shooting was a hoax. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Mina, now the Orange County, Fla., sheriff, says after the attack, police officers were equipped with another layer of body armor that stops rifle rounds. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
June 10, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Only days before the third anniversary of the worst attack on gay people in the U.S., members of central Florida's congressional delegation said Monday they were introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred...
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Actor Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019, at district court in Nantucket, Mass. The Oscar-winning actor is accused of groping the teenage son of a former Boston TV anchor in 2016 in the crowded bar at the Club Car in Nantucket. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 03, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Kevin Spacey made an unusual appearance Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where his attorney asked for a swift trial in the groping case against the actor, saying Spacey is "suffering" as he awaits a chance to clear his name. Attorney Alan Jackson called the case alleging...
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