Court decisions

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court will announce its verdict next week on the appeal of the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
August 14, 2019 - 6:22 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court will announce its verdict next week on the appeal of the most senior Catholic clergyman to be found guilty of child sex abuse. Cardinal George Pell could walk free if the judges acquit him of the five convictions for molesting two choirboys in a...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten enters a taxi cab as he leaves federal court in Washington, after the start of his trial. A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater security contractor to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
August 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Blackwater security contractor was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq that left 14 people dead. Federal judge Royce Lamberth issued the sentence after a succession of friends and relatives requested...
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A$AP Rocky, background right, leaves the district court in Stockholm by car, after the third day of his trial, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. He and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail to head back to the U.S., as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. (Fredrik Persson/TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 8:25 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two...
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The Swedish lawyer for A$AP Rocky, Slobodan Jovicic comments on the verdict handed down to his client during a press conference in Uppsala, Sweden, Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019. Swedish court on Wednesday found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 5:58 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky's trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is "disappointed" by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city...
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Jatuporn Phromphan, center, one of the leaders of Red Shirt, arrives at the Bangkok Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The court has dismissed charges of terrorism and other offenses against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key parts of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by armed military force. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
August 14, 2019 - 1:46 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force. The Bangkok Criminal Court ruled that the two-month...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1997 file photo, then John McGrail, director of the Department of Energy stockpile stewardship program, talks about the $100 million Device Assembly Facility behind him at the Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nev. Nevada's U.S. senators and Energy Secretary Rick Perry are set to tour the site north of Las Vegas where the federal government is handling weapons-grade plutonium shipped from South Carolina. A federal appeals court has ruled against Nevada in a legal battle over the U.S. government's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, denied the state's appeal after a judge refused to block any future shipments to Nevada. The court in San Francisco says the matter is moot because the Energy Department already sent the radioactive material and has promised that no more will be hauled there. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)
August 13, 2019 - 6:59 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas but the state's attorney general says the fight isn't over yet. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 denied Avery's request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. Halbach's remains were found in the Avery family's salvage yard. Avery argued the state turned over bones to the Halbach family without notifying the defense, but WLUK-TV reports the judge ruled that does not mean Avery should get a new trial .(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool, File)
August 10, 2019 - 9:34 am
MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — A judge has rejected a man's bid for a new trial in a Wisconsin killing featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday denied Steven Avery's request in the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. Halbach's remains were found in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019, file photo, Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va. A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against former student Grimm. (Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP, File)
August 09, 2019 - 5:06 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S...
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez is sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico by Supreme Court Justice Maite Oronoz, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Vazquez took the oath of office early Wednesday evening at the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, which earlier in the day ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in last week was unconstitutional. Vazquez was joined by her daughter Beatriz Diaz Vazquez and her husband Judge Jorge Diaz. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez became Puerto Rico's new governor Wednesday, just the second woman to hold the office, after weeks of political turmoil and hours after the island's Supreme Court declared Pedro Pierluisi's swearing-in a week ago unconstitutional...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University dean William Strampel watches court proceedings at his preliminary exam in East Lansing, Mich. Sentencing is scheduled for the former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University. Strampel goes back before a judge Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, nearly two months after the College of Osteopathic Medicine's ex-dean was convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office. (Dale G. Yong/Detroit News via AP; File)
August 07, 2019 - 9:28 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University dean with oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar was ordered Wednesday to serve up to a year in jail after being convicted of neglect of duty and misconduct in office that stemmed from a charge he sexually harassed students...
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