Court decisions

Actor Geoffrey Rush arrives at the Federal Court in Sydney, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Nationwide News is appealing a Federal Court judge's ruling that the 68-year-old Australian actor had been defamed by newspaper reports that he had been accused of inappropriate behavior by an actress. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 12:41 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Geoffrey Rush's lawyer told an Australian appeals court on Tuesday that a judge was "well and truly justified" in concluding that the Oscar-winning actor was unable to work after he was defamed in newspaper articles in 2017. The actor's lawyer Bret Walker rejected a publisher's...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. attends a preliminary court hearing in San Diego, Calif. Winslow pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, File)
November 04, 2019 - 4:24 pm
VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to raping an unconscious teen in 2003 and to sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker in a deal that spared him the possibility of life in prison. Winslow initially hesitated and seemed to agonize over his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, Nathan Carman carries documents as he arrives at federal court in Providence, R.I., where he faced civil charges over insurance issues regarding the boat aboard which he and his mother went out to sea for a night of fishing in 2016. U.S. District Judge John McConnell ruled Monday, Nov. 4, in favor on an insurance company that refused to pay an $85,000 claim to Carman for the loss of his boat, The Chicken Pox. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 04, 2019 - 11:34 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge John McConnell issued a written decision in favor of an insurance company that had...
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November 04, 2019 - 7:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York says President Donald Trump's tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came Monday. It is certain to be further appealed. The decision upholds a lower-court ruling...
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November 01, 2019 - 7:27 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spaniards are voicing outrage after five men were acquitted of rape on the grounds that their 14-year-old victim had been unconscious at the time. The Barcelona-based court ruled Thursday that the men were guilty of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced them to 10-...
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This undated file photo made available by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows inmate Ray Jefferson Cromartie in custody. Cromartie is scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2019, at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. He was convicted of malice murder and sentenced to death for April 1994’s slaying of Richard Slysz at a Thomasville, Ga., convenience store. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
October 30, 2019 - 1:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With about eight hours to spare before a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk was to be put to death Wednesday, Georgia's highest court stepped in and temporarily halted the execution. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday at...
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A guarded gate opens at Border Patrol Station One, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Immigration lawyers say some migrants are held as part of a pilot program that aims to deport asylum seekers within 10 days. The attorneys say they aren't allowed to meet their clients in person, and that access by phone is limited. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
October 28, 2019 - 7:31 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are testing a program to speed up reviews of asylum claims at a Texas Border Patrol station, offering a glimpse of how the Trump administration may enforce its partial asylum ban. The pilot project, called the "Prompt Asylum Case Review" system,...
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Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of state for Europe, leaves the Capitol in Washington after a closed-door interview Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Reeker took questions at the closed-door interview about President Donald Trump's ouster of the ambassador of Ukraine in May and whether he had knowledge about efforts to persuade Ukraine to pursue politically motivated investigations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 27, 2019 - 2:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-White House adviser scheduled to testify before House impeachment investigators on Monday has asked a federal court whether he should comply with a subpoena or follow President Donald Trump's directive against cooperating in what the president dubs a "scam." After getting a...
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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 - 3:03 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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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 - 5:58 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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