Court decisions

FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, May 29, 2018, A museum employee looks at the screen depicting the damage inflicted to a painting by Russian painter Ilya Repin in an attack at the Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, Russia. A court in Moscow on Tuesday April 30, 2019, sentenced a man to two and a half years in prison for vandalizing the famous painting by renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. (Sergey Vedyashkin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Tuesday sentenced a Russian man to 2 1/2 years in prison for vandalizing a famous painting by the renowned Russian artist Ilya Repin. The court found Igor Podporin guilty of damaging the painting, which depicts Russian czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son...
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April 29, 2019 - 3:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A woman accused of starving her stepdaughter to death in a suburb north of Atlanta in 2013 has been convicted of the girl's murder. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 36-year-old Tiffany Moss was found guilty of all counts including murder, cruelty to children and trying...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018 file photo provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to three-to10-years for sexual assault. An appeals court on Monday April 29, 2019, has denied Cosby's latest effort to be released from prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP, File)
April 29, 2019 - 12:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has denied Bill Cosby's latest request to leave prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. Defense lawyers say the 81-year-old comedian is likely to have his conviction overturned because of trial errors. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says they...
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Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's court appearance.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has been postponed until Sept. 9. A New York City judge announced the delay Friday following a closed-door hearing that focused on trial...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, ice is broken up by the passing of the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica as it sails through the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. The Trump administration is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked drilling off Alaska. President Donald Trump has pushed to open nearly all U.S. coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling. But a federal judge last month ruled against Trump’s executive order to open the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic. Coastal states also have opposed the expanded drilling. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is reevaluating its controversial plan to sharply expand offshore drilling as it responds to a court ruling that blocked oil and gas development off Alaska and parts of the Atlantic. Governors and lawmakers from both Republican- and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks at a news conference announcing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's Title X "gag rule" in Seattle. A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday, April 25, 2019, will hear arguments in two cases against new Trump administration rules that could cut off federal funding for health care providers who refer patients for an abortion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge in Washington state Thursday blocked new Trump administration rules that would provide additional hurdles for women seeking abortions, including by banning taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima granted the preliminary...
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Anna Sorokin returns to the courtroom after the jury sent a note, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New York. Sorokin, who claimed to be a German heiress, is on trial on grand larceny and theft of services charges. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 25, 2019 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury on Thursday convicted an extravagant socialite who bankrolled an implausibly lavish lifestyle with tens of thousands of dollars she swindled from banks, hotels and friends who believed she was a wealthy German heiress. The Manhattan jury found Anna Sorokin guilty of...
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This 2011 map provided online by the state of Michigan shows Detroit-area congressional districts. Federal judges ruled Thursday, April 25, 2019, that Michigan must redraw gerrymandered congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters. (State of Michigan via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 2:58 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan must redraw dozens of congressional and legislative districts for the 2020 election because Republicans configured them to unconstitutionally guarantee their political dominance and dilute the power of Democratic voters, federal judges ruled Thursday. In a 3-0 ruling...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. A jury convicted Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader, of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the fiery death of Askia Khafra, who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. (Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 6:04 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...
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This Feb. 22, 2019 image from surveillance video at the North Korean Embassy to Spain in Madrid, contained in Department of Justice documents presented by federal prosecutors, shows U.S. Marine veteran Christopher Ahn as he prepares to enter the embassy. Ahn, suspected of involvement in a mysterious dissident group's February raid on North Korea's embassy, has been denied bond by a federal judge and must stay in custody. Ahn appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, April 23. The charges against Ahn haven't been made public. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S Marine veteran from Southern California was part of a group of dissidents wielding machetes and fake guns when they stormed North Korea's embassy in Madrid and tied up and beat officials inside, federal prosecutors alleged in a criminal complaint released Tuesday. Spain is...
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