Court decisions

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be re-sentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. Superior Court on Tuesday said Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 05, 2019 - 2:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Tuesday, but a Pennsylvania appeals court ordered him to be resentenced for a 45-count child molestation conviction. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years, but a Superior Court panel...
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In this courtroom sketch, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, right, is seated at the defense table with his interpreter, in the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord, in New York, Monday Feb. 4, 2019. Jurors will be asked to begin deciding the verdict for Guzman, who faces life in prison if convicted. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 04, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly three months of testimony about a vast drug-smuggling conspiracy steeped in violence, a jury began deliberations Monday at the U.S. trial of the infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The day ended without jurors reaching a verdict for Guzman, who faces...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a villager walks through his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary. A Hungarian court on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured over 220. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
February 04, 2019 - 10:55 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two former executives of an alumina plant in Hungary were convicted and sentenced to prison Monday for an industrial disaster that killed eight people and injured more than 220 in flooded towns and villages, a Hungarian court said. Zoltan B., the former CEO of MAL Zrt.,...
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February 02, 2019 - 2:30 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. Jonathan White, who leads the Health and Human...
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Transgender man, Henry Tse displays a banner outside a local court in Hong Kong Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Hong Kong's High Court has refused to allow three transgender men, including Tse, to be recognised as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. (Apple Daily via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 6:11 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone full sex-change operations. The ruling Friday was seen as a blow to the fledgling LGBT movement in the semiautonomous Chinese...
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February 01, 2019 - 3:49 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Justice Department attorneys on Friday appealed the November ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian Morris that blocked a construction permit for the 1,184-mile (1,900-kilometer)...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 image, former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo waits for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court are listening to legal arguments Friday Feb. 1, 2019, on whether to immediately release former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former Youth Minister Charles Ble Goude following their acquittal last month on charges of involvement in deadly violence that erupted following their country's disputed 2010 presidential election. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
February 01, 2019 - 9:40 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges ordered the conditional release Friday of Ivory Coast's ex-president and a former youth minister, more than two weeks after they were acquitted of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after their country's 2010 election. Judge...
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FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo shows Marie Colvin. In a verdict unsealed late Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, a Washington judge hit the Syrian government with a $302 million judgment over the 2012 death of journalist Colvin, a longtime foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times. (Joel Ryan/PA via AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:57 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.S. court verdict that blamed the Syrian government for the killing of an American journalist was based on "fortune telling" rather than an investigation in accordance with the law, a senior Syrian legislator said Friday. Syria's deputy Parliament Speaker Najdat Anzour...
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Ahn Hee-jung, center, a former governor of South Chungcheong province, arrives at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. A South Korean appeals court has sentenced Ahn to 3½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. (Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 1:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013 file photo, radioactive waste sealed in large stainless steel canisters is stored under five feet of concrete in a storage building at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. Nevada and South Carolina are jostling for a home-field advantage of sorts in a federal court battle that could result in a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium being stored 70 miles from Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:05 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge denied Nevada's latest request Thursday to immediately block all future shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a nuclear security site near Las Vegas. The state wanted the shipments blocked until potential safety and environmental risks could be reviewed further...
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