Court decisions

August 10, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on jury $289 million verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Monsanto Co. says it will appeal a $289 million verdict a San Francisco jury ordered it to pay a former groundskeeper who claimed the company's weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. The lawsuit brought by Dewayne Johnson was the first to go to...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore. A federal judge is set to decide Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, whether Nebraska can proceed with the state's first execution since 1997 and its first-ever lethal injection. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf is expected to issue the ruling in a lawsuit by a German pharmaceutical company that alleges state officials improperly obtained the company's drugs for Moore’s execution which is set for Tuesday morning Aug. 14. He was condemned for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers. (Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP, File)
August 10, 2018 - 3:47 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday refused to block Nebraska from carrying out the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a German pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf denied the company's request to...
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August 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. Astarita was charged with making false statements and...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies’ brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 09, 2018 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, Brock Turner leaves the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose, Calif. An appeals court has rejected the former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. The three judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that Brock Turner received a fair trial. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group via AP, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions. The three-judge panel of the 6th District Court of Appeal in San Jose ruled Wednesday that there was "substantial...
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In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 photo, a No Trespassing sign is displayed in front of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., at the park that was the focus of the Unite the Right rally. Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 08, 2018 - 10:56 am
Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. A judge says the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments. U.S. District Judge David Nye ruled Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, that the records are protected presidential communications. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 1:43 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Nye said Monday that the records are protected...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:40 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the migrant crisis in Europe (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A British jury has convicted a gang that was prepared to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel using flimsy boats —or even a jet ski. Plot organizers Artur Nutaj and Sabah Dulaj facilitated the...
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FILE - This Saturday Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, an armed militia member stands guard at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-page order says the woman's First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don't outweigh the importance of disclosing her identity to plaintiffs' attorneys suing over the rally's violence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2018 - 4:12 pm
A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-...
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