Legal proceedings

Members of the LGBT community dance to celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The court gave its ruling Thursday on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law, saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
September 06, 2018 - 7:52 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." The 1861 law, a relic of Victorian England that hung on long...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gestures while speaking on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 06, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:25 p.m. New emails released from Brett Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House suggest the Supreme Court nominee was deeply involved in Bush judicial nominations. According...
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Then-Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks answers questions during a press conference at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider trading tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Kendricks says in a statement released by his lawyer Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, that he’s sorry and “deeply” regrets his actions. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Thursday, and faces up to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter asked Kendricks why he was pleading guilty. "I'm making the decision because it's the right thing...
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Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke walks into the courthouse, Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. Prospective jurors in the murder trial of Dyke who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald are to be given questionnaires as the first phase of jury selection starts Wednesday. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager has posted $200 bond and walked out of the courthouse after being...
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Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 06, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation tumbled into highly charged arguing Thursday over whether key documents were being withheld, and one Democrat risked Senate discipline by releasing confidential material. A newly disclosed email revealed that President Donald...
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South Sudanese soldiers listen to the verdict being delivered at their trial in a military courtroom in Juba, South Sudan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A military judge found 10 soldiers guilty of rape and murder in a violent rampage at the Terrain Hotel in Juba in 2016, when dozens of soldiers broke into the compound, killed a local journalist and gang-raped five international aid workers. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:55 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military judge in South Sudan on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to jail for a 2016 rampage in which a local journalist was killed and five international aid workers were gang-raped. The case was widely seen as a test of South Sudan's ability to hold its soldiers to...
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This photo of three images taken from October 2017 video produced by Sierra Research Laboratories shows mice congregated around and climbing on a device that was supposed to scare them away. The images were included in a civil complaint filed with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York against BHH, the New York based company that produces the device. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, a New York judge said pictures of mice lounging around the anti-rodent device are reason enough to let a lawsuit proceed against the company that sells them. (Sierra Research Laboratories via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 8:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pictures of mice lounging around an anti-rodent device designed to make them flee were cited by a judge who let a class-action lawsuit proceed Wednesday against a company that sells and markets them. "It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words," U.S. District Judge...
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This combination photo shows Sacha Baron Cohen, left, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 4, 2018, and former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 16, 2017. Moore is suing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation after being pranked on Cohen’s television show, "Who is America?" The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C., accuses Cohen of smearing Moore's name and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. (AP Photo)
September 05, 2018 - 5:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Wednesday sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation and emotional distress after being pranked on the actor's television show. The lawsuit appears to be the first actually filed by one of the string of politicians who were duped...
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September 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting already is playing out in this year's midterm elections. North Carolina's congressional elections were...
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September 05, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department review of a program aimed at helping detained immigrants navigate the country's complex immigration court system has found that people in the program had longer detention stays and were less likely to get lawyers than people not in it. But the nonprofit group...
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