Law and order

FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who received 27 years behind bars for money laundering. It was the first time Trump has used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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December 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says a cosmetic-surgery firm that denied surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal Judge Analisa Torres issued the written opinion Wednesday against Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, which has offices in Manhattan and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2013 file photo McKayla Maroney smiles after competing on the floor exercise during the U.S. women's national gymnastics championships in Hartford, Conn. Maroney says the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts forced her to sign a confidential settlement to keep allegations of sexual abuse by the team's doctor secret. Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, against the United States Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The suit also seeks damages from Michigan State University, where the team's doctor, Larry Nassar, worked for decades. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola,File)
December 20, 2017 - 6:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Maroney, who won a...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A major New York City landlord who was accused of bullying tenants out of rent-regulated apartments has agreed to pay them $8 million to settle a lawsuit — while he's in jail after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the agreement...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says a cosmetic surgery firm violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it denied surgery to three men with HIV. Federal Judge Analisa Torres issued the written opinion Wednesday against a business known as Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, with offices...
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From left, Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne, Jeanette Finicum, widow of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, Ryan Bundy, Angela Bundy, wife of Ryan Bundy and Jamie Bundy, daughter of Ryan Bundy, walk out of a federal courthouse Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against Cliven Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and self-styled Montana militia leader Ryan Payne. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 20, 2017 - 6:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge in Nevada dealt another defeat Wednesday to federal prosecutors trying to punish leaders of armed standoffs meant to oppose federal authority over vast swaths of land in the American West. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas declared a mistrial in the...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentence to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old missing person's case is now considered a homicide after authorities found the man's remains, investigators said Wednesday. The discovery of Mike Williams' remains happened the day after his best friend was sentenced to 20-years in prison for kidnapping...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury did not reach a verdict in its first day of deliberations in the trial of a Turkish banker accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions and launder billions of dollars in oil revenue. The deliberations began early Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan federal court after Judge...
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December 20, 2017 - 5:55 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Five defendants linked to the MS-13 gang have pleaded not guilty to an attempt to kidnap and murder a 16-year-old boy on Long Island. Suffolk County prosecutors say the three known gang members and two MS-13 associates pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy and...
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