National courts

February 15, 2018 - 11:42 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that it examined statements made by Trump and other administration officials, as...
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Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa, portrait on cloth, sing and dance outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018. Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition (all times local): 5 p.m. South African authorities say they are seeking to arrest a key member of a business family accused of using its links to former president Jacob Zuma to secure state contracts. Police tell local media...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey, is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, by a federal judge in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 13, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - This May 8, 2017, file photo shows an aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The federal government says it doesn't have to release documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Donald Trump to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, made a second and far more detailed request asking a federal judge in Idaho to dismiss an environmental law firm's lawsuit seeking 12 documents withheld from a Freedom of Information Act request.(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 6:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government says it does not have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they are protected presidential communications. The Department of Justice made a more detailed request of a federal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016, file photo, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, center, is led into court in Elizabeth, N.J. Rahimi, who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey, is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, by a federal judge in Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the sentencing of a man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A victim of a New York City bombing that injured 30 people confronted the bomber in court after he was sentenced to life in prison...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down the massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. Homeless residents and their advocates are expected to argue in U.S. court Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Orange County can't remove them from a riverbed bike trail without adequate housing options. Officials say they've offered shelter beds and housing. The lawsuit is being watched by homeless advocates nationwide amid a rise in encampments. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
February 13, 2018 - 3:14 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge hearing arguments over whether a California county should be able to clear out a huge homeless encampment said Tuesday he plans to take a field trip to the site alongside a riverbed. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter also demanded that Orange County...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:36 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's constitutional court has ruled that a new law which could lead to major state companies coming under political control is unconstitutional. The court ruled Tuesday that an amendment to a law that would eliminate corporate governance in big state concerns was not...
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FILE -In this June 12, 2014 file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. The Interior Department says it is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those that were in force before the Obama administration changed the regulation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
February 12, 2018 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. A rule being published in the Federal Register this week will replace the 2016 rule with requirements similar to those in force...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has awarded $6.7 million to graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed on buildings torn down to make room for luxury condos. Federal Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn noted Monday there was no remorse from the owner of the warehouse buildings. Twenty-...
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