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Kyle Butler of Palestine, Ark., left, and Richard Milliman of Memphis, Tenn., leave a federal courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, after a judge imposed a five-year prison term on a former east Arkansas district judge who admitted giving young men lighter sentences in return for sexual favors. Milliman became one of ex-judge Boeckmann's victims after being stopped for driving 5 mph over the speed limit four years ago, then forgetting his trial date. Butler said he was also forced to pose for photos and was threatened with his life if he didn’t recant information he had given to state investigators. (AP Photo/Kelly P. Kissel)
February 21, 2018 - 7:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Arkansas judge Wednesday to five years in prison — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended — after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for personal benefits that included sexual favors. Joseph...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice — a judgment that could open U.K. forces to a wave of lawsuits from victims. The top court upheld a lower court's decision to award compensation to two victims of...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Wednesday they will soon ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the imposition of new congressional district maps , two days after they were announced by the state's highest court. House Speaker Mike Turzai said that later...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay...
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Homeless people line up in preparation to move from their homeless camp site along a riverbed in Anaheim, Calif. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Authorities are being allowed to shut down a large homeless encampment in Southern California and move hundreds of tent-dwellers into motel rooms. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 20, 2018 - 5:12 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities took steps Tuesday toward shutting down a large homeless encampment and relocating hundreds of tent-dwellers to motel rooms under a court-supervised deal with lawyers who sued to protect their rights. Scores of people hauling suitcases and pet...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves during the opening ceremony for a bomb-proof emergency room in a hospital in Ashkelon, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
February 20, 2018 - 2:00 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already reeling from a damaging police report into alleged corruption, faced yet another scandal on Tuesday — with allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the Israeli...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:36 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives' parliament on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power, ignoring a plea from regional power India not to extend it. The extension of the emergency, first declared earlier this month after the...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, announces that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 20, 2018 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Russia probe (all times local): 10 a.m. The law firm where a lawyer charged by special counsel Robert Mueller used to work says it fired him last year and has been cooperating with authorities. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP issued a statement...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:52 am
MADRID (AP) — A leading Catalan politician is vowing to carry on advocating for Catalan independence from her current base in Switzerland where she is evading a Spanish judicial probe for her role in last year's illegal secession attempt. Anna Gabriel, the leader of the anti-establishment Catalan...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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