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Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, left, and his lawyer Cristiano Zanin leave the Lula Institute building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, April 5, 2018. Federal judge Sergio Moro on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for da Silva, a major blow for the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
April 05, 2018 - 6:53 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's elections. The warrant came several hours after the country'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018 file photo ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, stands with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party at a park in Brussels. A German court ruled Thursday, April 5, 2018 that Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, ruling that the most serious charge against him isn’t punishable under German law. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
April 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's political struggle with Spain (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A court official in Germany says that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's release from prison is conditioned on his remaining in Germany while extradition proceedings continue and reporting to...
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April 04, 2018 - 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit from a photographer who was suing Kendall and Kylie Jenner's fashion label over T-shirts with the late rapper Tupac Shakur's image on them is being dropped. A document filed in federal court Wednesday says that both parties are asking a judge to dismiss the suit brought...
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Demonstrators place a banner in support of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, at the Espalanade of the Ministries, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Brazil's top court could rule whether da Silva can stay out of prison while appealing a corruption conviction, a decision that could radically alter October's presidential election in Latin America's largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
April 04, 2018 - 7:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's top court appeared to be moving Wednesday night toward denying a petition from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to stay out of prison while he appeals a 12-year sentence for corruption, a ruling that could affect the country's stability ahead of...
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Alex van der Zwaan raises his arms as he goes through security checkpoint during his arrival Federal District Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 03, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel's Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Alex van der...
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Alex van der Zwaan raises his arms as he goes through security checkpoint during his arrival Federal District Court in Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 03, 2018 - 2:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel's Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Alex van der...
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April 03, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explicitly authorized the Justice Department's special counsel to investigate allegations that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman colluded with the Russian government, according to a court filing late Monday night. Special...
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April 02, 2018 - 6:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice wants to join settlement talks in federal court involving hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The government says it can provide information and expertise to parties in the case and facilitate requests to...
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April 02, 2018 - 4:17 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge who oversaw high-profile cases involving New York public officials has died. The district executive for New York's eastern district, Eugene Corcoran, said Monday that Judge Leonard Wexler died over the weekend. Wexler, who was based in Central Islip (EYE'-...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. The Supreme Court is being asked to take a case about whether eye drops are too big. Don’t roll your eyes. Major players in American’s medicine cabinets are now asking the high court to take the case. On the other side are patients using the companies’ drops to treat glaucoma and other conditions. They say wasted medication affects their wallets. They argue they should be able to sue. Drug companies, however, say the patients’ argument is based on speculation and a bottle that doesn’t exist. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 02, 2018 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that car dealerships' service advisers, like car salesmen and mechanics, are exempt under federal law from overtime pay requirements. The court ruled 5-4 that service advisers, who greet customers and propose various repair services, are salespeople...
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