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Michael Cohen's attorneys Todd Harrison, right, and Joseph Evans arrive at Federal court, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. A hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to address Cohen's request for a temporary restraining order related to the judicial warrant that authorized a search of his Manhattan office, apartment and hotel room this week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, asked a federal judge Friday to get the first look at documents and devices seized from Cohen's office and hotel room during an FBI raid to exclude items they believe are protected by attorney-client privilege...
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April 13, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will release an audio recording of arguments over President Donald Trump's travel ban just a few hours after they conclude on April 25. Friday's announcement from the court is the first time it has agreed this term to provide audio on the day a high-profile case...
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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, middle, is flanked by Police Chief Charlie Beck, right, and Mayor Eric Garcetti during a press conference in Los Angeles Thursday, April 12, 2018. A federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a nationwide injunction barring the Justice Department from awarding priority consideration for a community policing grant if they agreed to cooperate with immigration officials. Feuer said the ruling was a "complete victory." (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
April 12, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Thursday barring the U.S. Justice Department from giving priority status for multimillion-dollar community policing grants to departments that agree to cooperate with immigration officials. The ruling came after Los Angeles — a...
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April 12, 2018 - 10:01 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by government entities over the opioid crisis has changed course slightly. Federal Judge Dan Polster has set a schedule to start trying some of the cases in March 2019 as settlement talks continue. His goal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb safety net program. Walker sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 11, 2018 - 4:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program. The proposal under review would be narrowly targeted,...
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April 11, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump's comments about so-called "sanctuary cities" were scrutinized at a federal appeals court hearing Wednesday to determine whether the president's executive order threatening to cut funding from states and cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, John Jackson, left, and his wife, Carolyn Jackson, of Mount Holly, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse in Newark, N.J. The couple, who've been convicted of abusing their young foster children over several years, are due back in court Wednesday, April 11, 2018, for a resentencing after their original sentence was thrown out for being too lenient. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 11, 2018 - 12:54 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 12-year-old girl described to a judge Wednesday how as a toddler she was repeatedly abused by her foster parents, an ex-Army couple convicted of child endangerment who were in court to be resentenced. John and Carolyn Jackson lived at the Army's Picatinny Arsenal facility when...
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April 11, 2018 - 6:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg swore in a new group of American citizens and urged them to vote. The 85-year-old daughter of a Russian immigrant father administered the oath of allegiance to 201 new citizens during a ceremony Tuesday in New York City. She told the group...
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The Loews Regency Hotel is seen in New York, Monday, April 9, 2018. Federal agents raided the office of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Besides Cohen's office, agents also searched a hotel room at the Loews Regency where he's been staying while his home is under renovation. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
April 10, 2018 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan has been recused from involvement in the FBI's probe of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Geoffrey Berman, a Republican and former law partner of Rudy Giuliani's, was named the interim U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after beginning sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reev Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the 13-year prison sentence on Monday, April 10, 2018, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the athlete. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
April 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal...
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