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  • Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

    Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision was a setback for Paul Manafort in his defense against charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as an...
  • Judge who canceled court to attend Super Bowl pep rally under investigation

    ATLANTA – Channel 2 Action News has learned that the state agency which oversees judges is investigating an Atlanta judge whose work habits and judicial conduct have been the subject of complaints. Investigative reporter Richard Belcher says one incident includes a Super Bowl pep rally. The judge in question...
  • $500K bond for shooting suspect’s brother in school trespass

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A prosecutor said that Zachary Cruz, 18, expressed...
  • Judge urges action on ‘100 percent manmade’ opioid crisis

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday likened the nation’s opioid epidemic to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic while noting the drug crisis is “100 percent manmade.” Judge Dan Polster urged participants on all sides of lawsuits against drugmakers and distributors to work toward a common goal of...
  • U.S. judge in Las Vegas may dismiss ranching standoff case

    A U.S. judge who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s decision on Monday is sure to echo among states’ rights advocates in Western states where...
  • Prosecutors seek 57-year sentence for ex-priest

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of an ex-priest in the 1960 death of a Texas woman (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a Texas jury to send a former priest convicted of murder to prison for 57 years, reflecting how long he...
  • Ex-cop acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed man at hotel

    PHOENIX — A former Arizona police officer was acquitted Thursday of a murder charge in the 2016 fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside his hotel room as officers were responding to a call that someone there was pointing a gun out a window. The verdict cleared Philip Mitchell...
  • Judge grants parents permission to force feed their daughter!

    New Jersey judge has cleared the way for parents to force-feed their 20-year-old anorexic daughter. The judge on Tuesday ruled the woman, known as S.A., was incapable of making her own decisions and gave her parents the power to make medical decisions on her behalf. Her lawyer had argued...
  • $417M jury award against Johnson & Johnson thrown out by judge

    LOS ANGELES – A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new...