Courts

December 13, 2018 - 9:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears. The Chicago Tribune reports a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Russell Beckman for a temporary restraining order and injunction so...
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FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, file photo, Daniel Green, who is serving a life sentence for the July 1993 death of former NBA basketball star Michael Jordan's father James Jordan, listens to questions during an interview at the Harnett County Correctional Institute in Lillington, N.C. A North Carolina judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the case of Green. The judge will decide whether the arguments warrant an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial for Green. (AP Photo/Sara D. Davis, File)
December 04, 2018 - 11:57 pm
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't...
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FILE- In this March 19, 2010, file photo, Level 5 Motorsports driver Scott Tucker waits during a break in a practice session for the American Le Mans Series' 12 Hours of Sebring auto race in Sebring, Fla. A U.S. appeals court has upheld a nearly $1.3 billion award against a pro racecar driver who ran a payday loan business accused by federal authorities of deceiving consumers. A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, that information Scott Tucker provided consumers did not accurately disclose the terms of the loans. The appeals panel also said a lower court did not abuse its authority when it ordered Tucker and other defendants to pay back nearly $1.3 billion. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld a nearly $1.3 billion award against a pro racecar driver who was sent to prison following a conviction for cheating consumers through his payday loan businesses. Information Scott Tucker's companies provided consumers did not accurately...
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Defendant Sergej W. arrives at the Assize Court in Dortmund, Germany, Nov. 27, 2018. The court has convicted W. on 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus. The dpa news agency reported that the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy rules, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Dortmund state court on Tuesday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted a man of 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus and sentenced him to 14 years in prison. The Dortmund state court found the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with...
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Cincinnati Reds bobbleheads are posed for display, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Cincinnati. The Ohio Supreme Court says the Cincinnati Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of bobbleheads and other promotional items that the baseball team offers to ticket buyers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Quoting the Cincinnati Reds' longtime play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that "this one belongs to the Reds." The state's high court ruled 5-2 that the Major League Baseball franchise is exempt from paying tax on the purchase of bobbleheads and other...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. A Louisiana appellate court is set to hear the case of Cardell Hayes, the man convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. In the appeal, Hayes’s attorneys say the judge in the case should have granted a new trial because a witness who contacted the defense a day after Hayes' conviction said he had heard two guns at the time of the shooting. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
November 14, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell Hayes...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, then-Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Daniel Carcillo talks with linesman Bryan Pancich, left, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in St. Paul, Minn. The NHL and attorneys for retired players have reached a tentative settlement worth roughly $19 million in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries. Carcillo, who played nine NHL seasons and joined the lawsuit in June, posted several messages of displeasure with the settlement on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, FIle)
November 12, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look in the direction of the jury as he reacts to his double murder acquittal in the 2012 deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court will consider whether the state should get rid of the centuries-old legal principle that erased Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
November 08, 2018 - 7:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state's highest court Thursday. It doesn't make sense the former New...
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November 07, 2018 - 4:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for scamming star athletes out of millions of dollars by claiming to be an Ivy League university-trained financial adviser and money manager. A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday also ordered Peggy Ann Fulford to pay almost...
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence smile as former basketball coach Bob Knight speaks to an overflow crowd at a campaign rally at Southport High School, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2018 - 1:24 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned back-to-back Friday as he launched a feverish push to help elect Republicans in next week's voting — but he also looked ahead to facing off against "one of the lefties" he expects to challenge his re-election effort in 2020. Trump opened a rally...
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