Court decisions

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, returns to the Senate chamber after a meeting in the Majority Leaders office during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol Friday Jan 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 01, 2020 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no question, Sen. Lamar Alexander said, that President Donald Trump actions were “inappropriate” when he asked Ukraine's leader to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. But not bad enough, he said, to warrant Trump's removal from office, or even to hear from witnesses...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 31, 2020 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S. history. But senators pushed off final voting on his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont poses during an interview with The Associated Press, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. A Belgian court on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 acquitted three doctors of charges of manslaughter by poisoning in a case that has been seen as a key test of Belgium's euthanasia laws. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng, file)
January 31, 2020 - 9:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium's euthanasia law survived a key test on Friday when a high court acquitted three doctors of charges of manslaughter by poisoning in a landmark ruling involving a woman who suffered from mental problems. There were fears in the medical community that a conviction would have...
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FILE - This combination photo of undated file photos, released by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, show missing children Joshua "JJ" Vallow, left, and Tylee Ryan. Police say the mother of two missing kids has been found in Hawaii, along with her new husband, but the children still have not been located. Seventeen-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow have been missing since September 2019, and police say their mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, and her new husband Chad Daybell, lied to investigators about where the children are. When police returned to their home in Idaho to question them again, the adults had disappeared. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via AP, File)
January 30, 2020 - 7:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mom of two children missing since September failed to meet a court-ordered deadline to bring the kids to authorities in Idaho on Thursday. That clears the way for a judge to potentially hold Lori Vallow in contempt of court, a legal move that could allow prosecutors to seek...
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January 30, 2020 - 7:27 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay nearly $344 million in penalties for deceptively marketing pelvic mesh devices for women. Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon ruled against the medical giant in a lawsuit brought in 2016 by the California Department...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., calls on a reporter during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin)
January 30, 2020 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial lurched into a final day of questions and answers Thursday before a crucial vote on calling witnesses — even as attention focused on a Trump attorney's controversial defense and a Republican senator's effort to expose the whistleblower...
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FILE - In this Nov.28, 2019 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, center, arrives at the Lyon courtroom, central France, for his appeal trial in Lyon. A French appeals court has acquitted Thursday, Jan.30, 2020 the French cardinal Philippe Barbarin of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
January 30, 2020 - 8:29 am
LYON, France (AP) — A French appeals court on Thursday acquitted a French cardinal of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock, a decision culminating a drama that has produced angst for the Roman Catholic Church and reawakened a past of pain and shame for some victims seeking justice...
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January 30, 2020 - 6:12 am
Lyon, France (AP) — A French appeals court is deciding whether a French cardinal is guilty of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, was found guilty in March of failing to report a predator priest to police and given a six-month...
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January 29, 2020 - 11:52 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a lawsuit that said Broadcom used its patented...
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In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump, answers a question during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
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January 29, 2020 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Trump's defenders...
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