Law and order

Judge Thad Balkman rules that Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson can move forward, Monday, July 8, 2019 in Norman, Okla. Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson had asked Balkman to end the Oklahoma's opioid public nuisance lawsuit against them, arguing state statutes and case law don't support it. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge decided Monday the state's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson can move forward, rejecting the company's argument that the state failed to prove its public-nuisance claim. District Judge Thad Balkman denied Johnson...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein, center, is shown in custody in West Palm Beach, Fla. The wealthy financier and convicted sex offender has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
July 07, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is due in court following an arrest in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager who once...
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In this undated booking photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Daniel James Burda in Medford, Ore. Authorities in Oregon have arrested Burda in the death of an original member of Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club." Oregon State Police said Burda was taken into custody Friday, July 5, 2019, on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and identity theft in the death of Dennis Day. He is being held in Jackson County Jail in southern Oregon. (Jackson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 06, 2019 - 7:09 pm
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon have arrested a man in the death of an original member of Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club." Daniel James Burda, 36, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, abuse of a corpse, criminal mistreatment and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, center, watches a video deposition with attorneys Michael Burrage, left and Brad Beckworth, right, in Norman, Okla., during Oklahoma's trial against drugmakers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis. Hunter has secured about $355 million from two groups of defendant drug makers in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and he's trying to make the case in court that even more money should come Oklahoma's way. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 04, 2019 - 10:42 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — So far, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has secured about $355 million from two groups of defendant drugmakers in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and he's trying to make the case that even more money should come Oklahoma's way in the first such state...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro walks towards prototypes for a border wall in San Diego. An appeals court has upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
July 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on a signature campaign promise before the 2020 election. A divided three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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President Donald Trump signs a $4.6 billion aid package to help the federal government cope with the surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 02, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the Ways and Means Committee against the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service. The committee says it doesn't have to explain its...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, People gather at the state Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights in Sacramento, Calif. The Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called "conscience" rule is challenged in a California court. The rule was supposed to take effect on July 22 but the government and its opponents in a California lawsuit mutually agreed Friday, June 28, 2019 to delay a final ruling on the matter for four months. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 30, 2019 - 5:08 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to postpone implementing a rule allowing medical workers to decline performing abortions or other treatments on moral or religious grounds while the so-called "conscience" rule is challenged in a California court. The rule was supposed to...
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Marijoyce Campbell, a 65-year-old lifelong Flint resident, walks away from the podium in tears after speaking her mind during a community meeting with Flint water prosecutors at UAW Local 659, Friday, June 28, 2019, in Flint, Mich. Campbell said she had a “heavy heart” after learning of the new documents and that some materials the previous investigative team had were heavily redacted. Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy spoke to about 100 residents at the union hall, two weeks after dismissing charges. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 11:09 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors who dropped charges against eight people in the Flint water scandal explained their decision in a public forum Friday night, telling frustrated, shocked and saddened residents they must look at hundreds of mobile devices and millions of documents that a previous...
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In this May 23, 2019 photo, the U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 28, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation. The justices' order Friday sets up high-stakes legal arguments in the fall, with a decision likely by June 2020 as Trump seeks re-election. Trump...
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June 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden and estates representing Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty are among those suing Universal Music Group for materials lost in a 2008 fire. In a suit filed this week in federal district court in Los Angeles, the artists allege that Universal failed to protect music ruined in the...
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