By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/04 — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh promised Tuesday to be a “team player” if confirmed to the closely divided court,
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) 8/24 — A Montana judge ordered a new trial for a man convicted of possessing methamphetamine after learning a state crime lab employee ingested meth before testifying to convict him.
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) 08/24 — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) 08/23 — An Oregon man who said he and his buddy were on a “last hurrah” tour through national parks before he entered alcohol treatment was sentenced Thursday to 130 days in jail for his drunken behavior,
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Write FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 08/10 — A Florida newspaper urged a judge Friday to reject a school board’s effort to have it and two reporters held in contempt for publishing a story on the educational background of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
By MARTHA BELLISLE and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) 08/01 — A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted online.
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/25 — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 07/18 — A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been appointed the high-priced attorney he asked for last year.Read more »
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) 07/13 — Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people — even if the laws had applied to him,
By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 07/10 — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 07/10 — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge,
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 06/26 — Each time notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears in court in his U.S.
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/22 — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been,
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 06/05 — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in a limited decision that leaves for another day the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) 05/26 — A man who was set on fire by an officer’s stun gun after a police chase has settled his excessive-force lawsuit against police in Virginia for $6.5 million.Chesterfield County police officers had pulled the man from his wrecked car in November 2015 when the sound of sirens startled him.Read more »
By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 05/12 — The disgraced leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to nine robberies while on the force.
By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) 04/27 — A former Black Liberation Army radical who killed two New York City police officers nearly a half century ago was released on parole Friday after efforts to keep him in prison failed.
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press ATMORE, Ala. (AP) 04/20 — An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge,
By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — A judge set bail at $100,000 Tuesday for a Vermont teenager accused in a school shooting plot that led to the first significant restrictions on gun ownership in Vermont history.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 04/17 — Vermont’s top public defender says he thinks the teenager accused of planning a school shooting that led to changes in the state’s gun laws should be released following a bail hearing.Read more »