HONOLULU (AP) 10/18 — Just hours before President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was to take full effect, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised order,Read more »
By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 10/08 — North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife.
By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) 09/21 — Whether and when constitutional rights afforded American citizens extend to non-citizens outside the nation’s boundaries were at issue Wednesday when a federal appeals court heard arguments about the cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager by a U.S.
By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 09/16— Hundreds of people protesting the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of black man following a high-speed chase marched for hours in mostly peaceful demonstrations,Read more »
By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/13 — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.
The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 09/08 — A judge on Thursday ruled that statements a white Chicago police officer made to an investigator two days after he fatally shot a black teenager in 2014 cannot be used at his murder trial.Read more »
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 09/03 — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday temporarily paused the murder trial of a white police officer accused of killing a black man as it considers a defense request to remove the judge because of a social media post in which the judge complained about being racially profiled by police.
By AMY FORLITI , Associated Press 09/03 – The videotaped arrest of a Utah nurse who refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient has raised questions about how far officers can go to collect evidence and has led to policy changes within the Salt Lake City Police Department.Read more »
By TERRANCE HARRIS , Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 09/02 — A Florida prosecutor who fought and lost a battle with the governor over her decision not to seek the death penalty said Friday that she will comply with a state Supreme Court decision and seek it in future cases if it is unanimously recommended by a panel of her assistant prosecutors.
By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 08/31 — A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities”Read more »
RISHABH R. JAIN and MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press ROHTAK, India (AP) 08/28 — A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to 10 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.
JASON DEAREN, Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) 08/24 — The drug etomidate has never before been used in any U.S. execution, but the state of Florida hopes that won’t result in the state’s first execution in more than 18 months being halted by the nation’s highest court Thursday.
CIARAN GILES and ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) 08/23 — Police in northeastern Spain said Wednesday they found a belt charged with real explosives in a house where a fatal explosion last week derailed the initial plans by an extremist cell to strike with bombs in Barcelona rather than vehicle attacks that eventually killed 14 people.
JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) 08/16 — The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 08/15 — An Ohio appeals court has concluded that a juror’s snoozing during testimony in a murder trial isn’t enough to overturn the defendant’s conviction.
WASHINGTON (AP) 08/10 — The District of Columbia’s mayor says a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorcyclist last year has been asked to resign.
JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press – This is the last in a three-part series on juvenile life without parole. BALTIMORE (AP) 08/02 — A U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it’s cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population,
MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) 07/27 — Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case and that he should be spared from being executed Thursday so his appeals can be reviewed more fairly.
DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) 07/19 — A white university police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop won’t face a third murder trial,
JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) 07/14 — In another setback for President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Hawaii has further weakened his already diluted travel ban by vastly expanding the list of family relationships with U.S.