By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) 10/11 — Two convicted felons facing criminal charges over a Kansas bar shooting that killed four people and wounded five others had previous brushes with the law that could have kept them behind bars had judges and other officials made different decisions,
PHOENIX (AP) 08/21 — A federal appeals court has upheld a man’s second-degree murder conviction but threw out another conviction based on the first while ruling that the murder isn’t always a crime of violence under federal law.
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) 08/16 — A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S.
By AMY TAXIN and ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press 07/25 – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop denying asylum to anyone who transits through another country to reach the U.S.
By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/17 — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) 07/11 — An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for fatally shooting a teacher, plus 290 years for raping an 81-year-old woman and other crimes.Read more »
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 07/05 — Prosecutors can no longer seek the death penalty against a Mexican immigrant charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a convenience store clerk in a Phoenix suburb because the accused is intellectually disabled,
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) 06/29 — A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California,Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 06/14 — Two former Las Vegas trade show workers have pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges in the theft of weapons from the U.S.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 06/06 — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions.
By DAISY NGUYEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/25 — A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency,
By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 05/24 — A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump,
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 05/12 — The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr’s mind, competing for attention with warm,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/29 — Prosecutors in Massachusetts sued Monday to block federal authorities from making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally,
By ASHRAF KHALIL and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/26 — In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency Friday as she awaited sentencing on charges of being a secret agent for Russia.
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/25 — A Massachusetts judge was indicted Thursday on charges that she helped a man who was living in the U.S.
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/24 — President Donald Trump’s prison-bound former lawyer told actor Tom Arnold last month that he pleaded guilty to some crimes he didn’t commit so his wife wouldn’t “get dragged into the mud of this crap.”
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/11 — More than a million high-capacity ammunition magazines flooded into California during a one-week window created when a federal judge temporarily threw out the state’s ban,
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) 04/04 — A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be “known or suspected terrorists.”
CANTON, Ill. (AP) 03/29 — A man convicted of murder as a suspected member of the notorious “Ripper Crew” that killed as many as 20 Chicago-area women in the 1980s has been released from prison,Read more »