Legal proceedings

May 21, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide...
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FILE - These undated file booking photos made available by the Shreveport Police Department show Corey Williams. A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of Williams, an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of his innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades earlier. One of Williams' attorneys says a plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Williams to be freed as soon as Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (Shreveport Police Department via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 8:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding "staggering" evidence of the man's innocence in a pizza deliveryman's killing two decades ago. A plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Corey...
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In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the state's biodiesel program in Jefferson City, Mo. A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Greitens. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison recused the St. Louis circuit attorney's office...
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 21, 2018 - 6:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club...
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May 21, 2018 - 6:21 pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran said Monday that he was being attacked and acted in self-defense when he fired on the man about a second after ordering him to stop running at him. Robert Olsen, 56, faces...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of molesting patients over decades as a "serial sexual predator," according to a court filing Monday. Dr. George Tyndall routinely made crude comments, took...
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2017, file photo provided by KATU-TV shows a wildfire as seen from near Stevenson, Wash., across the Columbia River, burning in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore. A teenager who started the major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU-TV via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new lawsuit blames lawyers, engineers and financial experts for a trash incinerator project that nearly bankrupted the city of Harrisburg, calling it "the worst municipal financial disaster" in state history. The state and the city on Monday sued four law firms, two...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. Orlando, Florida, law firm Morgan & Morgan announced in a news release Monday the two sides came to an...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:35 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cab driver whose taxi jumped a Pittsburgh curb on St. Patrick's Day last year, killing one pedestrian and injuring another person, has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison. Sixty-one-year-old Dale Dern of Bulger pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide while...
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