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    A GHISLAINE Maxwell judge rejected the latest plea for the delayed release of documents as her lawyers claimed to have "critical new information." In a two-page order on Wednesday, US District Judge Loretta Preska said she had no reasonable basis to order a delay because a protective order in the criminal case meant the new...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — A federal court has dismissed Howard County’s petition for the Federal Aviation Administration to change flight paths at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The county claims the FAA changed flight paths without proper notice or environmental consideration, causing noise pollution in some areas. READ MORE: Howard County Sues FAA...
    The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected an attempt by a coalition of 18 Democrat attorneys general to block the Trump administration’s new Title IX rule that governs campus sexual misconduct. The court denied the Democrats’ motion for a preliminary injunction Wednesday, allowing the rule to take effect on Friday. U.S. Secretary...
    By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for the only Native American on federal death row are asking a judge to delay his upcoming execution while they argue that the procedures should be consistent with Arizona law. Lezmond Mitchell, who is Navajo, is set to be put to death on Aug. 26...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for the only Native American on federal death row are asking a judge to delay his upcoming execution while they argue that the procedures should be consistent with Arizona law. Lezmond Mitchell, who is Navajo, is set to be put to death on Aug. 26 at the federal prison in...
    Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0 The Stadium Foods We Miss the Most Lyfts president threatened to shut down its California operations over a court ruling requiring it to reclassify drivers as employees © Mario Tama/Getty Images Lyft and Uber were dealt a major legal defeat this week in their battle over...
    Nets interim coach Jacque Vaughn has used the restart to restructure his system and reboot his team. The result has been a 5-2 mark going into Thursday’s regular-season finale versus Portland, tied for third-best in the bubble. “We wanted to give the guys something they could hold onto that looked a little different, something you...
    In a Wednesday announcement, President Donald Trump nominated an elite attorney who appears to have worked in private practice for less than a year to a lifetime position on the federal bench. Kathryn Kimball Mizelle was named as the 45th president’s choice to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of...
    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii high school teacher was arrested for violating the 14-day traveler quarantine the state mandated to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Agents from the Hawaii attorney general's office arrested Mark Alan Cooper last week. Cooper, 48, of Mililani, returned to Honolulu from Florida on...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse the decision of a King County judge that has allowed a recall effort to move forward that could result in her being removed from office. Five Seattle residents filed a petition seeking to recall Durkan over her role in the...
    By Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has filed a motion asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit against the president's executive order targeting social media companies, calling it a "profound misunderstanding," according to a copy of the motion seen by Reuters. The lawsuit was brought in June by the Center for Democracy...
    A federal appellate court on Wednesday limited an order that had blocked the nationwide implementation of a controversial wealth test for green cards and immigrant visas, allowing the Trump administration to continue the policy in every state except New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The court partially set aside last month's ruling from a federal judge...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held Aug. 16 at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours. The ruling was...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a billionaire Durham businessman should spend 14 years in prison for trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray laid out the prosecution's sentencing recommendation against Greg Lindberg in a filing in federal court. Murray said that...
    It was an existential error worthy of Kafka. A man’s New York driver’s license was wrongfully revoked 24 years after he was convicted for a driving violation that he didn’t know about — all thanks to a state clerical error — in a “situation almost worthy of Kafka,” an appellate court said, citing the...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — American teenager Coco Gauff overcame some shaky serving Wednesday to beat No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 and reach the Top Seed Open quarterfinals with her third career victory over a top-15 opponent. The 16-year-old Gauff hit 10 double-faults and was broken seven times. “I guess,” she...
    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to poison her husband and stepson was caught on video spiking a drink with paint thinner and cleaning products, prosecutors said Wednesday. Susan McNair, 72, was arrested by Wilmington police on Tuesday on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of contaminating food or...
    A judge has shot down Ghislaine Maxwell's latest attempt to delay the unsealing of potentially explosive documents on Wednesday after her legal team claimed they had discovered 'critical new information' that would impact both her criminal sex trafficking case and her civil defamation case.  New York judge Loretta Preska denied Maxwell's request, writing in a two-page...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Because of problems caused by the continuing coronavirus pandemic, the state’s next two bar exams will be open book and administered by email, the Louisiana Supreme Court said in an order Wednesday. The step is necessary because the court’s Committee on Bar Admissions says it cannot use its current software vendor...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a monthslong battle, the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia will be moved to storage. The Art Commission has made its decision to move the statue, but some residents plan to fight that decision in court. “They can’t do that,” South Philly resident Maureen Fratantoni said. After dozens of hours of...
    THE HIGHLY anticipated trials of the Minneapolis police officers in the George Floyd case and the men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing are set to air LIVE on TV. A true-life crime channel Court TV announced Tuesday that it plans to roll cameras for two high-profile court cases. vowing to bring viewers "gavel-to-gavel" coverage. 7Former Minneapolis police...
    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to poison her husband and stepson was caught on video spiking a drink with paint thinner and cleaning products, prosecutors said Wednesday. Susan McNair, 72, was arrested by Wilmington police on Tuesday on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of contaminating food...
    Russell Westbrook has strained quad, will be re-evaluated before playoffs We Did Some Digging & Found the 14 Best Jackets at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Lyft may suspend service in California if court requires it to classify drivers as employees Lyft may suspend services in California if the state does not overturn a recent...
    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday declined a prosecutor’s request to revoke the bond for the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks, but she clarified that the conditions of his bond do not allow him to vacation out of state. Garrett Rolfe, 27, faces 11 charges, including felony murder, in Brooks’ killing on June 12....
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following a federal court ruling. The decision Tuesday halts for the second time a 125-square-mile (325-square-kilometer) project on the Payette National Forest that includes commercial timber sales, work...
    Court TV will broadcast the trials of the men charged with killing George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery in February. The network said on Tuesday it will air the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering Floyd in May. It will also broadcast the case State of Georgia v. Gregory McMichael,...
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the headlines a lot this summer, ruling on matters inclduing LGBTQ rights in the workplace and a Louisiana law restricting abortion. But journalist Steve Vladeck, in an article published in Slate this week, emphasizes that the High Court doesn’t spend all of its time on famous cases. The...
    A honcho in the city’s Health and Hospitals corporation tricked his employee into watching porn, groped her and even made creepy comments about how her “butt spreads” when she bent over, a new lawsuit alleges. Lisa Alexander says while she worked for the city Health and Hospital Corporation in the Behavior Health and Finance Department...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The head of ride-sharing giant Uber Wednesday said the company could temporarily halt service in California in response to the gig worker law which took effect in January and was upheld by a judge earlier this week. Rideshare drivers demonstrate against Uber and Lyft during a car caravan protest on Aug....
    San Francisco, Aug 12 (EFE) .- The shared transportation company Uber, headquartered and one of its main markets in California (USA), threatened this Wednesday to temporarily stop operating in that state if Justice does not ” reconsiders “a ruling contrary to the interests of the company. In an interview on the economic channel CNBC, Uber...
    Security cameras captured a gunman firing in broad daylight on a New York street, a scene that has become increasingly common in the city. The video was released yesterday by the NYPD and corresponds to a shooting in The Bronx near a crowded basketball tournament. It shows several people fleeing and then a young...
    The head of Uber says the company may choose to shut down its app in California if it’s ordered to classify its drivers as employees. Hide Speaking with MSNBC on Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi pushed back on a recent ruling from a judge in the state that demands the company treat its independent contractors...
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Billings man pleaded not guilty in the weekend homicide of a fellow music producer. Rahim Calloway, 30, is charged with deliberate homicide in the death of Christian Skyler Henning, 25, on Saturday. Henning was shot several times, including once in the head, as he sat in a car outside a...
    UBER CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company will likely shut down its services in California if it must pay people as employees instead of contractors. "If the court doesn't reconsider, then in California, it's hard to believe we'll be able to switch our model to full-time employment quickly," Khosrowshahi said during an interview on MSNBC....
    SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – The San Mateo County Superior Court in September will move jury selection for trials scheduled for the Hall of Justice in Redwood City to the Event Center in San Mateo. The move will happen sometime after Sept. 7, according to a news release from the County Manager’s Office on Tuesday....
    TV legend Bill Cosby’s lawyers have filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Cosby’s lawyers claimed the jury was prejudiced against the actor after five women testified against him even though he had never been charged from the claims, according to an article published Wednesday by Fox News. Bill Cosby’s lawyers are arguing...
    Uber would be forced to shut down its ride-hailing operations in California if a court ruling that blocks it from classifying its drivers as independent contractors goes into effect, the company said in a court filing. A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber and rival Lyft...
    After months of investigation, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office is asking a Ramsey County court to remove the three trustees of one of St. Paul’s oldest philanthropic organizations. Ellison filed two petitions and an associated memorandum of law in Ramsey County Probate Court on Wednesday asking that Otto Bremer Trust trustees Brian Lipschultz, Daniel...
    Three men were busted in different states for trying to intimidate and bribe alleged victims in R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking case, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Richard Arline, Jr., Donnell Russell and Michael Williams were charged in separate complaints with allegedly trying to harass, intimidate, threaten or corruptly influence victims in Robert Sylvester Kelly’s racketeering case...
    SAN ANTONIO – A former Saint Mary’s Hall student is seeking more than a million dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the San Antonio college preparatory school. The ex-student, who is not named in the court filing, accused St. Mary’s Hall and former Head of School Jonathan Eades of ignoring her claims...
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian YouTube blogger who makes videos of industrial sites and abandoned facilities was arrested earlier this month on a charge of illegally obtaining and disseminating state secrets, a court said on Wednesday. Andrei Pyzh, who runs a YouTube channel with nearly 800,000 followers, could face up to eight years in jail...
    One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn't kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday. Morgan Geyser was 12 at the time of the 2014 attack, which Payton Leutner survived. Geyser's attorney Matthew Pinix had argued...
    Uber would be forced to shut down its ride-hailing operations in California if a court ruling that blocks it from classifying its drivers as independent contractors goes into effect, the company said in a court filing. A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber and rival Lyft from...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the San Francisco-based company will likely shut down service in California temporarily if it's forced to classify its drivers as full-time employees.Khosrowshahi made the comment Wednesday during interview on MSNBC.RELATED: California judge orders Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees"If the court doesn't reconsider, then in...
    A professional poker player, 33, whose charred remains were found in a remote parking lot in Michigan was bound with zip ties, sexually assaulted and burned alive after meeting a convicted sex offender, 60, at a motel, according to court documents.   Gruesome new details have emerged about the slaying of Susie Zhao, whose badly burned body...