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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

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Oklahoma appeals court tosses life sentence in rape case

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Lawsuit Over ‘A Gronking To Remember’ Book Photo Dismissed

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Lawsuit Over ‘A Gronking To Remember’ Book Photo Dismissed


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Court dismisses lawsuit over ‘A Gronking to Remember’ cover

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Le Mars man charged with insurance fraud

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Former UConn Star Ray Allen Tells Court He Was 'Catfished'

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Retired NBA star Ray Allen tells Orlando court he was 'catfished'

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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Court doubles Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal. The court on Friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged Pistorius' original six-year jail sentence saying it was too lenient for his conviction of murder in the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has served just over a year of that six-year sentence   Read More ...
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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient". Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest   Read More ...
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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013   Read More ...
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Oscar Pistorius’s Prison Sentence Is Increased to More Than 13 Years
Associated Press Nov. 24, 2017 3:26 a.m. ET BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal. The court on Friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged Mr. Pistorius’s original six-year jail sentence saying it was too lenient for his conviction of murder in the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013   Read More ...
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Pistorius' prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal. The court on Friday upheld an appeal by prosecutors, who challenged Pistorius' original six-year jail sentence saying it was too lenient for his conviction of murder in the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has served just over a year of that six-year sentence   Read More ...
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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”. Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest   Read More ...
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Prague appeals court to rule on Russian hacker extradition
PRAGUE (AP) — A Prague appeals court is due to rule on an appeal by a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies against a lower court decision allowing his extradition to the United States. Czech authorities arrested Yevgeniy Nikulin in Prague in cooperation with the FBI in October last year. He is accused by U.S. prosecutors of penetrating computers at Silicon Valley firms including LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012   Read More ...
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Utah's first female Supreme Court justice steps down
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Christine Durham has spent her life working. Whether it was juggling odd jobs as a young woman trying to make it as a lawyer in the 1970s, or balancing her duties as a Utah Supreme Court justice, Durham spent her entire adult life with a planned — and often overflowing — schedule. Until now. After 35 years as a Supreme Court justice — she's the first woman in the state to hold such an appointment — the 72-year-old retired this month   Read More ...
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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn Friday. Saeed's spokesman Yahya Mujahid confirmed his release   Read More ...
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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn Friday. Saeed's spokesman Yahya Mujahid confirmed his release   Read More ...
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Pakistan releases US-wanted militant suspect on court order
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities acting on a court order have released a U.S.-wanted militant who allegedly founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai attack. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. Justice Department and has a $10 million bounty on his head, was released before dawn Friday. Saeed's spokesman Yahya Mujahid confirmed his release   Read More ...
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Supreme Court case could be death knell for capital punishment
An Arizona death row inmate's Supreme Court case could force an end to capital punishment in Texas and across the country. The appeal, filed by the powerhouse attorney behind the Hawaii federal case fighting Trump's travel ban, challenges the overly broad qualifying factors that can make a murder conviction death-eligible in Arizona. But if the court chooses to take up the question, any ruling could impact the Lone Star State's death chamber - or shut it down entirely   Read More ...
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Court: Former Indiana couple can't rescind guilty pleas because prosecution caused them stress
An appeals court in Chicago says a lower court in Indiana was right to refuse to permit a former St. John couple to rescind their guilty pleas in a tax case on grounds their prosecution caused them severe stress. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said stress was common to anyone facing prosecution and wasn't sufficient reason to take back pleas   Read More ...
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Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infringes on the authority of state and tribal governments to manage their wildlife   Read More ...
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Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas
CHICAGO (AP) _ An appeals court in Chicago says a lower court in Indiana was right to refuse to permit a couple to rescind their guilty pleas in a tax case on grounds their prosecution caused them severe stress. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said stress was common to anyone facing prosecution and wasn’t sufficient reason to take back pleas   Read More ...
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Top court: Police illegally seized truck in hit-and-run case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that authorities did not have the right to seize a vehicle from the driveway of a hit-and-run suspect without a warrant. The ruling issued Wednesday stems from the August 2012 seizure of a heavy-duty pickup truck owned by Daniel Loughnane. The 45-year-old Hanover Township man is charged with felony hit-and-run in the death of 19-year-old Rebecca McCallick, who authorities have said was under the influence of marijuana and lying in the street when she was struck in July 2012   Read More ...
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Police documents detail grisly gang slaying in Maryland - | WBTV Charlotte
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Police and court documents describe a slaying in which MS-13 gang members stabbed a man more than 100 times, cut his head off and cut his heart out. The documents were made public at a court hearing Wednesday for 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego. He is charged with first-degree murder in the gang-related slaying in March in Wheaton, Maryland   Read More ...
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Tony Stewart's accused stalker made hundreds of calls, court documents say
A Florida woman stalked NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and his family for more than a year because she was angry that he failed to give her an autograph, court documents say. Kathi Russell, 68, admitted that she “felt like she was ignored” when Stewart failed to sign memorabilia at a race. Russell was taken into custody this week in Cape Coral, Florida, Court documents said Russell’s harassment campaign included dozens upon dozens of phone calls to Stewart and his family   Read More ...
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Cat hair leads to arrest of woman for sending explosives to Obama
Cat hair “shed” light on the identity of a Texas woman accused of sending explosives to Barack Obama. Julia Poff, a 46-year-old from outside Houston, is charged in federal court with sending explosives in 2016 to the then-president, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin. Federal court documents filed last week say that Abbott opened his package, but that it did not detonate because “he did not open it as designed   Read More ...
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Therapist Who Recommended Baby Bottle For 9-Year-Old Gets Court Win
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in “tummy time” and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome behaviors. The ruling, however, let stand the Board of Psychologist Examiner’s emergency order temporarily suspending Debra Kali Miller’s license – meaning she still cannot see patients   Read More ...
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Lawsuit Over Rob Gronkowski Erotic Fiction Tossed
CINCINNATI (AP) – A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple’s case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman’s desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the case against Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Inc. and Smashwords filed by a couple referred to as John and Jane Roe   Read More ...
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Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in "tummy time" and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome behaviors. The ruling, however, let stand the Board of Psychologist Examiner's emergency order temporarily suspending Debra Kali Miller's license - meaning she still cannot see patients   Read More ...
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An action-packed media merger deal goes to court
If the US government goes to court to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, as seems increasingly likely, it may well be the antitrust case of the decade, even without the claims of presidential meddling that have already engulfed the deal in partisan controversy. A lawsuit by the Justice Department, along with its earlier, widely reported demands that AT&T sell either DirecTV or Turner Broadcasting to gain approval for the deal, would mark a radical departure from decades of antitrust enforcement policy, both in defining what is an unlawful anti-competitive merger and in fashioning a remedy to cure the problems   Read More ...
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Lawsuit related to ‘Gronking to Remember’ cover is spiked
A federal appeals court has spiked a lawsuit filed by an Ohio couple upset that their picture was used without their permission on the cover of “A Gronking to Remember,” a 2014 self-published erotic novella about a woman’s intense desire for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Associated Press reports that the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the couple’s suit against Amazon   Read More ...
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Pakistan court orders release of Islamist blamed by U.S. and India for Mumbai attacks
LAHORE, PAKISTAN – A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of an Islamist leader accused by the United States and India of masterminding attacks on Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed, a prosecutor said. Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in its fraying relationship with the United States   Read More ...
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Marsy's Law decision shows court system 'inherently biased,' 'in need of reform'
The Montana Supreme Court has a history of striking down constitutional initiatives that restrain government power. Voiding Constitutional Initiative 116 (“Marsy’s Law”) is only the latest example. The court treated CI-116 the same way it treated CI-23, CI-27, CI-30 and CI-75. In a 2012 Montana Policy Institute report, I documented the court’s treatment of ballot measures over three decades. Every measure expanding government power survived the Montana Supreme Court   Read More ...
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1 inmate who fled Santa Clara County courthouse arrested, 1 still at large
STOCKTON — One of two San Francisco Bay Area inmates who escaped from a courthouse two weeks ago has been captured after a chase but his partner got away, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday. Officers in Stockton arrested Tramel McClough Tuesday night but John Bivins escaped, said highway patrol Officer Katzakian. McClough and Bivins escaped deputies escorting them at a court in Palo Alto on Nov   Read More ...
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The ‘lawyer dog’ Louisiana Supreme Court justice has also made controversial comments on talk radio
The Louisiana Supreme Court received some national ridicule last month for what has now become known as the “lawyer dog” case. In that case, during questioning from police, a suspect replied, “If y’all think I did it, I know that I didn’t do it so why don’t you just give me a lawyer dog ’cause this is not what’s up.” The court ruled that the phrase “lawyer dog” was ambiguous and, consequently, the defendant had not invoked his Sixth Amendment right to an attorney   Read More ...
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Next Stop For Saga Over California Gas Tax Repeal Ballot Language: The California Supreme Court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) – Assemblyman Travis Allen says he’ll ask the state Supreme Court to decide on the official ballot summary for his measure to repeal the gas tax. The new tax added a dozen cents for each gallon of gas—20 cents more for diesel—has a lot of drivers heated, and a gubernatorial candidate determined to repeal it. The Huntington Beach Republican says Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote a misleading ballot summary for the repeal initiative   Read More ...
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Court dismisses case involving Gronk-based romance novel
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple’s case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman’s desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the case against Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords filed by a couple referred to as John and Jane Roe   Read More ...
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Pakistan court orders Islamist blamed for 2008 Mumbai attacks to be freed from house arrest
A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered an end to the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States and India of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial hub of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a public prosecutor said. Saeed was put under house arrest in January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in the country's fraying relationship with the United States   Read More ...
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U.S. court temporarily halts 'deceptive practices' of so-called predatory publisher
A federal court in the United States has granted a preliminary injunction temporarily halting the “deceptive practices” of an international firm that has been accused of publishing junk science and duping academics. The injunction, requested by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), affects OMICS Group Inc. iMedPub LLC, Conference Series LLC, and their CEO and owner, Srinubabu Gedela. The preliminary measure was granted after the FTC charged OMICS Group with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees   Read More ...
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Chris Christie Tells WFAN He’s Optimistic Supreme Court Will Rule To Legalize NJ Sports Betting
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he feels good about New Jersey’s chances of winning its yearslong battle over legalizing sports betting. The case is set to be heard in the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 4. A ruling is not expected until June. “I feel good about it,” Christie said on Mike Francesa’s WFAN show Wednesday. “You can never be completely confident when you go to the U   Read More ...
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Finding virtue after a war crimes verdict
A special court set up by the United Nations during the Balkan wars of the 1990s made its final and most important verdict on Nov. 22. It found Ratko Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb military, guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. While the trial was the most significant since the Nuremberg tribunal, it did not end with any general message about some of Europe’s worst atrocities in the 20th century   Read More ...
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Oklahoma appeals court tosses life sentence in rape case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly Nowata County woman has been thrown out by an Oklahoma appeals court that cited "alarming" prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday vacated the sentences of Travis Dillion Barnes for first-degree rape and burglary. The court said the prosecutor's commentary on Barnes' right to a trial was "nothing short of alarming   Read More ...
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Oklahoma appeals court tosses life sentence in rape case
OKLAHOMA CITY – A life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly Nowata County woman has been thrown out by an Oklahoma appeals court that cited “alarming” prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday vacated the sentences of Travis Dillion Barnes for first-degree rape and burglary. In its unanimous opinion, the court said the prosecutor’s commentary on Barnes’ right to a trial was “nothing short of alarming   Read More ...
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Assemblyman takes gas tax initiative dispute to high court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Assemblyman Travis Allen says he'll ask the state Supreme Court to decide on the official ballot summary for his measure to repeal the gas tax. The Huntington Beach Republican says Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote a misleading ballot summary for the repeal initiative. Becerra's summary focused on repealing the revenue from the tax, rather than the tax increase itself   Read More ...
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Assemblyman takes gas tax initiative dispute to high court
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Assemblyman Travis Allen says he'll ask the state Supreme Court to decide on the official ballot summary for his measure to repeal the gas tax. The Huntington Beach Republican says Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote a misleading ballot summary for the repeal initiative. Becerra's summary focused on repealing the revenue from the tax, rather than the tax increase itself   Read More ...
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