Court decisions

FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, May 15, 2019, a federal judge is siding with public health groups in their effort to force the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing the health effects of e-cigarettes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
May 15, 2019 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal duty when it postponed reviewing...
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FILE - This April 19, 2019, file photo shows a Planned Parenthood building in Houston. A federal appeals court is about to again take up the issue of whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. Arguments are set for Tuesday, May 14. (Godofredo A Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 11:16 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is again weighing whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. A federal district judge blocked Texas' effort to stop Planned Parenthood funding in 2017. But a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday, May 13, 2019, delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed they used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape. They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
May 13, 2019 - 9:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August...
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This Saturday, May 11, 2019 booking photo provided by the Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff's Office shows James L. Jordan, of West Yarmouth, Mass. Federal authorities say Jordan was arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured. He was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder and assault. (Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff's Office)
May 13, 2019 - 5:02 pm
For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trial had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife. The man, who used the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in Tennessee last month after some hikers reported him to authorities...
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This Saturday, May 11, 2019 booking photo provided by the Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office shows James L. Jordan, of West Yarmouth, Mass. Federal authorities say Jordan was arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured. He was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder and assault. (Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office)
May 13, 2019 - 3:32 pm
For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trial had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife. The man, who had the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in North Carolina last month after some hikers reported him to authorities...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Britney Spears arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spears has been granted a restraining order against a former confidante who she says has been harassing her family. A judge Wednesday, May 8, 2019, ordered the man, 44-year-old Sam Lutfi, to stay at least 200 yards from Spears, her parents and her sons. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 11, 2019 - 3:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After hearing Britney Spears and her parents speak in a rare and secretive joint court appearance Friday, a judge ordered an expert evaluation in the conservatorship that for 11 years has put control of much of the 37-year-old singer's life in the control of her father. Only the...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Britney Spears arrives at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spears has been granted a restraining order against a former confidante who she says has been harassing her family. A judge Wednesday, May 8, 2019, ordered the man, 44-year-old Sam Lutfi, to stay at least 200 yards from Spears, her parents and her sons. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on the court conservatorship of Britney Spears (all times local): 5:30 p.m. After listening to Britney Spears and both of her parents speak in an unusual court appearance, a judge has ordered an expert evaluation of the 37-year-old singer's situation. The...
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May 09, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada reversed a magistrate's decision and ordered a father and son from Japan to remain jailed in U.S. custody pending trial on fraud charges in what prosecutors call a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Attorney Richard Wright, representing former MRI...
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Anna Sorokin cries during sentencing at New York State Supreme Court in New York, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years behind bars. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)
May 09, 2019 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced Thursday to four to 12 years in prison. The 28-year-old, who had played...
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Former Brazilian President Michel Temer, center, leaves his residence inside a federal police vehicle as he turns himself in for arrest on corruption charges as part of a sprawling graft probe in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 9, 2019, a day after a judge ruled he should await trial in jail. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 09, 2019 - 3:50 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested for a second time on corruption charges Thursday, a sign that the former back-room dealmaker may be running out of moves in the face of a sprawling probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation. Temer, 78, was taken to...
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