Court decisions

In this Saturday, May 23, 2020 photo, hundreds of race fans wait in line to purchase tickets at the Ace Speedway on in the rural Alamance County community of Altamahaw near Elon, N.C. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has ordered closed a small stock-car track that’s allowed large crowds to gather repeatedly for weekend races well above COVID-19 limits for mass gatherings. Cooper’s health secretary says Ace Speedway in Alamance County is an “imminent hazard” for the virus' spread and can't reopen unless it creates a safety plan to keep fans away. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 4:17 pm
GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Thursday ordered a small stock-car track to halt racing after state health officials declared large weekend crowds at recent races violated an executive order by Gov. Roy Cooper designed to halt the spread of COVID-19. Superior Court Judge Tom Lambeth...
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Defendant Philip Manshaus sits in a court room in Asker and Baerum district court in Sandvika, Norway, as he waits for the verdict on the last day of his trial, Thursday, Jun 11, 2020. The Norwegian man is charged with murder and terrorism in the killing of his stepsister and the storming of an Oslo mosque, and, according to a Norwegian prosecutor, should get the maximum 21 years in prison. (Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP, POOL)
June 11, 2020 - 4:32 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A white nationalist Norwegian man who killed his stepsister and then stormed an Oslo mosque and opened fire, hitting no one, was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the longest jail term under Norwegian law. Philip Manshaus, who had said in court...
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This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, shows an 8th Century B.C. figurine of a horse from the so-called Geometric period of ancient Greek art that was listed for auction by Sotheby's in New York in May 2018, with an estimated price of $150,000-250,000. The Greek culture ministry said Wednesday, June 10, 2020 it will seek the repatriation from New York of a 2,700-year-old bronze horse statuette, which it says was illegally exported from Greece, after a U.S. court rejected an auction house’s bid to proceed with its sale. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 4:28 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek Culture Ministry said Wednesday it would seek the repatriation from New York of a 2,700-year-old bronze horse statuette which it says was illegally exported from Greece, after a U.S. court rejected an auction house's bid to proceed with the sale of the artifact. A...
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June 10, 2020 - 2:32 pm
VIENNA (AP) — An award-winning journalist who has aggressively covered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is bracing for a verdict in a libel case and says she sees the upcoming decision as “an existential moment" for democracy in the Philippines. Maria Ressa, the head of the...
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South Korean protesters shout slogans during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25, near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 5, 2020. The signs read "The U.S. government should stop oppression and there is no peace without justice." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 05, 2020 - 6:00 am
SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian court sided with police in ruling Friday that a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Sydney poses too much risk for spreading the coronavirus and cannot be held. Thousands of people were expected to rally in Australia’s largest city on Saturday afternoon to honor...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak wearing a face mask arrives at court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Closing arguments are expected in the first corruption trial of him linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 05, 2020 - 2:09 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was victimized by rogue bankers and should be acquitted of corruption linked to the massive looting of a state investment fund, his lawyers said Friday at the close of his first corruption trial over the scandal. The High...
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Reyna Montoya stands outside her home Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Gilbert, Ariz. Every Monday, Montoya wakes up extra early and logs onto the Supreme Court's blog, hitting refresh over and over again to find out if it's ruled on the Obama-era program that shields her from deportation. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 04, 2020 - 4:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya’s hands get sweaty and her throat feels like it’s closing just talking about the anxiety of every Monday this spring. The immigrant rights activist who's shielded from deportation and allowed to legally work in the U.S. under an Obama-era program sets a 6 a.m. alarm so...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic. A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's rival, Carole Baskin. In a ruling Monday, June 1, 2020, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage — also known as Joe Exotic — to Big Cat Rescue Corp. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)
June 02, 2020 - 8:17 am
WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-...
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June 02, 2020 - 12:45 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, file photo, Maryland guard Jaylen Brantley walks on the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, in College Park, Md. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled FridayMay 29, 2020, that the Copyright Act preempts claims that Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley filed in February 2019 against Epic Games Inc., creator of the wildly popular online shooting game. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 01, 2020 - 8:02 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. U.S. District Judge Paul Grimm in Maryland ruled...
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