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Mike Pack, of Akron, Ohio, speaks at a rally held by a coalition of groups seeking help in addressing the opioid crisis outside the federal courthouse in Cleveland on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation’s opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem while lawyers continue their settlement talks. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)
May 10, 2018 - 2:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing more than 600 lawsuits filed by government entities collectively seeking billions of dollars to address the nation's opioid crisis said Thursday he will continue to push for solutions to the problem while lawyers continue their settlement talks. U.S...
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May 10, 2018 - 12:33 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Justice attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a request to review the conviction of an inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" documentary series. Brendan Dassey's attorneys have argued for years that investigators coerced him into...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, immigration advocates hold a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and may create a legal clash that could speed the issue’s path to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 10, 2018 - 6:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three judges have ordered the Trump administration to continue a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Now, a lawsuit filed last week in Texas seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and may create a...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2005, file photo, 3 Doors Down member Matt Roberts arrives at the BMI Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Richard Snellgrove of Fairhope, Ala., an Alabama physician, is scheduled to go on trial Friday, May 11, 2018, on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts, who died of a drug overdose. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:57 pm
An Alabama physician is scheduled to go on trial Friday on charges that he improperly prescribed fentanyl and other drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts, who died of a drug overdose. Dr. Richard Snellgrove of Fairhope faces a 13-count federal indictment in Mobile alleging unlawful...
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FILE - This July 21, 2017, file photo shows young hogs at Everette Murphrey Farm in Farmville, N.C. Industrial-scale hog producers knew for decades that noxious smells from open-air sewage pits tormented neighbors but didn't change their livestock-raising methods to keep production costs low, the lawyer for farm neighbors told jurors in a federal lawsuit Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
May 09, 2018 - 1:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is slashing $50 million in damages that a jury awarded neighbors of an industrial hog operation to punish a pork producer for intense smells, noise and other disturbances. U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt ruled this week that North Carolina law required him to...
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May 09, 2018 - 11:04 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision upholding the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers. Death row inmate Richard Beasley was convicted of partnering with a teenage boy in 2011 to lure victims...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York. Jay-Z must explain why he's dodging a subpoena rather than answering questions related to a financial investigation of a consumer brand company that bought his Rocawear clothing line, a judge says. In an order made public Thursday, May 3, U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe instructed the performer and entrepreneur, whose birth name is Shawn Carter, to appear in a New York courtroom next Tuesday to explain himself. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
May 08, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says Jay-Z must answer questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a financial probe by the regulator. Lawyers for the SEC and Jay-Z settled on May 15 for a deposition Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe (GAHR'-duh-fee) said Jay-Z can't...
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FILE - This 1974 file photograph shows Martha Moxley. The Connecticut Supreme Court has vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction of Moxley and ordered a new trial in connection with a 1975 killing in wealthy Greenwich. The court issued a 4-3 ruling Friday, May 4, 2018, that Skakel's trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to present evidence of an alibi. (AP Photo)
May 07, 2018 - 4:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Now that a court has struck down the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, the next step in the decades-long legal saga is up to Connecticut prosecutors, who must decide whether to seek a new trial in the 1975 slaying. As they mull prospects for another guilty...
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May 07, 2018 - 1:16 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court has ordered Microsoft to make it easier for users of its Windows 10 operating system to opt out of providing personal data to the software giant. Prosecutors in Sao Paulo filed a civil action last month that accused the Redmond, Washington-based company of...
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May 06, 2018 - 9:56 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding whether a juvenile judge should have considered the impact of a teenage girl's forced prostitution on her role in a fatal robbery. At issue is the 2013 slaying of an Akron man and the wounding of another in a robbery prosecutors say the girl...
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