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  • Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    Top Stories 02/01/2020

    A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country.The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter ...

  • Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river

    Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river

    Top Stories 01/19/2020

    Bangladesh’s High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation’s capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday. Manzil Murshid, who filed a petition with the court seeking i...

  • Germany jails man for tricking women into electric shocks

    Germany jails man for tricking women into electric shocks

    Top Stories 01/09/2020

    A Munich court on Monday convicted a German man of more than a dozen offenses of attempted murder for tricking women and girls into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet.The regional court in the Bavarian capital senten...

  • Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Top Stories 12/25/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...

  • Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    Top Stories 12/08/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enfo...

  • Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Top Stories 11/22/2019

    A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend.The High Court granted the temporary...

  • Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Top Stories 10/25/2019

    Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption allegations linked to a 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison.  "I feel deeply sorry for worr...

  • Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Top Stories 10/21/2019

    A historian’s effort to unseal grand jury records from the brazen 1946 lynching of two black couples on a Georgia riverbank prompted tough questions in a federal appeals court, but the judges also suggested there might be another way to win rel...

  • Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Top Stories 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption.The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced i...

  • Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Top Stories 09/27/2019

    Prosecutors have asked the Netherlands' Supreme Court to clarify legal matters in a landmark euthanasia case, saying Thursday they want to lay down unambiguous jurisprudence for the future.The Public Prosecution Service said by instituting "cassation...

  • Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Top Stories 09/25/2019

    Bulgaria's highest court says it will look into a petition by the chief prosecutor to revoke the parole by a lower court to an Australian man convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl.The Supreme Court of Cassation announc...

  • Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    Top Stories 09/20/2019

    The South Dakota Supreme Court will once again hear oral arguments in Buffalo Chip's quest to become a municipality, after a lower court ruled in February that the popular motorcycle rally campground near Sturgis must be dissolved as a town.The Rapid...