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  • Newport News man found guilty in 2008 double slaying; jury recommends two life terms

    Newport News man found guilty in 2008 double slaying; jury recommends two life terms
    NEWPORT NEWS — A Newport News man was found guilty in the slayings of two teenagers shot dead on 35th Street six years ago, with the jury recommending he get two life terms plus 23 years. Following a three-day jury trial in Newport News Circuit...
  • Felon Angry About Prison Sentence Injures Judicial Marshals

    Felon Angry About Prison Sentence Injures Judicial Marshals
    HARTFORD — A man with nine felony convictions exploded in Superior Court Thursday after hearing a judge sentence him to prison for 14 years. Jose Garcia, 32, pleaded guilty in July as part of a plea agreement to first-degree robbery, risk of...
  • State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash

    State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash
    Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg says the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that corporations could legally now spend freely to support or oppose candidates opened the spigot for millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns, damaging...
  • Lawmakers approve Hampton Roads judges

    State lawmakers elected new judges Thursday, promoting a pair of Hampton Roads district judges to the circuit court and naming their replacements. Judge Bryant L. Sugg will move up to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, which is based in Newport News....
  • Session in perpetuity

    Worth noting: The Virginia General Assembly did not adjourn last night, it recessed. That means the House and Senate can come back into session with a few days notice. One reason is that they haven't finished appointing judges yet. As Jim Nolan...
  • U.S.: BofA bid to void $1.27 billion fraud verdict defies common sense

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government said Bank of America Corp's bid to throw out a jury verdict finding it liable for the sale of questionable loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the financial crisis, which led to a $1.27 billion penalty,...
  • Kansas ruling could be crucial in battle for US Senate

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Friday, Sept. 19: Thanks to a sensible Kansas Supreme Court decision Thursday, the eyes of the nation over the next seven weeks will be on the state's U.S. Senate election. We're happy to see...
  • AFL club fail to halt doping probe, players face bans

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Rules club Essendon have failed in their bid to halt a lengthy investigation by the country's national anti-doping agency into drugs violations, leaving more than a dozen of their players facing bans from the game. The...
  • Second actor sues Google over 'Innocence of Muslims' movie trailer

    (Reuters) - A second actor has sued Google Inc over a movie trailer called "Innocence of Muslims" that mocked the Prophet Mohammad and led to riots in 2012, six months after a U.S. appeals court ruled for another actor and ordered the film taken off...
  • Same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana, Wisconsin

    Same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana, Wisconsin
    A federal appeals court in Chicago said today its recent ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Indiana cannot be enforced until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to weigh in on the hot-button issue. Earlier this month, the 7th U.S. Circuit...
  • Sony prevails in patent suit battle with defense contractor L-3

    Sony prevails in patent suit battle with defense contractor L-3
    (Reuters) - A federal judge has ruled in favor of Sony Corp in a long-running case, overturning a jury verdict for L-3 Communications Corp [LLLCO.UL] and invalidating several parts of an image sensor patent held by the defense contractor. Judge...