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  • Los Angeles judge denies Polanski bid to close 1977 child sex case

    A Los Angeles judge hasdeclined a bid from attorneys for Roman Polanski to close the1977 child sex case against the Oscar-winning director, a courtspokeswoman said on Wednesday. The decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge JamesBrandlin on Tuesday is...
  • Former church school dean denies new federal sex charge

    Former church school dean denies new federal sex charge
    A former church and school official pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of using a cell phone to lure a teenage boy into sexual activity with him. Jeffery London, 51, who was a youth mentor at Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale and...
  • Reform pro-business Virginia judiciary

    Newport News has been known for decades as a beautiful town with a bustling shipbuilding industry. But plaintiff-friendly local judges are quietly steering it toward a less noble, even dangerous reputation as one of America's most unfair civil court...
  • Judge orders P.I. to stay away from councilmen Righeimer, Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen he allegedly helped surveil in the run-up to local 2012 elections. Scott Alan Impola appeared in court to face felony conspiracy...
  • Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial

    Convicted killer of two Broward drug smugglers denied new trial
    The year was 1980, and Scott Errico was a 22-year-old deep into South Florida's drug smuggling business. Authorities later called him the "enforcer" in a $700 million marijuana ring that used luxury yachts breezing in and out of Fort Lauderdale. But...
  • Dallas man who served 31 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit finally declared innocent

    DALLAS After spending 31 years behind bars for a rape he always maintained he did not commit, Rickey Dale Wyatt was released from prison at the age of 56 in January 2012. Attorneys with The Innocence Project said prosecutors withheld evidence that would...
  • Five arrested in airline gun-smuggling case

    Five people have been arrested in a scheme to illegally transport guns, including AK-47s, on passenger jets bound for New York City and destined for sale on the streets of Brooklyn, officials said Tuesday. Four men were charged in two separate...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    Ashton: I won't prosecute court clerks if they give marriage licenses to same-sex couples
    In a move that could clear the way for same-sex couples to get married in Orange and Osceola counties in two weeks, State Attorney Jeff Ashton on Tuesday announced that he will not prosecute court clerks if they issue marriage licenses to gay and...
  • Special Report: Fear and retribution in Xi's corruption purge

    Chen Zhenggao, a member of the Communist Party's elite Central Committee, clearly has enemies. While Chen was visiting Hong Kong last year, his adversaries were preparing a detailed dossier on his travel and entertainment spending. Soon after the visit,...
  • Hong Kong property tycoon jailed for five years in graft case

    The former co-chairman of Hong Kong-listed developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, Thomas Kwok, was sentenced to five years in jail and a HK$500,000 ($64,440) fine on Tuesday in the city's highest profile graft case. Rafael Hui, a former top Hong Kong...