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  • Appeals court rejects Fort Wayne man's death sentence appeal

    A federal appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Fort Wayne man convicted of killing his brother, his sister's fiancé and two of his brother's friends in 1997. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by 39-year-old Joseph...
  • For the record

    Tiered water rates: In the April 14 California section, an article about a legal challenge brought by San Juan Capistrano residents over the city's tiered water rates said that water districts in appeals districts outside of Orange County would not be...
  • PA attorney general Kane gets OK to restart two grand juries

    PA attorney general Kane gets OK to restart two grand juries
    HARRISBURG — Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter, embroiled in Attorney General Kathleen Kane's grand jury leak problems, is out as supervising jurist of statewide investigating grand juries in eastern Pennsylvania. Supreme Court Chief...
  • Bloomberg Politics poll: Sexual orientation deserves same protection as race, Americans say

    Nearly three quarters of Americans say sexual orientation should be protected from discrimination the same way race is, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll. The finding of widespread support for legal protections for gays and lesbians comes in the...
  • State judge strikes down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, but decision put on hold

    LEXINGTON, Ky. A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks. Judge...
  • Lake County courts: Gary man gets prison for attack on boss

    Lake County courts: Gary man gets prison for attack on boss
    A Gary man was sentenced Thursday by Lake Superior Court Judge Samuel Cappas to 10 years for aggravated battery in a beating of his former boss. Jonathan R. Benyoun, 28, admitted in court last month that he was at Country Market, 2550 Arthur St., in...
  • Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project

    Virginia Supreme Court: Dominion can't bypass local zoning for new power line project
    The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the State Corporation Commission was wrong in exempting the state's largest electricity provider from needing local approval for a crucial part of its proposed James River power line. The high court said...
  • Judge tosses discrimination suit involving all-girls school

    A federal judge in Wilmington on Thursday dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against Delaware education officials filed on behalf of students at an all-female charter school trying to stave off a second state-ordered closure. Chief U.S. District Court...
  • Canton Sip & Bite owner pleads guilty in cocaine sting

    Canton Sip & Bite owner pleads guilty in cocaine sting
    The owner of the Canton diner Sip & Bite, who was previously charged in a federal cocaine sting in Virginia, has pleaded guilty in the case, federal court records show. Anthony Vasiliades, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with...
  • Tennessee Senate passes 48-hour waiting-period abortion bill

    Women would have to wait 48 hours before an abortion, under legislation approved by the Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected an amendment to exempt cases of rape or incest. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was...
  • High court hopeful: $500,000 should level GOP playing field

    A candidate who received the largest single campaign contribution reported so far in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court race said Thursday that the $500,000 will make him competitive in the May 19 Republican primary. Adams County Judge Mike George said...
  • NC House initially OKs making judicial races partisan again

    Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. The House tentatively agreed Thursday to legislation to require state Supreme...