Legal proceedings

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Christopher Watts is escorted into the courtroom before his bond hearing at the Weld County Courthouse in Greeley, Colo. Charges were filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, against 33-year-old Watts in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. (Joshua Polson/The Greeley Tribune via AP, Pool, file)
August 21, 2018 - 12:36 am
DENVER (AP) — The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strangled their mother inside the family'...
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FILE - This Nov. 9, 2017, file photo shows the shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on Penn State University's main campus in State College, Pa. Former members of the fraternity are due in court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the February 2017 death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking. The hearing Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, before a district judge will determine if there’s enough evidence to send charges against several of the defendants in the case to county court for trial. The charges relate to the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, of Lebanon, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 21, 2018 - 12:04 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former members of a Penn State fraternity are due in court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the February 2017 death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking. The hearing Tuesday before a district judge will determine if there's enough evidence to send...
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August 21, 2018 - 12:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that wants to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from releasing the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, a photograph of Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella, 4, left, and Celeste, 3, is shown at a makeshift memorial in Frederick, Colo. Charges were filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, against 33-year-old Christopher Watts in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
August 20, 2018 - 8:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in "a rage" when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation, according to an arrest affidavit released on Monday. Colorado prosecutors, though, filed formal charges earlier in the day,...
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Flint resident Ariana Hawkins celebrates with Katrina Petri after Genesee District Judge David J. Goggins gave his decision during Nick Lyon's preliminary examination on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Goggins ordered Lyons to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest ranking official to stand trial as a result of the tainted water scandal. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 8:48 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal. Nick Lyon is...
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This courtroom sketch shows spectators waiting the the courtroom as the jury continues to deliberate in the bank fraud and tax evasion trial of Paul Manafort behind the closed door, at back left, in the courtroom of U.S. District court Judge T.S. Ellis III at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:24 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The jury in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has finished its third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Jurors deliberated until 6:15 p.m. Monday, later than usual, before being dismissed for the day. They'll resume...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018 file photo, actress Asia Argento gestures during the closing ceremony of the 71st international film festival in Cannes, France. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, FIle)
August 20, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. Argento...
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August 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about child sex abuse allegations in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, The Associated Press erroneously reported how a bill passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2016 would have changed state law. The legislation would have allowed lawsuits to be...
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August 20, 2018 - 5:42 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been sentenced to seven to 15 years in a shooting death in Pittsburgh's Crafton Heights section two years ago. Thirty-five-year-old Julius Stackhouse pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a firearms count Monday. He was originally charged with homicide and...
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This Aug. 6, 2018 photo made available by the West Virginia Legislature shows members of the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee looking at a $7,500 floor map in the office of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry in Charleston, WV. The House of Delegates approved impeachment articles against justices Allen Loughry, Margaret Workman, Robin Davis and Beth Walker. Although the state Supreme Court essentially sets and controls its own budget under the state constitution, the four justices were impeached for failing to control court expenses, which included more than $1 million in combined office renovations. (Perry Bennett/ West Virginia Legislature via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:26 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was grappling with millions of dollars in...
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