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LOS ANGELES | Judge denies Stormy Daniels’ request to reverse case delay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied porn actress Stormy Daniels’ request to reconsider delaying her legal fight against President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s decision came weeks after Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, argued that the judge should reconsider his order from April delaying the … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge denies Stormy Daniels’ request to reverse case delay

NEW YORK | Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox’s entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government’s argument that it would hurt competition in cable … Continue reading NEW YORK | Comcast challenges Disney with $65B bid for Fox

LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state appeared before U.S. District … Continue reading LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

WASHINGTON  | Manafort accused of trying to tamper with witnesses in cases

WASHINGTON  — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing Monday, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Manafort accused of trying to tamper with witnesses in cases

NEWARK, N.J. | Judge blocks New Jersey’s bid to bolt waterfront commission

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked New Jersey from withdrawing from the bistate commission that investigates criminal activity at New York and New Jersey ports, ruling Gov. Chris Christie overstepped his authority when he signed a bill into law in January. The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor sued after Christie … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Judge blocks New Jersey’s bid to bolt waterfront commission

NOT REAL NEWS: No ruling that Mueller overstepped authority

A federal judge did not rule that special counsel Robert Mueller overstepped his authority by bringing charges against a former Trump campaign chairman, contrary to an article circulating the internet. U.S. Senior Judge T.S. Ellis III did ask pointed questions about Mueller’s authority at a pretrial hearing Friday in Alexandria and suggested that prosecutors’ true … Continue reading NOT REAL NEWS: No ruling that Mueller overstepped authority

WASHINGTON  | Republicans override Dem objections to confirm federal judge

WASHINGTON  — The political battle over President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators. The Senate voted along party lines to confirm Milwaukee attorney Michael … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Republicans override Dem objections to confirm federal judge

WASHINGTON | Govt argues that AT&T-Time Warner deal would hurt consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government pleaded its case Monday for blocking AT&T from absorbing Time Warner, saying it would hurt consumers as a big antitrust trial crept toward its end and a decision by a federal judge. The $85 billion proposed merger is a “big deal,” Craig Conrath, the lead Justice Department attorney, said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Govt argues that AT&T-Time Warner deal would hurt consumers