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SAN FRANCISCO | Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that destroyed a Northern California town and killed nearly 90 people. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco directed PG&E in a court filing … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire

Police: Ex-judge is suspect in former wife’s fatal stabbing

A former Cleveland-area judge who spent nine months in prison for beating his wife at the time is now a suspect in her stabbing death over the weekend and is likely to be charged, authorities said Monday. Police said in court documents the ex-judge who also served in the state legislature was fleeing the scene … Continue reading Police: Ex-judge is suspect in former wife’s fatal stabbing

NORFOLK, Va. | Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

NORFOLK, Va.  — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother’s house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley Jr. the largest measure of freedom he’s had since shooting and wounding Reagan and … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va. | Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

ATLANTA | Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor’s race

ATLANTA — Stacey Abrams’ Democratic campaign filed a federal lawsuit Sunday asking a judge to delay vote certifications in Georgia unsettled governor’s race by one day and to make officials count any votes that were wrongly rejected. If successful, the suit would prevent officials from certifying county vote totals until Wednesday and could restore at … Continue reading ATLANTA | Democrat Abrams files new suit in Georgia governor’s race

SAN FRANCISCO | Judge’s vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

SAN FRANCISCO — A judge’s vacation and miscommunication led to another delay Friday in the court case connected to a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people two years ago. Attorneys for Derick Almena, one of two men charged criminally, had planned to urge a judge Friday to restore a plea deal that called … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Judge’s vacation delays fatal warehouse fire court case

WASHINGTON | Bucking Mueller deal, judge to set Manafort sentencing date

WASHINGTON — The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases threw a wrench Thursday into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said in a new order that Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” compared with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bucking Mueller deal, judge to set Manafort sentencing date

WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends

WASHINGTON— The judge in one of Paul Manafort’s criminal cases is throwing a wrench into special counsel Robert Mueller’s plans for the former Trump campaign chairman’s cooperation. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in a new order that the terms of Manafort’s plea deal cut last month set a timeline that is “highly unusual” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge wants sentencing for Manafort before cooperation ends