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HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

HONOLULU — A U.S. State Department agent who shot and killed a man in a Hawaii fast-food restaurant cannot be tried a third time, a U.S. judge ruled Friday. Hawaii prosecutors may not proceed with a retrial against Special Agent Christopher Deedy, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu ruled. Prosecutors vowed to appeal. Deedy … Continue reading HONOLULU | Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

ALEXANDRIA, Va | Judge on Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

ALEXANDRIA, Va— The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial warned prosecutors Wednesday against using the word “oligarchs” to describe wealthy Ukrainians, and admonished lawyers for spending so much time documenting the former Trump campaign chairman’s extravagant lifestyle. It’s not a crime to be wealthy, said U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. And the pejorative … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va | Judge on Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

WASHINGTON | Jury selection underway in Manafort trial

WASHINGTON — Jury selection got underway Tuesday in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. Manafort, who is already in custody and could spend the rest of his life in jail, appeared in the federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, in a dark suit with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Jury selection underway in Manafort trial

SAN FRANCISCO | Appeals court approves $10B Volkswagen emissions deal

SAN FRANCISCO  — A U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Monday that a federal judge had done more than enough to ensure the deal was fair. … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Appeals court approves $10B Volkswagen emissions deal

WASHINGTON | Trump admin struggling to comply with reunification mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration struggled Wednesday with how to abide by a federal judge’s order requiring that thousands of migrant children who were forcibly separated from their parents be reunited within 30 days. The hard deadline set Tuesday night by a U.S. District Judge in San Diego touched off a flurry of activity … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump admin struggling to comply with reunification mandate

LOS ANGELES  | The Latest: Judge orders families reunited within 30 days

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on immigrant parents and children separated at the U.S. border (all times local): 9:12 p.m. A judge in California has ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days. If the children are younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days of the order, issued Tuesday. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | The Latest: Judge orders families reunited within 30 days

WASHINGTON | Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. On Friday, Manafort was ordered into custody after a federal judge revoked his house arrest, citing newly filed obstruction of justice charges. The move by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson made Manafort the first Trump campaign official to be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort ahead of trial

WASHINGTON | Judge delays Manafort trial due to family medical procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has delayed the trial of President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in an order Friday that he’s pushing back Manafort’s trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges because of a medical procedure involving a member of Ellis’ family. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge delays Manafort trial due to family medical procedure