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With the Trump administration ratcheting up rhetoric against Iran, U.S. prosecutors charged nine Islamic Revolutionary Guard-linked hackers on Friday with a massive cybercrime spree, involving hundreds of institutions, 31.5 terabytes of data, and $3.4 billion in damages.
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Following years of foot-dragging, Ohio conceded Thursday the waters of Lake Erie’s western basin are impaired by pollution, a declaration welcomed by environmentalists fighting to clean up open waters that have become associated with an unpleasant slimy green sheen.
Hurricane Harvey triggered dozens of toxic releases from Houston chemical plants and refineries, and officials say the public health risks are unknown due to Texas’ industry-friendly rules that left it up to companies to report such incidents.
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By BRANDI BUCHMAN
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial in one of two criminal cases tied to work he performed for Ukrainian lobbyists.
By NATHAN SOLIS
Embattled rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight lashed out in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday after a 15th defense attorney asked to withdraw from the case over what she called “meritless charges” of witness tampering filed against two other attorneys who represented Knight in dual criminal cases.
By BRANDI BUCHMAN
Just one day before protesters prepare to gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the March For Our Lives protest, the Department of Justice officially opened the public comment period on amendments to rules which would formally define bump stocks as machine guns.
By NICK RUMMELL
Putting two professors on the receiving end of a lecture, the Third Circuit criticized the pair at oral arguments Friday for making a literal federal case over their syllabus squabble.
By BARBARA LEONARD
As in 2016, Luxembourg-based officials reported Friday, more than 1,600 cases were brought last year before the European Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU.
By NICK RUMMELL
The Third Circuit seemed inclined Friday to let Catholic nuns intervene in a legal battle between states and the Trump administration over the contraceptive mandate in the federal health care law.
By LORRAINE BAILEY
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Christian foster families may intervene in same-sex couples’ challenge of a Michigan policy allowing state-funded private adoption agencies to turn away gay and lesbian prospective parents for religious reasons.
By EMILY ZANTOW
A Wisconsin judge on Thursday ordered Governor Scott Walker to call special elections for two vacant state legislative seats by next week, ruling in favor of residents who claimed a violation of their right to vote and be represented.
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A former executive for a water park company was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park.
The city of Oakland will pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming police tried to cover up an attempted home invasion and assault by two drunk off-duty officers.
Six state court judges from Franklin and Benton counties in Washington state sued to force the Franklin County court clerk to keep paper files of cases, despite switching to a paperless system late last year.
A federal judge indicated Thursday he would advance claims that a hospital system with ties to the Catholic Church exploited a federal religious exemption to underfund its employees’ pensions by $1.5 billion.
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing – who was cleared of murder charges after two mistrials in the death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop – will receive $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from his former employer.
A wealthy pharmaceuticals tycoon testified in a wrongful death civil trial Thursday where his brother is accused of killing the tycoon’s girlfriend and hanging her body naked and bound off a California mansion balcony.
The Trump administration’s dismantling of new rules for organic livestock could lead to more regulatory rollbacks and undermine confidence in the organic label, four public interest groups claim in a new lawsuit.
A federal magistrate has denied neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin’s motion to dismiss a harassment case brought against him by a Jewish woman over a hate-filled troll storm he unleashed on her last year.
California utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday promised to turn off electricity in wildfire-prone areas when wind and other factors could abet the rapid spread of a blaze.
Republicans’ confidence in the state of the national economy has surged since the election of President Donald Trump, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday.
The city of Atlanta’s computer network has been the victim of a ransomware cyberattack, city officials said Thursday.
Positioning himself as the most economically savvy of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates, State Treasurer John Chiang said he isn’t afraid to take tough and unpopular stances to bring California back on sound fiscal footing, even if that means raising taxes.
Decrying the measures as a political ploy, a Russian-owned Swiss steel exporter brought a federal complaint Thursday to strike down tariffs on steel and aluminum ordered this month by President Donald Trump.
The initial boon that the British travel and tourism sector got from the country’s vote to leave the European Union appears to be wearing off.
A Ukrainian court is deliberating whether to arrest a celebrated former military pilot accused of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.
Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat.
More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.
Peru’s congress has voted overwhelmingly to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s resignation. By a vote of 105-12, lawmakers approved the resolution in a special session Friday.
A teenage Iraqi asylum-seeker who told police he had been trained by the Islamic State group has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for bombing a London subway train and injuring 51 people.