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Ticketmaster settles rewards lawsuit for $23M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ticketmaster has agreed to settle claims for up to $23 million over a lawsuit affecting more than a million people who, after buying a ticket online, were enrolled in a rewards […]

05/16/2013

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US government files morning-after pill appeal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-second appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription. U.S. District Judge Edward Korman […]

05/13/2013

Sammy Hagar in a 2002 AP file photo.

Judge rules Sammy Hagar’s memoir did not defame woman

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against Sammy Hagar filed by a former Playboy bunny who claims he fathered her child has been dismissed, and Hagar is pleased with the result, his attorney […]

05/06/2013

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (AP Photo)

Feds retain control of Calif. prison mental health

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to regain state control of inmates’ mental health care after 18 years of federal oversight and billions of dollars spent to improve treatment.

04/05/2013

Richard Cebull (AP Photo)

Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama.

04/03/2013

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Judge: Jolie didn’t plagiarize ‘Blood and Honey’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge says actress Angelina Jolie didn’t steal the story for her movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey” from a Croatian author.

03/29/2013

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Police reports in Tucson shooting rampage released

PHOENIX (AP) — About 2,700 of pages of police reports in the investigation of the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were released Wednesday, marking the public’s first glimpse into documents since the attack two years ago.

03/27/2013

IRS

IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday barred the IRS from imposing a series of new regulations, including a competency exam, on hundreds of thousands of tax preparers.

01/18/2013

Christopher Tappin

Briton gets 33 months for weapons-to-Iran plot

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a British businessman to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for trying to buy surface-to-air missile parts from undercover U.S. agents to resell to Iran.

01/09/2013

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Judge halts contraceptive mandate for Mich. firm

DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino’s Pizza doesn’t have to immediately implement mandatory contraception coverage in the health care law.

01/01/2013

Famed architect gets 6 months for drug smuggling

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A highly acclaimed architect was sentenced to six months in prison for trying to enter the U.S. with nearly 13 pounds of cocaine hidden in his minivan’s battery.

12/10/2012

Senator Ted W. Lieu (Photo credit: sd28.senate.ca.gov/)

Calif. gay therapy ban sparks competing rulings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations of gay minors violates the Constitution. The measure remains clear to take effect on Jan.1.

12/04/2012

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