Judiciary

Historic Win in Colorado Fracking Lawsuit

In a 2-1 decision Thursday, the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's order denying a youth-brought …

Oil

Convicted Terrorist Odeh to Leave U.S. Under Plea Deal in Immigration Case Insider

Rasmea Odeh, a convicted Palestinian terrorist, is set to leave the United States - but avoid prison time - in a deal reached with federal prosecutors in an immigration fraud case.<p>Odeh, 69, will plead guilty next month to failing to disclose her stint in an Israeli prison when she applied for …

U.S. Federal Courts

Alpine skiing: Ryding aiming to reclaim Britain's 'lost' medal

LONDON (Reuters) - For Dave Ryding next year's Winter Olympics offers the chance to redress a "travesty" that inadvertently launched him on a path to become Britain's most successful World Cup skier.<p>In 2002 Ryding, then 15, sat at home on the sofa watching awestruck as Scotland's Alain Baxter …

Court of Arbitration for Sport

Germany slaps contentious toll on autobahns

The German parliament has finally passed a much-contested toll on highways - a key demand of the government's conservative wing. But opposition from border states and neighboring countries could still block it.<p>Motorists could soon have to pay an "infrastructure fee" to use Germany's highways. …

World News

International court orders reparations for Congo attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Friday awarded symbolic reparations of $250 (230 euros) each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003.<p>Judges also awarded …

International Criminal Court

Student accused of raping ‘mattress girl’ loses lawsuit — again

The Columbia University student accused of raping “mattress girl” Emma Sulkowicz lost his second attempt at suing the university for discrimination — …

New York City

Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.<p>California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said that they believe the Denver-based appeals court judge has ruled …

Politics

Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can't sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts.<p>The decision Friday upheld a lower court ruling to dismiss the case.<p>The attack by a …

Palestinian Authority

Man acquitted of rape because the woman didn't scream

A man has been acquitted of rape in an Italian court because the woman did not scream.<p>"There was no crying, no screaming," Judge Diamante Minucci …

Italy

Level Global's Ganek Fights to Keep Suit Alive Against U.S. - Bloomberg

Hedge-fund executive David Ganek battled to keep his lawsuit against U.S. prosecutors alive Friday, arguing in New York federal appeals court that …

Preet Bharara

Australian court finds man guilty of assaulting female backpackers

A court in southern Australia has found the man guilty of assault and kidnapping, but cleared him of attempted murder. The two backpackers, one of whom was German, had met the man online.<p>The South Australia Supreme Court on Saturday found the 60-year-old man guilty on six charges over an incident …

Crime

Vic man charged after flipping car

A man has appeared in court after he crashed a stolen car into a pole in Melbourne's CBD after allegedly committing a series of crimes.<p>The …

Crime

Cyber Week in Review: March 17, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed:<p><b>1. One Windows to rule them all? Nope.</b> <i>The</i> <i>Wall</i> …

Microsoft

Non-Sequiturs: 03.24.17

* For those of you too busy this week to follow Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, here's a nice collection of the highlights by Benjamin …

Law

She signed a Anne Louise Inn petition, it cost her a job, now the fight can continue in court

When Gayle Linkletter signed a petition supporting a woman's homeless shelter, she never thought it would end up costing her a job.<p>Until Thursday, it …

Employment

4 new Court of Queen's Bench judges appointed in Alberta

Announcement comes amid outcry over judge shortages<p>The federal government has appointed four new Court of Queen's Bench judges in Alberta, reducing …

Supreme Court of Canada

16 Wayne County district courts offering help with old traffic tickets

The amnesty programs for delinquent cases helps people save money while still settling financial obligations; however, none are in the City of Detroit<p>…

Detroit

Shocking images of neglected pets found either dead or covered in faeces after couple went on two-week holiday

A couple who left their cats and a dog in disgusting conditions while they went on a two-week holiday have been banned from keeping pets for 12 years.<p>…

Wildlife

The Headscarf Isn't An Islamic Compulsion

As the relationship between growing migrant Muslim populations and the western nations that host them grows increasingly complex, the controversy over the dress code for Muslim women has taken on an alarmingly central role. The recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision, which has ruled that …

Islam

Province pledges $330 million to restore B.C. classroom sizes to 2002 levels

B.C. government set to fund 2,600 teachers to satisfy Supreme Court of Canada ruling<p>The B.C. government is meeting the Supreme Court of Canada order …

Supreme Court of Canada

Soft options and hard choices: What does the public really want from Brexit?

Soft options and hard choicesWhat does the public really want from Brexit?<p>Conservative voters are the most split on the trade-off between market …

Brexit

Colorado appeals court says state must protect health and environment before allowing oil and gas drilling

The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with a group of teenagers Thursday, reversing a lower court and elevating protection of public health and the …

Environment

Senate passes $43 billion state budget proposal

The Senate on Friday passed a $43 billion two-year state budget proposal that relies, in part, on a statewide property tax earmarked for education, …

Government

14-year-old boy one youngest convicted rapists ever after attacking four-year-old sister

A 14-year-old boy has become one of Britain's youngest convicted rapists, after a court found him guilty of sexually assaulting his four-year-old …

Crime

Dad convicted of sexually assaulting male steward on flight by flicking his penis avoids prison

A dad-of-three found guilty of flicking a male airline steward's genitals has avoided prison.<p>Thomas Sleigh, 45, was convicted of sexually assaulting …

Crime

INADO Rejects Olympic Plan For Independent Testing Body & CAS Sole-Role In Sanctions

The <b>Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations</b> (INADO) Board of Directors has rejected the <b>International Olympic Committee’s</b> suggestion that a new</b> …

Court of Arbitration for Sport

‘Supreme Court Will Go Paperless Within 6-7 Months’, Says CJI

The Supreme Court will go "paperless" within six to seven months, Chief Justice J S Khehar on Thursday said.<p>The observation on the issue of …

Accused killer's ex says he was 'paranoid'

An aspiring Islamic State fighter accused of murdering his first wife took a second wife during his first marriage but she told a court she divorced …

Extremism

Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?

The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security.<p>The cornerstone of …

Refugees

Nike’s Problematic Relationship with the Hijab

Major sportswear manufacturer, Nike, recently revealed an athletic headscarf for Muslim women. The product is termed the “Pro hijab” and is made of …

Muslim Women