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Chaotic opening day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:36 PM

'If confirmed to the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case. I will do equal right to the poor and to the rich,' says Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Trump names Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, Senate battle looms

Jul 10, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) Trump's decision stands to be among the most consequential of his presidency, as he seeks to shape the high court to his conservative leanings for decades to come

TRUMP PICK. US Judge Brett Kavanaugh looks on as US President Donald Trump announces him as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump gets historic chance to shift Supreme Court to right

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Justice Anthony Kennedy's departure at the end of July will give US President Donald Trump the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the 9-seat bench, which exerts a deep and far-reaching influence on American life.

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Beauty queen wife of 'El Chapo' worries over his solitary confinement

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, 61, accused of running the Sinaloa crime syndicate of Mexico, one of the world's biggest drug empires, is scheduled to go on trial on September 5

EL CHAPO. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of the founder of the former Guadalajara Cartel Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman, outside federal court in New York on April 17, 2018. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:48 AM

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit keeps in place a lower court injunction on the ban arguing the president has overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality

WELCOME TO THE USA. This file photo taken on February 8, 2017 shows Yemenis who were among those stranded in Djibouti when US President Donald Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/File/AFP

Samsung wins US appeal in Apple patent case

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:01 PM

Apple originally filed the suit against Samsung in early 2012 accusing the South Korean consumer electronics giant of infringing on an array of patents related to smartphones

PATENT FIGHT. The entrance to the Seoul office building of Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea, October 4, 2013. File Photo by Yonhap/EPA

Iran says verdict issued on Washington Post reporter

Oct 11, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Jason Rezaian is accused of spying and tried in 4 hearings behind closed doors the last of which was in August

A picture made available on 25 July 2014 shows the Washington Post Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian (R) and his Iranian wife Yeganeh Salehi, who works for the UAE newspaper National, during a foreign ministry spokeswoman weekly press conference in Tehran, Iran, 10 September 2013. EPA/Stringer

Woman making Prince Andrew sex claims vows not to be silenced

Jan 03, 2015 - 9:16 PM

The plaintiff identified only as Jane Doe 3 in court papers says she refuses to be unjustly victimized again

In this file photo dated June 3, 2014, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, delivers a speech at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Prince Andrew paid a visit to the headquarters of German car manufacturer Volkswagen while visiting the German state of Lower Saxony on 03 and 04 June. Photo by Holger Hollemann/EPA