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August 16, 2018 6:25 PM Keystone XL oil pipeline sent back for new environmental review

HOUSTON — The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana sided with Indigenous and environmental groups in ruling Wednesday that a revised 6

August 9, 2018 4:46 PM Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction

Persky’s sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient. The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn’t address it. Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn’t support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim 11

August 8, 2018 8:16 PM Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

Pitt’s attorneys said the filing was utterly unnecessary and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” of the split. Jolie Pitt’s filing also said she wanted to have the couple’s marriage dissolved by the end of the year by separating some of the lingering issues to be resolved later. Neither side specified what those issues were. Pitt’s 12

August 3, 2018 4:11 AM Alex Jones’ lawyer seeks to dismiss defamation suit brought by survivor of school shooting

AUSTIN, TEXAS—Alex Jones’ attorney Thursday sought to have his client removed from a defamation lawsuit brought by Marcel Fontaine, whose photo appeared on InfoWars.com the day of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., erroneously identifying him as the alleged shooter. “The allegations with respect to Mr. Jones 15

July 20, 2018 9:12 PM 'Jeopardy!' winner gets probation for sneaking into emails

ADRIAN, Mich. — A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students. “I am sorry for all the pain I have caused,” said Stephanie Jass, 48, who must return to court after serving a year of probation for unauthorized computer access 10

July 18, 2018 6:39 PM Chicago judge orders release of woman dubbed ‘serial stowaway’ from jail

CHICAGO—A Chicago judge has ordered the release from jail of a woman dubbed a “serial stowaway” for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket. The Cook County State’s Attorney office says Cook County Judge Maura Slattery-Boyle determined Wednesday that Marilyn Hartman is fit to stand trial and allowed her to be transferred to a private 9

July 17, 2018 4:01 PM MGM Resorts sues more than 1,000 victims from Vegas shooting, denying any liability

“I’ve never seen a more outrageous thing, where they sue the victims in an effort to find a judge they like,” attorney Robert Eglet, who represents some of the victims, told the Review-Journal, accusing MGM of “judge-shopping” in federal court, rather than state court where he believes any lawsuits should be filed. “It’s just really sad that they would 8

July 12, 2018 1:20 PM Trump admin reunites 57 of 103 young separated children, but says the rest are ineligible

The Trump administration said early Thursday that officials have reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children with their parents after separations of weeks or months, but would not return another 46 children for reasons that range from concerns about their safety to their parents having been deported. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego had given 11

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM J.A. Happ named Jays’ representative for all-star game

“I have gotten better about handling tough outings but the last couple have hurt, so this is nice,” Happ said. “It kind of helps you turn the page and look forward to my next outing and then the all-star game.” As for what he’s most looking forward to when the festivities roll around, Happ said he will try his best to take it all in. “See the best players 13

July 4, 2018 8:19 PM Lawsuit against Royal Winnipeg Ballet, photographer who sold intimate photos to proceed

TORONTO—A judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit can proceed against the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and a photographer who is alleged to have taken intimate photos of students. Lawyer Margaret Waddell says about 60 people have been identified so far as potential class-action members in the lawsuit against the ballet company and Bruce Monk, who worked 83