Posts Tagged Law and order

Judge opts to close trial involving Saints, Pelicans owner

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has decided to bar the public from a trial in which estranged heirs of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson intend to argue that their patriarch was mentally unfit when he ousted them from ownership stakes in the franchises.

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Players’ union asks court to hold NFL’s Goodell in contempt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL players’ union has asked a federal court to hold the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt for not complying with a federal judge’s order to send Adrian Peterson’s disciplinary case back to an arbitrator.

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Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

In this May 17 2015 photo, a riot policeman holds a crying boy as his father is attacked by other policemen with batons, right, outside of a stadium, in Guimaraes, Portugal. Portuguese prosecutors are investigating a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a national scandal. Police approached Jose Magalhaes, his two sons and his father Sunday outside Guimaraes stadium, where Benfica had just won the Portuguese league title, according to film footage and witness reports. (AP Photo/Delfim Machado)

MATOSINHOS, Portugal (AP) — Jose Magalhaes took his two young boys and his elderly father to watch a big Portuguese soccer game, thinking it would be a treat for all. Instead, he and his family are at the center of a national scandal over alleged police brutality.

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Man who scammed NHL pleads guilty to forgery charges in Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who once conned the National Hockey League into thinking he was a wealthy entrepreneur well-qualified to buy one of the league’s most storied franchises has been convicted of another scam in Ohio.

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Judge expected to set date for Tsarnaev sentencing hearing

This undated photo released by the FBI on April 19, 2013 shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. On Friday, May 15, 2015, Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attack. (FBI via AP, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be formally sentenced to death next month after at least 20 victims describe the impact the terror attack had on their lives.

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