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Nation Aug 27Now free from legal limbo, Meek Mill eyes prison reform
The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the arresting officer's credibility. The 32-year-old rapper, born Robert Williams, is now free of a criminal justice system he hopes to reform.
Nation Jul 24Meek Mill’s conviction overturned, granted new trial
The rapper became a symbol for criminal justice reform after a judge sent him back to prison in 2017.
Politics Apr 11Trump’s sister retires from the bench, negating judicial ethics complaints
Maryanne Trump Barry's retirement as a federal appellate judge in Philadelphia ends a civil misconduct inquiry launched after a report that she participated in Trump family schemes to dodge taxes.
Nation Apr 05Court filings show Bill Cosby agreed to settle 7 defamation cases
It's not yet clear whether Cosby will now drop his counterclaims against the seven women, including one who recently died. They are among the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. He has denied their allegations and…
Politics Feb 14WATCH: Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general
The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Nation Nov 01Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty
The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has been indicted on 44 counts, including charges of murder, hate crimes and obstructing in the practice of religion.
Nation Oct 29Pittsburgh synagogue massacre defendant appears in court
The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
Nation Sep 25Bill Cosby’s day of reckoning arrives
Facing the possibility of prison at 81, Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his punishment for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of…
Nation Sep 24Bill Cosby arrives for start of sentencing in sex assault case
Bill Cosby arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine how the 81-year-old comedian will be punished for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman more than 14 years ago.
Politics Jan 08Former congressman seeks to delay prison term amid appeal
Former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said he expects to win a new trial over errors during his five-defendant trial this year, including the dismissal of a holdout juror.