Judge warns Alabama counties to comply with Supreme Court and allow gay marriages

...handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.Opposition withered as some counties...


...teammate-turned-antagonist Floyd Landis will have to turn over records of investigations into his own previous doping case, a federal judge has decided.This week's ruling, from Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, comes in a bitter struggle over pending...

Academy of Richmond County names its hall of fame inductees in its 4th ever selection

Ten Academy of Richmond Coun ty graduates, including a prolific artist, a newspaper editor and a federal judge, will be inducted into the school's hall of fame this fall.This is the fourth year the school, founded in 1783, has selected...

Death for Boston bomber

BOSTON -- A federal judge has formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 terror attacks.

Former AIG CEO sees partial victory in a lawsuit relating to the U.S.

WASHINGTON - A federal judge handed a partial victory to the former CEO of American International Group, who claimed the government's bailout of the insurance...


...investigation of soccer corruption.Blazer's 19-page plea agreement from Nov. 25, 2013, was unsealed Monday after a federal judge agreed to a request by media organizations. As part of the deal, Blazer agreed he would sign over title of his FIFA...

Unsealed transcript from 2013 details FIFA corruption

NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body's ruling panel agreed to receive bribes in the votes for the hosts of the 1998 and 2010...

Judge finds no juror misconduct in salmonella trial convictions

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated...

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

...are thankful for all of the people who recognize that."The ConAgra plea deal, which still must be approved by a federal judge, extends a recent string of high-profile food safety prosecutions.Two former Iowa egg industry executives were...

Augusta Commission face decisions on stormwater utility fee, historic building demolitions at meeting

...fee revenue in the 2015 budget before approving its implementation. The move got a similar fee delayed by an Atlanta federal judge, he said.Coupled with sales tax collections, the fee will generate more than $15 million a year planned to cover...