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February 28, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was destined to be a long day for U.S. District Judge Milton Pollack. The jurist had gotten up early to oversee the final round of negotiations leading to Thursday's announcement of the settlement of more than 150 civil lawsuits involving Drexel Burnham Lambert and imprisoned financier Michael Milken.
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October 14, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors say they will bring a captured Libyan terrorism suspect before a judge in New York on Tuesday in a test of the Obama administration's stepped-up effort to use criminal trials, not drone strikes and military prisons, to punish international terrorists. Abu Anas al Liby has been indicted with 20 other accused Al Qaeda operatives on charges of conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. A computer expert, he was said to have assembled photographs of the embassies that were used by the bombers.
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NEWS
September 8, 1989 | From United Press International
A black state Supreme Court judge has been selected to preside over the trial of seven men charged in the racial killing of a black youth during an attack by a white gang in Brooklyn, officials said Thursday. The selection of Justice Thaddeus Owens, 70, bypassed the normal selection process because of the unusual sensitivity of the case, said Matt Crossen, chief administrator of the New York Courts. But Crossen said the fact that Owens is black had "absolutely no impact" on his decision.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - A judge on Monday invalidated anti-obesity rules that would have made New York the nation's first city to restrict sales of super-sized sugary drinks, setting up a showdown with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who called the last-minute ruling "completely wrong" and vowed to appeal. State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling's 36-page decision was issued the day before the limits were to take effect. It was a victory for a coalition of groups, including labor unions and the restaurant industry, who had sued to block enforcement after the city's Board of Health easily approved the regulations in September.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Before introducing the new all-star judging panel with high hopes , and presumably at great cost, for Season 12 - Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and sole holdover Randy Jackson - "American Idol" tried to reassure us it was the same old show. There was last season's winner, Phillip Phillips, in his ratty old T-shirt and jeans, sitting on a stool, strumming his acoustic guitar and singing his comfort-food-like hit, "Home. " There was a montage of "Idol"-launched superstars: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson.
NATIONAL
March 11, 2013 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - A judge on Monday invalidated anti-obesity rules that would have made New York the nation's first city to restrict sales of super-sized sugary drinks, setting up a showdown with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who called the last-minute ruling "completely wrong" and vowed to appeal. State Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling's 36-page decision was issued the day before the limits were to take effect. It was a victory for a coalition of groups, including labor unions and the restaurant industry, who had sued to block enforcement after the city's Board of Health easily approved the regulations in September.
NATIONAL
October 14, 2013 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - U.S. prosecutors say they will bring a captured Libyan terrorism suspect before a judge in New York on Tuesday in a test of the Obama administration's stepped-up effort to use criminal trials, not drone strikes and military prisons, to punish international terrorists. Abu Anas al Liby has been indicted with 20 other accused Al Qaeda operatives on charges of conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. A computer expert, he was said to have assembled photographs of the embassies that were used by the bombers.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1985 | Associated Press
A federal judge Tuesday reserved decision on a request by GAF Corp. that a lawsuit charging it with violating federal securities and antitrust laws in its attempted takeover of Union Carbide Corp. be dismissed. GAF argued before U.S. District Judge Jose A. Cabranes in New Haven that Carbide's lawsuit, filed Monday, was improper in that it should have been made as a counterclaim to GAF's action against Carbide in a New York federal court.
NATIONAL
October 7, 2010 | By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Obama administration's prosecution of major foreign terrorism suspects in U.S. civilian courts has hit another roadblock, after a judge in New York disallowed testimony this week from the government's key witness against a prisoner about to stand trial in connection with the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in 1998. The trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is being closely watched as a test case for the legal system over whether a "high-value" detainee held in a secret CIA location and later at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, can be tried and convicted under the rules of American criminal law. The dispute sits at the heart of this still-unresolved debate over whether terrorism suspects should be held as military prisoners or tried as criminals.
NATIONAL
September 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A third federal judge has ruled the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln ruled against the measure, saying Congress ignored the most experienced doctors when it determined that the banned procedure would never be necessary to protect the health of the mother -- a finding he called "unreasonable." His ruling echoed decisions by federal judges in New York and San Francisco.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Before introducing the new all-star judging panel with high hopes , and presumably at great cost, for Season 12 - Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and sole holdover Randy Jackson - "American Idol" tried to reassure us it was the same old show. There was last season's winner, Phillip Phillips, in his ratty old T-shirt and jeans, sitting on a stool, strumming his acoustic guitar and singing his comfort-food-like hit, "Home. " There was a montage of "Idol"-launched superstars: Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson.
NATIONAL
October 7, 2010 | By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau
The Obama administration's prosecution of major foreign terrorism suspects in U.S. civilian courts has hit another roadblock, after a judge in New York disallowed testimony this week from the government's key witness against a prisoner about to stand trial in connection with the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in 1998. The trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is being closely watched as a test case for the legal system over whether a "high-value" detainee held in a secret CIA location and later at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, can be tried and convicted under the rules of American criminal law. The dispute sits at the heart of this still-unresolved debate over whether terrorism suspects should be held as military prisoners or tried as criminals.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was destined to be a long day for U.S. District Judge Milton Pollack. The jurist had gotten up early to oversee the final round of negotiations leading to Thursday's announcement of the settlement of more than 150 civil lawsuits involving Drexel Burnham Lambert and imprisoned financier Michael Milken.
NEWS
September 8, 1989 | From United Press International
A black state Supreme Court judge has been selected to preside over the trial of seven men charged in the racial killing of a black youth during an attack by a white gang in Brooklyn, officials said Thursday. The selection of Justice Thaddeus Owens, 70, bypassed the normal selection process because of the unusual sensitivity of the case, said Matt Crossen, chief administrator of the New York Courts. But Crossen said the fact that Owens is black had "absolutely no impact" on his decision.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1985 | Associated Press
A federal judge Tuesday reserved decision on a request by GAF Corp. that a lawsuit charging it with violating federal securities and antitrust laws in its attempted takeover of Union Carbide Corp. be dismissed. GAF argued before U.S. District Judge Jose A. Cabranes in New Haven that Carbide's lawsuit, filed Monday, was improper in that it should have been made as a counterclaim to GAF's action against Carbide in a New York federal court.
NEWS
June 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Javier Valle Riestra said the country should pardon and expel American Lori Berenson, jailed on terrorism charges, to defuse "unjust" criticism provoked by her secret military trial. In 1996, anonymous judges sentenced New York native Berenson, now 28, to life in a maximum security prison, branding her a top-ranking Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement member who had plotted to take over Peru's Congress.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2013 | By Scott Collins
A whole new plotline may be coming to "Pawn Stars": Rick is getting married. Rick Harrison, star of History's hit reality show, will wed his fiancee Deanna Burditt on July 21 in Laguna Beach, according to People magazine. "It will be a lot of friends and family," Harrison told the magazine. "It started off with about 40 people and it's well over 100 people now. You know how those things go. " The most special part? The ring bearer will be none other than Chumlee, Harrison's ne'er-do-well employee who frequently upstages everyone else on "Pawn Stars," which revolves around the deal-making at a family-owned pawn shop in downtown Las Vegas.  "I just had no idea there was so much involved," Harrison said of the wedding plans.  What do you think of Harrison and "Pawn Stars"?
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