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Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

...with plaintiffs, which does not involve BP, has not yet been filed in federal court in New Orleans, where U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier presides over the oil spill cases.As for the other settlements, Halliburton released a brief statement...
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Police: Moose fatally stabbed in park

...Bail for Galloway, who has no criminal convictions in Alaska, was set at $5,000.Candelario and Johnston told District Judge Alex Swiderski they did not have jobs, assets or phones. Galloway said he had earned less than $600 in the last...
Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones

...preliminary injunction ordering Greenpeace USA to stay away from Shell's Arctic-bound petroleum drilling fleet.U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason in Anchorage,said Tuesday that she'll rule soon on Shell's claim that it needs safety zones keeping...
Peterson reinstated by NFL, looks to leave Minnesota

...the suspension in December. The NFLPA's petition in federal court to overrule Henderson was granted by U.S. District Judge David Doty, who ordered the appeal back to the NFL for re-arbitration. The league promptly appealed Doty's decision...
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Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide legalization.U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller said during a brief court hearing that she was initially prepared to rule that marijuana should not...
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...first-degree murder."The defendants appear to be overall good young men who served their country," said U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, before adding that "there is a serious sentence that needs to be imposed for these killings and woundings...
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Pimp of prostitute killed by Marine pleads guilty

...Wednesday to a human trafficking charge.Mark Miles Jr., 36, also known as "Meezilini," admitted to U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones in Portland that he transported Ivanice "Ivy" Harris across state lines to engage in prostitution...
Spud fraud plants farmers in jail

...for intentionally destroying potatoes to collect federal farm insurance payments.In separate hearings, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced Aaron Johnson to four years in prison and Derek Johnson to 1 ½ years in prison. A jury in...
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Ship's chief engineer pleads guilty to pollution charge

...Nicolas speaks Arabic and made no statement through his interpreter, beyond yes or no and "I did this."U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman suggested a June sentencing date, but shifted it to April 1 at the request of defense attorney Irwin...
Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

...could restrict or prohibit development of the Pebble Mine, a federal judge says.The action comes after U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland last month restrained the EPA from taking any action toward a possible decision to veto a mine...


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