Court Asked To Determine If Chimp Is Legally A PersonThat's what attorney Steven Wise will try to persuade a state appeals court in Manhattan on Thursday. Wise, who represents the Florida-based Nonhuman Rights Project animal advocacy group, plans to argue that two chimps named Tommy and Kiko should be freed from cages to live in an outdoor sanctuary.
Lawyer For Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Makes Final Court AppealLawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday, urging it to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdicts.
Court Stops Mont. Judge From Undoing Rape Sentence Montana's Supreme Court on Friday blocked a judge from resentencing a former teacher who got 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student, a sentence widely criticized after the judge said the victim was "older than her chronological age."
'Barefoot Bandit' Pleads Guilty To Burglary Charge "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore has pleaded guilty in Mount Vernon to a burglary charge for breaking into the Anacortes Airport where he stole a plane and flew it to Orcas Island.
Man Admits To Robbing Bank To Give Money To HomelessAn Australian man standing trial in Wyoming says he was justified in robbing a Jackson bank because he gave the money to the homeless.
87-Year-Old Seattle Developer, Wife Indicted on 43 CountsThe U.S. attorney's office in Seattle said Thursday that a 43-count grand jury indictment accuses Michael Mastro and his wife, Linda, of concealing a bank account of more than $760,000 from his creditors. Prosecutors say they've also lied about the whereabouts of two huge diamonds valued at $1.4 million.
Wash. Justices Owens, Gonzalez Retain Seats Washington Supreme Court Justices Susan Owens and Steve Gonzalez easily retained their seats in Tuesday's primary, while Seattle appeals lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud and former Justice Richard Sanders were leading a crowded field seeking to replace the retiring Tom Chambers.
Seattle's Lynch Apologizes for Recent Actions Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch apologized Friday for drawing negative attention following his arrest last weekend on charges of driving under the influence in Northern California.
Marshawn Lynch Charged with DUI Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence in Northern California. Lynch was charged by the Alameda County district attorney with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and driving while having a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
Appeals Court Rules Cop-Killer's Sister Wrongly ConvictedA state appeals court ruled Friday that the sister of cop-killer Maurice Clemmons was wrongly convicted of rendering criminal assistance, a decision that Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he'll appeal.
Man Charged With Stealing 44,000 Credit Card Numbers By Hacking Into Sales SystemFederal prosecutors say a 21-year-old Dutch national coordinated the theft of about 44,000 credit card numbers worldwide, including some from the Boeing Employees Credit Union, by hacking into the sales system of businesses.
German Court Rules Microsoft Infringed On Motorola PatentsA court in Germany has ruled that Microsoft infringed on two patents held by Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.