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Survey: Federal courts make changes due to cuts

WASHINGTON – Budget cuts are forcing federal courts to implement a number of cost-cutting measures, from layoffs, furloughs and early retirements to the reduction of training programs and IT services, according to a recent survey.

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Lead paint makers lose appeal in R.I.

A Rhode Island judge refused to strike down a proposal from the state that calls for three former lead paint manufacturers to pay an estimated $2.4 billion to clean up roughly a quarter-million homes in the state. Two years ago, ...

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Judge dismisses suit related to funeral home murders

A Wisconsin judge threw out a suit against the Catholic Diocese of Superior, saying the diocese can’t be forced to release information about how the church deals with sex abuse by priests. The lawsuit was filed in 2006 by the ...

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