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  • Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case

    A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • MLK daughter's lawyers want estate lawyer removed

    A lawyer for Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter on Friday argued that a lawyer for her father's estate should be disqualified from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • King daughter asks brothers to reconsider MLK sale

    The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday urged her brothers to search their consciences and reconsider their plan to sell the civil rights icon's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Eric Barnum, left, attorney for Bernice King looks over paperwork held by William Hill, attorney for the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Inc., as they appear in Fulton County Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in the first hearing in the case that has pitted brothers Martin Luther King III and Dexter King against Bernice King over the possession of their father's Nobel Peace Prize and personal Bible. The brothers are seeking a restraining order against their sister, Bernice. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT.

    Correction: MLK Children-Legal Battle story

    In a story Feb. 19 about a court battle among Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over his bible and Nobel Peace Prize, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the items belonged to the state under a 1995 agreement. Lawyers say they belong to King's estate.

  • Bernice King speaks during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Atlanta.at Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father Martin Luther King Jr. preached.  King is in a legal battle with her brothers over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Martin Luther King's children battling over estate

    Facing the latest in a string of legal battles with her brothers, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. is seeking to portray herself as the true heir to her father's legacy.

  • Bernice King speaks during a news conference at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Atlanta.  King is in a legal battle with her brothers over her father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Martin Luther King's children battling over estate

    A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried.

  • MLK estate wants his daughter to give up his Nobel

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are locked in yet another legal battle, this time over the civil rights icon's Nobel Peace Prize and his personal Bible.

  • SIMMONS: Bernice King set the tone amid politics' famous faces

    When Bernice King, the youngest of Martin Luther King's four children, spoke at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday as part of the 50th anniversary of her father's "I Have a Dream" speech, her delivery wasn't smooth, but you could feel her passion.

  • ** FILE * Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., gestures during an interview in 2007. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, two men filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Long of exploiting his role as pastor of the Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were members of his congregation. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

    Atlanta megachurch pastor Long denies sex claims

    The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch outside Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said.

  • The Rev. Bernice King (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Bernice King breaks silence, asks SCLC to end rift

    After nearly 10 months of silence, the Rev. Bernice King is telling the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to end the bitter infighting that has split the group.

  • The Rev. Joseph Lowery, right, leads a group in prayer at the crypts of the Rev. Martin Luther Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King, as the Rev. Raphael Warnock listens, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Atlanta.The group prayed that the King children would end their legal battle. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    King siblings settle lawsuit over estate

    After more than 14 hours of discussion, the heirs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. reached a settlement late Monday that will keep the family of the slain civil rights leader from a public jury trial.

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    A judge on Monday set bail at $30 million for a Northern California man accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her captive for 18 years.

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