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High court won’t extend Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day. ...

California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors said Friday they again will seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson even as a county judge considers...

GOP to high court: Halt longer N. Carolina absentee deadline

President Donald Trump’s campaign and North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to return the state to a shorter...

Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in...

Trump rape accuser ‘stunned’ at DOJ no-show at court hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless...

Democrats: Justices’ 4-4 tie in election case ominous sign

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Amy Coney Barrett expected to join the Supreme Court as early as next week, the court's action in a Pennsylvania...

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting...

Another suspect charged in alleged Michigan kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general charged an eighth person Thursday in what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to storm the...

Scott Peterson murder convictions ordered re-examined

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a second look at Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife and...

White evangelicals hope to keep changing Texas red for Trump

PLANO, Texas (AP) — As parishioners at the evangelical church in the Dallas suburbs gathered for Sunday services, they walked past two tables of...

Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a Minnesota state court agreement that allows the counting of absentee ballots received up to seven...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has written roughly 100 opinions in more than three years on...

Anti-government groups shift focus from Washington to states

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The alleged foiled plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor is a jarring example of how the anti-government movement in the...

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in announcing charges in an...

Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days...

Texas high court blocks Houston plan to offer mail ballots

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 2 million Houston voters cannot receive unsolicited mail ballot applications from local elections...

Court: Wisconsin Republicans have standing in absentee case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislators have the legal standing to appeal a federal ruling extending the deadline for counting absentee ballots in the...

High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina residents voting by mail in November’s election get a witness...

California governor nominates 1st gay to state Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated the first openly gay Black man to the state Supreme Court on Monday, potentially replacing one...

Justices reject South Dakota’s only death row inmate’s case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up an appeal from South Dakota’s only death row inmate, who pleaded guilty...

A look at big issues on Supreme Court’s agenda in new term

Some of the issues either already on the Supreme Court's docket when it begins its new session or likely to be before the justices...

The Latest: Key US senators test positive for virus

WASHINGTON — Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings...

Trump campaign sues Philadelphia over mail-in voting offices

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign followed through on a threat to sue Philadelphia, filing papers in court Thursday night over city...

Court: Amazon not liable in teen’s powdered caffeine death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retail giant Amazon can't be held responsible under current Ohio product liability law in the death of a high school...

Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — They've been fighting in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania over the cutoff date for counting mailed ballots, and in North Carolina over witness...

Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed...

A look at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s notable opinions, votes

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2017. ...

Republicans lose a round in Pennsylvania mail voting dispute

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to Republicans in the legal fight over the deadline for mailed ballots...

Former VW boss Winterkorn faces trial on 2nd set of charges

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face trial on a second set of charges in...

Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame sued for defamation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by...

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa on Trump high court list

MIAMI (AP) — A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's...

Ranked choice voting in Maine a go for presidential election

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling...

New Ohio House speaker’s sterling narrative has detractors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There were some whispers among members of the Republican caucus that Bob Cupp should be the person to lead the...

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing...

‘Melrose Place’ actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed...

Green Party candidate is ordered off Pennsylvania ballot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party's candidate for president did not strictly follow procedures for getting on Pennsylvania's ballot in the November election...

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively...

Biden under pressure to unveil list of potential court picks

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is resisting calls from President Donald Trump and even some fellow Democrats to release his list of potential Supreme...

Wisconsin election clerks rush to mail ballots after delay

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, less than 24 hours after...

Legal advocates line up on both sides of Bill Cosby’s appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review...

Judge: Kanye West stays off ballot in battleground Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline,...

Girl appeals Slender Man stabbing to Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two girls convicted of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man asked the Wisconsin Supreme...

Wisconsin court sets up possible delay in absentee mailing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a halt in the mailing of absentee ballots until it gives the...

DOJ asks to defend Trump in rape accuser’s defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who...

Trump readying potential Supreme Court nominee list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to again release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, one that voters can compare to...

Appeals court overturns ban on immigrant courthouse arrests

A federal appeals court...

Attorneys file lawsuit seeking redress for Tulsa massacre

Attorneys for victims and...

US Justice Department warns FIFA on international ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

The Latest: China nears full re-opening of schools

BEIJING — China began...

California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —...

High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don’t need witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Court: LA County owes $8M to man killed like George Floyd

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Appeals of Nazi camp guard conviction in Germany dropped

BERLIN (AP) — All...

Tampa teenager accused in Twitter hack pleads not guilty

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) —...

New Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

California court: public employees can’t ‘spike’ pensions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Wisconsin governor orders masks statewide amid virus surge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Court: Judge wrong to dismiss complaint against Facebook

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —...

Georgia gov sues to end cities’ defiance on mask rules

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia...

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) —...

Iowa governor signs abortion law amid court challenge

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds...

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — States...

Despite pandemic, Trump administration urges end to ACA

WASHINGTON (AP) — In...

Tennessee high court keeps mail voting expansion amid appeal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —...

Court: Montana family owns dinosaur fossils worth millions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) —...

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