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Protests after Germany’s top court nixes Berlin rent cap

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of Berliners took to the streets, many banging pots and pans, to protest a ruling Thursday by Germany's highest court...

Democrats begin long-shot push to expand the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of congressional Democrats introduced legislation Thursday to add four seats to the Supreme Court, a long-shot bid designed to...

EU top court backs bloc in ban on electric pulse fishing

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court on Thursday backed the bloc’s decision to ban as of July the practice of using electric...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting...

Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy that drove...

California lifts COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California on Monday lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck...

Truck seized over ‘munitions of war,’ 5 forgotten bullets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerardo Serrano ticked off the border crossing agents by taking some photos on his phone. So they took his pickup truck...

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the...

Chauvin trial puts Court TV’s revival in the public eye

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Tufts believes the media world is not complete without Court TV. If he's ever going to prove his point,...

Israeli academic won’t receive prize after signing petition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro ignores calls for lockdown to slow virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday there would be “no national lockdown,” ignoring growing calls from health experts...

Mexico president justifies release of kingpin targeted by US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday defended the 2013 ruling that freed one of the drug lords most...

Breyer says big Supreme Court changes could diminish trust

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Stephen Breyer on Tuesday said liberal advocates of big changes at the Supreme Court, including expanding the number of justices,...

High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology companies sighed with relief Monday after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high...

Supreme Court dismisses case over Trump and Twitter critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case over former President Donald Trump's efforts to block critics from his personal Twitter...

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that...

High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court ruled Thursday that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including...

Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators' decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related...

Turkish high court rejects bid to close opposition party

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Citing procedural deficiencies, Turkey’s highest court on Wednesday rejected an indictment by a top prosecutor seeking to disband the country’s...

EU takes Poland to court over judicial independence concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is referring Poland to Europe's top court over long-standing concerns about respect for the rule of law and...

Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro's replacement of...

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional...

Court lets woman’s defamation suit vs. Trump proceed again

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump could face questioning under oath about a former “Apprentice” contestant's sexual assault allegations against him, following...

Court to hear bid for new defense of Kentucky abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Kentucky's attorney general, who wants to be allowed to defend...

UK supermarket chain Asda loses ruling over equal pay claim

LONDON (AP) — More than 40,000 store workers at Asda, Britain's third-largest supermarket chain, can proceed with their yearslong claim for equal pay following...

Justices say accident victims can sue Ford in state courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Ford Motor Co. can be sued in the state courts by people who were...

High court: More police excessive force suits can go forward

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them,...

British judge: Vatican made ‘appalling’ claims in UK probe

ROME (AP) — A British judge has blasted Vatican prosecutors for making “appalling” misrepresentations to the court about their investigation into the Holy See’s...

South Africa’s ex-president should be jailed, argues lawyer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for a commission investigating corruption in South Africa have asked the country’s highest court to jail former president Jacob Zuma...

Guns are on Supreme Court’s agenda days after mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible expansion of gun rights is on the Supreme Court's agenda, days after mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia. ...

Canada’s Supreme Court says carbon price is constitutional

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon price is entirely constitutional. ...

High court mulls police power to enter homes without warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed when police can enter homes without a warrant, with the justices making up scenarios involving...

Brazil court rules Car Wash judge was biased in Lula case

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that former judge Sergio Moro was biased in the way he oversaw former...

Biden to nominate 3 federal prosecutors for New York offices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to nominate three prosecutors to run the U.S. attorney’s offices in New York state, including the...

Court leans toward tribal police in traffic stop and search

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to allow tribal police officers to stop and search non-Indians on tribal lands over concerns...

US drone strike case appealed to Germany’s highest court

BERLIN (AP) — Two Yemeni men who allege their relatives were killed in an American drone strike have appealed their case to Germany's highest...

Colorado baker sued again over alleged LGBTQ bias

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding...

High court won’t hear fishermen case against ocean monument

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a fishing group that challenged the creation of a large federally...

Court could reimpose Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe...

Israeli voters poised to send first Reform rabbi to Knesset

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — In years of going against Israel’s religious and political mainstream, Rabbi Gilad Kariv has learned to handle conflict. He...

Turkey: 20 detained in raids targeting PKK militants

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police have detained some 20 people in raids against suspected Kurdish militants, including three top local officials of the...

Flood of Capitol riot, tribal cases swamps US prosecutors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department’s to-do list was already daunting, especially with this year's flood of pandemic-delayed federal cases. And now...

Breyer mum as some liberals urge him to quit Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive progressives who aren't looking forward to the sequel of their personal “Nightmare on First Street," a Supreme Court succession story. ...

Not NCAA Property: Players push for reform on social media

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several prominent players at the March Madness basketball tournament took aim at the NCAA on social media Wednesday, demanding changes to...

House passes domestic violence bill, pushes issue to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a nod to Women’s History Month, the Democratic-led House passed two measures Wednesday, one designed to protect women from domestic...

Former worker gets new trial in fake-gun McDonald’s stickup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of using a fake gun to try robbing a McDonald’s restaurant where he once worked has been...

West African court allows extradition to US of Venezuelan

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cape Verde’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a businessman close to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro who was arrested last year...

Traditions on hold, justices near a year of phone arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers arguing in jeans and hoodies. A justice who has been silent for years regularly talking. A sound like a toilet...

Anti-abortion bills abound; their fate in court is unknown

At an intense pace, lawmakers in Republican-governed states are considering an array of tough anti-abortion restrictions they hope might reach the Supreme Court and...

NYC prosecutor leading Trump probe won’t seek reelection

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., a veteran prosecutor overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump, said Friday...

Justices call off arguments over Medicaid work requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it has called off upcoming arguments over a Trump administration plan to remake Medicaid by requiring...

Catalan separatist returns from Belgium to face Spanish law

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former Catalan government member Meritxell Serret handed herself into Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday, three years after she fled to...

Poland, Hungary file complaint at EU court over budget rule

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The right-wing governments of Poland and Hungary filed a complaint with the European Union's supreme court on Thursday challenging a...

Senate confirms Merrick Garland to be US attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Merrick Garland on Wednesday to be the next U.S. attorney general with a strong bipartisan vote, placing the...

Lawsuit challenges new admissions policy at elite Va. school

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A conservative legal group sued a northern Virginia school district Wednesday, alleging that its efforts to draw more Black and...

Tel Aviv’s Jewish museum reopens after $100 million upgrade

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — From Queen Salome to the late RBG, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, Tel Aviv's newly revamped Museum of the...

Guatemala presidents picks chief of staff for top court seat

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president chose his chief of staff and one of his closest advisers to fill a seat on the country’s...

Biden administration won’t defend Trump immigration rule

CHICAGO (AP) — A Trump-era immigration rule denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps was dealt likely fatal blows...

Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping...

‘Lula’ convictions dismissed; could run again in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — A top judge has thrown out both corruption convictions of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, opening the...

Brazil justice annuls Lula’s sentences, enabling 2022 run

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Supreme Court justice on Monday annulled all convictions against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a ruling...

High court revives ex-student’s suit against Georgia college

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from...

3 female Guatemalan judges defend rule of law

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three female judges in Guatemala have emerged as critical figures in the fight for the rule of law in a...

Supreme Court won’t get involved in Fairbanks Four case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four men who say they were illegally imprisoned for nearly two decades for the murder of a teenager in Alaska will...

Biden getting 1st shot at making mark on federal judiciary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has two seats to fill on the influential appeals court in the nation's capital that regularly feeds...

New SC abortion law remains on hold under judge’s order

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new South Carolina law banning abortions will stay on hold following a judge's order on Friday to extend a...

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivers 1st opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered her first Supreme Court majority opinion Thursday, ruling against an environmental group that had sought access...

Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation. ...

Arkansas lawmakers send governor near-total abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has...

Mexico Senate passes energy bill favoring state, fossil fuel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate passed an electrical energy bill that favors government-owned generating plants that largely run on fossil fuels Tuesday, putting...

Guatemala begins reshaping court; corruption concerns grow

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress began reshaping the country’s highest court Tuesday, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could...

EU court: Poland’s judicial rules could violate EU law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that Poland’s new regulations for appointing judges to the Supreme Court could violate...

Supreme Court likely to uphold Arizona voting restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona in a key case that could make it harder...

Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If...

Supreme Court skeptical about patent judge appointments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed likely to find that the judges who oversee patent disputes are not properly appointed, a...

Supreme Court to weigh Puerto Rico access to US aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether it is unconstitutional to exclude people living in Puerto Rico from Supplemental Social...

Supreme Court could put new limits on voting rights lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the Supreme Court is looking at putting new...

10 death row inmates in Oklahoma could get new trials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As many as 10 death row inmates in Oklahoma, more than one-fifth of the state’s prisoners condemned to die, could...

IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to...

Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in...

Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the...

EU court urged to rule against Hungary’s asylum policy

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The advocate general for European Union's highest court on Thursday urged the court to rule that Hungary violated the bloc's...

SPLC: At least 160 Confederate symbols taken down in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol last month, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a...

High court inclined to expand warrantless entry into homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to expand when officers can enter a suspect's home without a warrant. ...

Deaf Costco worker with mumbling manager won’t get award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won't be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her...

For Senate rules arbiter, minimum wage is latest minefield

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's guided the Senate through two impeachment trials, vexed Democrats and Republicans alike with parliamentary opinions and helped rescue Electoral College...

What NY prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted...

Garland vows sharp focus on Capitol riot as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the...

Biden asks high court to drop 2 Trump-era Medicaid cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the...

Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the...

Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had...

Uganda’s Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President...

Court won’t revive porn star’s defamation suit against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels, who sought to revive a defamation lawsuit she...

Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Merrick Garland was nominated by the White House for a job, Republicans wouldn't even meet with him. ...

New Mexico Legislature moves to preserve abortion rights

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-led Legislature in New Mexico pushed forward Friday to ensure future access to abortions by voting to repeal...

South Carolina abortion law suspended 1 day after passage

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions was suspended by a federal judge Friday on its second day in effect. ...

Judge says lawyer who killed her son also tracked Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who killed a federal judge's son and seriously wounded her husband at their New Jersey home last summer also...

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