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  • Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

    BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the …


  • Federal judge stalls Obama’s executive action on immigration

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit …


  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal …


  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. …


  • India convicts youngest Delhi gang rape defendant

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian juvenile court on Saturday handed down the first conviction in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus, …


  • Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Calif

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to …


  • Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

    HELENA — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull …


  • Ex-Sen. Craig loses bid to dismiss FEC lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge refused on Thursday to dismiss a Federal Election Commission lawsuit that accuses former Sen. Larry Craig of misusing $217,000 in campaign funds for his …


  • Records provide new look at Ariz. shooting spree

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents released Wednesday that provide …


  • Italian court orders new trial for Amanda Knox

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has …


  • Knox must wait 1 more day for high court decision

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court says it will issue a decision Tuesday morning on whether to overturn American student Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the murder of her roommate. The …


  • Bork nomination fight altered judicial selection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives wanted Robert H. Bork on the Supreme Court. They wound up with Anthony Kennedy, the key vote in reaffirming a woman’s right to an abortion. The …


  • Hearing on voting rights turns partisan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred Wednesday over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or …


  • Court lets slaves’ descendants sue Cherokee chief

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Descendants of slaves owned by members of the Cherokee Nation can sue the current chief in an attempt to restore their tribal memberships, a federal appeals …


  • Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous …


  • Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A worker who killed himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse Thursday went through an employee entrance to avoid a security check that could have caught the …


  • Obama to match FDR’s record of 4 swearing-ins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to match Franklin Roosevelt’s record of being sworn in as the nation’s leader four times. While FDR served four terms, Obama is …


  • APNewsBreak: Sotomayor book offers personal look

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says in her upcoming memoir that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big …


  • Doctor gets 20 years in Miss. cancer center fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former …


  • Drug makers’ settlements get high court review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take a close look at payments from brand-name drug makers to manufacturers of generic equivalents to keep the no-name products off the market …


  • Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill …


  • Justices struggle with international custody law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is struggling to figure out if American courts have any further say in a custody dispute between a U.S. soldier and a Scottish woman …


  • New judge appointed in Fort Hood shooting case

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army’s highest legal branch appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on …


  • Calif. gay therapy ban sparks competing rulings

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations …


  • Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay …


  • Judge removed in Fort Hood shooting rampage case

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The military’s highest court ousted the judge in the Fort Hood shooting case Monday and threw out his order to have the suspect’s beard forcibly …


  • US government releases once-secret Watergate files

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Watergate Judge John J. Sirica aided the prosecution in pursuing the White House connection to the Democratic headquarters break-in by providing the special prosecutor information from a …


  • Court: Can generic makers be sued for drug flaws?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether generic drug manufacturers can be held responsible in state courts for possible design defects that are in the brand-name medicine they …


  • Attorneys for Strauss-Kahn deny settlement reached

    NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Friday denied that the former International Monetary Fund chief has reached a settlement with a New York City hotel maid who …


  • Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind California law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from counseling gay minors on how to become heterosexual faced its first legal test Friday as lawyers for those …

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