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April 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year...
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This undated family photo made available by Joyce Vance, shows U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance, who was killed by a mail bomb sent to his home in Mountain Brook, Ala., in 1989. Walter Leroy Moore Jr. was convicted of capital murder in the blast and is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on April 19, 2018. Moody has asked a court to block his scheduled execution this week, arguing that Alabama has no right to carry out the death penalty while he is also serving a federal sentence. (Joyce Vance via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An inmate convicted in the mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was scheduled to be executed Thursday as the oldest prisoner put to death in the United States in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, is scheduled to receive a...
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FILE-- In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, with Gov C.L. "Butch" Otter listening, speaks at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients despite such laws likely being unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, file)
April 19, 2018 - 2:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as a rush of officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week. The court says Sotomayor will cut back on travel...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The Trump administration has been holding the unidentified citizen at a U.S. military facility in Iraq since he surrendered on...
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This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with President Donald Trump. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and...
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This image released by ABC shows adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, with her attorney Michael Avenatti during an appearance on the daytime talk show "The View," Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in New York. Daniels released a composite sketch Tuesday of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot to stay quiet about her past sexual tryst with President Donald Trump. Avenatti says they are offering $100,000 for information leading to the man's identification. (Heidi Gutman/ABC via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on adult film star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump (all times local): 8:45 p.m. A federal judge in Los Angeles has set a hearing to determine whether there should be a stay in the case of a porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. U.S...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected an attempt from the Locks Law Firm to join the process that compensates former players for head...
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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley speaks outside the Supreme Court after the court hears oral arguments on a case involving a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases on state's sales tax collection, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. South Dakota v. Wayfair is a case arguing about whether a rule the Supreme Court announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 17, 2018 - 10:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don't always get charged sales tax when they hit "checkout" online. The justices were hearing arguments in a case that deals with how businesses collect sales tax on online purchases...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office in Fountain Hills, Ariz. An appeals court on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, ordered that a special prosecutor be appointed to defend a court ruling that dismissed the now-pardoned criminal case but didn't erase his criminal record. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 17, 2018 - 6:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A special prosecutor will be appointed in an appeal over the pardon of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio's conviction for disobeying a court order because President Donald Trump's Justice Department is now refusing to handle the case, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S...
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