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People demonstrate against police violence and an attempted restriction on abortion rights in Warsaw Poland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Nationwide protests Saturday were scheduled to coincide with Polish women gaining the right to vote 102 years ago. Weeks of protests against a high court's ruling to further restrict Abortion rights have evolved into the largest protest movement since communism fell 30 years ago.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland: Marches oppose abortion restriction, police violence

Nov. 28, 2020 11:52 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Protesters marched in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and the police violence that occurred in response to other recent protests over reproductive rights. In Warsaw, protesters “renamed" a downtown square where they have...

Illinois panel featuring film on mental illness and courts

Nov. 28, 2020 10:18 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Mental Health Task Force and the chief justice of the Supreme Court will conduct a screening of a new documentary on mental illness and criminal justice. Chief Justice Ann Burke will join the task force Tuesday for a presentation of “The Definition of...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington where the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the first case of LGBT rights since the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.  As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights

Nov. 28, 2020 9:02 AM EST

As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama. Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists. Among...

This undated image provided by the counsel to Saifullah Paracha shows Paracha at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Paracha the oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, an emotion that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charge at the U.S. base in Cuba. (Counsel to Saifullah Paracha via AP)

Biden's win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released

Nov. 28, 2020 8:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center went to his latest review board hearing with a degree of hope, something that has been scarce during his 16 years locked up without charges at the U.S. base in Cuba. Saifullah Paracha, a 73-year-old Pakistani with diabetes and a...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo Kimberly Hall, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, looks over a photo display outside her office, in Columbus, Ohio. A federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to force Ohio to increase the amount of child support payments it provides to people who have taken custody of children they're related to. At issue in the complaint filed Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 is a gap between payments to non-licensed relatives and relatives who become licensed. Hall, the director of Ohio's human services agency, told The Associated Press in October 2019 the agency planned to increase such payments.(AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins, File)

Child advocate: Foster care lawsuit necessary after inaction

Nov. 28, 2020 8:47 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to boost support payments for Ohio children in the custody of adult relatives was necessary because of the state’s inaction in addressing a disparity in those payments, an advocate for foster children said. At issue in the federal lawsuit filed Nov. 19 are...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo an American flag waves in front of the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether the Trump administration can exclude people in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

High court takes up census case, as other count issues loom

Nov. 28, 2020 8:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown. The administration's top lawyers are hoping the justices on a court that includes...

Today in History

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 28, the 333rd day of 2020. There are 33 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 28, 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait that now bears his name. On this date:...

Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses election challenge suit

Nov. 27, 2020 11:11 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit contesting the state's presidential election filed by a woman who said she ran for president as an independent yet she wasn't on the ballot. The court's five members unanimously rejected a complaint from Khistina Caldwell DeJean,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 29, 2012 file photo, Justice George Carley speaks as he is sworn in as the 29th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia in Atlanta. George H. Carley, a former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, has died. He was 82. Carley died Thursday night, Nov. 26, 2020 from COVID-19, according to a statement posted on the court’s website. (Vino Wong/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Former Georgia Supreme Court chief justice dies from virus

Nov. 27, 2020 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — George H. Carley, a former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, has died. He was 82. Carley died Thursday night from COVID-19, according to a statement posted on the court’s website. Gov. Brian Kemp tweeted his condolences Friday night, calling Carley’s death a...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.