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Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Jul. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions on Tuesday asked a judge to keep it from taking effect while their legal challenge plays out. The law is set to become enforceable Jan. 1. Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive...

School lawyer: Despite birth certificate, Grimm still female

Jul. 23, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court Tuesday. Attorney David Corrigan...

Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal

Jul. 23, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened retribution against Guatemala over immigration after the country's high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States. Trump tweeted that Guatemala has decided against signing a "safe-third agreement" requiring...

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest Tuesday

Jul. 23, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday. The 99-year-old former Supreme Court justice died last week in Florida. He served on the high court for nearly 35 years, retiring in 2010. Stevens served in...

Stevens praised as 'brilliant man' at Supreme Court ceremony

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan,...

Governor orders Montana flags at half-staff for Stevens

Jul. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff to honor former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Flags are to be lowered Tuesday in memory of Stevens, who died earlier this month at age 99. A ceremony was held Monday at the court where...

Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

Jul. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, constructed near the invisible line...

Stevens and ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

Jul. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution....

Trump to pay respects to late Justice John Paul Stevens

Jul. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going to pay his respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Trump tweeted Monday morning, "Going with First Lady to pay our respects to Justice Stevens. Leaving now!" Stevens retired from the court in 2010 and died last week in Florida at age...

Manchester concert bombing suspect kept in custody

Jul. 22, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing. Hashem Abedi appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Monday via video-link from Belmarsh Prison in southeast London. Judge Nigel Sweeney ordered the...