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Ex-Marine, professor, MLB draft pick among high court clerks

Jul. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths to...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....

Sandra Day O'Connor's Arizona home makes National Register

Jul. 19, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Before she was hearing cases on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was bringing people together in her historic Arizona home. The 1950s adobe, where the first woman on the nation's highest court loved to cook and serve meals across party lines, was added Friday to the...

Guatemala's highest court blocks proposed amnesty law

Jul. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's highest court has ruled against a legislative proposal to grant amnesty for human rights abuses during the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The bill had failed to gain final approval in Congress, but was not completely dead. The Constitutional Court voted Friday to grant a...

Labor nominee Scalia has long record of opposing regulations

Jul. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his new labor secretary. If formally nominated and...

German government seeks to cut funding for far-right party

Jul. 19, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government and parliament have petitioned the country's highest court to cut off public funding for a far-right party that authorities tried unsuccessfully to ban. The Interior Ministry said the application to cut funding for the National Democratic Party was sent Friday to the...

The Latest: Relatives of victims condemn Srebrenica ruling

Jul. 19, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a Dutch Supreme Court ruling on the 1995 Srebrenica massacre (all times local): 4 p.m. Relatives of the victims of the Srebrenica massacre have blasted the Dutch Supreme Court verdict that the Netherlands was partially liable in the deaths of some of the Muslim...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

Jul. 19, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Netherlands' highest court ruled that Dutch United...

Editorials from around New England

Jul. 19, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

Editorials from around New England: ___ CONNECTICUT No disguising ugliness of Trump comments Connecticut Post July 17 Even at this late date, four years after he launched his presidential campaign in a spasm of xenophobia, there's a desire on the part of many Americans to believe that racism from the president of...

Dutch Supreme Court upholds partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Srebrenica massacre victims

Jul. 19, 2019 4:21 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Supreme Court upholds partial liability of the Netherlands in the deaths of about 350 Srebrenica massacre victims.