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In landmark verdict, South Korea's top court recognizes some rights for same-sex couples

Jul. 18, 2024 07:27 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples are eligible to receive the same health insurance benefits as heterosexual couples, a landmark verdict hailed by human rights groups. The Supreme Court said it ruled that the state health...

US journalist attends hearing in Russia in his trial on espionage charges that he and the US deny

Jul. 18, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich attended a hearing behind closed doors on Thursday in his trial in Russia on espionage charges that he, his employer and the U.S. government vehemently deny. Authorities arrested the 32-year-old journalist...

U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges

Jul. 18, 2024 02:31 AM EDT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich appears in court for the second hearing in his trial on espionage charges.

Rural Nevada judge who once ran for state treasurer indicted on federal fraud charges

Jul. 18, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada justice of the peace who ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 2022 has been indicted on federal charges alleging she used money donated for a memorial to slain police officers for political campaign costs, rent and her daughter’s wedding. The...

Appeals court refuses to lift order blocking rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students

Jul. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to lift a judge's order temporarily blocking the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule meant to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students. The ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept in place a...

Delay of Texas death row inmate's execution has not been the norm for Supreme Court, experts say

Jul. 17, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez had spent some of the hours leading up to his scheduled execution Tuesday evening talking with his wife and attorney before being eventually transferred to a holding cell at the state prison in Huntsville to await his lethal injection. ...

Former Mozambique finance minister on trial in US over 'tuna bond' scandal that spurred debt crisis

Jul. 17, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “ tuna bond ” scandal that shook Mozambique's economy is washing into a U.S. court, where a former Mozambican finance minister is being tried on charges that he took bribes to commit his country — secretly — to huge loans that prosecutors say got looted. ...

Navy exonerates 256 Black sailors unjustly punished in 1944 after a deadly California port explosion

Jul. 17, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy has exonerated 256 Black sailors who were found to be unjustly punished in 1944 following a horrific port explosion that killed hundreds of service members and exposed racist double standards among the then-segregated ranks. On July 17, 1944,...

Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...

A Georgia death row inmate says a prosecutor hid a plea deal with a key witness, tainting his trial

Jul. 17, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for a Georgia inmate sent to death row 25 years ago are accusing a prosecutor of hiding a deal that they contend casts doubt on the credibility of a crucial trial witness. Warren King was sentenced to death in September 1998 after an Appling County...