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Sen. Collins, potential swing vote, to meet with Kavanaugh

Aug. 21, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to meet with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a centrist who's seen as a potential swing vote on his confirmation. Collins supports abortion rights and has vowed to oppose any nominee who has "demonstrated hostility" to Roe v. Wade. But...

States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans

Aug. 21, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. The federal agency had tried to stop a Texas company from...

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

Aug. 20, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, could be charged before the end of the month with bank fraud in his dealings with the taxi industry and with committing other financial crimes, two people familiar with the federal probe said Monday. The people confirmed...

Panel won't dismiss complaint over judge's execution protest

Aug. 20, 2018 7:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A disciplinary panel said Monday it won't dismiss an effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline...

Judge weighs suit challenging arrests of married immigrants

Aug. 20, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Boston heard arguments on Monday in a case centered on whether immigrants married to U.S. citizens but facing deportation should be allowed to remain in the country while they seek to become legal residents. The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the class action...

Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

Aug. 20, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The questions are part of a two-page memo in which Kavanaugh advised Independent Counsel...

West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was grappling with millions of dollars in budget...

Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

Aug. 20, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor lost another round Monday in a legal fight over his efforts to revamp the state's Medicaid program to require poor people to get a job to keep their benefits. The latest setback for Gov. Matt Bevin came in his home state when a federal judge dismissed...

Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

Aug. 20, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Visitors with severe autism can move ahead with their lawsuits claiming Disney's U.S. parks didn't do enough to accommodate their need for scheduled routines and no waits on its rides, according to a federal appeals court. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that...

Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land

Aug. 20, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain petitions in state court against parcels of Harding County land owned by two families, The Rapid City Journal reported . At least one family...