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High court seems likely to side with Merck in Fosamax case

Jan. 7, 2019 3:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to side with drugmaker Merck & Co. in a dispute over the warning label on its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax. The justices heard arguments in a case involving hundreds of people who sued the Kenilworth, New Jersey-based drug company, alleging...

Today in History

Dec. 31, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2018. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly after...

The Latest: Tennessee inmate's last words barely heard

Dec. 6, 2018 9:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on an execution in Tennessee (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The final words of a man executed in Tennessee almost couldn't be heard. Sixty-one-year-old David Earl Miller was asked before his execution Thursday night if he had anything to say. When his words couldn't be made...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices employ signature phrases

Dec. 3, 2018 1:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor wants you to know she's sorry. Justice Neil Gorsuch is only asking for some help. When you sit through almost all the Supreme Court arguments in a week, a month or even a term (as The Associated Press does), you hear the same phrases over and over. Some justices...

High court likely to say states can't levy excessive fines

Nov. 28, 2018 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. A...

Tennessee: 2nd condemned man in weeks chooses electric chair

Nov. 26, 2018 6:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate set to be put to death next week has requested the electric chair and not the state's preferred method of a lethal injection, becoming the second inmate this year to make that choice as an execution date loomed. Lawyers for David Earl Miller have argued that...