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Biden, Harris to attend Jackson's Supreme Court investiture

Sep. 29, 2022 05:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Supreme Court’s newest member and its first Black female justice, a White House official said. The appearance of...

Tennessee Gov. Lee appoints 2 district criminal court judges

Sep. 29, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has picked two new judges to serve on district criminal courts. The Republican announced Wednesday that he has appointed Amanda B. Dunn to the 11th Judicial District Criminal Court in Hamilton County and Hector Sanchez to the 6th...

Most High Court judges will be women in Australian first

Sep. 29, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Most judges sitting on Australia’s highest court will be women for the first time in the institution's 121-year history, the attorney-general said on Thursday. Justice Jayne Jagot will fill a High Court vacancy on its seven-judge bench when Justice...

Bolsonaro campaign to evangelicals: Brazil's soul at stake

Sep. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Off a byway outside Salvador, past an evangelical church and down a short path, Thiago Viana was preparing a celebration. Two new members of his temple would soon emerge from months of seclusion, marking initiation into his Afro Brazilian faith, Candomble. ...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

Today in History: September 27, Taliban take power

Sep. 27, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2022. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove the government of...

Arizona abortion clinics send women to other states

Sep. 26, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When an Arizona judge ruled last week that prosecutors can resume enforcing a near-total ban on abortion that dates to the Civil War, it fell to the staff at Camelback Family Planning to break the news to the women scheduled for appointments in the coming weeks. The...

Today in History: September 26, first presidential debate

Sep. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2022. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1960, the first-ever debate between presidential nominees took place as Democrat John F. Kennedy and...

4 Mississippi judges tapped to help with backlog of cases

Sep. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Four former circuit court judges will help handle a backlog of criminal cases that have accumulated in Mississippi's largest county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Andrew K. Howorth of Oxford, Betty...

Judge won't toss suit over Delaware court political balance

Sep. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts. Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s...