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South Korean court says stolen statue must return to Japan

Feb. 01, 2023 05:58 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court ruled Wednesday that a 14th century Korean Buddhist statue should be sent back to a Japanese temple from where it was stolen in 2012. The statue’s return had been put on hold for years after a South Korean temple claimed ownership of...

Man who fatally shot Dallas officer in 2007 faces execution

Feb. 01, 2023 01:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Dallas police officer nearly 16 years ago faces execution on Wednesday. Wesley Ruiz, 43, is set to receive a lethal injection for the March 2007 killing of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Mark Nix. Ruiz had led...

Vermont lawmakers mull bills to protect abortion providers

Jan. 31, 2023 16:53 PM EST

Vermont lawmakers are taking testimony on a pair of bills that aim to protect health care workers who provide abortions and gender-affirming health care in Vermont from legal and disciplinary action from states that limit or ban those practices. The bills were introduced seven months...

Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...

In mostly abortion-free Mississippi, court battle continues

Jan. 28, 2023 08:55 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A physicians' group based in the Midwest lacks legal standing to challenge a 25-year-old Mississippi Supreme Court ruling recognizing a right to abortion under the state constitution, lawyers for six women who support abortion rights argued in court papers filed Friday. ...

Minnesota Senate backs abortion rights after marathon debate

Jan. 28, 2023 08:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate voted early Saturday after a marathon debate to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders have fast-tracked the bill as...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Warren is 5th justice with Navy ship

Jan. 27, 2023 05:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's name is on the U.S. Navy's newest fuel ship. Justice Elena Kagan smashed a champagne bottle against its hull in a shipyard ceremony in San Diego last weekend. Two other justices soon will join Warren, who in 1954...

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

Jan. 26, 2023 16:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender...

NY pols OK vote on constitution change to protect abortion

Jan. 24, 2023 17:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s legislature took a critical step Tuesday toward changing the state's constitution to bar discrimination based on “pregnancy outcomes” or “gender expression” — provisions intended to protect abortion rights and a person’s right to seek gender-affirming...

Oregon launches abortion hotline offering free legal advice

Jan. 23, 2023 21:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer and eliminated federal protections for the procedure. The state's...