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EU chides Poland again over rule of law, judicial conflict

Oct. 16, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's executive has criticized Poland for exacerbating its conflict with the bloc over the state of the rule of law in the nation and the controversial nomination of new judges. EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Tuesday that "sadly things have not improved"...

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

Oct. 15, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court's actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative Heritage...

The Latest: Collins OK'd to stay in home after ricin scare

Oct. 15, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins (all times local): 9:08 p.m. A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope. Spokeswoman Annie Clark says a note claimed...

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

Oct. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet,"...

Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

Oct. 15, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday to life imprisonment, after tests showed the man had an IQ of 51. The state attorney general's office and defense lawyers jointly asked the judge to change...

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

Oct. 15, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party's candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP's most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting...

Supreme Court asked to review abortion law signed by Pence

Oct. 15, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over a law that bars women from having abortions based on gender, race or disability. Vice President Mike Pence signed the law in 2016 when he was Indiana's governor. But federal courts have blocked it, saying it violates a...

Supreme Court won't take up lead paint issue from California

Oct. 15, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that required paint companies to fund the removal of lead paint from California homes. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn't take up the issue. Courts previously ruled in favor of 10 California cities and counties that argued...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income

Oct. 15, 2018 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It's not a...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this date:...