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Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

Jan. 15, 2019 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from asking about citizenship status on the 2020 census, the first major ruling in cases contending officials ramrodded the question through for Republican political purposes to intentionally undercount immigrants. In a 277-page...

Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

Jan. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah. That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has been considerably more...

Lawmaker hopes state's action lead to demise of Roe v. Wade

Jan. 10, 2019 6:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases and lawmakers considering tougher restrictions almost certain to draw a legal challenge, a leading Republican senator said Thursday that he hopes the state's actions lead to a Supreme Court review of the Roe v. Wade ruling....

Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

Jan. 9, 2019 5:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the stakes with a new bill to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. As a new legislative session opens, the measure appeared to be on a fast track in the...

Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

Jan. 8, 2019 7:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000 for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest after he posted photos online of his kill, showing off the way showing off often happens these days. The Crow tribe member's defense, however, in a case that has gotten all the...

North Dakota asks judge to dismiss tribe's voter ID lawsuit

Jan. 8, 2019 4:12 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota has asked a federal judge to dismiss a Native American tribe's lawsuit challenging the state's voter identification requirements, saying in part that tribal members named in the complaint weren't impeded from voting on Election Day. The attorney general's office in a...

The Latest: Victim's mom disappointed with Skakel decision

Jan. 7, 2019 11:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The mother of 1975 homicide victim Martha Moxley says she's disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court left in place a ruling that vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in her...

Indian casinos across US wary of betting on sports books

Dec. 26, 2018 12:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There's beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games. The...

Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Dec. 18, 2018 6:34 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a...

Florida man executed for fatally stabbing woman in 1992

Dec. 13, 2018 11:41 PM EST

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was executed Thursday night in Florida. Jose Antonio Jimenez, 55, received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He was sentenced to...