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Court denies Dylann Roof's request for new appellate hearing

Sep. 28, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Dylann Roof has lost the next phase of his appeal, with a federal court turning down his request for a new hearing to challenge his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. In an order issued Monday,...

Review: Anita Hill urges us all to battle gender violence

Sep. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

“Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence” by Anita Hill (Viking) Anita Hill didn’t care if President Joe Biden apologized or not, but she found his aversion to doing so rather dramatic. This is one anecdote from her new book,...

Texas inmate faces execution for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Sep. 28, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate faces execution Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago. Rick Rhoades was condemned for the September 1991 killings of Charles Allen, 31, and Bradley Allen, 33....

Albanian court orders retrial for former interior minister

Sep. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the re-trial of a former interior minister who was convicted of abuse of office two years ago. The Supreme Court’s decision mentioned irregular steps taken from the court judges and the...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2021. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly...

Federal judges: NYC can impose vaccine mandate on teachers

Sep. 27, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest school district can immediately impose a vaccine mandate on its teachers and other workers, after all, a federal appeals panel decided Monday, leading lawyers for teachers to say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. The...

Court says it will wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

Sep. 27, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court said Monday that it will wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before weighing in on a restrictive Georgia abortion law that a lower court blocked. ...

Biden rule to shield 'Dreamers' seeks to bypass Congress

Sep. 27, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday renewed efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policy’s legality. The...

Anita Hill still waits for change, 30 years after testimony

Sep. 27, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

America had yet to really understand sexual harassment when Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas in front of an all-male Senate panel in October 1991. He was confirmed to the Supreme Court anyway, but Hill’s work was just beginning. Now, three decades later,...

Nature campaigners urge Albania to stop hydropower plants

Sep. 27, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Wildlife campaigners on Monday called on the Albanian government to stop the construction of two hydropower plants in a protected nature area in the north of the country. A statement from the World Wide Fund for Nature Adrian said that a Supreme...