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Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. The 17-year-old is accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wis.,  on Aug. 25, 2020, two days after a police officer trying to arrest Jacob Blake shot him seven times in the back, paralyzing him from the waist down.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

Oct. 30, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois accused of killing two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has been extradited to stand trial on homicide charges, with sheriff’s deputies in Illinois handing him over to their counterparts in Wisconsin shortly after a judge on Friday approved the...

In this. Oct. 8, 2020 image from video provided by the 36th District Court in Detroit, Jacob Wohl, left, and Jack Burkman, shown in the center left photo, are seen during an arraignment being conducted over Zoom in Detroit. The men were arraigned on voter intimidation charges for robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states. In compliance with a New York judge's order on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, nearly 30,000 recipients of those robocalls received new court-ordered calls on Friday, Oct. 30, saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters. (36th District Court/Zoom via AP)

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

Oct. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters....

NY's COVID hot spot restrictions upheld again in court

Oct. 30, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge in upstate New York on Friday upheld the state's restrictions on religious gatherings in coronavirus hot spots. The decision by U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe in Albany followed two other similar rulings earlier this month that also refused to block Gov. Andrew Cuomo's...

Nevada judge rules coroner must release child autopsies

Oct. 30, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge ruled that the Clark County coroner in Nevada must release hundreds of non-redacted child autopsies to the Las Vegas Review-Journal by the end of November. District Judge Jim Crockett's decision Thursday also means the county will likely have to pay the newspaper's legal costs...

FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

Judge cites Trump tweets in restricting feds at protests

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge found Friday that tweets by President Donald Trump helped incite improper conduct by federal officers responding to racial justice demonstrations in Portland, Oregon,...

FILE In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media during a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukrainians are heading to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 to cast ballots in local elections seen as a key test for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian without prior political experience, was elected by a landslide in April 2019 on promises to end fighting with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, uproot endemic corruption and shore up a worsening economy. (Sergey Dolzhenko/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ukraine's president moves to dissolve top court over ruling

Oct. 30, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine faced a new political crisis Friday as the president moved to dissolve the nation's top court following its decision to freeze the country's anti-corruption reforms. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's action came after the Constitutional Court ruled to annul key parts of...

Rhode Island climate change suit remains in state court

Oct. 30, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of Rhode Island against 21 fossil fuel companies seeking damages for the impacts of climate change will be allowed to proceed in state court, a federal appeals court has ruled. The decision Thursday by two judges of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Judge rejects Arizona redistricting panel list injunction

Oct. 30, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Democratic leaders of the Arizona Legislature to halt choices for a commission that will redraw political district boundaries next year while they seek to disqualify two of five independents chosen by a judicial panel as potential commission chairs. The...

Court ruling keeps police wrongdoing list secret for now

Oct. 30, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

A state Supreme Court ruling Friday means that a list of about 275 officers in New Hampshire who have committed wrongdoing will remain secret for now. The court upheld a lower court ruling that the list is not confidential, but remanded it back so that a judge could consider whether releasing the list would...