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Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

Jun. 4, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased against the Obama health care law. The...

Kentucky man arraigned in slayings of 2 women

Jun. 4, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man charged with killing two woman has been arraigned in Warren Circuit Court. Juan Paulo Flores-Jarada, 38, appeared in court Monday in the deaths of Deloris Hampton-Stacker, 62, and Karen L. Burks, 53, the Daily News reported. Police found their bodies Dec. 11, 2018,...

Republican-led Senate rejects Democrat Kelly's court nominee

Jun. 3, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has rejected Gov. Laura Kelly's latest nominee for the state Court of Appeals. The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday rejected Democrat Kelly’s nomination of Carl Folsom III, a longtime state and federal public defender, largely because he represented a man...

Virus case count surges as 40 new Arizona deaths reported

Jun. 3, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials reported nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday amid a recent surge in hospitalizations, a little over two weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey ended his stay-at-home order. The surge of new cases of COVID-19 is a troubling sign for former state health director Will...

Mother fights order allowing death of ill son in Alabama

Jun. 3, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mother who lost custody of her terminally ill son to the state is fighting an effort to withhold life support measures and let the child die naturally. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled in favor of the mother Tuesday and threw out a juvenile court order allowing a...

This image provided by West Virginia governors office, Gov. Jim Justice holds a news conference regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Charleston, W.Va.   (West Virginia governors office via AP)

Candidates pack the ballot for West Virginia's primary

Jun. 3, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — While the presidential primaries may grab national headlines on June 9, there are many other races to be decided, including those where candidates have more of a challenge trying to earn their party’s nominations. Here is a summary of those offices: GOVERNOR Incumbent Gov....

South Dakota Supreme Court selects next chief justice

Jun. 2, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court announced Tuesday that is has selected a new chief justice to oversee the state's court system. The judges who sit on the state Supreme Court chose their colleague Justice Steven R. Jensen to take the state's top judicial job after Chief Justice David...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, leaves the federal court following a status conference in Washington. FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review into possible misconduct in the investigation of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn. That's according to an FBI statement issued Friday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Judge: Justice Department reversal in Flynn case 'unusual'

Jun. 1, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday defended his decision not to quickly approve the Justice Department's request to dismiss its own criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying that the department's reversal was unusual and he wanted to consider...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters during a rally in New York. A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary.  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge who ruled two weeks ago that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

High court declines to take up Sanders supporters' lawsuit

Jun. 1, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to revive a lawsuit by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders who sued the Democratic National Committee in 2016 over claims officials improperly tipped the scales for Hillary Clinton during the nominating process. The justices said Monday they would not take up...

Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

May. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company's food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports. The decision on Friday came amid an ongoing investigation into Uber’s...