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Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to see beyond Brexit

Sep. 22, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic world power taking the lead on tackling climate change and an unstable Middle East. But he and his country face some big hurdles. He is struggling to strike a...

New law aims to help unions representing public workers

Sep. 22, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Unions representing public workers in Massachusetts will now be allowed to charge non-members costs associated with representing them through the grievance process. The Democratic-controlled House and Senate this week overwhelmingly overturned Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's recommended...

EU's Juncker: Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit

Sep. 22, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union will insist that border controls be put up along the Irish border if Britain leaves the bloc without a deal and the British government will be responsible for that, a top EU official said. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, told Sky News in an interview...

Gorsuch says US Supreme Court not split on partisan lines

Sep. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The conventional wisdom that the court is split along partisan lines based on the political views of the president that appointed each justice is false, a U.S. Supreme Court justice said. Justice Neil Gorsuch spoke about civility to an audience of about 1,000 at Brigham Young University...

Justices' DC sniper case examines teen murderers' sentences

Sep. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices' eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a...

Today in History

Sep. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for decades were allowed to visit each other as both countries opened their borders in an...

American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner

Sep. 20, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before...

Alabama to pay hefty legal fees over blocked abortion law

Sep. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered Alabama to pay $675,964 to lawyers for abortion clinics who challenged the state's attempt to ban the most common second trimester abortion procedure. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson handed down the order after striking down the 2016 law. Alabama...

Judge who suggested woman 'close your legs' fights removal

Sep. 20, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

A New Jersey judge who suggested a woman could close her legs to prevent a sexual assault is fighting attempts by the state Supreme Court to remove him from the bench. Judge John Russo Jr. said in a response released Friday that removing him would be excessive and unprecedented because the court has never removed...