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Australian reporters charged over Pell gag order violations

Mar. 26, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Some of Australia's highest-profile journalists face possible prison sentences and large media organizations could be fined after being ordered to appear in court next month for allegedly breaching a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions on charges of...

The Latest: Moose hunter calls decision a win for Alaska

Mar. 26, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting federal authority to enforce laws on state-owner rivers in Alaska (all times local): 5:10 p.m. An Anchorage moose hunter says a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is "a huge win for the state of Alaska." Justices on...

Man convicted in Charlottesville attack plans to change plea

Mar. 26, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges Wednesday. James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, was convicted in state court in December in the death...

Court: San Francisco can't be sued over immigrant shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed by an immigrant who was released from custody despite a federal request that he be held cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S....

Apples wins 1, loses 1 in battle over iPhone technology

Mar. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mind-bending battle over some of the technology used in iPhones became even more muddled Tuesday when a federal trade agency handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued two decisions within a few...

The Latest: Apple wins a round in iPhone patent dispute

Mar. 26, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. International Trade Commission's findings in cases alleging Apple's iPhones infringed on technology owned by Qualcomm (all times local): 3 p.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission is reversing an administrative law judge's findings that Apple's iPhones...

Michigan priest pleads no contest to sexual misconduct

Mar. 26, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A 72-year-old Michigan priest has pleaded no contest to sexual misconduct, less than a week after he was acquitted in a different case . The Rev. Robert DeLand's plea occurred Tuesday before jury selection in the second of three trials. The Saginaw County prosecutor's office says the...

North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

Mar. 26, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a North Carolina law banning women from having abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy except in an urgent medical emergency. The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge William Osteen in Greensboro gave state legislators 60 days before...

The Latest: Wisconsin governor: Ruling 'important victory'

Mar. 26, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session rulings (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says a second court ruling in a week against laws passed by Republicans during a lame-duck legislative session is "an important victory for the people of...

Indiana man cleared after child fires gun he dropped at Ikea

Mar. 26, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis man who dropped a loaded handgun in an Ikea store that was found and fired by a child has been acquitted of criminal recklessness. Online court records show a Hamilton County jury last week found 62-year-old Francis T. Wright of Camby not guilty. Fishers...