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Kentucky judge blocks certification of 'Marsy's Law' vote

Oct. 15, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky has ordered officials not to certify the results of an election next month on whether to add protections for crime victims to the state's constitution, saying the question posed to voters on the ballot is misleading. Kentucky is one of six states scheduled to vote...

Venezuelan doctors on US Navy mission to help compatriots

Oct. 12, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A dozen Venezuelan doctors volunteered to join the USNS Comfort as the Navy hospital ship visits three South American countries that are struggling to cope with a flood of migrants from crisis-wracked Venezuela. The doctors all live in the United States, but they wanted to help fellow...

13 Dartmouth organizations face hazing allegations

Oct. 12, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A spike in reports of hazing at Dartmouth College prompted the Ivy League school to hire an external investigator to look at over a dozen organizations including fraternities and sororities. College officials told The Dartmouth student newspaper the investigation was sparked by an...

Judge to decide 'Marsy's Law' ballot question in Kentucky

Oct. 9, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — On election day, the Kentucky legislature will ask voters a yes or no question: "Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the...

Objections blunt momentum for foreign lobbying law overhaul

Oct. 9, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to give the Justice Department more enforcement authority over the lucrative and at times shadowy world of foreign lobbying is stalled amid opposition from pro-business groups, nonprofits and privacy advocates. Organizations that range from the influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce...

The Latest: Kagan, Sotomayor raise concerns about politics

Oct. 5, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7 p.m. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor are raising concerns about partisanship on the high court. Kagan and Sotomayor spoke Friday at an event at Princeton University. Without mentioning...

The Latest: Biden hails Ford's 'courageous' testimony

Sep. 28, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden says...

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

Sep. 28, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats' demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for confirmation without it — a sudden turn that left Senate approval newly...

Jesuits, legal institutions back away from Kavanaugh vote

Sep. 28, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Educational, legal and religious institutions important to the life of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have come out with calls to either delay or outright cancel the confirmation process. The calls from the dean of Yale Law School, the president of the American Bar Association, and...

The Latest: Bush advocating for Kavanaugh with senators

Sep. 28, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Former President George W. Bush has been advocating for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with wavering senators in recent days. That's according to a person familiar with the outreach who...