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Today in History

Aug. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2019. There are 143 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In 1861, Confederate forces routed Union troops in the...

Today in History

Aug. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2019. There are 150 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 3, 1972, the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. (The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in...

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

Jul. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has...

Stevens praised as 'brilliant man' at Supreme Court ceremony

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan,...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Jul. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will share has stood at Arlington, inscribed with both their names,...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Did Ginsburg hint at census outcome?

Jul. 3, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been another taxing term for reporters who try to forecast the outcome of high-profile Supreme Court cases. Many of us wrote that based on arguments in late April, the court's five conservative justices would allow the Trump administration to go forward with a citizenship question on...

Justices side with business, government in information fight

Jun. 24, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data it was seeking. Open government and reporters groups described the ruling against the Argus Leader newspaper...

Patriots owner pledges $20 million to fight anti-Semitism

Jun. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his...

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

Jun. 20, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life. The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different...