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Planned Parenthood: States should oppose Trump 'gag rule'

Apr. 24, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — It's time for states with leaders who support abortion rights to go on the offensive against Trump administration attempts to restrict abortion that would reduce access to health care, the president of Planned Parenthood said Tuesday. "States are a critical backstop at a time when we...

Convicted ringleader in Texas dragging death to be executed

Apr. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was set to be executed Wednesday for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago. John William King, who is white and an avowed racist, was put on death row for chaining Byrd to the back of a...

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census,...

Promoter sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally denied its application to have Ecuador's Barcelona...

Brazilian court reduces sentence of ex-president da Silva

Apr. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's second-highest court reduced the sentence of incarcerated former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday, opening the possibility he could be moved to house arrest later this year. The Superior Court of Justice vote was in response to a request by da Silva's lawyers...

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Apr. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they would...

Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

Apr. 23, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for...

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists

Apr. 22, 2019 11:21 PM EDT
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar Supreme Court rejects final appeal of 2 jailed Reuters journalists.

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Top court skeptical of paper's argument over food stamp data

Apr. 22, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which is...