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Maldives' top court dismisses outgoing president's petition

Oct. 21, 2018 8:28 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2018. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Both nominees were confirmed.) On this date: In 1797, the...

Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia

Oct. 20, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn't dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail. Ronald DeRisi was arraigned Friday after prosecutors said he left a...

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

Oct. 19, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate. Chief Justice John Roberts signed an order...

Man threatened to kill senators over Kavanaugh confirmation

Oct. 19, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man threatened to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal prosecutors said. Ronald Derisi, 74, of Smithtown, was charged Friday with threatening federal officials. He was scheduled to appear Friday at a federal court...

Supreme Court Justice Thomas stresses need for neutrality

Oct. 19, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says judicial independence and neutrality is as important as ever with public opinion deeply divided on high-profile issues. "It is becoming increasingly common for public opinion to galvanize behind particular outcomes and around particular...

EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

Oct. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench. The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges EU member Poland to reinstate the...

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Oct. 19, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was...

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter. The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala temple...

EU top court orders Poland to suspend application of Polish Supreme Court measure to lower retirement age for judges.

Oct. 19, 2018 8:27 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU top court orders Poland to suspend application of Polish Supreme Court measure to lower retirement age for judges.