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Judges take their seats prior to reading a ruling at the International Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The United Nations' top court is scheduled to issue a decision on a request by Gambia to order Myanmar to halt what has been cast as a genocidal campaign against the southeast Asian country's Rohingya Muslim minority. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

UN court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide

Jan. 23, 2020 5:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a sweeping legal victory for members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people. The court's president, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, said the...

David Xol-Cholom, of Guatemala hugs his son Byron at Los Angeles International Airport as they reunite after being separated about one and half year ago during the Trump administration's wide-scale separation of immigrant families, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Migrant parents separated from kids since 2018 return to US

Jan. 23, 2020 4:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families landed back into the U.S. late Wednesday to reunite with children they had not seen in a year and a half. The group arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from Guatemala City in a...

LA agrees to pay $5.75M settlement over Marine vet's death

Jan. 23, 2020 1:13 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city agreed Wednesday to pay $5.75 million to the parents of a Marine veteran who died after police jolted him six times with a stun gun during a 2014 confrontation. The City Council unanimously approved a lawsuit settlement for the family of Michael Frederick Mears, the Los Angeles...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer poses for a portrait in New York. Kramer, a founding member of the band, filed a lawsuit against his band mates in January 2020 in Massachusetts Superior Court in Boston, claiming he has been kept out of the band after he hurt his ankle in 2019 and missed some shows. The suit comes just as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy Awards events. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Jan. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week. Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea on Wednesday denied Kramer's request to order the band, whose first hit single was...

Judge vacates order halting enforcement of recall decision

Jan. 22, 2020 9:00 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Wednesday said a decision that would have allowed the recall effort against Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy to proceed was “inadvertently” put on hold. In a written order Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth in Anchorage vacated the stay and said...

Court: Kansas "Ag-Gag" unconstitutionally bans free speech

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalize free speech, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil mostly sided with a coalition of animal rights and consumer...

Appeals court reverses dismissal of 'Fairbanks Four' lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 8:23 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by four Fairbanks men who contend they were illegally imprisoned for nearly two decades. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit by the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, TC Energy's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would sign the approval for about 45 miles of the line's route Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. The 1,200-mile pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from western Canada to U.S. refineries. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Jan. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary...

Colorado judge rules ICE violated law by withholding records

Jan. 22, 2020 7:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Immigration and customs officials violated federal law by refusing to release documents about people who are not citizens, a Colorado federal court judge said. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement used the rule to deny the release of records at least 333 times between July 2017 and...

FILE - This June 7, 2018, file photo shows Lloyd Barrus, left, alongside his defense attorneys Craig Shannon, right, and Greg Jackson, not pictured, appearing before Judge Kathy Seeley in the Lewis and Clark County Courthouse in Helena, Mont., for a status hearing regarding charges stemming from the killing of Broadwater County Sheriff's Deputy Mason Moore in 2017. Barrus who was charged for his alleged role in the shooting death of Mason can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)

Montana Supreme Court: Suspect can be forcibly medicated

Jan. 22, 2020 6:23 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Montana sheriff's deputy can be forcibly medicated after he was found mentally unfit to stand trial, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Lloyd Barrus, 63, is charged with accountability to deliberate homicide in the 2017 shooting death of...