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Nonjury trial eyed in suit over virus worship restrictions

Jun. 4, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a cleric’s request for a preliminary injunction against Democratic Gov. John Carney over restrictions he imposed on church worship to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge Colm Connolly on Thursday denied the request for an...

Burundi court upholds disputed presidential election results

Jun. 4, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's constitutional court on Thursday upheld the results of last month's presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities. The court upheld the win of ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye...

Boston man charged with shooting at police held without bail

Jun. 4, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man facing 21 counts of attempted murder for allegedly opening fire on police during the violence in the city early Monday morning has been ruled a danger to society by a judge and held for four months without bail, prosecutors said. John Boampong, 37, of the city's Dorchester...

Pan-democratic legislator Chan Chi-chuen holding a placard reading

On Tiananmen anniversary, Hong Kong bans insults to anthem

Jun. 4, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote. It passed with 41 lawmakers voting for it and just one voting...

Edgar Samaniego, charged in the shooting of Metro Police Officer Shay Mikalonis, appears at the Regional Justice Center on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas.  Samaniego is accused of shooting and critically injuring Mikalonis on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, during a protest against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis  police officers on May 25.  (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Man in Las Vegas officer shooting at protest remains jailed

Jun. 3, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a 20-year-old man accused of shooting and critically wounding a Las Vegas police officer to remain jailed pending arraignment Friday on attempted murder and weapon charges, the man's public defense lawyer said. Edgar Samaniego was not asked to enter a plea to...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

Voter Kelli Gambill fills out her ballot at the Jefferson Education Society polling place, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Erie, Pa. Pennsylvania's primary election was postponed from April 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP)

Pennsylvania counts ballots after a light-on-drama primary

Jun. 3, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Election officials worked through a mountain of still-uncounted ballots Wednesday after a Pennsylvania primary that was held amid civil unrest, a pandemic, the introduction of some new voting machines and the debut of mail-in balloting that pushed county bureaus to their limits. The...

Maine supreme court upholds conviction in baby's death

Jun. 3, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a 6-month-old-boy in Millinocket. Jessee Mackin is serving a 5 1/2-year sentence for the death of Larry Lord Jr., who was the son of his girlfriend. Mackin was living with the...

People harmed by OxyContin have more time to file claims

Jun. 3, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

People injured by the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin have another 30 days to file legal claims against the manufacturer. A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday agreed to extend the filing deadline to July 30. Purdue Pharma and some of the governments suing the company requested the extension because...

Mother fights order allowing death of ill son in Alabama

Jun. 3, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mother who lost custody of her terminally ill son to the state is fighting an effort to withhold life support measures and let the child die naturally. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled in favor of the mother Tuesday and threw out a juvenile court order allowing a...