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Today in History

Jun. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177th day of 2019. There are 188 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he delivered his famous speech expressing solidarity with the city's residents, declaring: "Ich bin ein...

Judge allows Democrats' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Jun. 25, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who...

Texas man who threatened Trump from prison gets 37 months

Jun. 25, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Texas man who threatened President Donald Trump from a Louisiana prison has been sentenced to just over three years in federal prison. Buddy Keith Myers, 24, of Simms, Texas, was sentenced Monday for threatening the president, prosecutors said Tuesday. He'd faced up to five years...

Brazil's top court denies petition to release ex-president

Jun. 25, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a petition to release jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is serving a sentence for corruption. In a 3-2 vote, a panel of judges rejected freeing da Silva while they consider a petition from his defense team demanding...

Man charged with impersonating federal agent to be released

Jun. 25, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border will be released to a halfway house in New Mexico while he faces charges that he impersonated a federal agent there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon Erwin ordered James...

Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death sentence

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for a fatal stabbing during an Oklahoma City robbery nearly 20 years ago. Attorneys for 39-year-old Tremane Wood argued in the appeal that he received ineffective legal assistance during his trial over the 2001...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case

Jun. 25, 2019 7:25 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case.

Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license

Jun. 25, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate's license, and a court order...

Federal judges send 2020 census lawsuit back to lower court

Jun. 25, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawsuit that alleges a 2020 census question pushed by the Trump administration violates minorities' rights will be sent back to a federal court in Maryland so new evidence can be considered, U.S. appeals judges ruled Tuesday. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision comes a day after...