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Today in History: November 24, Ruby shoots Oswald

Nov. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2022. There are 37 days left in the year. Today is Thanksgiving. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused...

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Nov. 23, 2022 01:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump's tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight. The court, with no noted dissents, rejected Trump's plea for an order that would have...

Biden at 80: A 'respecter of fate' mulls 2nd White House bid

Nov. 22, 2022 19:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — People in their 80s lead countries, create majestic art and perform feats of endurance. One entered the record books for scaling Mount Everest. It's soon time for Joe Biden, 80 on Sunday, to decide whether he has one more mountain to climb — the one to a second term as...

Biden to extend student loan pause as court battle drags on

Nov. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his administration will extend a pause on federal student loan payments while the White House fights a legal battle to save his plan to cancel portions of the debt. "It isn't fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers...

Justice Thurgood Marshall's wife 'Cissy' Marshall dies at 94

Nov. 22, 2022 18:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cecilia “Cissy” Suyat Marshall, the wife of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who worked alongside the civil rights champion at the NAACP, died Tuesday at the age of 94, the Supreme Court announced. Marshall’s husband became the high court’s...

Indiana doctor defends actions in 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 21, 2022 20:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Dr. Caitlin Bernard...

Supreme Court turns away school's appeal of sex-assault case

Nov. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a Virginia school board that says it shouldn't be held liable for the alleged sexual assault of a student by a classmate on a band trip. The court without comment on Monday rejected the appeal from the...

Supreme Court takes Jack Daniel's case against dog toy maker

Nov. 21, 2022 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a dog toy that got whiskey maker Jack Daniel's barking mad. Jack Daniel's had asked the justices to hear its case against the manufacturer of the plastic Bad Spaniels toy. The toy mimics the Jack Daniel's...

Lawmakers urge action after report of other high court leak

Nov. 20, 2022 18:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a report that a former anti-abortion leader knew in advance the outcome of a 2014 Supreme Court case involving health care coverage of contraception. The report...

Justices asked to hear dog toy dispute. Will they bite?

Nov. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes Jack Daniel's is howling mad over a squeaking dog toy that parodies the whiskey's signature bottle. Now, the liquor company is barking at the door of the Supreme Court. Jack Daniel's has asked the justices to hear its case against the...