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Supreme Court finds no bias against Black voters in a South Carolina congressional district

May. 23, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court 's conservative majority on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. In dissent, liberal justices warned that the court...

Court overturns suspension of Alex Jones' lawyer in Sandy Hook case that led to $1.4B judgment

May. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut court on Thursday overturned a six-month suspension given to a lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for improperly giving Jones' Texas attorneys confidential documents, including the medical records of relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary...

The bodies of two Kansas women who disappeared in Oklahoma were found in a buried freezer

May. 23, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

The bodies of two Kansas women who disappeared in Oklahoma were found in a buried freezer, according to recently unsealed court documents. The bodies of Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, both of Hugoton, Kansas, were found April 14 buried on land in rural Texas County and...

Donald Trump may be stuck in a Manhattan courtroom, but he knows his fave legal analysts

May. 23, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there are bragging rights associated with Donald Trump praising your legal acumen when he speaks after a day's testimony at his criminal trial, Fox News analyst Andy McCarthy has already been cited at least a dozen times. The former president and current...

Top UN court declines to issue preliminary orders in Mexico-Ecuador dispute over Quito embassy raid

May. 23, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court declined Thursday to issue an immediate order for Ecuador to protect Mexican diplomatic property following the storming of Mexico's embassy in Quito to arrest a former vice president. International Court of Justice...

Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters

May. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court upholds a South Carolina congressional district, finding no discrimination against Black voters.

Danish court throws out claim that a patient's rights were violated when she wasn't given vegan food

May. 23, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Thursday ruled against a claim that a patient's rights were violated when a hospital failed to give her adequate meals for her vegan diet during her stay there four years ago. The Vegetarian Society of Denmark had sued the...

The Constitutional Court of Thailand agrees to hear a case that could imperil the prime minister

May. 23, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court accepted a petition Thursday from members of the country’s outgoing Senate to begin an ethics probe against the prime minister over his appointment of a Cabinet member. If eventually found guilty, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin...

Tunisia sentences journalists to a year in prison for criticizing the government

May. 23, 2024 05:21 AM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court on Wednesday sentenced two TV and radio journalists to one year in prison for criticizing the government on their programs and on social networks. Borhane Bsaïs and Mourad Zeghidi were each given six months' imprisonment for disseminating...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serb-controlled territory reiterated a threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs....