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Thai premier faces possible court order to leave office

Sep. 30, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a 2014 coup, faces the possibility Friday of being ordered by Thailand’s highest court to step down after exceeding the time he is legally allowed to stay in office. A ruling in Prayuth’s favor is considered...

Jackson set to make Supreme Court debut in brief ceremony

Sep. 30, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is making her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony three days ahead of the start of the high court's new term. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses are expected...

Capitol riot jury picked for 1st seditious conspiracy trial

Sep. 29, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was selected Thursday in the seditious conspiracy case against the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates in the highest profile prosecution stemming from the Capitol riot to reach a trial. A panel of 12 jurors and four alternates...

1/6 chairman: Ginni Thomas reiterates false election claims

Sep. 29, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, stood by the false claim that the 2020 election was fraudulent during an interview Thursday with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, the panel's chairman said. ...

Trump records probe: Tensions flare over special master

Sep. 29, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parallel special master process spawned by the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president. As the...

Former Chicago-area mayor to be released early from prison

Sep. 29, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former suburban Chicago mayor in failing health is set to be released from federal prison just three months into a one-year sentence for taking $5,000 to help a red-light camera company. U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin on Thursday ordered former Crestwood...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 25, 2022. Editorial: At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania At stake in Mastriano vs. Shapiro, the fate of abortion rights in Pennsylvania ' Editorial Abortion is legal...

Judge hears arguments challenging New York's new gun law

Sep. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

A lawyer challenging provisions of New York's new gun law argued that the state restricts people from carrying weapons in too many places, telling a federal judge Thursday the rules affect not only people on busy Manhattan streets but an upstate pastor on his church's property. The...

Suction-dredge gold miner working Idaho river fined $150K

Sep. 29, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A suction-dredge gold miner from California who operated in an Idaho river containing federally protected salmon and steelhead without permits required by the Clean Water Act must pay $150,000, a federal judge has ruled. Shannon Poe received the fine Wednesday...

US high court asked to undo Indiana Lake Michigan ruling

Sep. 29, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — Three property owners with land along northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a 2018 ruling by Indiana's high court which declared that the shoreline is owned by the state for the public’s enjoyment. In their...