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#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2021. There are 77 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly...

Supreme Court leaves in place Puerto Rico cockfighting ban

Oct. 12, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that bars cockfighting in Puerto Rico. The high court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to the law. As is typical, the high court did not explain why it declined to take the case. ...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Oct. 12, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to...

Today in History

Oct. 11, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2021. There are 81 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Don't stand so close to us

Oct. 08, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get tested. Wear a mask. Don't get too close. Not your typical court orders, but that was the word from the Supreme Court to lawyers and reporters who returned to the high court this week for the first in-person arguments in more than a year and a half. ...

Today in History

Oct. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2021. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 2001, the war in Afghanistan started as the United States and Britain launched...

Justices ponder detainee's rights in Guantanamo secrets case

Oct. 06, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed skeptical of requiring the U.S. government to divulge what it says is secret information being sought by a Guantanamo Bay detainee. But in a surprising turn, several justices also raised questions about the rights of the man, who was...

Today in History

Oct. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2021. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1989, a jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted former P-T-L evangelist Jim...

What's old is new again: Justices back at court for new term

Oct. 04, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court returned to the courtroom Monday for the start of a momentous new term, after a nearly 19-month absence because of the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion, guns and religion all are on the agenda for a court with a rightward tilt,...