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Public memorial service set for Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady

Nov. 20, 2019 6:03 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The family of Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady is holding a public memorial service to celebrate his life at Drake University in Des Moines, where Cady earned undergraduate and law degrees. Cady, of Fort Dodge, died unexpectedly Friday night of a heart attack in Des Moines. He...

Plea deal set for Dayton gunman’s friend

Nov. 20, 2019 5:41 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is expected to hear a proposed plea agreement in the case of the friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie plans to plead guilty Wednesday. Details of his plea agreement haven’t been disclosed. He is...

Thai court removes maverick politician from Parliament

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the maverick leader of a new political party that finished third in a general election in March violated election laws and cannot keep his seat in Parliament. The court said Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward...

Thai Constitutional Court finds leader of maverick Future Forward Party violated election law, ousts him from Parliament

Nov. 20, 2019 3:17 AM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Constitutional Court finds leader of maverick Future Forward Party violated election law, ousts him from Parliament.

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

Nov. 19, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. The Trump administration announced July 16 that it would deny asylum...

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

Nov. 19, 2019 6:59 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry. The court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the city of Broken Arrow in a case filed by marijuana grower Austin Miller. Miller said the city exceeded its authority in 2018...

Judge: Death row inmate hasn’t proven prejudice by juror

Nov. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate nearing execution has failed to prove a juror was prejudiced against him when she helped sentence him to death decades ago, a judge ruled Tuesday. In his ruling, Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole declined to reopen 53-year-old Lee...

12-year-old charged in St. Joseph teen’s death

Nov. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A juvenile court judge has ruled enough evidence exists to prove two of the three charges against a 12-year-old in the death of a 14-year-old boy. The boy was 11 when he was charged in the death of Cameron Satterley, who died in a house fire in St. Joseph in February. His body...

Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

Nov. 19, 2019 5:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky suggested Tuesday that Justice Daniel Kelly is corrupt because he repeatedly rules in favor of conservative groups, saying it makes no sense that the law could be on their side all the time. Karofsky made the remarks at the...

Court: Company must pay for toxic waste on Idaho tribal land

Nov. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled that a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land in Idaho must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court ruling...