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Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton

Aug. 20, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested that attorneys preparing to question President Bill Clinton in 1998 seek graphic details about the president's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. The questions are part of a memo in which Kavanaugh advised Independent Counsel Ken...

Fearful of losing Roe, left pushes Schumer for action

Aug. 20, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least once a week, they assemble in Capitol meeting rooms for an hour-long strategy session. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer convenes the gatherings, which regularly include several Democratic senators, a dozen Senate aides and representatives of about 20 liberal organizations....

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

Aug. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. The court on Sunday upheld a state appeal for a longer sentence, extending Ben Deri's imprisonment from nine months to 18 months....

Mississippi judge who uncovered lawyer bribes dies at 83

Aug. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge who helped bring down famed tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery allegations has died. Court system spokeswoman Beverly Kraft said 83-year-old Henry Lackey had been hospitalized for heart problems, dying Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun...

Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

Aug. 17, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told an audience of hundreds of judges and attorneys on Friday that "erroneous rulings" by federal judges have been costly to taxpayers, and he criticized judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Sessions,...

Could Brazil's da Silva really run? It's not likely

Aug. 17, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — While jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has long insisted he can run for Brazil's presidency again despite his conviction, legal experts say the path to doing that is extremely narrow and unlikely to happen. And his Workers' Party risks missing the deadline to register an...

Dems say they'll sue if they don't get Kavanaugh documents

Aug. 16, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Thursday they will file a federal lawsuit next month if government agencies deny their requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's days as an aide to President George W. Bush. The threat represents Democrats' latest attempt to focus the public...

The Latest: Gary Johnson: I'd 'probably' confirm Kavanaugh

Aug. 16, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he likely would vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if he was in the U.S. Senate...

Rights group: Change needed for free election in Maldives

Aug. 16, 2018 3:56 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group said Thursday that the Maldives government is intimidating the political opposition and the media and that threatens the prospects for a fair presidential election next month. New-York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report that the...

Suburban Chicago man charged in prominent attorney's death

Aug. 16, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 66-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged in the death of a prominent attorney who argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Northfield police say John Gately III of Winnetka was charged Wednesday with murder and attempted murder in the fatal shooting late Monday of...