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Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California prisons

Nov. 26, 2021 22:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an order that all California prison workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or have a religious or medical exemption. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a...

Lawsuit claims dairy company is misrepresenting Hawaii links

Nov. 26, 2021 21:30 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A food distributor in Hawaii has filed a federal lawsuit against a dairy company because milk from the mainland is allegedly being sold under a name that advertises local ties. The lawsuit filed by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance claims Meadow Gold Dairies...

Idaho Supreme Court consolidates redistricting map lawsuits

Nov. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two lawsuits filed against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts have been consolidated into one lawsuit. The Idaho Supreme Court in an order dated Tuesday said it granted the...

Appellate court upholds ex-pastor's rape, battery conviction

Nov. 26, 2021 12:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the 2020 conviction of a former pastor on statutory rape and sexual battery involving two 14-year-old girls. The Rev. Troy Anthony Piccaluga, 52, was convicted March 5, 2020, on the charges and sentenced...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 26, 2021 12:52 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts falsely...

St. Paul police union sues city over vaccine mandate

Nov. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police union in St. Paul, Minnesota is suing the city in an effort to halt a mandate that requires city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the requirement for nearly 4,000...

South Carolina abortion appellate hearing moved to January

Nov. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law have been pushed into the new year. Oral arguments in the case had originally been planned for next month, but the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rescheduled them...

SC chief judge tells magistrates they need to work 40 hours

Nov. 26, 2021 10:22 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top judge is telling full-time magistrates they must work 40-hour weeks or face discipline. Chief Justice Don Beatty issued an order earlier this month saying it had been brought to his attention that some magistrates are working...

Oakland County judge charged with assaulting man

Nov. 26, 2021 10:08 AM EST

WIXOM, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit judge was arrested on a domestic assault charge, authorities said. The alleged incident Wednesday involved Oakland County Judge Kathleen Ryan and a man who had a relationship with her, Wixom police said. “The...

Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...