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US court will reconsider ruling that granted voting rights to Mississippians convicted of felonies

Sep. 28, 2023 20:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A significant expansion of voting rights in Mississippi was put in doubt Thursday when a federal appeals court said it's reconsidering an earlier decision to allow people convicted of certain felonies to cast ballots. The 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals said in a...

Trump won't try to move Georgia case to federal court after judge rejected similar bid by Meadows

Sep. 28, 2023 20:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will not seek to get his Georgia election interference case transferred to federal court, his attorneys said in a filing Thursday, three weeks after a judge rejected a similar attempt by the former president’s White House chief of staff. ...

Court hearing set for Nov. 14 as Oregon State, Washington State fight for control of Pac-12

Sep. 28, 2023 19:47 PM EDT

A hearing has been set for Nov. 14 in Oregon State and Washington State's legal fight with the Pac-12 and its departing members to gain control of the conference and its assets. The preliminary injunction hearing will be held in Washington Superior Court in Whitman County in front of...

Another arrest made in toddler's fentanyl-linked death at Bronx day care center

Sep. 28, 2023 19:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who fled a New York City day care center where a child died and three others were hospitalized with suspected fentanyl poisoning is in custody in California — the latest person to face charges in what investigators said was a drug lab run out of a place where toddlers...

Gov. Burgum and North Dakota Republicans are rushing to fix a major budget bill struck down by court

Sep. 28, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Funding for major parts of North Dakota's government is in jeopardy after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Republican-controlled Legislature stuffed a key budget bill full of too many different subjects, violating the state Constitution. That...

Appeals court blocks hearings on drawing a second majority-Black congressional district in Louisiana

Sep. 28, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge’s plan to hold hearings next week to draw up congressional boundary lines giving Louisiana a second majority-Black district was blocked Thursday by a divided appeals court panel. Supporters of establishing a second such district had hoped a...

Wisconsin corn mill owners plead to federal charges in fatal explosion, will pay $11.25 million

Sep. 28, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A milling company has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that employees at a Wisconsin corn plant falsified records in the years leading up to a fatal corn dust explosion. The plea deal calls for Didion Milling Inc. to pay a $1 million fine and $10.25...

Muscogee Nation judge rules in favor of citizenship for slave descendants known as freedmen

Sep. 28, 2023 16:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma ruled in favor of citizenship for two descendants of Black slaves once owned by tribal members, potentially paving the way for hundreds of other descendants known as freedmen. District Judge Denette Mouser,...

Republican offers new twist on abortion exceptions as issue stays at forefront of Kentucky campaign

Sep. 28, 2023 15:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The complexities of abortion-related politics in the post-Roe v. Wade era continue to put the squeeze on Republican Daniel Cameron, who appeared to redefine his position on Kentucky's strict anti-abortion law for the second time in two weeks while campaigning for governor....

Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire

Sep. 28, 2023 15:34 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s request to delay civil trial in wake of fraud ruling that threatens business empire.