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Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts

Apr. 15, 2024 17:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth, reversing lower courts.

Members of self-proclaimed anti-government group ‘God’s Misfits’ held in killings of Kansas women

Apr. 15, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Kansas women who vanished as they tried to pick up children for a birthday party two weeks ago were killed over a custody dispute involving a group of anti-government Oklahomans calling themselves “God’s Misfits,” authorities said Monday. Their...

A key plank in Britain's plan to send migrants to Rwanda is set to become law

Apr. 15, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A key plank in the British government’s plan to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda is expected to become law this week, but opponents plan new legal challenges that could keep deportation flights grounded. A bill aimed at overcoming a U.K. Supreme...

4 family members plead not guilty in abduction and abuse of a malnourished Iowa teen

Apr. 15, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four members of a rural Iowa family have pleaded not guilty in the abduction and abuse of an 18-year-old relative who had allegedly showed up at a hospital so badly beaten that his brain was bleeding and so malnourished that he weighed just 70 pounds (32 kilograms),...

Asbestos victim's dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet's railroad

Apr. 15, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this...

Owners of a Colorado funeral home where 190 decaying bodies were found are charged with COVID fraud

Apr. 15, 2024 16:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A couple who owned a Colorado funeral home where authorities last year discovered 190 decaying bodies were indicted on federal charges that they misspent nearly $900,000 in pandemic relief funds on vacations, cosmetic surgery, jewelry and other personal expenses, according to court...

Lawsuit asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down governor's 400-year veto

Apr. 15, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys with Wisconsin's largest business lobbying group asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to strike down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' use of a partial veto to lock in a school funding increase for the next 400 years. The Wisconsin...

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

Apr. 15, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howell wrote 500 pages that spanned...

Potential jurors called into courtroom for Trump's hush money case as 1st criminal trial of a former president begins

Apr. 15, 2024 14:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Potential jurors called into courtroom for Trump's hush money case as 1st criminal trial of a former president begins.