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The Supreme Court agrees to decide whether state laws regulating social media platforms violate the Constitution

Sep. 29, 2023 09:41 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agrees to decide whether state laws regulating social media platforms violate the Constitution.

The Supreme Court will decide if state laws limiting social media platforms violate the Constitution

Sep. 29, 2023 09:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether state laws that seek to regulate Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms violate the Constitution. The justices will review laws enacted by Republican-dominated legislatures and signed by Republican...

Thousands of women march in Latin American cities calling for abortion rights

Sep. 28, 2023 22:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The streets of cities across Latin America were bathed in green Thursday as tens of thousands of women marched to commemorate International Safe Abortion Day. Latin American feminists have spent decades fighting to roll back strict prohibitions, although there...

Las Vegas stadium proponents counter attempt to repeal public funding for potential MLB ballpark

Sep. 28, 2023 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two Nevada residents representing a “broad-based coalition of business interests and labor” including the Oakland Athletics filed a complaint in Carson City District Court this week, attempting to thwart an effort from a teachers union-backed PAC to repeal hundreds 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...

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...

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...