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Today in History

Jun. 17, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2021. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1994, after leading police on a slow-speed chase on Southern California...

High court won't review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It's one of the few areas of federal law where men and women are still treated differently. ...

High court asked to review men-only draft registration law

Jun. 06, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether it's sex discrimination for the government to require only men to register for the draft when they turn 18. The question of whether it's unconstitutional to require men but not women to register could...

Teen's death puts focus on split-second police decisions

Apr. 20, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

It happened in less than a second. Thirteen-year-old Adam Toledo dropped the gun he'd been holding, turned and began raising his hands just as the officer had commanded. Then the cop fired a single shot, killing the boy in the dark Chicago alley. The...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin defense argues he acted reasonably

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys and witnesses have used the words “reasonable” or “unreasonable” often at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd ’s death. Derek Chauvin's defense attorney put the...

EXPLAINER: How is 'reasonableness' key to Chauvin's defense?

Apr. 17, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys and witnesses have used the words “reasonable” or “unreasonable” often at the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. It's no coincidence. The concept of reasonableness...

As voting fight moves westward, accusations of racism follow

Apr. 17, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was debating one of several Republican proposals to overhaul voting when GOP Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she'd had enough. “I don’t like to be characterized as supporting discriminatory laws!” she told Democrats, who...