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Prosecutors to respond in Boston Marathon bomber's appeal

Jun. 27, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to file their response in Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) death penalty appeal. The government's response is due Thursday in the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide whether to uphold Tsarnaev's 2015 conviction...

Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

Jun. 27, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City Thursday on state mortgage fraud charges seen as a ploy to keep him locked up if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016...

Census, redistricting decisions due on high court's last day

Jun. 27, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday,...

Today in History

Jun. 27, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2019. There are 187 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 27, 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation's highest court, announced his retirement. (His departure led to the...

The Latest: Lawyers want inspections of migrant kid centers

Jun. 26, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over the discovery of children found in filthy conditions at a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Immigrant advocates have asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order requiring immediate inspections and access for doctors...

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Jun. 26, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting 16 women at the student health center, the first criminal counts in a case that already has seen USC offer to pay $215 million to settle potentially thousands of...

Thai court lets pro-army lawmakers keep seats during probe

Jun. 26, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court said Wednesday it would let 32 pro-military lawmakers keep their seats while it decides whether they violated election rules, in a decision criticized as unfair because the court earlier suspended an opposition leader over a similar allegation. The Constitutional Court agreed to...

Huawei loses trade-secret case, but jury awards no damages

Jun. 26, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury ruled Wednesday that Chinese technology giant Huawei stole trade secrets from a Silicon Valley startup, but jurors declined to levy damages, saying Huawei didn't benefit from the theft. The jury in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, also rejected Huawei's claims that Cnex...

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas' 18-week abortion ban

Jun. 26, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters on Wednesday challenged an Arkansas law banning the procedure 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another requirement that they say would likely force the closure of the state's only surgical abortion clinic. In all, the lawsuit filed by the American...

Court: Who has right to defend 'Obamacare'?

Jun. 26, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday requested written arguments on whether the House of Representatives and numerous Democratic-leaning states can step in to appeal a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's health care law. The question posed to lawyers on both...