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FILE - In this March 23, 2016 file photo, a foreign worker unloads fish from a U.S. fishing vessel at Pier 38 in Honolulu. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 the Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii's longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable labor practices.(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

Sep. 18, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an Associated Press investigation revealed claims of human trafficking and questionable...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

Sep. 18, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Central Wisconsin Airport, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump heats up culture war in appeal to Wisconsin voters

Sep. 17, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his rhetoric Thursday on cultural issues, aiming to boost enthusiasm among rural Wisconsin voters as he tries to repeat his path to victory four years ago. Making his fifth visit to the pivotal battleground state this year, Trump views success in the...

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

Sep. 17, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence — and even sedition charges could potentially apply. The sedition statute doesn't require...

Justice Dept. memo: Sedition statute ‘could potentially apply to some of the violent acts that have occurred' in unrest

Sep. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Dept. memo: Sedition statute ‘could potentially apply to some of the violent acts that have occurred' in unrest.
FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

Sep. 16, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on...

Tennessee defends abortion reversal law in legal challenge

Sep. 16, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee law requiring doctors to inform women that drug-induced abortions may be reversed is critical for women who may change their minds halfway through the procedure, the state's top legal chief said. Last month, abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit arguing the newly...

FILE - This file photo, date and location not known, provided by the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, shows Dr. Robert E. Anderson. A retired University of Michigan administrator told lawyers that he was “furious” to learn in the late 1970s that Anderson was sexually abusing students. But the administrator also acknowledges that he failed to ensure that Anderson was kicked off campus. (Robert Kalmbach/Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan via AP, File)

Michigan considers extension for lawsuits naming late doctor

Sep. 16, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers sought Wednesday to expand the state's statute of limitations for some sexual assault cases to allow more time for accusers of the late sports doctor Robert Anderson to file lawsuits against the University of Michigan. State Reps. Ryan Berman, a Commerce...

'Keeper' replica statue stolen from Wichita park recovered

Sep. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Keeper of the Plains replica statue that was taken from a Wichita park over the weekend has been found not far from where it was stolen. A resident spotted the statue in the grass beside a creek that runs by Colvin Elementary School, said Tessa Brungardt, who manages the Keeper...