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Fonnesbeck appointed District Court judge in northern Utah

Aug. 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed a Juvenile Court judge and former public defender to fill a District Court vacancy in northern Utah. Herbert's office Friday announced his appointment of Angela F. Fonnesbeck as a judge for the 1st District Court, which includes Box Elder, Cache and...

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Aug. 24, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over...

Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself that he...

A look at court fights over Trump's financial documents

Aug. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

President Donald Trump's lawyers argued Friday at a federal appeals court in New York that two banks should be stopped from turning over his financial records to House committees seeking them. The case is one of several across the country where Trump is fighting against turning over documents sought by Democrats....

The Latest: Foxx pledges cooperation with special prosecutor

Aug. 23, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of a special prosecutor to look at the dropping of charges in the Jussie Smollett case (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has promised to cooperate with a newly appointed special prosecutor looking into why her office abruptly...

Judge close to naming special prosecutor in Smollett case

Aug. 23, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. A hearing Friday will be one of the first opportunities for Cook...

Mississippi Republican governor candidates spar in debate

Aug. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Republicans running for Mississippi governor were asked during a televised debate Wednesday night to name one disagreement they've had with current Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said he and Bryant have been in step up to 98% of the time on big issues, including...

The Latest: Reeves, Waller: Driver's license lines too long

Aug. 21, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi governor's race (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Two Republican candidates for Mississippi governor say they want to increase teacher pay and shorten the wait time at driver's license bureaus. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and retired Mississippi Supreme Court Justice...

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Aug. 21, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan was sworn in before the country's top judge and will lead the 11-member Sovereign Council...

State panel give Indiana's chief justice new 5-year term

Aug. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first female leader of Indiana's highest court is getting another five years in the job. The state Judicial Nominating Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to keep Chief Justice Loretta Rush in the leadership position she's held since 2014. Those commission members acted after the...