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Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Key people and background in Major League Baseball’s labor negotiations: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1. ...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether Mississippi can ban abortions after 15 weeks, the justices will be focused on an issue that has dominated the term. Not only is there Mississippi’s call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but justices are already...

High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand

Nov. 09, 2021 18:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate's demand that his pastor be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution. Executions in Texas, the nation's busiest death penalty state, ...

Court seems reluctant to sweep Puerto Rico into SSI program

Nov. 09, 2021 13:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Tuesday to rule for a resident of Puerto Rico who claims it's unconstitutional to be excluded from a welfare program that's available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The justices acknowledged that the...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

High court seems ready to strike down New York gun law

Nov. 03, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to strike down a restrictive New York gun permitting law, but the justices also seemed worried about issuing a broad ruling that could threaten gun restrictions on subways, bars, stadiums and other gathering places. ...

Supreme Court rejects appeal over secretive court's work

Nov. 01, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal over whether the public should have access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The...

EXPLAINER: Texas abortion law gets Supreme Court arguments

Oct. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now. But in an unusual move the justices said they want to hear arguments in the case at the soonest opportunity. Those arguments at the high court on Nov....

Supreme Court doesn't block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

Oct. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in place, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the Justice Department and abortion providers can...

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

Oct. 22, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest...