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Illinois' Lake County starting up weddings again, virtually

Jun. 22, 2020 7:27 AM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — You can’t use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse not to get married any more — at least not in Lake County. The 19th Judicial Circuit Court suspended marriages and civil unions in March to protect the health of the public but it was scheduled to start officiating...

In this March 26, 2009 file photo, Connecticut state Supreme Court Justice Richard Palmer, center, questions attorneys at the Connecticut Supreme Court in Hartford, Conn. Palmer, who authored the landmark Connecticut Supreme Court rulings that legalized same-sex marriage and abolished the state's death penalty, is stepping down after 27 years on the high court. He reached the state's mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges late last month, but will continue to work on cases he heard before then. (AP Photo/Bob Child, Pool)

Justice who led gay marriage, death penalty rulings retires

Jun. 21, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — During his nearly 30 years on the Connecticut Supreme Court, Justice Richard Palmer’s views about the law and society changed with the times, leading him to write some of the court’s most consequential opinions in a generation. He was the author for narrow 4-3...

A person wearing a protective face mask roller skates at Central City Fun Park on their opening weekend, in Surrey, B.C., on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the indoor amusement park requires all guests to wear a face mask and has placed strict limits on the number of people permitted inside and time limits on how long they can stay per visit.  (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada eases border restriction, allows immediate family in

Jun. 8, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is slightly easing border restrictions enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic and will allow immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents to come to the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. Trudeau stressed anyone entering the country will be...