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Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Court rules on mail ballots as Senate race votes are counted

May. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal court ruled Friday that mail-in ballots without a required date on the return envelope must be allowed in a 2021 Pennsylvania county judge race, a decision that could complicate the ongoing process of vote counting in the state's neck-and-neck U.S. Senate...

Gov: No timeline yet on school vouchers after court ruling

May. 20, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday that he doesn't have a timeline yet on when his administration might roll out a long-blocked school voucher program that saw its biggest legal roadblock removed by the state's high court this week. The Republican told...

Wisconsin's high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

May. 20, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can't disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. ...

Elko man convicted of murdering Spring Creek teen in 2020

May. 20, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko County jury has found a 20-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and sexual assault with a deadly weapon in the death of a Spring Creek teenager two years ago. The same jury will return to district court Monday for the penalty phase after convicting...

Florida appeals court reinstates DeSantis congressional map

May. 20, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff that could diminish the state's Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional. ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor,...

Ruling in securities case could mean limits on regulators

May. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel in New Orleans has vacated stiff financial penalties imposed on a hedge fund manager by the Securities and Exchange Commission, ruling that he was unconstitutionally denied a jury trial by the agency. This week's 2-1 ruling...

Indiana woman convicted in 3-year-old son's beating death

May. 20, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been convicted in the death of her 3-year-old son, who died last year after her boyfriend allegedly punched the boy repeatedly. A Tippecanoe County jury on Thursday convicted Crystal Cox of murder, neglect of a dependent...

Federal jury awards $111 million in MN personal injury case

May. 20, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded a college student more than $111 million in damages after concluding negligent care of his injured leg following surgery led to a permanent disability. The jury verdict this week, which could be one of the state's largest...