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Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports

Aug. 03, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 as worries and new cases are rising along the U.S.-Mexico border. The temporary order by U.S....

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

Aug. 03, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic....

Houston mask mandate might violate Texas governor's order

Aug. 03, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston city workers are being told they must resume wearing masks while on the job, a requirement that could go against Gov. Greg Abbott’s most recent executive order banning such mandates. Mayor Sylvester Turner issued the mask mandate on Monday due...

Judge: Shooting suit can continue against officer, not city

Aug. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the white Ohio police officer who shot and killed a Black teenager can continue, but the city of Columbus will not be held liable. The ruling Tuesday came months after attorneys for Columbus officer...

Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Aug. 03, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear Haiti’s crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished. Interrogations are continuing, while dozens...

Indiana Supreme Court denies AG request in Holcomb lawsuit

Aug. 03, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an emergency request by state Attorney General Todd Rokita to stall Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s lawsuit challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies...

Ex-Sturgis lawyer gets more than 2 years in prison for fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A disbarred South Dakota lawyer who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and other counts for allegedly stealing nearly $144,000 from a dead man's estate was sentenced to more than two years in prison and must repay the money she stole. Rena Hymans of...

NC court tosses murder conviction, citing lack of evidence

Aug. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Murder and robbery charges against a North Carolina man convicted of killing his co-worker should have been dismissed because there was insufficient evidence at trial to implicate him, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. David Myron Dover was...

Sudan takes first step toward joining international court

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday approved a draft bill allowing the East African country to join the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. The decision by the Cabinet to join the Rome Statute is a step forward in the long-waited trial of suspects wanted for...

New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection

Aug. 03, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s court system is taking steps to ease financial upheaval as the state resumes foreclosures on delinquent mortgage loans and phases out a moratorium on commercial debt collection orders often tied to credit cards or health care. The...