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Idaho inmate nearing execution wants a new clemency hearing. The last one was a tie

Feb. 07, 2024 20:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man scheduled to be executed at the end of the month is asking a federal court to put his lethal injection on hold and order a new clemency hearing after the previous one resulted in a tie vote. Thomas Eugene Creech is Idaho's longest-serving death row...

The year in review: Influential people who died in 2023

Dec. 31, 2023 18:30 PM EST

Yevgeny Prigozhin rose from being an ex-con and hot dog vendor to winning lucrative Kremlin contracts and heading a formidable mercenary army. But it all came to a sudden end when the private plane carrying him and others mysteriously exploded over Russia. Prigozhin's Aug. 23 death...

AP-Week in Pictures-North America

Dec. 21, 2023 22:22 PM EST

DECEMBER 15 - 21, 2023 The flag-draped casket of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington. A jury awards $148 million in damages to two former Georgia election workers in their lawsuit against former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani....

A white couple who burned a cross in their yard facing Black neighbors' home are investigated by FBI

Dec. 20, 2023 19:54 PM EST

The FBI is investigating a white South Carolina couple for racial discrimination after they set a cross on fire in their yard last month facing toward their Black neighbors' home. Federal civil rights investigators searched the white couple's home in Conway on Wednesday, according to...

Sandra Day O’Connor called a pioneer and 'iconic jurist' as she is memorialized by Biden, Roberts

Dec. 19, 2023 16:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the Arizona rancher's daughter who became a voice of moderate conservatism as the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, was memorialized by President Joe Biden on Tuesday as a pioneer in the legal world who inspired generations of women. ...

The late Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, honored as trailblazer

Dec. 18, 2023 17:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was remembered Monday as a trailblazer who never lost sight of how the high court's decisions affected all Americans. O’Connor, an Arizona native who was an unwavering voice of...

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Dec. 18

Dec. 05, 2023 16:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Dec. 18, with a funeral service at the National Cathedral the following day, the court said Monday. The first woman on the Supreme Court, O'Connor died Friday at age 93 in Phoenix. She...

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor paved a path for women on the Supreme Court. Four are serving today

Dec. 02, 2023 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One fall day in 2010, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor slipped into the courtroom where she worked for nearly 25 years to take in an “amazing” sight. The first — and for 12 years, the only — woman on the high court saw three women in...

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93

Dec. 01, 2023 20:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a...

Excerpts of Supreme Court opinions by Sandra Day O’Connor

Dec. 01, 2023 11:35 AM EST

The following are excerpts from Supreme Court opinions by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday at age 93: From Florida v. Bostick in 1991, involving police searches on buses: “We have held that the Fourth Amendment permits police officers to approach...