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Panel upholds school mask rule after House GOP sought review

Oct. 21, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The statewide mask order for Pennsylvania schools does not need to be enacted through the state's system of passing governmental regulations, as state House Republicans had sought, a panel decided Thursday. The Joint Committee on Documents, an...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 20, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Oct. 19, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. ...

EXPLAINER: Why some fear a 'Polexit' from European Union

Oct. 19, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is a focus of European attention this week, with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki addressing the European Parliament on Tuesday and leaders at a European Union summit expected later this week to grapple with a legal conundrum created by a recent ruling by...

Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

Oct. 18, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a House committee investigating the attack, challenging President Joe Biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege. ...

Poland leader: Idea of 'Polexit' is 'fake news'

Oct. 11, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s prime minister denied that his government wants to take Poland out of the European Union, or do a “Polexit,” saying Monday it was completely untrue and a “harmful myth.” Mateusz Morawiecki was reacting to massive nationwide...

'Polexit' fears spark large pro-EU protests across Poland

Oct. 10, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Large protests were held across Poland on Sunday to show support for the European Union after the nation’s constitutional court ruled this week that the Polish constitution overrides some EU laws. Critics of the right-wing nationalist government...

Ducey appoints Paton to fill state Court of Appeals vacancy

Oct. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former law clerk for an Arizona Court of Appeals judge is returning to the mid-level appellate court as a judge. Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced his appointment of state Special Assistant Attorney General Angela Paton to fill a Court of Appeals...

Indiana governor undecided on appeal of emergency law ruling

Oct. 08, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor said Friday that he will take as much time as he needs to decide whether to continue his court fight against a new law giving state legislators more power to intervene during public health emergencies. Republican Gov. Eric...

Judge upholds Indiana emergency law challenged by governor

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Thursday upheld the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, siding with them in a lawsuit filed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Marion County judge ruled that the state constitution gave...