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Today in History

May. 01, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 1, the 121st day of 2021. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S....

An unusual coalition as Supreme Court rules for immigrant

Apr. 29, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of Supreme Court justices joined Thursday to rule in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation in a case that the court said turned on the meaning of the shortest word, “a.” By a 6-3 vote, the court sided with Agusto...

Wary Supreme Court weighs student's Snapchat profanity case

Apr. 28, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wary Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether public schools can discipline students for things they say off campus, worrying about overly restricting speech on the one hand and leaving educators powerless to deal with bullying on the other. The...

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

Apr. 22, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices. In a dissent, a liberal...

Amy Coney Barrett has book deal with conservative imprint

Apr. 19, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has a book deal with a Penguin Random House imprint, The Associated Press has learned. Adrian Zackheim, who heads the conservative Sentinel imprint, confirmed Monday that he has an agreement with Barrett. Zackheim...

Truck seized over 'munitions of war,' 5 forgotten bullets

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gerardo Serrano ticked off the border crossing agents by taking some photos on his phone. So they took his pickup truck and held onto it for more than two years. Only after Serrano filed a federal lawsuit did he get back his Ford F-250. Now he wants...

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship

Apr. 10, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday is the latest in a recent...

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

Apr. 01, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls. The high court's ruling for the Menlo Park,...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

Mar. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments...

Supreme Court case could change the nature of college sports

Mar. 30, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars. If the former college athletes who brought the case win, colleges could end up competing for...