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Federal judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium

May. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention exceeded its authority when it imposed a federal eviction moratorium. The Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling from the U.S. District Court in Washington,...

Rome jury convicts 2 US youths in slaying of police officer

May. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A jury in Rome on Wednesday convicted two American friends in the 2019 slaying of a police officer in a tragic unraveling of a small time drug deal gone bad, sentencing them to life in prison. The jury deliberated more than 12 hours before delivering the...

A jury in Rome has convicted 2 US youths in slaying of police officer, sentences both to life in prison

May. 05, 2021 17:28 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — A jury in Rome has convicted 2 US youths in slaying of police officer, sentences both to life in prison.

Mexico holds drug lord temporarily for investigation

May. 05, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge in Mexico ordered drug lord Hector “El Güero” Palma held for 40 more days in non-prison custody pending investigation Wednesday, staving off at least temporarily what would have been international embarrassment had he walked free. The...

Judge: New Mexico medical cannabis rules overstep state law

May. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health overstepped the intentions of a medical cannabis program by limiting who can receive access to marijuana in the state, a judge ruled. The ruling by First District Judge Matthew Wilson came Monday after a...

EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?

May. 05, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a juror who helped convict a former Minneapolis police officer in the killing of George Floyd had participated in a march in Washington, D.C., months before the trial is unlikely to affect that guilty verdict, experts say. But...

Right-wing think tank ordered to pay man hurt at rally $2.4M

May. 05, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...

Court upholds California governor's use of emergency powers

May. 05, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s use of emergency powers to make far-reaching policies during the pandemic was upheld Wednesday by state appellate judges who rejected a lower court finding that the Democrat had done too much unilaterally. ...

California appeals court upholds governor's use of emergency powers during pandemic, overturning lower court finding

May. 05, 2021 15:32 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California appeals court upholds governor's use of emergency powers during pandemic, overturning lower court finding.

Arizona Supreme Court to hear lawmaker’s defamation case

May. 05, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court will hear a defamation case stemming from a state senator's attack advertisements during a failed congressional run in 2018. Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers attacked her opponent — former state Sen. Steve Smith — in multiple...