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Apple signals return of right-wing 'free speech' app Parler

Apr. 19, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

Apple said it has reached an agreement with the right-wing social app Parler that could lead to its reinstatement in the company's app store. Apple kicked out Parler in January over ties to the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol. In a letter to two Republican...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

Supreme Court asked to give access to secretive court's work

Apr. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil liberties groups are asking the Supreme Court to give the public access to opinions of the secretive court that reviews bulk email collection, warrantless internet searches and other government surveillance programs. The groups say in an appeal...

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events

Apr. 19, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about their business model and submit a notarized letter from a manager before they'll be given access to ask questions under a new policy the governor's...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 19, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 16, 2021. Editorial: How we can be inspired off the court by Husker volleyball’s success There’s no inherent reason for Nebraska to be a volleyball talent pool, producing more major college players per capita than any...

Judge lets med student's free-speech lawsuit move ahead

Apr. 18, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is letting a University of Virginia medical student move ahead with his free-speech lawsuit against school officials who suspended him after he asked pointed questions at a panel about microaggressions. School officials had...

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

Apr. 18, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history...

Nevada lawmakers advance bill against organized harassment

Apr. 17, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Heather Korbulic says she was driven out of her job as the head of Nevada’s unemployment agency last June because of threats to her personal safety. Korbulic had been “doxxed" and had her personal information circulated...

ACLU: Merriam panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional

Apr. 17, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MERRIAM, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group are warning a Kansas City suburb that its panhandling ordinance is unconstitutional. The Kansas City Star reports that no lawsuit has been filed over the two-month-old Merriam ordinance...

Federal agency to send review team to Kansas university

Apr. 16, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees Haskell Indian Nations University plans to send a team to the Lawrence campus following the faculty's no-confidence vote in its president. The Bureau of Indian Education said in a message to university employees...