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In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

Oct. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like "transgender" are...

Poland's ruling party declares victory in divided nation

Oct. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday's election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years. The exit poll, conducted by the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shoddy info on Syria, impeachment

Oct. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread shoddy information about Syria, the economy and matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against him in a week of caustic rhetoric. Some examples: TRUMP, on Hunter Biden, whose father is former Vice President Joe Biden, a Trump political rival: "Guy...

Poles to vote in one of most important elections in decades

Oct. 12, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

LEGIONOWO, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling conservative party has targeted gays as a campaign tactic. Its programming on state media has drawn comparisons with communist-era propaganda and it has asserted so much control over the judicial system that the European Union has declared the rule of law at risk....

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

Oct. 11, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal judges in three states on Friday temporarily blocked Donald Trump's policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits, dealing a setback to one of the president's most aggressive moves yet to cut legal immigration and make it...

Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners

Oct. 11, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge is pushing for a settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits facing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma with a decision Friday to pause litigation against the company and members of the wealthy Sackler family that owns the company. In a hearing Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Roberts...

Challenge to Virginia marriage license application continues

Oct. 11, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a legal challenge by a group objecting to a requirement that race be listed on Virginia marriage license applications. A lawsuit filed last month against the state registrar and two Virginia court clerks challenges the state requirement to list...

Court: AG must rewrite 'misleading' pension ballot measure

Oct. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum must redraft the misleading title and explanation that her agency wrote for a proposed ballot measure that seeks to prohibit government employers from taking on any new pension debt, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered this week. The Justice Department is...

The Latest: Third judge blocks policy for green card denials

Oct. 11, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on court rulings that temporarily block a Trump administration policy that denies legal residence to many immigrants who receive government benefits (all times local): 5:40 p.m. A third federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's plans to deny green cards to...

US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Oct. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks before...