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Condemned inmate waits to hear whether he will be spared

Aug. 29, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A condemned Tennessee prisoner is waiting to hear whether he will be spared the death chamber after he claimed prosecutors illegally excluded African Americans from the jury pool. Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman (ah-BOO'-ah-LEE') (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn), who is black, faces an April 16 execution...

Today in History

Aug. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 7, the 219th day of 2019. There are 146 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 7, 1998, terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including 12 Americans. On this date: In 1782, Gen. George Washington created the...

Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

Jul. 27, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court's five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has...

Stevens praised as 'brilliant man' at Supreme Court ceremony

Jul. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a "brilliant man" with a "deep devotion to the rule of law" during a ceremony Monday at the court where he served for nearly 35 years. The 99-year-old Stevens died last week after suffering a stroke. Justice Elena Kagan,...