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Detroit federal Judge Arthur Tarnow dies at age 79

Jan. 21, 2022 21:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Arthur Tarnow, a federal judge in Detroit for nearly 24 years, died Friday, the court said. He was 79 and had been under treatment for heart issues. “I knew that he was very sick, but it still pains me greatly to hear of his passing,” Detroit-area...

DeHoog appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Jan. 21, 2022 18:31 PM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Deschutes County Circuit judge serving on the state Court of Appeals has been named to Oregon Supreme Court. Roger J. DeHoog’s appointment, effective immediately, was announced this week by Gov. Kate Brown’s office, The Bulletin reported. ...

Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate

Jan. 21, 2022 14:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Friday barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden's requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19. Judge Jeffrey Brown,...

CAS judges 'lacked anti-doping expertise' at Tokyo Olympics

Jan. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has been criticized for picking judges to work at the Tokyo Olympics who were not expert enough to handle doping cases. Days before the highest court in sports opens its special Olympic tribunals at the Winter Games in Beijing, it...

Minimum wage, abortion rights, audit ballot drives advance

Jan. 19, 2022 16:41 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage, protect abortion rights and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state elections board approved summaries to appear atop their petitions. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 19, 2022 15:26 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Use more federal money to aid health care workers Give credit where credit is due and one person deserving a tip of the hat is state Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg. The state Senate majority leader has suggested that Gov....

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

Cause of Louisiana judge's death uncertain after autopsy

Jan. 19, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An autopsy on a Louisiana judge who was found dead in his home did not reveal his cause of death, according to officials. Authorities located the body of East Baton Rouge Parish District Court Judge Christopher Dassau, 37, inside his home Sunday, WAFB-TV...

Biden names major Democratic donors as UK, Denmark envoys

Jan. 19, 2022 11:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intention to nominate prominent Democratic fundraiser Jane Hartley to serve as ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and major donor Alan Leventhal to serve as his envoy to Denmark. The White House...

Big voting bill faces defeat as 2 Dems won't stop filibuster

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital for protecting democracy appeared headed for defeat as the Senate churned into debate Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support...