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A counter-demonstrator holds up makeshift body bags while separated by police from a protest calling for the repeal of all government restrictions related to concern about the spread of COVID-19, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Statehouse, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters' quarantine

May. 30, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

A look at the coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. MASSACHUSETTS City officials in Boston are concerned that many Asian American residents may not be getting tested for the new coronavirus. Boston’s Chinatown zip code, where half the residents are of Asian descent, is one of...

Juror issue to be reconsidered in case involving 6 killings

May. 30, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ordered a trial court to hear evidence and reconsider whether there was juror misconduct prejudicial to a death row inmate during his trial in six killings in Yuma County. The court's order released Friday follows Preston Strong's appeal of his 2017 convictions...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Dr. Cara Christ, director of Arizona Department of Health Services, answers a question at a news conference on the latest regarding the coronavirus in Phoenix. A judge has ruled Arizona doesn't have to publicly reveal the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes and other long-term facilities in the state, marking a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the information. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Judge rules against news agencies over nursing home stats

May. 29, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona doesn’t have to publicly reveal the number of coronavirus cases and deaths among residents of nursing homes, long-term facilities and retirement homes, a state judge ruled on Friday. The ruling marked a loss for news organizations that had sued to get the...

Ohio AG seeks review by full court in death penalty case

May. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has requested a hearing before a full panel of judges at the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to argue that a man considered intellectually disabled can and should be put to death. Yost made the request Thursday after a three-judge panel ruled...

Court finds for media, overrules old right-to-know decision

May. 29, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday found in favor of two news media organizations requesting police-related records, and in doing so, overruled its decision in a 1993 right-to-know law case that broadly allowed government agencies to withhold information. Government agencies...

Nebraska high court rejects appeal in 2015 Omaha killings

May. 29, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the first-degree murder convictions of an Omaha man for killing two people in separate shootings in August 2015. Preston Pope is serving two life sentences for the deaths of DePrecia Neelon and Garion Johnson. Pope appealed his 2018...

Longshore union can immediately appeal jury verdict damages

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Thursday that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union can immediately appeal a jury verdict that it was liable for damages and must pay millions of dollars to former Port of Portland Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. A federal jury in November...

Supporters are greeted by acting prime minister Albin Kurti during a demonstration, outside the main government buildings, in Pristina, Kosovo, Thursday, May 28, 2020. A few thousands supporters of the governing left-wing Self-Determination Movement party, or Vetevendosje!, held a brief protest against the nomination of a new prime minister from the country’s president. On Thursday they surrounded the main institutions’ buildings respecting social distancing and also wearing masks and hand gloves. They are against the decree issued last month from President Hashim Thaci nominating Avdullah Hoti of the center-right Democratic League of Kosovo, or LDK, to replace Kurti. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Kosovo court upholds nomination of new prime minister

May. 29, 2020 6:53 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president called on political parties Friday to speed up a parliamentary vote on a new government after the Constitutional Court upheld his nomination of a new prime minister. Kosovar President Hashim Thaci last month nominated a politician from the center-right Democratic...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2005, file photo, former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam holds up the original copy of his dismissal letter he received from then Governor-General Sir John Kerr on Nov. 11, 1975, at a book launch in Sydney, Australia. The High Court's majority decision in historian Jenny Hocking’s appeal on Friday, May 29, 2020 overturned lower court rulings that more than 200 letters between the monarch of Britain and Australia and Governor-General Sir John Kerr before he dismissed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s government were personal and might never be made public. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Australian court rules queen's letters can be made public

May. 29, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975. The High Court’s 6-1 majority decision in...

Barber Karl Manke, of Owosso, gives a free haircut on the steps of the State Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Barbers and hair stylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop

May. 28, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court on Thursday ordered a barber to close his shop and stop defying the state's coronavirus restrictions, though he vowed to keep cutting hair. The Michigan appeals court overturned a decision by a Shiawassee County judge and directed him to sign an injunction sought by state...