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  • Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws subpoena for Manafort

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena.

  • Spain's Rajoy testifies as witness in major graft trial

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:24:48 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial of some 40 people accused of involvement in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

  • Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:10:41 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there.

  • The Latest: Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:30:09 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

  • Inmates reach $2.5 million settlement over abuse at jail

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:17:26 GMT

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A group of 32 current and former inmates of a jail in the Los Angeles suburbs will get $2.5 million as part of a settlement of their lawsuits against the San Bernardino County government and sheriff's department, the Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2vHKZb8 .)

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  • Truck Driver Charged in Human Trafficking Tragedy

    2017-07-25T19:58:24Z

    Eight people were found dead in the back of a tractor trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart last weekend, and two more died after being hospitalized. Now the driver of the truck is being charged with illegally transporting immigrants, a crime that, due to the fatalities involved, could earn......

  • Climbing Wall Injuries: Who's Liable, When to Sue

    2017-07-25T18:58:50Z

    It seems like everyone has taken up rock climbing in the past few years, and gyms, recreational supply stores, and even college campuses nationwide are adding climbing walls to their facilities. While climbing wall injuries may be rare, they can have severe consequences. So who's liable if you're injured on......

  • Can You Put Conditions on a Home Sale?

    2017-07-25T18:07:48Z

    Generally speaking, once you sell your house, the buyer is free to do with it what they will. This can be a hard fact of life for some who, despite the need or desire to sell their home, is still emotionally attached to the place they once lived. New homeowners......

  • Texas State Prison Ordered to Cool It, Literally

    2017-07-24T22:00:22Z

    A judge out of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an order to the state's prisons to cool down the institutions to 88 degrees. Quoting the great Russian social fiction author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Judge Keith Ellison explained: "The degree of civilization in a society......

  • Intoxicated by Tech? Washington Passes Mobile Device DUI Law

    2017-07-24T18:57:46Z

    We all know our mobile devices can affect our attention spans, but what about our sobriety? Well, a new law in Washington State plans to treat cell phones as an intoxicating substance, banning the use of any electronic device while driving, even if you're stopped at a traffic light. Referred......

Supreme Court News

  • US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:15:44 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned child killer was scheduled to die on Wednesday in the state's first execution in more than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his requests for more time to pursue legal challenges.

  • Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:08:03 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • UK Brexit minister: progress made in talks on citizen rights

    Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:28:34 GMT

    PRAGUE (AP) — Britain's Brexit minister said Tuesday that progress has been made in talks with the European Union on the rights of citizens living in each other's nations once the country leaves the bloc.

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    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:01:24 GMT

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  • Ginsburg: Justices felt Trump travel ban 'too restrictive'

    Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:41:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Trump administration was "too restrictive" in deciding what family relationships qualify as close enough to avoid the ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries.

Criminal Law News

  • Chainsaw attack suspect was armed, but didn't resist arrest

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:39:29 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say the suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded didn't show any kind of resistance when he was arrested, but carried a bag with weapons on him.

  • Spain's Rajoy testifies as witness in major graft trial

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:24:48 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial of some 40 people accused of involvement in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

  • The Latest: Muslim cleric wants cameras removed from shrine

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:30:09 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tweets about Clinton, Sessions, FBI

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:25:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In invoking Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and complaining that his own attorney general is not holding her accountable, President Donald Trump rehashed concerns that have preoccupied him since the campaign last year.

  • Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:44:12 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"

Political News

  • At least 5 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:42:43 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least five people, emergency officials in Lagos said Monday.

  • US Muslims see friendly neighbors, but a foe in White House

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:39:04 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency. But they also have received more support from individual Americans, and remain hopeful they can eventually be fully accepted in American society. That's according to a new survey.

  • UK's Boris Johnson welcomes Australian tech entrepreneurs

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:33:06 GMT

    SYDNEY (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured concerned Australian tech entrepreneurs on Wednesday that they will be welcome to continue working in his country after it leaves the European Union.

  • Spain's Rajoy testifies as witness in major graft trial

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:24:48 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is standing Wednesday as a witness in a major trial of some 40 people accused of involvement in a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that helped finance his ruling Popular Party.

  • Sri Lanka deploys army to distribute fuel during strike

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:23:07 GMT

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops on Wednesday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks to India and China.