Supreme courts

April 13, 2018 - 6:39 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Monte Mills, The University of Montana (THE CONVERSATION) On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:48 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend. South Africa's highest court dismissed Pistorius' request to review the prison sentence on Monday, closing a five-year legal saga...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators approved an increase in spending on school funding early Sunday, with Republicans pushing the measure to passage over the bitter objections of some GOP colleagues in hopes of meeting a court mandate. Dozens of teachers, many wearing red shirts, converged on...
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April 05, 2018 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Visitors attending Supreme Court arguments surrender their electronics on entering the courtroom. So if something rings, chimes or buzzes, it's likely the device's owner is dressed in a black robe. Last year, a justice's cellphone went off. But last month, when four electronic...
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India’s lower caste Dalits hold bow and arrows and shout slogans during a nationwide strike in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, April 2, 2018. Violence has erupted in several parts of north and central India as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protest an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
April 02, 2018 - 6:26 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Violence erupted in several parts of northern and central India on Monday as thousands of dalits, members of Hinduism's lowest caste, protested an order from the country's top court that they say dilutes legal safeguards put in place for their marginalized community. Caste...
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March 30, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings says it has contacted potential casino partners in New Jersey with an eye to offering sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes it. The Supreme Court is considering the state's challenge to a law limiting sports betting to just four states. A ruling...
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In this photo provided Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's Xinhua News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday.(Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 6:59 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. -------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING -------------------------- TRUMP-GUNS — Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed. SENT: 120 words. RUSSIA-SPY — Kremlin vows to respond to diplomatic...
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Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi (28) reaches for the ball as San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16), of Spain, grabs a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Washington. At left is Spurs guard Dejounte Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 27, 2018 - 10:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accustomed by now to playing without their best player, the Washington Wizards put on another clinic of team basketball before they get five-time All-Star John Wall back. Seven players scored in double figures as the Wizards beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-106 on Tuesday night to...
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The family of firefighter Michael Davidson, including his wife Eileen Davidson, center, follow the casket out of St. Patrick's Cathedral after his funeral in New York, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. The New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 27, 2018 - 6:19 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING ------------------- Adds BRITAIN-WEINSTEIN, TRUMP-WALL, APPLE ENCRYPTION, ZELL MILLER-PRESIDENTS-FUNERAL, ISRAEL-NETANYAHU, REMAINS IDENTIFIED-MISSING BOY, FINANCIAL...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are higher in midday trading on Wall Street. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are climbing. Homebuilders are up following a report that sales increased in February. Cereal...
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