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Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public...

Justices throw out seizure of church assets in Puerto Rico

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a court order to seize assets belonging to the Roman Catholic archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to pay pension benefits for Catholic school teachers.The justices said in an unsigned opinion...

Key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit heads to Supreme Court

By DENISE LAVOIE, SARAH RANKIN, and ALAN SUDERMAN | February 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When plans for the 605-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline were first unveiled in 2014, supporters of the natural gas project brimmed with enthusiasm and promises.The pipeline would bring natural gas from West Virginia to growing markets...

Kansas anti-abortion measure fails; Medicaid plan targeted

By JOHN HANNA | February 7, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kansas failed to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot Friday, and abortion opponents responded by moving aggressively to block a Medicaid expansion plan backed by...

Trump seeks to delay woman’s suit after request for his DNA

By JENNIFER PELTZ | February 6, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence.Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this...

Censure urged for judge over Playboy remark to plaintiff

By DAVID PORTER | February 6, 2020

A New Jersey ethics panel has recommended a high-ranking judge be censured over his behavior in court, including comments in which he told a woman that she should send nude pictures of herself to Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.The state panel on...

Wisconsin court: Bid to recover smuggled car can continue

By TODD RICHMOND | February 4, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attempt to recover a rare car that thieves smuggled from Milwaukee to Europe more than a decade ago can continue, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.According to court documents and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper...

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

By GEIR MOULSON | February 4, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached.The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church...

Georgia man put to death for the 1997 killings of 2 people

By KATE BRUMBACK | January 29, 2020

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago was put to death Wednesday evening, becoming the state's first inmate to be executed this year.Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, received a lethal...