Tentative settlement reached in NHL concussion lawsuit

Sports 11/12/18, 12:07

The NHL and attorneys for retired players announced a tentative settlement Monday in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries.The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in Minnesota and by far the largest facing the league, involves more than 100 former players who accused the ...

West Virginia gov: Convicted and suspended justice resigning

U.S. 11/10/18, 21:53

West Virginia's governor said Saturday that he has accepted the resignation of a suspended state Supreme Court justice convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a special legislative session set to consider the justice's removal amid a scandal involving the court.In a one-sentence statement, the office of Gov. Jim Justice ...

EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority

World 11/09/18, 09:20

The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret location for her protection — has drawn attention to the plight of the country's Christians.The minority, among Pakistan's poorest, has faced an increasingly intolerant ...

Update: Warsaw court nixes city’s far-right march ban

Europe 11/08/18, 16:10

The Latest on the dispute over a far-right march in Warsaw, which organizers had wanted to hold on Sunday, Poland's Independence Day (all times local):9 p.m.The district court in Warsaw has overturned a ban on a march organized by nationalist groups, arguing that freedom of assembly is protected by the ...

President Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

Politics 11/08/18, 12:08

President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday's brief courtroom ceremony.Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate ...

Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

Politics 11/08/18, 10:15

The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred ...

Motel 6: $7.6 million for guests reported to immigration

U.S. 11/07/18, 19:42

The national budget chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay up to $7.6 million to Latino guests who say the company's employees shared their private information with immigration officials, according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court.A federal judge must still approve the proposal filed last week in U.S. ...

Justices hear lawsuit arising from USS Cole bombing

Politics 11/07/18, 17:35

The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether to overturn a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the bombing of the USS Cole. The question the justices are being asked to answer is where notice of the lawsuit against Sudan should have been mailed, to its embassy in Washington or its ...

Officials: Pakistani Christian woman transferred to capital

World 11/07/18, 15:13

A Christian woman acquitted by Pakistan's Supreme Court eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy was flown Wednesday night to a facility in the capital Islamabad from an undisclosed location for security reasons, two senior government officials said.Amid tight security, Asia Bibi left a detention facility in Punjab ...

Clerk jailed over marriage licenses loses re-election bid

U.S. 11/07/18, 02:59

The Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday.Kim Davis, the Republican incumbent, was defeated by Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr . in the election for clerk of Rowan County in northeastern Kentucky. ...

Update: Arkansas Supreme Court justice wins

U.S. 11/07/18, 01:02

The Latest on the 2018 election in Arkansas (all times local): 11 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice has won re-election after facing a barrage of attack ads and mailers from a Washington-based conservative group. Justice Courtney Goodson defeated challenger and Department of Human Services Chief Counsel David Sterling in the non-partisan race. The ...

Justices skeptical of argument to overturn Va. mining ban

U.S. 11/05/18, 18:15

The Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to agree with companies seeking to overturn a decades-old Virginia ban on mining radioactive uranium.The justices heard arguments in a case brought by the owners of a massive uranium deposit in Virginia's Pittsylvania County, which borders North Carolina. It's the largest known uranium deposit ...

Update: Boy searched online for ‘largest mass shooting’

U.S. 11/05/18, 16:25

The Latest on a juvenile court hearing for a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Investigators say a 13-year-old boy who has admitted to shooting and wounding a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school had ...

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

Politics 11/05/18, 11:15

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal ...

Ex-convict convicted in fatal shooting of Tennessee officer

U.S. 11/04/18, 18:26

An ex-convict was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges Sunday in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee.A jury in state court convicted Tremaine Wilbourn on Sunday in the August 2015 killing of Officer Sean Bolton. Wilbourn also was found guilty of carjacking and weapons ...

Protests in Pakistan over Christian woman’s acquittal end

World 11/03/18, 02:15

Nationwide protests triggered by a Christian woman's acquittal on blasphemy charges have ended following an overnight deal between Islamists and the government.Under the agreement, Asia Bibi may not leave the country until the Pakistan Supreme Court's ruling is reviewed.Authorities cleared the intersections of major cities after supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik ...

Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

U.S. 11/02/18, 17:31

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state, a case that could impact hundreds of similar monuments nationwide.A federal appeals court in Virginia had previously ruled ...

Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

World 11/02/18, 00:49

The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was acquitted after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy has apparently been delayed after talks failed between the government and Islamists who wanted her publicly hanged.For a second day, protesters rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia ...

Arkansas court strikes mental competency law for executions

U.S. 11/01/18, 15:27

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that gives the state's prison director authority to determine whether an inmate is mentally competent to be put to death, siding with two convicted murderers who were spared from execution last year.In two 4-3 rulings, justices ruled the competency law ...

S. Korea court upholds conscientious objection to military

World 11/01/18, 03:07

In a landmark verdict, South Korea's top court on Thursday ruled that people can legally reject mandatory military service on conscientious or religious grounds and must not be punished.The Supreme Court ruling is expected to affect the cases of more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial, as hundreds of South ...

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