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  •  Supreme Court limits regulation of some US wetlands

    Supreme Court limits regulation of some US wetlands

    National News 05/27/2023

    The U.S. Supreme Court has stripped federal agencies of authority over millions of acres of wetlands, weakening a bedrock environmental law enacted a half-century ago to cleanse the country’s badly polluted waters.A 5-4 majority significantly e...

  •  Tunisian court releases prominent radio director from prison

    Tunisian court releases prominent radio director from prison

    National News 05/22/2023

    detention.Mosaique FM announced Wednesday that its director, Noureddine Boutar, was freed after the appeal court ordered a bail of one million dinars (about $323,500) and a travel ban. The reasons behind the decision have not been made public.Boutar ...

  • FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    National News 12/21/2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried is back in a Bahamian court Wednesday for an extradition hearing that could clear the way for the one-time billionaire to be sent to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.In a court...

  • Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    National News 11/16/2022

    A Texas inmate seeking to stop his execution over claims of religious freedom violations and indifference to his medical needs is scheduled to die Wednesday evening for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 17 years ago....

  • Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    National News 10/23/2022

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a Baton Rouge judge without pay for 180 days for abusing her power to hold people in contempt.East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Charlene Charet Day, who has held the seat since 2011, violated the law...

  • Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    National News 10/02/2022

    A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system.Bryan Patrick Miller, 49, is charged with two counts ea...

  •  Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    National News 09/02/2022

    President Joe Biden nominated has nominated a University of Montana law professor to be a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Anthony Johnstone is a former solicitor for the state of Montana who has taught at the University of Montana sinc...

  • Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    National News 08/28/2022

    Democratic candidates have decried North Carolina’s newly reinstated abortion restrictions after a federal judge allowed a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect.But some North Carolina Democrats sa...

  • Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    National News 07/02/2022

    A judge held a hearing Tuesday but didn’t say how she would decide a lawsuit filed by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which is trying to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state.The law — which st...

  • Washington prepares for more patients seeking abortion

    Washington prepares for more patients seeking abortion

    National News 06/18/2022

    While the nation waits for the Supreme Court’s opinion on a blockbuster abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Washington is getting ready for an increase in out-of-state patients seeking an abortion.“We are ...

  • North Carolina repeat offender pleads guilty to wire fraud

    North Carolina repeat offender pleads guilty to wire fraud

    National News 06/08/2022

    A North Carolina man has admitted stealing mail from residential mailboxes and using stolen information to commit wire fraud, a federal prosecutor said.Soheil Akhavan Rezaie, 37, entered his guilty plea Tuesday before a U.S. magistrate judge in Charl...

  • Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    National News 06/03/2022

    A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Vermont to kidnapping a man who was later found shot to death in a snowbank in 2018 in what prosecutors allege is a murder-for-hire case stemming from a financial dispute. Federal prosecu...

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