FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, razor grass and pro-choice signs limit the view of patients entering the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. The facility is currently Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Abortion law experts say House Bill 1510, which passed the Mississippi Senate Tuesday, March 7, 2018, and is one House vote away from the desk of a governor eager to sign it, is an invitation to the Supreme Court to allow states to begin restricting abortion earlier in pregnancy. The law that passed the Senate would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 08, 2018 - 5:34 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation's most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state's only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal...
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March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man who said his hometown smelled like "rancid dog food" because of an animal food processing plant sued the city Thursday after he says they threatened to silence him. Josh Harms with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa filed suit in U.S. District...
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Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen, centre, arrives at the courthouse where the trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen, charged with murdering and dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine begins, in Copenhagen, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 6:12 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of Danish inventor Peter Madsen (all times local): 12 noon Jakob Buch-Jepsen, the prosecutor in the Danish murder trial of inventor Peter Madsen, says a psychiatric report of the 47-year-old Dane has concluded that he is an intelligent man "...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, accompanied by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, responds to remarks made U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 08, 2018 - 2:16 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration's lawsuit challenging California's efforts to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally served as the latest warning shot at communities nationwide with so-called sanctuary policies. As he excoriated California officials for their...
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Embattled Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno addresses students of St. Scholastica's College, a Roman Catholic school, during a forum on International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines. Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Sereno, who filed an indefinite leave starting March 1 to prepare for her impending impeachment trial, called on Filipinos Wednesday to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long called for her removal. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
March 08, 2018 - 12:01 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine House committee has voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a case to impeach the Supreme Court chief justice, who has vowed to fight the ouster move. The justice committee voted 38-2 Thursday to rule there was "probable cause" to impeach Chief Justice Maria...
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March 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The American Indian tribe leading the legal fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline is accusing federal officials of being uncooperative as they complete more court-ordered environmental study of the project. The Standing Rock Sioux is asking a federal judge to order that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan participates in a question and answer program about her time sitting on the high court at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
March 07, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan recalled the moment 30 years ago when her boss looked at her "as though I must have lost my mind." The boss was Justice Thurgood Marshall and the setting was his Supreme Court office, where Kagan was spending a year as a law clerk after graduating from Harvard...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017, file photo, white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Spencer plans to speak March 5, 2018, at Michigan State University, but the rest of his campus tour has bogged down for now in lawsuits or lack of agreement on timing. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
March 07, 2018 - 8:41 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Lawyers for white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour efforts and Ohio State University have notified a federal judge that the lawsuit for Spencer is being withdrawn. Court records show the sides filed an agreement of voluntary dismissal Tuesday evening. An attorney for...
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Supporters of Philippine Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno use a mock hammer on a giant snake during a rally outside the House of Representatives in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. A spokesman for the chief justice on the Philippine Supreme Court recently said she expects to be impeached by the House of Representatives in March, 2018 and will go on indefinite leave to prepare for the trial. Sereno is confident of being cleared of any wrongdoing during the impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 07, 2018 - 2:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' embattled Supreme Court chief justice has called on Filipinos to stand up against authoritarianism and threats to human rights in an indirect criticism of the country's volatile leader, who has long wanted her removed. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno...
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March 06, 2018 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on deliberations at the trial of a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A jury that hit a wall in deliberations at the bribery trial of a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting a day off. Federal Judge Valerie Caproni cited a...
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