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Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex parental rights

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's highest court on Tuesday struggled how to balance U.S. Supreme Court rulings requiring equal treatment for married gay couples with a state law that doesn't recognize the parental rights of a lesbian woman who is divorcing...

 

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The safety record at the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation's nuclear weapons cache. A series published this week by the...

 

The Latest: No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier after months of detention in North Korea (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A coroner hasn't reached a conclusion about the cause of death for a 22-year-old American college...

 

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea should be required to sign a waiver absolving the U.S. government of any blame should they be harmed while there. McCain,...

 

Oregon moves to strengthen its unique sanctuary state status

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step closer Tuesday to strengthening its unique sanctuary-state status, with the House passing a bill that would bar state and local agencies from asking about a person's immigration status and from...

 

Experts: Uphill fight against age-related job discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie...

 

The Latest: 3 arrested at Portland protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on May Day rallies and protests in the Northwest (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Portland police say officers have arrested three people near Pioneer Square during a May Day rally and march which they now consider a...

 

Hundreds take to streets in Florida May Day rallies

MIAMI (AP) — Hundreds of advocates, farmworkers and other immigrants took to the streets of several Florida cities on May Day to demand worker's rights and to protest against the deportation of those in the country illegally. Restaurants, juice...

 

Judge strikes down Wisconsin law on pregnant drug abusers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Wisconsin law that allowed the state to detain pregnant women suspected of drug or alcohol abuse, saying the 1998 law meant to protect developing fetuses was unconstitutionally vague. U.S....

 

The Latest: Oakland May Day march draws more than 1,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on May Day rallies around California (all times local): 5:00 p.m. More than 1,000 people took part in a May Day rally in Oakland, California, closing off a main downtown boulevard as they marched to another event at...

 

Jury divided in 1st trial for Cliven Bundy's Nevada standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas found two men guilty Monday in an armed standoff that stopped government agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014, but then deadlocked on federal charges against four...

 

The Latest: Standoff trial jury adjourns, to return Monday

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of six men charged in an armed standoff with federal agents (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A federal jury in Las Vegas ended a half-day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of six men who brought...

 

Ammon Bundy testifies in second Oregon standoff trial

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ammon Bundy, who was recently acquitted in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon, testified Tuesday that he felt "driven" to protest federal control of Western lands after learning that two Oregon...

 

BLM agent testifies Bundy ranch standoff gunman aimed at him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal agent testified Wednesday that he saw a "sniper" behind a concrete barrier on a freeway overpass pointing a military-style weapon at him while a crowd of protesters in a dry river bed called for the government to release...

 

Testimony resumes in Bundy ranch standoff trial in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Testimony has resumed in federal court in Las Vegas in the trial of six men accused of wielding weapons to force federal agents to abandon a round-up of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle in April 2014. A U.S. Bureau of Land...

 

US jury in Bundy standoff trial gets FBI aerial scene-setter

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jurors got a unique perspective from the FBI Monday of an armed standoff developing in a dry river wash where six defendants are accused of wielding weapons to force federal agents to abandon a round-up of Nevada rancher Cliven...

 

Jury hears openings in trial for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas heard competing narratives Thursday about six men accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal roundup of cattle near states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in April 2014. Assistant...

 

Microsoft lawsuit vs. secret government searches moves ahead

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge refused the U.S. government's request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their elec...

 

Rulings could shape Vegas trial of 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury was sworn in Tuesday for the trial of six defendants accused of stopping U.S. agents at gunpoint from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro scheduled opening...

 

Jury selection begins for trial of 6 in Bundy ranch standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Protesters with fluttering flags and a bellowing bullhorn faced off Monday outside U.S. court in Las Vegas, while jury selection began inside for six defendants accused of stopping federal agents at gunpoint from rounding up...

 

Gun-friendly statehouses see occasional reckless conduct

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gun-friendly New Hampshire is back in the spotlight after a lawmaker dropped a loaded firearm this week in a House hearing on a kindergarten bill. But lawmakers packing guns on statehouse grounds — and occasionally handling...

 

Supreme Court takes up suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. "I don't think I deserved it," Abbasi said during a...

 

Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark in the legal world. The Oregon-based group has spent years locked in a First Amendment battle with the...

 

Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study says

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its fourth sitting member of Asian descent. The number is remarkable. The other state supreme courts in the U.S. combined have a handful of...

 

Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed one of them at a roadblock. Now, LaVoy Finicum's widow and their children are...

 

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