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Trump looks for political edge in high court rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked, the court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administration’s policies. That’s ...

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Family re-imagines Bob Marley classic NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Marley’s Grammy-winning children and chart-topping grandson have re-imagined one of his biggest hits to assist children affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Stephen Marley, Cedella Marley and her son, Skip Marley, have joined ...

Stand with Steven Baca

By MICHELLE MALKIN If you support the Second Amendment, oppose mob anarchy and reject the monumental madness gripping America, then you stand with Steven Baca. If you have been outraged by the persecution and prosecution of brave patriots across the country defending their homes, their ...

Thaci now facing war crimes

By Rachel Marsden The Trump White House was supposed to host a so-called peace summit late last month. It never happened because one of the would-be participants was charged with war crimes in The Hague. The event was subsequently scrubbed from the official calendar and swept away by a news ...

A calm running mate

By GEORGE F. WILL Today’s racial turmoil, which was detonated by a Minneapolis instance of lethal police behavior toward an African American, is more serious than any since 1992. Then, after the verdict exonerating the police who beat an African American, Rodney King, six days of rioting ...

Homeland Security gets new role under Trump monument order

By BEN FOX and GILLIAN FLACCUS The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Protesters who have clashed with authorities in the Pacific Northwest are not just confronting local police. Some are also facing off against federal officers whose presence reflects President Donald Trump’s ...

Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump’s tax records

By MARK SHERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private. The high-stakes ...

Pentagon leaders face grilling on use of military in unrest

By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over the handling of protests near ...

Bolsonaro now ‘poster boy’ for dubious COVID-19 treatment

By DAVID BILLER, MARCELO DE SOUSA and MAURICIO SAVARESE The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people ...

Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan

By MARI YAMAGUCHI The Associated Press TOKYO — Flooding and mudslides have stranded hundreds of people in scenic hot springs and hiking areas in central Japan, while rescue workers searched today for more people missing in rain-related disasters that have already killed more than 60 ...

Long Island region of New York to enter new reopening stage

By MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press ALBANY — Colleges and universities with safety plans can soon reopen and professional sports competitions can take place without fans in Long Island as the region enters the state’s fourth phase of reopening. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ...

Biden-Sanders task forces unveil joint goals for party unity

By WILL WEISSERT and BILL BARROW The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former vice president embrace major proposals to ...

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

By JESSICA GRESKO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job ...

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Actress Naya Rivera missing LOS ANGLES (AP) — Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department late Wednesday confirmed that Rivera, 33, is the person being searched for in the ...

Fired for speaking the truth

By JOHN STOSSEL The online mob came for Harald Uhlig. What terrible thing had he done? As I show in my new video, he tweeted that Black Lives Matter “torpedoed itself, with its full-fledged support of #defundthepolice.” Instead of defunding, Uhlig suggested, “train them ...

A cudgel in the culture war

By Jonah Goldberg I didn’t watch President Trump’s weekend speeches live. It was a holiday, so I chose to take one. As a result, I first learned about them from the reactions they elicited. As usual, it was like “Rashomon” for the Trump era. According to the Washington Post, ...

NYC mayor unveils plan to reopen schools

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a hybrid back-to-school plan Wednesday with most students inside their physical schools just two or three days a week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it’s up to him to decide ...

New oversight committee would restore faith in NYPD, AG says

By JIM MUSTIAN and MICHAEL R. SISAK The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James proposed sweeping changes Wednesday to boost oversight of the New York City Police Department, including forming an independent commission that would approve the department’s ...

Tuesday bail hearing date set for Epstein’s ex-girlfriend Maxwell

By LARRY NEUMEISTER The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend will appear remotely by video for a Tuesday courthouse arraignment and bail hearing on charges she recruited girls for him to sexually abuse over two decades ago, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District ...

Watkins Glen race moving to Daytona

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will move its August road course race from Watkins Glen in upstate New York because of state health restrictions, and the event will shift instead to the road course at Daytona International Speedway. The move means the Cup ...