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U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting restrictions

Updated at 9:47 a.m. Thursday WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld voting restrictions in Arizona in a decision that could make it harder to challenge other voting measures put in place by Republican lawmakers following last year's elections. The court, by a 6-3 vote, ...

Bill Cosby freed from prison; his sex-crime conviction has been overturned

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania's highest court threw out Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction and released him from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as "America's Dad," ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor's ...

4 ways Republicans could redistrict the only Kansas Democrat in Congress out of a job

TOPEKA — When Republicans in Congress blocked debate on the Democratic-led elections overhaul bill last week, it dashed U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids’ hopes that her district could be redrawn by an independent commission. Instead, the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature looks poised to ...

Charges expected Thursday for Trump’s company, top executive

Updated at 2:43 p.m. Wednesday Donald Trump's company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president's business dealings, people familiar with the matter told The Associated ...

Derek Chauvin gets 22.5 years in prison for murdering George Floyd

Update at 3:58 p.m. Friday MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. The ...

Biden administration extends eviction moratorium for a month

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, extended the evictions ...