Supreme courts

FILE - This undated file image provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Doyle Lee Hamm, an inmate who was scheduled to be executed Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Alabama. The state of Alabama must seek a new execution date for Hamm if it still wants to execute him following an unexpected postponement. Prison officials halted preparations for Doyle Lee Hamm's lethal injection late Thursday because medical staff said they couldn't find a suitable vein before the execution warrant expired. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP, File)
February 23, 2018 - 9:50 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Execution team members stuck an inmate repeatedly in the lower legs, ankles and groin in effort to find a usable vein before the state called off the lethal injection, according to a Friday court filing by the inmate's lawyer. Attorney Bernard Harcourt said he is seeking...
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February 23, 2018 - 7:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new congressional map in Pennsylvania on Friday survived a request from eight of the state's Republican congressmen that federal judges throw it out immediately, but the case remained far from settled days before candidates will start collecting signatures to get on the...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waits for the arrival of the Irish President Michael D. Higgins during a welcome ceremony at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. Moody's ratings agency upgraded Greece's credit rating by two notches late Wednesday to B3, saying the country is set to return to market-based funding following the conclusion of its current bailout program in the summer. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 22, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development is in accordance with Greece'...
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February 21, 2018 - 8:14 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to stop new a congressional map in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he's not focusing on Republican legislative leaders' request that the U.S. Supreme Court block a new state congressional...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police can be held liable for failing to bring serious criminals to justice — a judgment that could open U.K. forces to a wave of lawsuits from victims. The top court upheld a lower court's decision to award compensation to two victims of...
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February 21, 2018 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at Chicago museums to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:36 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives' parliament on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency declared by the president to strengthen his power, ignoring a plea from regional power India not to extend it. The extension of the emergency, first declared earlier this month after the...
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February 19, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that...
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Catalan separatist politician and left-republican ERC party's Marta Rovira arrives at the Supreme court for questioning in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
February 19, 2018 - 5:16 am
MADRID (AP) — Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal declaration of independence based on its results. Judicial police have identified left-republican ERC party's secretary-...
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February 19, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will likely ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls...
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