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Court reinstates Georgia's Election Day mail ballot deadline

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated Georgia's Election Day deadline for the receipt of mail-in ballots, staying a lower court ruling that had extended that deadline by three da...

Tests, background checks can thwart police diversity effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Racism trips up Black police candidates at the very start of the application process and later as they seek promotion, complicating efforts to make law enforcement agencies more ...

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can't be released

ATLANTA (AP) — The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said. ...

A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

ATLANTA (AP) — A historian's quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records un...

West Texas man charged with manslaughter in death of officer

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man is charged with second-degree manslaughter after authorities say he admitted shooting at a police officer who had come to his home to investigate a home security...

Nightmare at the museum: Art auction triggers ethics dispute

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts museum's decision to part with 40 artworks, including two by illustrator Norman Rockwell, has touched off a debate over whether it's ever ethical to sell pieces of the co...