Poland's top court rules against abortions due to fetal defects

Poland's Constitutional Court on Thursday ruled that a law allowing abortion due to fetal defects is unconstitutional. Chief justice Julia Przylebska said in the ruling that existing legislation...

AP Explains: What's next for the Supreme Court nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is speeding toward confirmation, with a majority of the Senate supporting her and a final vote expected Monday. She could be sworn in as a jus...

Justice Dept.: 127 suspected MS-13 members charged this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 127 suspected members of the violent MS-13 street gang this year, and six face sentences of life in prison after being convicted in 2020, the Justice...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 21 Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsu...

Think tank urges China to release Canadian employee

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the International Crisis Group used a high-level U.N. Security Council meeting attended by China’s foreign minister Tuesday to appeal for the release of the thin...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly using hundreds of millions of dollars in private mo...

Judge considers challenge to CDC order halting evictions

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta is weighing a challenge to a Trump administration directive that halts the eviction of certain renters through the end of the year in an effort to prevent the...

Polish court ruling to determine fate of human rights office

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court is issuing a ruling Tuesday that is expected to determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist ...

High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count ballots received up to three days after the election, rejecting a Republican plea. The justices divided 4-4 Monda...

GOP's Karl Rove asks donors to help Ohio justice retain seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Influential Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court candidate's reelection bid, signaling the high stakes involved in controlling the ba...

Supreme Court to review Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is agreeing to review a Trump administration policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. As is typical, the court did...

India grapples with legality of same-sex marriage

Ayesha (name changed), who identifies as bisexual, lives with her girlfriend in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. "My mother knows about my relationship, but my father doesn't,&qu...

Bolivia tense awaiting results of presidential election redo

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivians waited nervously for the results of Sunday’s high-stakes presidential election even as Evo Morales pre-empted authorities' slow vote count and declared his hand-picked...

Clay fan Djere beats Cecchinato to win Sardegna Open

SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA, Sardinia (AP) — Laslo Djere of Serbia beat Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato to win the Sardegna Open on Sunday. Djere won 7-6 (3), 7-5, sealing the final ...

Zverev beats Auger-Aliassime in Cologne to end title wait

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev ended his 17-month wait for a title by drawing on the pain of his U.S. Open final defeat to beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 6-3 and win the Cologne Indoors on ...