Court ruling could block thousands of Iowa ballot requests

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A split Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a new Republican-backed law that could bar county elections commissioners from mailing absentee ballots to thousands of people who...

Court strikes Louisiana's 'Sex Offender' ID requirement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's requirement that people convicted of certain sex crimes carry a state-issued ID card with the words “SEX OFFENDER” printed on it in orange capital letters is unconstitut...

Albania, Greece take maritime dispute to international court

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Balkan neighbors Albania and Greece said Tuesday they have agreed to refer a dispute over their maritime borders in the Ionian Sea to the Netherlands-based International Court o...

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small sign of success, Spai...

Why opposition protests are a turning point in Pakistani politics

"General Qamar Javed Bajwa, you packed up our government, which was working well, and put the nation and the country at the altar of your wishes," former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shari...

With a hug, Feinstein draws liberal critics at court hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the hug that may define — or doom — a long Senate career. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California embraced Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham at the close...

Jewish leaders call COVID rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on rel...

Election 2020 Today: Town hall duel; mail changes reversed

Here’s what’s happening Thursday in Election 2020, 19 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

Iowa Supreme Court sides with GOP over absentee ballot forms

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s highest court upheld a state directive Wednesday that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal...

In English, please? Barrett asked to explain legalese

WASHINGTON (AP) — “What does it mean?” and “Can you explain?” were questions President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, was asked repeatedly Wednesday on her secon...

Federal judge rules Tennessee abortion law unconstitutional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period law for abortions is unconstitutional. Tennessee’s 2015 law requires women to make...

India sets free top Kashmiri politician after a year

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities on Tuesday released a top Kashmiri politician from detention more than a year after New Delhi scrapped Indian-controlled Kashmir's special status, a move that...

Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump's nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health i...

Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump's nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health i...

Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday upheld Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate in the face of a conservative challenge. Conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and L...