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Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate...

Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy are vowing to take their fight to court after an...

Election official rejects effort to recall Alaska governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state election official has cut short a fight over whether Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy should be recalled from office,...

Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's justice minister resigned Thursday over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving,...

Justices seem likely to uphold Puerto Rico oversight board

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seems likely to leave in place the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of...

Killer of black man in parking dispute gets 20 years

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A white Florida man who told detectives he was irritated by people who illegally park in handicapped spots was sentenced...

EU’s Chief Prosecutor Kovesi vows not to bend under pressure

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - For Romania's Laura Codruta Kovesi, opposition to her successful candidacy to become the European Union's first chief prosecutor came from...

Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of...

McConnell largely avoids impeachment talk while back home

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - While impeachment drama swirls in Washington, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was back home in Kentucky on Monday talking about...

Court seems ready to require unanimous juries as term opens

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court began a potentially contentious election-year term Monday in seeming general agreement that juries in state criminal trials must...