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  • new storyAttorneys seek brain scan for Oklahoma death row inmate 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:56 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorneys for an Oklahoma death row inmate have asked a federal judge to order a psychiatric evaluation and brain scan for their client, who they say is mentally ill and ineligible for execution.

  • Cleveland wants $5.5M verdict in police shooting overturned 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:16 am

    CLEVELAND - A city attorney has asked a federal judge to overturn a $5.5 million jury award for the family of a man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Cleveland police officer.

  • Cleveland appeals 'jock tax' ruling to US Supreme Court 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:14 am

    CLEVELAND - The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.

  • Fargo pastor resigns over gay marriage decision 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 6:41 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - A pastor is leaving his post at a Fargo church due to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide.

  • Pakistani court upholds death sentence in blasphemy killing 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:30 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.

  • Dispute between Utah honey producers heads to state court 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:01 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - The owner of a honey company is taking his case against a beekeeping competitor and Cache and Box Elder counties to state district court over alleged conflicts of interest and unreasonable treatment.

  • Monitor for Cleveland consent decree to meet with council 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:16 am

    CLEVELAND - Members of Cleveland City Council's Safety Committee are scheduled to meet with the newly appointed monitor who will oversee implementation of an agreement aimed at reforming the city's troubled police department.

  • Delaware Supreme Courts hears appeal in barbershop killings 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:16 am

    DOVER, Delaware - Delaware's Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal by a death row inmate convicted in a Wilmington barbershop shooting that left two people dead, including a young boy.

  • Candidates bicker on range of issues in gubernatorial debate story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:18 pm

    DANVILLE, Kentucky - Democrat Jack Conway spoke out against arming teachers as a way to prevent schoolhouse shooting sprees, while Republican Matt Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance as the gubernatorial candidates bickered on a range of issues in a televised debate Tuesday night.

  • Committee created to study Alabama courthouse murals 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:39 pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Jefferson County Commission is assembling a committee to discuss the future of murals on display in the county's courthouse in downtown Birmingham.

  • Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 8:13 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to remake its judiciary.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit in death of Susan Powell's sons 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:59 pm

    TACOMA, Washington - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Washington state brought by the grandparents of Charlie and Braden Powell.

  • ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 6:08 pm

    SPOKANE, Washington - The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines - a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.

  • Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 5:41 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah prosecutors are invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in the state as they make arguments in a case brought by the stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives."

  • Supreme Court hears UPMC's appeal of Medicare ruling 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:31 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to vacate a lower court's order forcing UPMC to maintain cheaper, in-network rates for Highmark Inc.'s 182,000 Medicare Advantage customers.

  • Kansas GOP leader demands Davis exit from voter rules suit 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:30 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Republican Party's chairman demanded Tuesday that Democrats' last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions championed by GOP Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

  • Chief justice won't delay wage rules for home care workers 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:28 pm

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts won't hold up new Obama administration regulations that give overtime and minimum wage protections to nearly 2 million home health care workers.

  • Kansas panel recommends second suspension for judge 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:51 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A state disciplinary panel has recommended a second suspension for a Kansas district court judge who was suspended earlier this year over allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct.

  • Water system transfer by N. Carolina legislature upheld 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly had constitutional power to transfer control of Asheville's water system to a regional sewer district, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in a case involving one of many recent local government interventions by the legislature.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court reinstates attorney it had suspended 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 1:24 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated a prominent Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney it suspended from practice after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of obstructing a police officer.

  • Planned Parenthood asks judge to expand Arkansas case 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 12:47 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge to expand a ruling that temporarily blocked Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three patients after the state canceled the organization's contract amid controversy over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

  • Judge suspended after accusation of berating, hitting lawyer 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 12:30 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a county judge who was captured on video berating and threatening to assault a public defender.

  • Correction: Invasive Species-Lawsuit story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:39 am

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - In a story Oct. 5 about a federal appeals court ordering the government to rewrite regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that challenged the rules. It is the Natural Resources Defense Council, not the National Resources Defense Council.

  • Kansas same-sex couples seek birth certificates 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 11:18 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Two same-sex couples say Kansas has refused to issue birth certificates listing them as parents of their children conceived through artificial insemination.

  • EU high court rules against prisoner seeking voting rights 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:37 am

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's highest court on Tuesday ruled that a member state can ban prisoners guilty of serious offenses from voting in EU elections in a decision which was keenly awaited in Britain.