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  • Albanian officials want ex-minister tried over deadly blast

    Albanian officials want ex-minister tried over deadly blast

    National News 05/08/2021

    Albanian prosecutors on Thursday asked Supreme Court judges to allow the trial of a former defense minister over a massive munitions disposal factory blast that killed 26 people in 2008, more than a decade after the case against him was dropped.The S...

  • Supreme Court rejects lingering 2020 election challenge case

    Supreme Court rejects lingering 2020 election challenge case

    National News 04/17/2021

    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a dispute that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices. The high court directed a lower court ...

  • US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

    US deports woman who lied about role in Rwandan genocide

    National News 04/15/2021

    A woman who served a 10-year sentence in U.S. prison for lying about her role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain American citizenship, and then lost her bid for a new trial, has been deported to the East African nation and is likely to face prose...

  • Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    National News 04/06/2021

    The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge who is running for the state’s highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case, authorities said.Charles McCullough’s incarceration comes as voters decide wh...

  • Ex-Iowa wastewater plant supervisor sentenced for tampering

    Ex-Iowa wastewater plant supervisor sentenced for tampering

    National News 04/02/2021

    A former Iowa wastewater treatment plant official has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for manipulating water sample test results to ensure plant discharges into the Missouri River met federal requirements. Jay Niday, 63, of Sergeant ...

  • Drug trafficker says he bribed Honduras president

    Drug trafficker says he bribed Honduras president

    National News 03/11/2021

    A convicted Honduran drug trafficker and former leader of a cartel testified in United States federal court Thursday that he paid now-President Juan Orlando Hernández $250,000 for protection from arrest in 2012.Devis Leonel Rivera Maradiaga, f...

  • Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    National News 01/22/2021

    Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed Friday as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, 18 months after he was initially rejected for the position.Republicans won a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council in November, ousting Democr...

  • Chief justice praises work of federal courts during COVID-19

    Chief justice praises work of federal courts during COVID-19

    National News 01/01/2021

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running.The high...

  • Parents Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Missouri Girl's Death

    Parents Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Missouri Girl's Death

    National News 12/28/2020

    The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl allegedly killed by neighbors to remove a “demon” pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to the case. Mary S. Mast, 29, and James A. Mast, 28, both of Lincoln, Missouri, were charged Thurs...

  • Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

    Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

    National News 12/24/2020

    A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare’s own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves...

  • Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

    Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

    National News 12/20/2020

    Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87. Abrahamson, who also served as chief justice for a record 19 years, died Saturday after bei...

  • Justices order review of Colorado, New Jersey worship limits

    Justices order review of Colorado, New Jersey worship limits

    National News 12/15/2020

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered lower federal courts in Colorado and New Jersey to reexamine state restrictions on indoor religious services to combat the coronavirus in light of the justices’ recent ruling in favor of churches and synagog...

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