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  • A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    National News 09/17/2023

    The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activists a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections.New congressional maps would have to include more districts in ...

  • 3M agrees to pay $6 billion to settle earplug lawsuits

    3M agrees to pay $6 billion to settle earplug lawsuits

    National News 08/30/2023

    Chemical and consumer product manufacturer 3M has agreed to pay $6 billion to settle numerous lawsuits from U.S. service members who say they experienced hearing loss or other serious injuries after using faulty earplugs made by the company.The settl...

  • Owner of Maryland Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    Owner of Maryland Construction Company Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

    National News 08/10/2023

    According to court documents, Jerry Lee Redman of Severn, Maryland, owned Redman Services Inc. (RSI), a paving and construction company. For at least 2015 through 2018, Redman filed corporate income tax returns for RSI that underreported the business...

  • A federal appeals court made medication abortions harder to get in Guam

    A federal appeals court made medication abortions harder to get in Guam

    National News 08/07/2023

    People seeking medication abortions on the U.S. Territory of Guam must first have an in-person consultation with a doctor, a federal appeals court says, even though the nearest physician willing to prescribe the medication is 3,800 miles (6,100 kilom...

  • Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    National News 07/29/2023

    Lawyers for Donald Trump were meeting Thursday with members of special counsel Jack Smith’s team as a potential indictment loomed over the former president’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a person fami...

  • Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump

    Judge upholds the $5 million jury verdict against Trump

    National News 07/21/2023

    A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a $5 million jury verdict against Donald Trump, rejecting the former president’s claims that the award was excessive and that the jury vindicated him by failing to conclude he raped a columnist in a luxury de...

  • Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    National News 07/08/2023

    Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth can go into effect — at least for now — after a federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily reversed a lower court ruling.Last month, a district court judge in Tenness...

  • Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in dispute with makers of dog toy

    Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in dispute with makers of dog toy

    National News 06/24/2023

    The Supreme Court on Thursday gave whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s reason to raise a glass, handing the company a new chance to win a trademark dispute with the makers of the Bad Spaniels dog toy.In announcing the decision for a unanimous court, Ju...

  • Convictions tossed in 2016 death of 16-year-old shot in minivan in Trenton

    Convictions tossed in 2016 death of 16-year-old shot in minivan in Trenton

    National News 06/21/2023

    An appeals court in New Jersey has tossed out the convictions of a man sentenced to 55 years in prison after being tried as a teenager in the 2016 death of a girl who was shot in a minivan as she and other juveniles were riding around Trenton.The cou...

  • Southern Indiana man bolts from courtroom before capture

    Southern Indiana man bolts from courtroom before capture

    National News 06/07/2023

    A man sentenced to 200 days in jail for a probation violation bolted from a southern Indiana courtroom and tried to escape before two shocks from a stun gun brought him down, police said.Trevin Littlejohn, 35, of Columbus, faces a new charge of resis...

  • Adnan Syed’s lawyer appeals to Maryland Supreme Court

    Adnan Syed’s lawyer appeals to Maryland Supreme Court

    National News 05/25/2023

    Adnan Syed’s lawyer asked Maryland’s highest court on Wednesday to overturn a lower court’s ruling that reinstated his murder conviction from more than two decades ago — after he was freed last year in a legal case that gained...

  • Senegal’s opposition leader gets suspended jail sentence

    Senegal’s opposition leader gets suspended jail sentence

    National News 05/09/2023

    Senegal’s main opposition leader on Monday was given a six-month suspended prison sentence by an appeals court in the West African nation over a defamation case brought against him by a government minister.The court ruling against Ousmane Sonko...