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Government sues Ferguson after city tries to revise deal

FERGUSON, Mo. — The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

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Man convicted in 1984 slaying appeals to Utah Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for a man convicted of a cold-case murder through DNA found in blood on a dollar bill said Wednesday that evidence was contaminated and asked the Utah Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.

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California court throws out caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.— Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform and cannot claim that corporate sponsorship on the bibs makes them human b…

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Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprisi…

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Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

This is a victory for a coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states, including Arizona.

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Missouri ban on felons carrying guns ruled constitutional

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A recent amendment to the state constitution doesn't mean some felons now can carry guns, The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, affirming the status of current law.

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Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 file photo, members of Safer Choice stand in protest at the federal appeals court in Denver, where the court was hearing the appeal of Weldon Angelos of Salt Lake City. Angelos has been held up as an example of what’s wrong with mandatory sentences. Paul Ca…

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Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed

SALT LAKE CITY — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

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Judge adopts deal involving segregation claim at Arizona prisons

Judge adopts deal involving segregation claim at Arizona prisons

A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state’s 10 prisons.

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Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court

Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court

A full-scale mock-up of a high-speed train is displayed in Sacramento. Critics say the train can’t meet promises made to voters who approved $9.9 billion to build it.

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Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California voters embraced the idea of building the nation’s first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. Eight years after they approved fundin…

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Analysis: Power struggle heart of debate over Kansas courts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative dispute over how Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected is a political struggle over whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his supporters can make their conservative fiscal and social policies stick well into the future.

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Court ruling makes defense attorney malpractice suits easier

Court ruling makes defense attorney malpractice suits easier

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a man who pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for sex but later had the conviction overturned can sue his defense attorney for legal malpractice without being required to prove he's innocent.

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Ruling out senility on bench is responsible course of action

Ruling out senility on bench is responsible course of action

Chief justice needs to head off the problem.

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Orem officer attracts attention after babysitting toddler

Orem officer attracts attention after babysitting toddler

OREM, Utah — An Orem police officer is getting attention after he volunteered for an unusual duty: babysitting.

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Kansas House GOP testing support for Supreme Court changes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans in the Kansas House plan this week to test the support for changing how state Supreme Court justices are selected to potentially give the governor and legislators more influence.

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3 female drivers win $130K each in discrimination case

3 female drivers win $130K each in discrimination case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has awarded damages to three Minnesota women who sued after they were dismissed from their chauffeur jobs because a Saudi prince wanted only male drivers.

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Court overturns conviction, cites sleep walking finding

Court overturns conviction, cites sleep walking finding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a California man's assault conviction after he went to trial without undergoing a sleep study to bolster his contention that he was sleepwalking.

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Nebraska measure would drop min. age for state office to 18

Nebraska measure would drop min. age for state office to 18

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a ballot measure that would let 18-year-olds serve in state office.

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