National governments

November 06, 2019 - 1:37 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Tradition has long had it that children born to families in Latin America receive two last names: That of their father, followed by that of their mother. Now that practice is being challenged in court. Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that the tradition violates...
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November 06, 2019 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems uncertain about how to decide a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections. The justices heard arguments Wednesday about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit when it sends wastewater deep...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign depicting a wire clothes hanger during a rally at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to protest recent abortion bans. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, a federal judge in New York struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 06, 2019 - 1:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new rule, not yet in effect, that allowed health care providers to refuse participation in abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in New York said he was tossing out the rule in...
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November 06, 2019 - 1:16 pm
State attorneys general with pending lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and its owners will ask a federal bankruptcy judge Wednesday to give them more time to continue negotiating. A temporary freeze on their lawsuits expires this week, when the judge is to decide whether to halt them...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 file photo, August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign depicting a wire clothes hanger during a rally at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to protest recent abortion bans. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, a federal judge in New York struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 06, 2019 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer ruled Wednesday in Manhattan. The ruling came after health organizations and others sued the U.S...
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November 06, 2019 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds. Judge Paul A. Engelmayer ruled Wednesday in Manhattan. The ruling came after health organizations and others sued the U.S...
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FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. The companies say in a joint statement issued Wednesday, Nov. 6, that both sides have resolved issues raised by Walmart in the case. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
November 06, 2019 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both...
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November 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both...
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Courtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Dallas, Ga. New voting machines that combine touchscreens with paper ballots are getting a limited test run in Georgia, as officials rush to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire the old system before any votes are cast in 2020. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
November 05, 2019 - 4:37 pm
DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Voters and election supervisors testing Georgia's new voting machines gave favorable reviews Tuesday, despite some opening glitches reported by five of six pilot counties, as the state rushes to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire its outdated, paperless system before any...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2009, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, orders approximately 200 convicted illegal immigrants handcuffed together and moved into a separate area of Tent City, for incarceration until their sentences are served and they are deported to their home countries, in Phoenix. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show a court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge's order to halt immigration sweeps targeting Latinos.The investigator also found an internal investigation was whitewashed to shield them from accountability. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
November 05, 2019 - 4:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A court-appointed investigator concluded that high-ranking managers for former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio disregarded a federal judge's order for Arpaio to halt immigration sweeps targeting Latinos, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The investigator also...
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