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FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of Opportunity are suing to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to do a more thorough cleanup of arsenic in residential yards. The Montana Supreme Court ruled in December 2017 that they could move forward with their 2008 lawsuit. Arco appealed, arguing a state lawsuit shouldn't be able to interfere with an ongoing cleanup. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, June 10, 2019, it will hear the appeal. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
June 10, 2019 - 2:45 pm
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic left on properties after a century of copper smelting. The Montana Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse will soon ask an Australian appeals court to reverse convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
June 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse will spend his 78th birthday in an Australian prison on Saturday as three judges consider whether to overturn his convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. A lawsuit filed last September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped by a woman who alleges the soccer star paid her $375,000 to keep quiet about a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse encounter. But a federal lawsuit filed in January by the same woman is still active, and Las Vegas police say their investigation of the allegations remains open. Ronaldo lawyer Peter Christiansen declined Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to comment about the voluntary dismissal of the state lawsuit last month. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
June 05, 2019 - 3:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. "We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain," said attorney Larissa...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. A new court filing Thursday, May 30 by lawyers opposing adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census alleges a longtime Republican redistricting expert played a key role in making the change. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 30, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Republican redistricting expert advocated for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give an electoral edge to white people and Republicans, opponents of the move alleged in a court filing Thursday. The filing in Manhattan federal court said a trove of newly...
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May 29, 2019 - 4:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of its original homes as the justices continue to mark the court's bicentennial by meeting in various locations. The court will hold a session Wednesday in the North Carolina State Capitol Building, where it also met...
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Protesters for women's rights hold a rally on the Alabama Capitol steps to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 24, 2019 - 11:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit...
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This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the measure hope challenges to the law will be used by conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion nationwide. (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 9:17 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday, May 13, 2019, delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August. Alva and Alberta Pilliod claimed they used Roundup for more than 30 years to landscape. They were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Monsanto owner Bayer said it would appeal. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
May 13, 2019 - 10:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August...
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May 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
HALIFAX, N.C. (AP) — The state's highest court will hear cases involving murder, robbery and a pirate ship when it holds sessions in eastern North Carolina as part of its bicentennial. The court will hear two cases each in Halifax on Monday; in Greenville on Tuesday and in New Bern on Wednesday. In...
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt speaks with reporters following a Kansas Supreme Court hearing on a new school funding law, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Topeka, Kan. Schmidt says he was encouraged by the justices' pointed questions of an attorney for four school districts suing the state, who argued that the increased funding under the new law is not sufficient. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
May 09, 2019 - 1:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Supreme Court that has repeatedly forced state legislators to increase spending on public schools directed tough questions Thursday to an attorney attacking a new funding law as inadequate, with one justice wondering when the protracted legal battle would be "crossing...
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