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Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

Lawyers prepare to defend travelers to US at airports

Colleen Long and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

When the Trump administration's travel ban takes partial effect this week, immigrant-rights lawyers plan to head to the nation's major airports to make sure eligible foreigners are able to get into the country.

The Latest: Vetted refugees can come to US through July 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:27pm

The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):

Mali bishop pledges to make cardinal's ceremony amid scandal

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:07pm

An ailing Mali archbishop facing allegations of financial impropriety assured the Vatican on Tuesday he plans to show up at St. Peter's Basilica to be made a cardinal by Pope Francis.

Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:46am

A senior ultra-Orthodox Israeli lawmaker on Tuesday dismissed the protestations of liberal Jews over alternative access to Jerusalem's Western Wall as provocations, saying they don't even believe in the sanctity of the site.

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:34pm

The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S. Trump hailed the decision as a "victory for national security," but it's likely to set off a new round of court disputes over anti-terror efforts and religious discrimination.

The Latest: Trump travel ban takes effect Thursday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 4:30pm

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Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case

David Porter and Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday.

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 3:17pm

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states.

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

Sam Hananel and Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other nonreligious needs.

Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:55pm

The last day of the Supreme Court's term was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.

The Latest: Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:56am

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AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay 'demons' case

Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 9:43am

For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his "homosexual demons."

Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

Irum Asim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 8:58am

Pakistan's prime minister cut short a trip abroad to rush to the side of victims of a massive fuel tanker fire as authorities on Monday raised the death toll to 157.

Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:20am

Iran says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair."

Man convicted of sending false anthrax threats gets 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

A man who pleaded guilty to mailing false anthrax threats has been sentenced to serve two years in prison.

10 more mass graves uncovered in restive central Congo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:44am

Authorities say 10 more mass graves have been uncovered in the restive region of central Congo where the Catholic church has estimated more than 3,300 people have died.

White House does not plan Ramadan event

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:36pm

Breaking with recent White House tradition, President Donald Trump has opted not to host an event marking Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Lawsuit: School didn't prevent assaults on 3-year-old girl

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:10pm

A Muslim community is facing allegations it failed to prevent several sexual assaults of a 3-year-old girl by an older boy at a private school it runs on its property.

The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:00pm

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local):