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Court seems favorable to defendant claiming jury race bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is suggesting that racial bias in the jury room may trump the centuries-old legal principle of secrecy in jury deliberations. The justices heard an appeal Tuesday from an immigrant in Colorado who was convicted by a jury on which one man reportedly tied the defendant’s guilt to his Hispanic […]
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated a global gag rule that bans U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion, a move that was widely expected but nonetheless dismayed wome
A spokesman for Gambia’s new president said allegations that the country’s longtime leader looted millions of dollars in his final weeks in office shouldn’t have been made before a through investigati
The Scottish National Party, which opposes the nuclear deterrent, said it was "outrageous" that members of parliament had not been informed.
In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers are poised Monday to confirm a Democratic nominee for attorney general who has vowed to defend the state's libe
On Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit, agreements also signed in the areas of defense, health, and education
A 21-year-old man arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack has admitted links to a man being held by the Austrian police for the same reason, German investigators said on Monday
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abel Fatah al-Sisi, Egyptian state media said, in the first conversation between the two since Mr. Trump took office.
Peru will terminate a contract with a consortium led by Odebrecht SA to build a $7-billion natural-gas pipeline, the latest blow to the Brazilian construction giant amid an expanding corruption scanda
A positive scenario is hard to envisage for those focused on Trump's warnings on the campaign trail
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump’s early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the
PANAMA CITY - A lawyer for Panama's jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery. Attorney Ezra Angel announced the ruling Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some pu
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on the winter weather in Utah (all times local MST): 12:45 p.m. More than a foot of new snow has fallen in the mountains near the Utah-Idaho line, prompting an avalanche
Afghanistan ordered the arrests of nine of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s bodyguards on charges related to the alleged abduction and sexual assault of a political rival.
Trump campaigned against the TPP and other trade deals, including Nafta
According to the US Census Bureau, the Hispanic population has actually now reached close to 57 million -- the largest minority living in the 320-million-strong country.
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gannett is issuing layoff notices to 141 employees in a second major round of job cuts at its recently purchased group of newspapers in northern New Jersey. The company sai
Some tallies have the total number of twisters that struck Georgia and Mississippi nearing 50
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars. Palm Beach, Fl
Military says publisher and reporter of Premium Times allegedly published libelous reports against Nigerian army chief
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn’t saying why publicly. But a co-sponsor was told by the
WARSAW — Polish prosecutors on yesterday began questioning 21 anti-government protesters whose images were published by police over allegations they violated
Trump told that companies were welcome to negotiate with governors to move production between states
BOSTON (AP) — A man charged with bombing a Boston police cruiser has been held on $750,000 bail, but his attorney says his client is the victim of a witch hunt who’s been framed by unreliable w
Negotiations are under way in Kazakhstan's capital Astana- but who is and isn't taking part?
Bernie Ecclestone is set to step down as head of Formula One this week amid a broader boardroom reshuffle orchestrated by the motorsport's new owner
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Polish brothers were jailed under Britain's modern slavery laws for six years each on Monday for stealing wages of around 18 other Poles they tricked with pro
A woman is removed from an Alaska Airlines flight for berating the President Trump supporter seated next to her.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to shooting her husband hours after he got a protection-from-abuse order against her. Patricia Katchur pleaded guilty to third-degree murder
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Greenville, Mississippi, say a man was shot to death by police after walking out of a house firing a handgun at officers. Police Chief Delando Wilson Johnson t
ASTANA (Reuters) - Syria's warring sides met for their first talks in nine months on Monday, with their Russian and Turkish backers pushing to cement a ceasefire that could pave the way for political
Announcement comes three months after army launches campaign to ‘liberate’ Daesh-held city
Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto said the country would seek to protect migrants, investment and other national interests as it prepares for a dialogue and negotiations with the Trump administrati

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