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Supreme Court gives NY prosecutor a landmark legal victory

NEW YORK — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout

PHOENIX — A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this year's battleground states.
Woman charged in hit-and-run at Indiana protest

Woman charged in hit-and-run at Indiana protest

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman was charged Thursday in a hit-and-run crash that sent one woman to the hospital and caused minor injuries to a man during a southern Indiana protest over the assault of a Black man by a group of white men.
Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the “model minority” stereotype wasn't.
Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws

MADISON, Wis. — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Republican-authored lame-duck laws that stripped power from the incoming Democratic attorney general just before he took office in 2019.
Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

Parades, close-ups with Mickey out as Disney World reopens

ORLANDO, Fla. — Forget about up-close “meet-and-greet" sessions with Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck when Walt Disney World parks reopen.
Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.
Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

Police: Pop Smoke's social media led killers to LA home

LOS ANGELES — Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the
In court, Depp denies violence during 'tailspin' marriage

In court, Depp denies violence during 'tailspin' marriage

LONDON — Johnny Depp said Thursday that his relationship with Amber Heard was “a crime scene waiting to happen,” but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
Teams search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at California lake

Teams search for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at California lake

LOS ANGELES — Authorities were searching a Southern California lake Thursday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera a day after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a rented boat.