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US judge argues for return of firing squads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential U.S. appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to be problematic in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads. In an interview with The Associated Press, ...

Detroit: Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face. Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly ...

Colo baker appeals order to provide same-sex wedding cakes

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver baker has appealed an order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission that requires him to prepare wedding cakes for gay couples. Jack Phillips on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals to reverse the May ruling by the c ...

Second federal judge demands info on lost IRS emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second federal judge has ordered the IRS to provide information about lost emails from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said Friday he wants to know whatever became of Lo ...

More light sentences in Detroit mob beating

[caption id="attachment_32730" align="alignright" width="300"] Wayne County District Judge James Callahan[/caption]One of four Detroit men who admitted to taking part in the April beating of Steve Utash received a sentence below the legal guidelines ...

Gitmo terrorists: If Hobby Lobby is a person so are we

Lawyers representing two Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions requesting the United States stop authorities from barring inmates from prayer, citing the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision. The motions were filed in Washington D.C. dis ...

Federal Appeals Court: AZ must issue license to drive to Obama 'Dreamers'

PHOENIX (AP) — Reyna Montoya is one of nearly 19,000 young immigrants in Arizona who have been allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's deferred action policy, but the benefits of the program in the state have been limited. As Mon ...

Judge strikes down Montana's illegal alien benefits law

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge struck down most of a 2012 voter-approved law requiring government officials to conduct immigration checks on anybody seeking services provided by the state — from unemployment benefits to crime-victim assistance. ...

Justices act in other health law mandate cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed that its decision a day earlier extending religious rights to closely held corporations applies broadly to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new health care law, not just the handfu ...

Supreme Court: Birth Control mandate violates religious freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. The justices' 5-4 decision is the first time ...


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