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This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. He is scheduled to be executed Thursday, April 19, 2018, for killing 11th Circuit Judge Robert Vance with a bomb mailed to his home. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 6:00 am
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slayings of a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr.,...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2008, file photo, Susette Kelo, left, former owner of the controversial little pink house, stands in front of her old home at its new location in New London, Conn. A Supreme Court case that involved a Connecticut woman and her little pink house is now a movie. Susette Kelo took on the city of New London, which was trying to take her house through eminent domain. She ultimately lost in a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court. A movie based on her court fight, “Little Pink House,” opens Friday in limited nationwide release. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little pink house in New London, Connecticut. The city was trying to force her...
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This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Walter Leroy Moody. A federal appeals court has rejected the death row inmate's argument that Moody must serve out his federal sentence before Alabama can put him to death for the 1989 killing of a federal judge. He is scheduled to be executed Thursday, April 19, 2018, for killing 11th Circuit Judge Robert Vance with a bomb mailed to his home. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 11:07 pm
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8...
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This undated family photo made available by Joyce Vance, shows U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance, who was killed by a mail bomb sent to his home in Mountain Brook, Ala., in 1989. Walter Leroy Moore Jr. was convicted of capital murder in the blast and is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on April 19, 2018. Moody has asked a court to block his scheduled execution this week, arguing that Alabama has no right to carry out the death penalty while he is also serving a federal sentence. (Joyce Vance via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 9:55 pm
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of (all times local): 8:42 p.m. Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's mail-bomb slaying. Authorities say Walter Leroy Moody Jr. was pronounced dead...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia, meaning he will stay for now in a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq. The Trump administration has been holding the...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a U.S. citizen accused of working with Islamic State militants(all times local): 7:55 p.m. A federal judge is blocking the government from transferring an American citizen accused of fighting with Islamic State militants to Saudi Arabia until he can fully...
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FILE - Dec. 2, 2017 file photo Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, left, answers a question from moderator Eric Barker, outdoor editor for the Lewiston Tribune, during the Sportsman Gubernatorial Candidate Forum in Boise, Idaho. Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. Ahlquist said at a forum months earlier that he would support legislation allowing women to be prosecuted for abortions. He was responding to a question from a Republican lawmaker who wants to push such legislation but hasn’t introduced it at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
April 19, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for...
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April 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, agreeing with a lower court judge who had imposed a temporary injunction last year...
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April 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week. The court says Sotomayor will cut back on travel...
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This artist's drawing released by attorney Michael Avenatti, purports to show the man that the adult film actress Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 to remain quiet about her affair with President Donald Trump. (Michael Avenatti via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago. The sketch depicts a white male in his 30s or 40s and...
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