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Justices limit federal court review of some deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that federal courts are powerless to review immigration officials' decisions in some deportation cases, even when they have made what a dissenting justice called "egregious factual mistakes." The court ruled 5-4 against ...

Walz, top lawmakers, reach bipartisan deal to wrap session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders said Monday that they reached a bipartisan deal on a broad framework for parceling out a massive budget surplus with just a week remaining in the session. The agreement would devote $4 billion to tax relief, and another ...

Supreme Court rules for Sen. Cruz in campaign finance case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sided Monday with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and struck down a provision of federal campaign finance law, a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing "further disrepute" to American politics. The court, ...

Reversing Trump, Biden acts to deploy US troops to Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an order Monday to redeploy hundreds of U.S. troops to Somalia to counter the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab, an effort that American military leaders said had been hampered by President Donald Trump's late-term decision to withdraw forces ...

Regents pick UCLA law school dean to lead UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The dean of UCLA's law school has been chosen as the next head of the University of Wisconsin's flagship campus in Madison, the university system's regents announced Monday. Jennifer Mnookin was picked to succeed outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank, the regents said. ...

Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent to keep people off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, preliminary numbers released Monday show. San Francisco appeared to be ...

GOP lawmakers steered probe into intoxicated state senators

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Senate Republicans in a private 2020 meeting planned how to achieve an already-negotiated outcome to a committee investigating a pair of lawmakers for being intoxicated during legislative proceedings even before the committee had a chance to meet, ...

Court expert draws more GOP-friendly New York political maps

NEW YORK (AP) — A court-appointed expert released a draft of new congressional maps for New York that are more favorable to Republicans than the original gerrymandered political maps drawn by Democrats. The draft maps released Monday would help the GOP by creating five districts that lean ...

Man convicted of murder in killing of Iowa state trooper

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Monday convicted a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Iowa State Patrol trooper last year. Michael Lang, 42, was also found guilty of attempted murder and assaulting a police officer for his actions on April 9, 2021, that killed ...

Ban on protests in front of homes signed by Gov. DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Anyone who protests in front of a private residence in Florida can face jail time and fines under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Monday. The legislation makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to protest in a manner that is aimed at intentionally harassing ...