National Politics

Polish legal body rejects prosecutor request to arrest judge

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A controversial disciplinary body within Poland's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a prosecutor's request to arrest a judge who has become a symbol of resistance for those who believe judicial independence is threatened in the country.

House seat numbers can't be released before next week

The numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets can’t be released until next Monday at the earliest, according to an agreement that settles litigation between the U.S. Census Bureau and a coalition of local governments and civil rights groups.

Arizona Legislature OKs abortion ban for genetic issues

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill that bans the procedure if the woman is seeking it solely because a fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.

Judge sets deadline for rare Nevada plant-listing decision

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has given the Fish and Wildlife Service just 30 more days to make an overdue decision on whether to formally propose endangered species protection for a rare desert wildflower at the center of a fight over a proposed lithium mine in Nevada.

Texas lawmakers target sexual assault after Fort Hood death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a Fort Hood soldier was slain by a fellow member of the Army, Texas lawmakers are poised to help lead the nation in the fight against sexual harassment and assault in the military.

Indiana lawmakers approve state budget, finish session

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers wrapped a legislative session conducted under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with nearly unanimous backing of a more robust state budget than they had imagined a few months ago.

High court moves away from leniency for minors who murder

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court made it easier Thursday to sentence minors convicted of murder to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a ruling that reflects a change in course driven by a more conservative group of justices.

DA: Boulder shooting suspect had 10 high-capacity magazines

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings, a prosecutor said Thursday.