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2nd group of judges blocks Trump order on House seats count

For the second time in two months, a panel of federal judges on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted during the process of divvying up congressional seats by state.
Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

NEW YORK — Walmart is suing the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis.
Poland's top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects

Poland's top court rules out abortions due to fetal defects

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s top court ruled Thursday that a law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional, shutting a major loophole in the predominantly Catholic country's abortion laws that are among the strictest in Eu
Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain’s Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public Thursday, calling the prince's accuser an “awful fantasist.
Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but without making any mention of the shootings of peaceful protesters at Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday night that pr
Mexico broadcaster: Pope's civil union quote not broadcast

Mexico broadcaster: Pope's civil union quote not broadcast

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

WASHINGTON — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2.
US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers.
Cartels' meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in Mexico

Cartels' meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the colour of the meth or the markings on the package in an addict’s pocket may determine whether he lives or dies. The Jalisco Cartel sells crystal-clear meth at $2.30 per dose.

GOP to high court: Halt longer N. Carolina absentee deadline

President Donald Trump’s campaign and North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to return the state to a shorter deadline for accepting late-arriving absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day.