Trump administration asks top U.S. court to intervene in census suit

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Trump administration asks top U.S. court to intervene in census suit

The Justice Department asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a lower court order for Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be questioned by lawyers for a group of states challenging a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to ask people taking part in the 2020 census whether they are citizens.

U.S. Census Bureau nominee says courts should decide citizenship question

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Census Bureau, Steven Dillingham, said on Wednesday he believed courts should have the final say on whether the census can ask if respondents are U.S. citizens, acknowledging that the question could affect participation.

Senate panel gets FBI report on misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee said on Thursday it has received the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and lawmakers will review the document later in the day, ahead of a key procedural vote on Friday.

Ahead of holidays, FedEx leans on special bonuses to keep pilots from retiring

Santa's sleigh cannot fly without its pilot.

Closing arguments begin Thursday in murder trial of Chicago officer

Closing arguments in the trial of the white Chicago policeman who shot a black teen to death in 2014 are set to take place on Thursday, in a case that has shone a spotlight on race relations and police use of force in the United States' third-largest city.

Onetime rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight faces 28-year sentence for manslaughter

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was due in court on Thursday to formally receive a 28-year prison sentence for his manslaughter conviction in the fatal 2015 hit-and-run killing of a man he ran down with his pickup truck.

FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh nears completion

The FBI's report on sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh neared completion late on Wednesday as the battle over his selection by President Donald Trump approached a new turning point.

White House receives FBI report on Kavanaugh: spokesman

The White House has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation's report on sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and will send it to the Senate, a spokesman said early on Thursday.

South Carolina shooting spree leaves one officer dead, six wounded

Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, when a gunman unleashed a hail of fire on police from inside a home on Wednesday near Florence, South Carolina, sparking a two-hour siege that ended with the suspect's arrest, authorities said.

Fourth victim dies after L.A. attacks on mostly homeless men: media

A fourth man has died after he was struck in the head during a series of attacks on mostly homeless men in the Los Angeles area last month, media said on Wednesday.

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