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Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. The 36-member ...

Police chief on leave after allegedly threatening daughter

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A police chief in the San Francisco Bay Area has been put on administrative leave after her 18-year-old daughter accused her and her police sergeant father of abuse. Richmond police Chief Bisa French was placed on administrative leave following several incidents that ...

California judge tentatively rejects cutting inmate crowding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California judge tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with deliberate indifference when they caused a deadly coronavirus outbreak at one of the world's most famous prisons last year. But he said vaccines have since so changed the ...

Rivals of Trump-backed US Senate candidate amass millions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An endorsement by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania's hotly contested U.S. Senate race isn't backing down rival Republicans, with one putting up millions for her campaign and another getting a seven-figure pledge from a donor. Carla Sands, Trump's ...

Clinton ‘doing fine’ and will be out of hospital soon

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton is doing fine and will be released soon from a Southern California hospital where he's being treated for an infection, President Joe Biden said. Biden said Friday during remarks at the University of Connecticut that he had spoken to Clinton and the former ...

Trump’s not going away — and neither is investigator Schiff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year out of the White House, Donald Trump continues to circle the Republican Party, commanding attention and influence as he ponders another run for the presidency. And still circling Trump is Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff, the Intelligence Committee chairman who rose ...

Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this past week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a gathering of die-hard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely watched election of ...

Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in September from the month before, the ...

Stocks end higher, giving S&P 500 its best week since July

Wall Street added to its recent gains Friday as stocks closed higher, driving the S&P 500 to its best week since July. The S&P 500 rose 0.7% for its third straight gain and ended the week 1.8% higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1% and the Nasdaq composite gained 0.5%. The ...

Walz to deploy National Guard to help ease COVID-19 surge

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday he'll use the Minnesota National Guard to help alleviate staffing shortages at care facilities that are struggling to cope with the surge in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated Minnesotans. "These folks need respite care. They're at a ...