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California Republicans push back in ballot drop box dispute

16 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES California Republican Party leaders, egged on by President Donald Trump, vowed on Wednesday to keep collecting ballots that voters deliver to party-furnished drop boxes in churches, gun shops and campaign offices, a practice they defended as perfectly legal.

U.S. detains Mexico's ex-defense minister on DEA warrant

16 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES/MEXICO CITY U.S authorities detained the defense minister for Mexican ex-president Enrique Pena Nieto at Los Angeles airport on Thursday on a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) warrant, a DEA spokeswoman told Reuters.

California Republicans push back in ballot drop box dispute

15 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES California Republican Party leaders, egged on by President Donald Trump, vowed on Wednesday to keep collecting ballots that voters deliver to party-furnished drop boxes in churches, gun shops and campaign offices, a practice they defended as perfectly legal.

Texas loses bid to reinstate ban on second-trimester abortion procedure

14 Oct 2020

The state of Texas on Tuesday lost its bid before a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a law that would have effectively banned the most common abortion procedure used by doctors for terminating second-trimester pregnancies.

Texas loses bid to reinstate ban on second-trimester abortion procedure

14 Oct 2020

The state of Texas on Tuesday lost its bid before a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a law that would have effectively banned the most common abortion procedure used by doctors for terminating second-trimester pregnancies.

UPDATE 1-Texas loses bid to reinstate ban on second-trimester abortion procedure

14 Oct 2020

Oct 13 The state of Texas on Tuesday lost its bid before a U.S. appeals court to reinstate a law that would have effectively banned the most common abortion procedure used by doctors for terminating second-trimester pregnancies.

California officials clash with state Republican Party over ballot drop boxes

13 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES California officials said on Monday they were sending cease-and-desist orders to state Republican leaders demanding removal of "unofficial, unauthorized" ballot collection boxes placed by the party in at least three counties in violation of election law.

Federal judge blocks Texas order limiting ballot drop-off sites to 1 per county

10 Oct 2020

A U.S. federal judge blocked on Friday an order from Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott limiting the number of drop-off sites allowed for absentee ballots statewide to just one per county, a constraint Democrats denounced as blatant voter suppression.

Accused militia members arraigned on domestic terrorism charges in Michigan

10 Oct 2020

Six men arrested on suspicion of taking part in a plot by armed extremists to kidnap Michigan's governor have been arraigned on domestic terrorism and weapons charges, while a seventh awaits extradition from South Carolina, authorities said on Friday.

Rescue network seeks to save, rehab California's fire-stricken wild animals

08 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES A 350-pound (159-kg) black bear was released by a veterinary team into the remote woodlands of northern California this week, newly healed from crippling burns it suffered last month in one of the state's devastating summer wildfires. | Video

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