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  • Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling

    Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling
    A former UPS driver will get another chance to argue her claim of discrimination after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent her case back to a lower court hearing. The issue of how pregnant women are treated in the workforce also will get an extra...
  • Indiana Supreme Court upholds murder conviction, sentence

    The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and 60-year sentence of a northern Indiana man in his ex-girlfriend's shooting death. Dustin McCowan, 22, was found guilty of murder two years ago in the September 2011 slaying of Amanda Bach, 19, of...
  • Guilford Violin Dealer Kept Stringing Consignors Along Without Paying

    Guilford Violin Dealer Kept Stringing Consignors Along Without Paying
    NEW HAVEN — For years, Charles Magby Jr. has worked with some of the finest, high-end stringed instruments ever made, repairing, restoring and selling violins, violas and cellos for customers throughout the world. So when Magby, owner of C. H....
  • 'Scarborough 11' File Federal Complaint Against Harford

    'Scarborough 11' File Federal Complaint Against Harford
    HARTFORD — The zoning fight that has engulfed a wealthy West End neighborhood escalated Wednesday as the "Scarborough 11" launched a constitutional challenge to the city's definition of family. In a complaint filed in federal district court...
  • Brooklyn Park man convicted of drug charges

    Brooklyn Park man convicted of drug charges
    A Brooklyn Park man arrested with 50 capsules of heroin and more than $3,000 in cash was convicted of drug charges Thursday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court. The state will seek a 20-year prison sentence when Gregory Latrell Harper, 37, is sentenced on June...
  • Pregnant woman's lawsuit against UPS revived by Supreme Court

    Pregnant woman's lawsuit against UPS revived by Supreme Court
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a pregnant woman’s lawsuit against United Parcel Service, ordering lower courts to determine whether men with a temporary disability were treated better. The 6-3 decision is a partial victory for Peggy Young,...
  • Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

    Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates
    Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion? That was the question before the U.S. Supreme...
  • High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    A divided Supreme Court on Wednesday said a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama's Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race when it redrew the state's voting districts in a way that black leaders say limited minority voting...
  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. The justices on Wednesday sided 6-3 with former driver Peggy Young in...
  • SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps

    SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here. The court's 5-4 decision sends Alabama...
  • Appeals court lets air out of balloon injuries case

    A Wisconsin appeals court has let the air out of a lawsuit brought by a woman injured by a runaway hot air balloon. The 4th District Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the case brought by Patti Roberts of Beaver Dam. Roberts was hurt while standing...