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Senate GOP lines up with Trump to quickly fill court seat

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Chamber following a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Romney is one of four Republicans who could oppose a vote on a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prior to Election Day. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have swiftly fallen in line behind President Donald Trump’s push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat as one of the last holdouts, Sen. Mitt Romney, said Tuesday he supports a vote ...

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Ginsburg’s death puts ‘Roe v. Wade’ on the ballot in November

It’s been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential election and the vacancy it ...

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City restricts access before decision in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police in Kentucky’s largest city have begun preparing for another round of protests and possible unrest as the city nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. ...

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Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court for fast action on its effort, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state ...

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Robert Morgan settles SEC case

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Rochester real estate developer Robert C. Morgan and the federal Securities and Exchange Commission have reached a settlement in the SEC’s lawsuit accusing Morgan of fraud. Morgan was charged in May 2019 with securities fraud for the way investor funds ...

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Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election. Trump said ...

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Ginsburg’s impact on women spanned age groups, backgrounds

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2018 file photo, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears at an event organized by the Museum of the City of New York with WNET-TV held at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian, File)

NEW YORK — Sure, there were the RBG bobbleheads, the Halloween getups, the lace collars, the workout videos. The “I dissent” T-shirts, the refrigerator magnets, the onesies for babies or costumes for cats. And yes, the face masks, with slogans ...

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NY judge: Postal service must timely process election mail

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, a box of absentee ballots wait to be counted at the Albany County Board of Elections in Albany, N.Y. Mail-in ballots have exploded in popularity since the pandemic spread in mid-March, at the peak of primary season.(AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday, adding that the agency’s workers should be permitted to ...

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Woman charged with threatening congressman

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Bethann Marie Wallace, 48, of Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, has been charged with interstate communication of a threat for threatening to kill a member of Congress. Wallace is facing a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or ...

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