U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation’s third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads. In […]


Farmer force feeds duck to produce foie gras delicacy, Clermont, southwestern France. (AP Photo)

Court upholds California’s foie gras ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled California can keep in place its ban on selling foie gras. A Los Angeles court will still hear the case against the ban, but in […]



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