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Top eight stories for today including the European Court of Human Rights heard a case stemming from the failed attempt to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic to arguments from a deaf student fighting to sue a school district that denied him a sign language interpreter; Wyoming asked the 10th Circuit to revive a law requiring the disclosure of donors paying for election ads, and more.


Deaf student denied interpreter makes inroads with high court

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic on Wednesday to arguments from a deaf student fighting to sue a school district that denied him a sign language interpreter. 

(Photo by F1 Digitals/Pixabay)

Amazon warehouse inspections find workers exposed to safety hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to three Amazon warehouse facilities for failing to provide safe workplaces.

People arrive for work at the Amazon distribution center in Staten Island, New York, on Oct. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)


Wyoming urges 10th Circuit to revive election donor reporting law

The state of Wyoming asked a 10th Circuit panel on Wednesday to revive a law requiring the disclosure of donors paying for election ads, which a federal judge threw out as vague.

Handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

New York gun sellers denied relief at Supreme Court

A second attempt at halting New York’s new gun regulations came up short at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. 

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a ceremony to sign a package of bills to strengthen gun laws on June 6, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

California senators pick at proposed budget amid fears of recession

California lawmakers began taking a close look at how deferred funding in the budget proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom will cause long-term cuts amid revenue losses

The California Senate held a hearing on Newsom's budget Wednesday. (Screenshot via Courthouse News)


Rights court hears case stemming from failed Turkish coup attempt

Lawyers for a man arrested for using a secure messaging app in the lead-up to the 2016 Turkish coup attempt denied Wednesday their client ever used the program, in a case that could have a wide impact on the thousands arrested in the wake of the failed uprising. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, in September 2021. (Vladimir Smirnov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

European inflation rate falls for second straight month

The annual inflation rate in both the eurozone and European Union has declined more than 1% since hitting highs in October 2022, but is still well above rates recorded at the end of 2021.

A woman walks with purchases past a store in Berlin, Germany, on April 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)


Hundreds of dinosaur eggs discovered in Central India

The Lameta Formation, a well-known dinosaur fossil site in Central India, is a paleontologist's dream — home to the remains of pre-mass-extinction dinosaurs, snakes and turtles. And according to a new study, recent work in the area has uncovered 256 eggs at 92 titanosaur nesting sites.

(A) A completely unhatched egg. (B) An almost fully intact circular outline of an egg. (C) A compressed egg showing a hatching window. (D) An egg showing a curved outline. (E) A deformed egg showing egg surfaces slipping past each other. (Dhiman et al., 2023, PLOS ONE, CC-BY 4.0 (

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