WASHINGTON (AP) - Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court's final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday, whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census and place limits on drawing electoral districts for partisan gain.
HONOLULU (AP) - All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims. Family members have confirmed the deaths of two others.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon will help Oklahoma City open its new downtown park with a free concert. Mayor David Holt announced Wednesday that the band whose members once lived in Oklahoma City will perform Sept. 27 as headliners in a three-day event at Scissortail Park. Kings of Leon tweeted that fans in their home state should expect a "show to remember." The $132 million park is a centerpiece of Oklahoma City's downtown revitalization.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma is close to wrapping up its case at trial against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the consumer products giant and its subsidiaries helped fuel the deadly opioid crisis. Attorneys for the state on Wednesday continued questioning Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Director Terri White. Oklahoma alleges opioid drug makers caused a public nuisance in the state by promoting widespread use of the highly addictive drugs and that abatement will cost billions.
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