Businesses win pandemic insurance payouts after UK top court rulingSmall businesses, from restaurants to nightclubs and wedding planners to beauty parlours, on Friday won the right to insurance payouts after Britain's highest court ruled their policies should cover losses caused by coronavirus lockdowns. US supreme court reinstates restrictions on abortion pillJustices lift order that had suspended rule requiring in-person visits during Covid crisis Trump approves emergency declaration for Biden inaugurationDonald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Washington DC and directed federal assistance to the nation’s capital ahead of president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January. Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for US attorney generalUS President-elect to hold event Thursday introducing the judge, whose 2016 nomination to the Supreme Court was blocked by Senate Republicans U.S. appeals court rejects lawmaker's bid to have Pence overturn Biden's winA federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a Republican congressman's bid to allow Vice President Mike Pence to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's Nov. 3 election victory in favor of President Donald Trump. India's Supreme Court puts contentious farm laws on holdJudges to set up expert group to hear farmers' grievances after 'lesson' to Modi U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York virus curbsThe U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The Affordable Care Act Faces Another Supreme Court TestThough the court’s conservative majority has been bolstered by three Trump appointees, the law’s challengers will face headwinds. Nazi atrocities from decades ago occupy the Supreme Court’s attentionJustices must decide whether Congress has provided a way for U.S. courts to hear allegations of wrongdoing in Germany and Hungary Biden wins Electoral College to cement victory and rebuff TrumpThe formal vote capped a tumultuous period sparked by Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge he lost — with the help of Republicans willing to support his unsubstantiated claims.