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Melania Trump is set to make a return to her husband's campaign with a rare political appearance

Apr. 20, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former first lady Melania Trump is making a return to her husband's presidential campaign with a rare political appearance after months of being absent from Donald Trump's latest run for the White House. She plans to attend a fundraiser Saturday for the...

Idaho group says it is exploring a ballot initiative for abortion rights and reproductive care

Apr. 19, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new Idaho organization says it will ask voters to restore abortion access and other reproductive health care rights in the state after lawmakers let a second legislative session end without modifying strict abortion bans that have been blamed for a recent exodus of health...

Emergency rooms refused to treat pregnant women, leaving one to miscarry in a lobby restroom

Apr. 19, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One woman miscarried in the lobby restroom of a Texas emergency room as front desk staff refused to check her in. Another woman learned that her fetus had no heartbeat at a Florida hospital, the day after a security guard turned her away from the facility. And in North Carolina,...

Nevada Supreme Court rulings hand setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists

Apr. 18, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court upheld a state ban on ghost guns Thursday, overturning a lower court's ruling that sided with a gun manufacturer's argument that the 2021 law regulating firearm components with no serial numbers was too broad and unconstitutionally vague. ...

Idaho's ban on youth gender-affirming care has families desperately scrambling for solutions

Apr. 18, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

Forced to hide her true self, Joe Horras’ transgender daughter struggled with depression and anxiety until three years ago, when she began to take medication to block the onset of puberty. The gender-affirming treatment helped the now-16-year-old find happiness again, her father said. ...

Supreme Court makes it easier to sue for job discrimination over forced transfers

Apr. 17, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for workers who are transferred from one job to another against their will to pursue job discrimination claims under federal civil rights law, even when they are not demoted or docked pay. Workers only have to show...

Supreme Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

Apr. 16, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether federal prosecutors went too far in bringing obstruction charges against hundreds of participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But it wasn’t clear how the justices would rule in a case that also could affect the prosecution...

Justice Thomas returns to Supreme Court after 1-day absence

Apr. 16, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is back on the bench after an unexplained one-day absence. Thomas, 75, was in his usual seat, to the right of Chief Justice John Roberts as the court met to hear arguments in a case about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

Apr. 16, 2024 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election. The Education Department on Tuesday...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...