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Abe's militaristic funeral captures Japan's tense mood

Sep. 27, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The leadup to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's controversial state funeral could seem like a never-ending exchange of heated words — both for and against. But it was the images of Tuesday’s ceremony that most clearly told the story of a nation still deeply divided over...

Federal court finds 3rd Iowa ag-gag law unconstitutional

Sep. 27, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has struck down the third attempt by the Iowa Legislature to stop animal welfare groups from secretly filming livestock abuse, finding once again that the law passed last year violates free speech rights in the U.S. Constitution. The decision...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Iowa gun amendment has no upside and hard-to-measure risks. Vote no. If this passes, policymakers could find themselves unable to act meaningfully to keep their constituents safe. Time to talk about...

Wolf takes lawsuit on constitutional changes to lower court

Sep. 26, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is taking another shot at a lawsuit that argues Republican lawmakers improperly bundled together five proposed state constitutional amendments to get them approved by the Pennsylvania Legislature. Wolf's new lawsuit filed late last...

Millennials, assembled: At UN, younger leaders rise

Sep. 23, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

A young president at the U.N. General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets. A foreign minister, once shunned for having only a...

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the...

Georgia board picks 2 companies to sell medical marijuana

Sep. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board overseeing the state’s efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved production licenses for two companies, a step to getting patients access to medication after a seven-year wait. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission...

Constitution stops Charles becoming Britain's 'green' king

Sep. 22, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On a blustery November day last year Britain's future king stood before world leaders to deliver a rallying cry that they should "act with all despatch, and decisively” to confront a common enemy. The clarion call — in the vast, windowless hall of a Glasgow...

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

Sep. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar...

What's in the House, Senate bills overhauling Jan. 6 count

Sep. 21, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The central idea behind House and Senate bills to reform an arcane federal election law is simple: Congress should not decide presidential elections. The bills are a direct response to the Jan. 6 insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to find...