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Georgian PM, president criticize each other over media freedom law on Independence Day

May. 26, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The president and prime minister of Georgia on Sunday lashed out at each other at a ceremony marking the country's independence day as strong tensions persist over a law that critics say will obstruct media freedom and damage Georgia's bid to join the European Union. ...

UK Parliament breaks up ahead of election day with pomp, ceremony and hard-nosed politics

May. 24, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s lawmakers left Parliament on Friday for the last time before an election is held in six weeks. Some will never return. About 120 of the 650 members of Parliament are stepping down, and they and those who lose their seats on July 4 face an abrupt readjustment to life...

Blinken will head to eastern Europe as concerns mount about Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

May. 24, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to eastern Europe next week as concerns mount about Russia’s advances in Ukraine, potential Russian interference in neighboring Moldova and pro-Moscow legislation being promoted in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, the State...

Australian judge rules that social media platform X must answer to hate speech complaint

May. 24, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian judge has ruled that the social media platform X is subject to a state’s anti-discrimination law even though it does not have an office in Australia. Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Judge Ann Fitzgerald said in a decision...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...

Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is calling a rare special session of the General Assembly next week to pass legislation ensuring that President Joe Biden is on the state's 2024 ballot. The special session was called for Tuesday. ...

Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot.

Vermont governor vetoes bill requiring utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035

May. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s governor vetoed on Thursday a bill that would have required state utilities to source all renewable energy by 2035, saying it would be too costly for ratepayers. Under the legislation, the biggest utilities would need to meet the goal by 2030. If...

Bill OK'd by North Carolina House panel would end automatic removal of some criminal records

May. 23, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An effort that formally started four years ago to automatically get rid of many more North Carolina criminal court records would be eliminated if legislation approved by a House committee Wednesday gets enacted. The bipartisan 2020 law in part directed state...