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Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Jun. 25, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating its legal risk under a strict state ban. Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued to see patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. Elected officials...

Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse abortion rights supporters demonstrating outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade....

Is 'learn now, pay later' just another student debt trap

Jun. 23, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

The “ buy now, pay later ” transaction is simple: Shoppers are offered an installment loan at the point of purchase, spreading the cost of the product across several payments. They’re often available without a credit check. Buy now, pay later financing has become a go-to...

Iran orders US to pay compensation for slain nuke scientists

Jun. 23, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A court in Iran on Thursday ordered the United States government to pay over $4 billion to the families of Iranian nuclear scientists who have been killed in targeted attacks in recent years, state-run media reported. The largely symbolic ruling underscores the...

Got a savings goal? Consider forming a savings circle

Jun. 22, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

A breezy January morning made the mid-30 temperatures feel even chillier. But it was an important day for the young man pushing 30 himself . He was about to face his entire family to ask for a loan to seed his new business idea. He had contributed to the family’s savings circle,...

Supreme Court: Religious schools must get Maine tuition aid

Jun. 21, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition aid for private education, a decision that could ease religious organizations’ access to taxpayer money. The 6-3 outcome could fuel a renewed push for...

Foreigners pay more for gas in Hungary. It risks an EU fight

Jun. 17, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has discounted the price of gasoline at the pump. But not if you have a foreign license plate. It's also taxing what it calls “extra profits” of industries including airlines, with carriers like Ryanair and EasyJet increasing ticket prices to...

Transcript of AP interview with President Joe Biden

Jun. 16, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transcript of an Oval Office interview Thursday with President Joe Biden by AP White House reporter Josh Boak. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I wanted to thank you...