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Court weighs fate of sweeping Missouri abortion restrictions

Sep. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a provision that prohibits a woman from having an abortion because the fetus has Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments...

President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, late Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, following a short trip from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after attending a rally in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

Sep. 23, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to appeal to voters who oppose abortion. The White House did not release further details about...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the

Ginsburg's death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

Sep. 21, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential election and the vacancy it creates on the Supreme Court, coupled with President Donald Trump's political imperative to...

CORRECTS LAST NAME TO JAMES, NOT GAINES - Triana Arnold James, left, and Nselaa Ward hold up Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they protest a speech by U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Thursday, Sept 3, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. James and Ward kept Loeffler from finishing a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

Black Lives Matter supporters disrupt Loeffler event

Sep. 3, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler has made opposition to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement a centerpiece of her effort to win conservative support in her campaign, and Thursday, supporters of the movement again pushed back. A former state Senate candidate and one other woman shouted...

Abortion-rights groups sue to overturn several NC laws

Sep. 3, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Abortion-rights groups and abortion providers on Thursday sued to overturn several restrictions on the procedure approved by North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature during the past decade. The plaintiffs challenge five portions of state laws, including those that mandate a...

Domestic terrorist receives new sentence of 58 years

Sep. 3, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — One of four men who participated in a spree of terrorist bombings and robberies in the Spokane area in 1996 has been re-sentenced to 58 years for those crimes. The men were convicted of bombing a Planned Parenthood clinic and the suburban offices of The Spokesman-Review newspaper, and...

Missouri man sentenced for Planned Parenthood clinic arson

Sep. 2, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison without parole for trying to burn down a Planned Parenthood clinic. Wesley Brian Kaster, 43, of Columbia, pleaded guilty in November to using an explosive device to damage the Columbia Health Center, which...

Lawsuit seeks to block Tennessee abortion reversal law

Aug. 31, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Abortion rights groups on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging a newly enacted Tennessee law that would require women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure can be reversed. The complaint is the second legal battle targeting a sweeping anti-abortion measure...

First lady Melania Trump arrives to speak on the second night of the Republican National Convention from the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: First lady expresses sympathy for virus victims

Aug. 26, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is expressing sympathy for families affected by COVID-19, an “invisible enemy” she said has challenged America but brought its citizens together. In her prime-time Republican National Convention address on Tuesday night, the first lady said she has “been...

Delaware man charged with pulling gun on abortion opponents

Aug. 23, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware arrested a man on gun charges after he allegedly pulled a handgun on a group of anti-abortion protesters in the parking lot of Planned Parenthood, authorities said Saturday. Dover police said they arrested 31-year-old Jerome Aniska of Wilmington, Delaware. Police say...