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Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Health on Friday notified the state’s two abortion providers that its ban on the procedure had taken effect under a law triggered by the Supreme Court ruling. The law bans abortions except to protect the life of the mother in a...

Democratic governors are 'last line of defense' for abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to their states seeking 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 struck...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:02 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...

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a...

GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries

Jun. 24, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general...

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Jun. 23, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings. After years futile...

Bonta, Hochman will face off in California's AG race

Jun. 23, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Nathan Hochman will battle California's Democratic attorney general in the November general election after garnering 18% of the vote in the primary, according to figures released Thursday. Hochman, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate, will...

States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense.....

NY leaders vow new gun limits after Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 23, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Democratic leaders aim to preserve as many restrictions as possible on carrying a handgun in public after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down key portions of the state's gun-licensing law. State and New York City officials are zeroing in on...