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Arkansas court orders state to count signatures collected by volunteers for abortion-rights measure

Jul. 23, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday night ordered the state to begin counting signatures submitted in favor of putting an abortion-rights measure on the ballot — but only ones collected by volunteers for the proposal's campaign. The one-page order from...

German government, mainstream opposition move to protect highest court against extremist forces

Jul. 23, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing coalition and the conservative opposition on Tuesday presented a plan to protect the country's highest court against possible future manipulation or obstruction by extremist or authoritarian politicians. Justice Minister Marco Buschmann cited...

A voter ID initiative gets approval to appear on the November ballot in Nevada

Jul. 19, 2024 19:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would require voters to show photo identification at the polls has qualified for the November ballot in Nevada, the state's top election official announced Friday. The measure also calls for an extra layer of identification...

Tunisian President Kais Saied to seek reelection in October after tumultuous first term

Jul. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

Tunisia's President Kais Saied said Friday that he will run for a second term, making a long-expected announcement while many of his potential opponents languish in prison on charges their attorneys have described as politicized. The announcement about Saied's candidacy in the...

Lawsuit claims that delayed elections for Georgia utility regulator are unconstitutional

Jul. 17, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two groups on Wednesday sued to overturn a law extending the elected terms of Georgia's public service commissioners, saying it violates the state constitution for the five Republicans to be allowed to serve terms longer than six years. Georgia WAND Education Fund,...

Georgia county says slave descendants can't use referendum to challenge rezoning of island community

Jul. 15, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Zoning changes by a Georgia county that some residents say threaten one of the South's last Gullah-Geechee communities of Black slave descendants can't be challenged with a referendum, an attorney said Monday in a letter to the judge considering a petition by local voters. ...

Today in History: July 15, discovery of the Rosetta Stone

Jul. 15, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 197th day of 2024. There are 169 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1799, the Rosetta Stone, a key to deciphering ancient Egyptian scripts, was found at Fort Julien in the...

What to know about legal battles on details of abortion rights ballot measures across US

Jul. 12, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

Abortion access ballot measures are the center of a new wave of legal and procedural questions across the U.S. Opponents of abortion access have focused on the technicalities at a time when votes have been siding with abortion access advocates. That side has prevailed on all seven...

Today in History: July 12, Disco Demolition Night

Jul. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 194th day of 2024. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, as an angry reaction to the popularity of disco music, the Chicago White Sox held the “Disco...

New York's top court allows 'equal rights' amendment to appear on November ballot

Jul. 11, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

A proposed amendment to New York's constitution to bar discrimination over “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” will appear on the ballot this November, the state's high court ruled Thursday. The decision from the Court of Appeals affirms a lower court ruling from June,...