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Here’s the landscape 2 years after the Supreme Court overturned a national right to abortion

Jun. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

Judges, state lawmakers and voters are deciding the future of abortion in the U.S. two years after the Supreme Court jolted the legal status quo with a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. The June 24, 2022, ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization sparked legislative...

Trump is proposing to make tips tax-free. What would that mean for workers?

Jun. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's new proposal to exclude tips from federal taxes is getting strong reviews from some Republican lawmakers, though major questions remain about the impact of the policy and how it would work. What's certain is that a change in the...

How Biden and Trump are taking very different approaches to preparing for next week's debate

Jun. 21, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden begins an intense period of private preparations Friday at Camp David for what may be the most consequential presidential debate in decades. The 81-year-old Democrat's team is aware that he cannot afford an underwhelming performance when he...

Rain helps 1,000 firefighters slow big New Mexico blazes as Biden approves disaster relief

Jun. 20, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters in New Mexico took advantage of a break in the weather on Thursday to get the upper hand — for now — on a pair of wildfires that have killed two people, destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to flee. President Joe...

Appeals court panel refuses to delay Trump ally Steve Bannon’s 4-month contempt prison sentence

Jun. 20, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday rejected longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon's bid to stay out of prison while he fights his conviction for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol attack. Bannon is supposed to...

Trump dwarfs Biden in latest fundraising numbers in show of political force after felony convictions

Jun. 20, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign outraised President Joe Biden by more than $60 million last month, according to federal filings made public Thursday that detailed the Republican fundraising explosion sparked by Trump's felony convictions. Biden's campaign and the Democratic...

US will redirect air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine that other allies had on order

Jun. 20, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that it will rush delivery of air defense interceptor missiles to Ukraine by redirecting planned shipments to other allied nations, as Washington scrambles to counter increased Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure. ...

RFK Jr.'s campaign files petitions to get on presidential ballot in swing-state Pennsylvania

Jun. 20, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed paperwork Thursday to get on the ballot for the November election in swing-state Pennsylvania, the state's election office said. Kennedy's filing comes six weeks before the Aug. 1 deadline, after...

Border Patrol reports arrests are down 25% since Biden announced new asylum restrictions

Jun. 20, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of arrests by Border Patrol agents of people illegally crossing into the United States fell in May to the third lowest of any month during the Biden presidency, while preliminary figures released Thursday show encounters with migrants falling even more in the roughly...

Biden administration old-growth forest proposal doesn't ban logging, but still angers industry

Jun. 20, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration is advancing its plan to restrict logging within old-growth forests that are increasingly threatened by climate change, with exceptions that include cutting trees to make forests less susceptible to wildfires, according to a U.S. government analysis...