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Pelosi pushes back on archbishop who denies her Communion

May. 24, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco's conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others. ...

As execution warrant lapses, families tell AP grief is fresh

May. 24, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The families of two young girls who were abducted and attacked 46 years ago by a Georgia man who was scheduled to be put to death last week say they are “deeply upset and disappointed” that the execution was halted by a judge and the death warrant was allowed to expire Tuesday....

Lower Brule tribe sues Lyman County over redistricting plan

May. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is suing Lyman County in federal court for delaying a redistricting plan that would ensure the timely election of tribal candidates to the County Commission. The tribe says the delay prevents them from electing two commissioners in...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion's forever war

May. 24, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been fighting for nearly a half century to...

Hearing on damages owed by ex-cop who killed mother of 4

May. 24, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

A former Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a sleeping woman should pay her four children $2.5 million each for pain and suffering and a total of more than $300,000 to cover therapy, their aunt said in a lawsuit. Matthew Kinne was in uniform and on duty when he shot...

Ohioans got short shrift as politicos, lawyers delayed maps

May. 24, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Accusations have flown for months over whose delays are most to blame for Ohio's redistricting predicament — a mess of a political mapmaking fight that's left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats....

Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

May. 24, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her...

GOP intervenes in Pa. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit

May. 24, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national and state Republican parties are taking the same side as celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for U.S. Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in...

Alabama GOP voters decide secretary of state, other nominees

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Republican voters in Alabama will decide their party's nominees in four statewide races Tuesday after campaigns in which many of the candidates touted their devotion to faith, former President Donald Trump and guns. A statewide constitutional amendment to fund park improvements also is on the...