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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 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...

With accounts flush, budget talks come down to schools aid

Jun. 24, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a week to go until the state's budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to produce an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan that they say will marshal...

New Medicaid expansion pitch surfaces in N. Carolina House

Jun. 23, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pitched a plan Thursday that could authorize expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults, which their leader argued would bring more certainty to ensuring rural hospitals and substance abusers get help. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 23, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Advance Media New York. June 16, 2022. Editorial: NY election ‘citizen auditors’ are playing a dangerous game Shame on former state Senate candidate Angi Renna for lending her reputation to a shadowy fringe group challenging the results of New York’s 2020...

Nursing home owner whose residents suffered in Ida arrested

Jun. 22, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes who sent more than 800 of his elderly residents to a crowded, ill-equipped warehouse to ride out Hurricane Ida last year was arrested Wednesday on fraud and cruelty charges arising from the squalid conditions. Bob Glynn...

US abortions rise: 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020

Jun. 15, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

The number and rate of U.S. abortions increased from 2017 to 2020 after a long decline, according to figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted more than 930,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2020. That’s...

Republicans: NC budget-writers close on spending adjustments

Jun. 14, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House and Senate budget-writers are close to completing their work on proposed adjustments to the second year of a two-year state spending plan approved last fall, top Republican legislators said Tuesday. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate...

Georgia Democrat Abrams proposes big boost in teacher pay

Jun. 12, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is proposing a big teacher pay raise in her run for governor, saying Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's much-touted $5,000 across-the-board increase is not enough to recruit new teachers and retain current teachers. “We are losing the...

Amid abortion debate, clinic asks: Who's caring for moms?

Jun. 12, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Miracle Allen used her last tank of gas to drive an hour and 15 minutes to the closest clinic that would care for her and her unborn baby. Allen, 29, was four months pregnant when Hurricane Ida ripped through her Houma, Louisiana, community. She spent three...

2 Georgia hospitals fined for not publicly disclosing prices

Jun. 10, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials have fined two Georgia hospitals more than $1 million for failing to meet new requirements to publicly disclose their charges. Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Cherokee are the first two hospitals in the country to face monetary...