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Biden marks 100 days since Dobbs ruling as Dems eye midterms

Oct. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting his administration's efforts to protect access to abortion as he marks 100 days since the Supreme Court overturned a national right to the procedure and Democrats hope the issue will galvanize their voters ahead of the midterm...

The Onion and the Supreme Court. Not a parody

Oct. 04, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Onion has some serious things to say in defense of parody. The satirical site that manages to persuade people to believe the absurd has filed a Supreme Court brief in support of a man who was arrested and prosecuted for making fun of police on social media. ...

Herschel Walker paid for girlfriend's abortion, report says

Oct. 04, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009, according to a new report published late Monday. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and...

Sheryl Sandberg steps into abortion fight with ACLU donation

Oct. 04, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

Sheryl Sandberg opened her next chapter as a full-time philanthropist Tuesday with a donation to the American Civil Liberties Union to fight state abortion bans across the country. Sandberg, who officially left her position as Facebook’s parent company Meta’s chief operating...

Man stands trial for rape in Australian Parliament House

Oct. 04, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government staffer described herself “as drunk as she’d ever been in her life” on the night she alleges she was raped inside the Australian Parliament House, a prosecutor told a jury on Tuesday. In his opening address, prosecutor Shane Drumgold...

Supreme Court takes up key voting rights case from Alabama

Oct. 04, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an Alabama redistricting case that could have far-reaching effects on minority voting power across the United States. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in the latest high-court showdown over the federal Voting Rights Act,...

Today in History: October 4, Soviets launch Sputnik

Oct. 04, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2022. There are 88 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into...

Arizona clinic has workaround for abortion pill ban

Oct. 03, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions. Under the arrangement that began Monday, patients will...

Justices won't revive Oakland's lawsuit over loss of Raiders

Oct. 03, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Oakland's last-ditch effort to revive an antitrust lawsuit against the National Football League over the Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2020. The city had been seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in its claim that the league...

Former Kentucky lawmaker sentenced to prison in fraud case

Oct. 03, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky lawmaker Robert Goforth was sentenced Monday to two years and one month in federal prison for health care fraud and money laundering. Goforth, who resigned from the Kentucky House in 2021, also faces two years of supervised release, media outlets...