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Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

Jul. 05, 2022 03:05 AM EDT

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies. ...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 05, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...

In Kashmir, 'conscious music' tests India’s limits on speech

Jul. 05, 2022 02:05 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sarfaraz Javaid thumps his chest rhythmically in the music video, swaying to the guitar and letting his throaty voice ring out through the forest: “What kind of soot has shrouded the sky? It has turned my world dark. ... Why has the home been entrusted to strangers?” ...

Swanson's 3-run double helps Braves outlast Cardinals, 6-3

Jul. 05, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — At the midpoint of the season, manager Brian Snitker says the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves have made an impressive recovery from a slow start. Perhaps the most impressive resurgence belongs to Dansby Swanson. Swanson hit a three-run...

Arraez gets 3 hits as Twins beat White Sox 6-3 in 10 innings

Jul. 05, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota’s four-run 10th inning, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Monday night. Arraez’s leadoff grounder against Joe Kelly (0-2) drove in pinch-runner Gilberto Celestino. Jorge...

Newsom's opponent: I'm reasonable, not a 'crazy Republican'

Jul. 05, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brian Dahle, the Republican Party’s longshot hope to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in California, knows that to win in his progressive home state he can’t allow Democrats to label him as an election denying, abortion-hating, gun-loving, bombastic right-winger. ...

Bayern Munich defends contentious sponsorship with Qatar

Jul. 04, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich is realizing that all publicity is not necessarily good publicity. Bayern’s chief executive, Oliver Kahn, defended the German soccer club’s contentious sponsorship agreement with Qatar on Monday, saying he was sure their partnership had helped bring...

Police: 3 men killed after shooting at a home in Surprise

Jul. 04, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Three men were killed and four people hospitalized with injuries after a shooting at a home in the Phoenix suburb of Surprise, police said Monday. Surprise police said officers were called out to the scene late Sunday night after getting 911 calls about shots...

1 killed, 4 wounded in shooting outside Sacramento nightclub

Jul. 04, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One man was killed and four were wounded in a shooting early Monday outside a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, police said. Police Chief Kathy Lester told the Sacramento Bee that authorities received a call about shots fired shortly before 2 a.m. on...

Republicans divided in support for a policy response to Roe

Jul. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACINTO, Miss (AP) — Speaking at an event Monday, Mississippi Republican state lawmakers were divided in their support of new policies to improve health care outcomes for children and new parents. At a 4th of July Festival in northeast Mississippi, some lawmakers remained...