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New Thai rules allow abortions up to 20th week of pregnancy

Sep. 27, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand will allow abortions up to the 20th week of pregnancy under new regulations issued by the Public Health Ministry, a government spokesperson announced Tuesday. The regulations, published Monday in the Royal Gazette, come into effect Oct. 26 and liberalize...

Judge denies request to lift stay of ND abortion trigger ban

Sep. 23, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Friday denied a request to lift his stay of a law banning abortion while a challenge to the law's constitutionality is pending. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick rejected Attorney General Drew Wrigley's argument that he...

House passes election law overhaul in response to Jan. 6

Sep. 21, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed legislation to overhaul the rules for certifying the results of a presidential election as lawmakers accelerate their response to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and Donald Trump’s failed attempt to remain in power. The bill, which is similar...

Ethics board keeps 'action' secret on complaint against Noem

Sep. 20, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's ethics board won't publicly disclose the “appropriate action” it took after finding evidence Gov. Kristi Noem intervened with a state agency to influence her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license, a lawyer for the board told The...

Judge orders ex-Kansas cop released for jail pending trial

Sep. 19, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas police detective accused of preying on Black women and girls for decades will be released from jail pending his trial on charges involving two accusers who say he repeatedly sexually abused them, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S Magistrate...

Voucher supporters urge judicial panel to dismiss lawsuit

Sep. 19, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of expanding school vouchers in Tennessee argued Monday that the program does not take away from families who want their children to remain in public schools as they once again asked a state court to dismiss the ongoing lawsuit challenging the statute's...

US asks appeals court to lift judge's Mar-a-Lago probe hold

Sep. 16, 2022 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court Friday to lift a judge's order that temporarily barred it from reviewing a batch of classified documents seized during an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home last month. The department...

Chile loses FIFA appeal in World Cup case with Ecuador

Sep. 16, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Chile has lost its appeal to replace Ecuador at the World Cup in Qatar, but Friday's verdict by FIFA will lead the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. FIFA dismissed Chile’s argument that Ecuador player Byron Castillo was actually Colombian and ineligible to...

Gov. Kristi Noem silent on possible appeal to ethics board

Sep. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem faced a Friday deadline to appeal a state ethics board's finding that there was evidence she improperly intervened in her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. The Government Accountability Board voted...

Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook ruled that the law, the result of legislation that...