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US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

May. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and...

Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court

May. 20, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward. All nine justices agreed that the case should go back to a lower court for further...

Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020

May. 19, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama's restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for...

Senate confirms abortion opponent as US judge in Louisiana

May. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Louisiana lawyer Wendy Vitter as a federal judge Thursday, overcoming opposition from Democrats who criticized her anti-abortion stance and accused her of trying to hide her record on the issue. Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to oppose Vitter's...

Ole Miss professor slammed over political tweet gets tenure

May. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi sociology professor criticized for encouraging "acts of aggression" against Republican politicians was granted tenure by a divided College Board on Thursday. Trustees approved the promotion of Professor James Michael Thomas after pulling only his name from...

Gillibrand travels to Georgia to criticize new abortion laws

May. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand says that, as president, she'd seek to write into law the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abortion. During a rally at Georgia's state Capitol on Thursday, the New York senator criticized recent abortion bans signed into...

Abortion ban aims for high court, but won't get there soon

May. 15, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John Roberts may prefer a more incremental...

Alabama law moves abortion to the center of 2020 campaign

May. 15, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alabama's new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarizing issues in American politics to the center of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state's legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently,...

Apps cost too much? Court allows suit adding to Apple's woes

May. 14, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers can pursue a lawsuit complaining that iPhone apps cost too much, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, adding to Apple's woes that already include falling iPhone sales and a European investigation. The lawsuit could have major implications for the tech giant's handling of the more...

High court bickering over death cases, weeks after decisions

May. 13, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court shined an unusual light Monday on its internal squabbling over the death penalty, with the justices making public more than 30 pages of arguments on issues they decided weeks ago. The high court almost never revisits opinions after the fact, though Monday was the second...