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Smoke from wildfires, a fact of life in the West, catches outdoor workers off guard in the East

Jun. 08, 2023 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hazardous haze from Canada's wildfires is taking its toll on people whose jobs have forced them outdoors along the U.S. East Coast even as a dystopian orange hue led to the cancelation of sports events, school field trips and Broadway plays. Delivery workers,...

Biden condemns wave of state legislation restricting LGBTQ+ rights, says 'these are our kids'

Jun. 08, 2023 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday condemned a wave of “cruel” and “callous” state laws curbing the rights, visibility and health care access of LGBTQ+ people, especially children, leaving them feeling under attack like never before and the White House with limited options...

Live updates | Canada Wildfires

Jun. 08, 2023 17:42 PM EDT

Follow along for live updates on wildfires in Canada creating a haze in parts of the U.S. and Canada and into northern Europe: ___ What to know: — Air pollution cloaks eastern U.S. for a second day. Here’s why there is so much smoke ...

Trump braces for possible federal charges after being warned he's a target of documents probe

Jun. 08, 2023 17:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his aides are bracing for a potential indictment in the classified documents investigation as prosecutors handling the probe were spotted Thursday at a Miami courthouse where a grand jury has been hearing from witnesses. The former...

Ruff day in court: Supreme Court sides with Jack Daniel's in dispute with makers of dog toy

Jun. 08, 2023 15:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday gave whiskey maker Jack Daniel's reason to raise a glass, handing the company a new chance to win a trademark dispute with the makers of the Bad Spaniels dog toy. In announcing the decision for a unanimous court, Justice Elena Kagan...

NCAA made a 'big mistake' by not setting up framework for NIL compensation, new president says

Jun. 08, 2023 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Charlie Baker said Thursday he wants a federal law to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for endorsement deals that creates a registry of deals, agent certification and uniform contract standards. Baker hopes a bill can move...

Supreme Court rules for nursing home patient's family, declines to limit civil rights lawsuits

Jun. 08, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for the family of a nursing home resident with dementia that had sued over his care, declining to use the case to broadly limit the right to sue government workers. The man's family went to court alleging that he was given drugs...

Republicans set to push mail ballots, voting methods they previously blasted as recipes for fraud

Jun. 08, 2023 13:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After years of criticizing mail voting and so-called ballot harvesting as ripe for fraud, Republicans at the top of the party want to change course. They are poised to launch aggressive get-out-the-vote campaigns for 2024 that employ just those strategies, attempting...

Senate confirms highest-ranking Muslim in gov't after earlier GOP blockade

Jun. 08, 2023 13:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Dilawar Syed as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, ending more than two years of delays after a blockade by Republicans in the last Congress. Syed will be the highest-ranking Muslim official in the U.S....

Activist's fight against segregation evolved into political action to push for voting rights

Jun. 08, 2023 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Norman Hill was at the AFL-CIO office in Washington, D.C., in August 1965, and recalls cheering when he learned the Voting Rights Act had passed Congress. He then took a moment to remember the people “who were killed, literally, struggling to try to get Blacks registered to...