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Judge's order dismissing Trump classified docs case won't be final word as long court fight awaits

Jul. 17, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge's stunning decision to dismiss the classified documents case against Donald Trump brought an abrupt halt to what experts have considered the strongest and most straightforward of the prosecutions of the former president. But it's hardly the final word. ...

Biden aims to cut through voter disenchantment as he courts Latino voters at Las Vegas conference

Jul. 17, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden is trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances as he meets Wednesday with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battleground state of Nevada. Biden is set to deliver an address to the...

Biden seriously considering proposals on Supreme Court term limits, ethics code, AP sources say

Jul. 16, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is seriously considering proposals to establish term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices, and an ethics code that would be enforceable under law amid growing concerns that the justices are not held accountable, according to three people briefed on the...

Biden and Trump offer worlds-apart contrasts on issues in 2024's rare contest between two presidents

Jul. 16, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Donald Trump are two presidents with unfinished business and an itch to get it done. Their track records and plans on abortion, immigration, taxes, wars abroad — you name it — leave no doubt that the man voters choose in November will seek to...

Who is Usha Vance? Yale law graduate and wife of vice presidential nominee JD Vance

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Usha Chilukuri Vance, Yale law graduate and trial lawyer, was thrust into the spotlight this week after her husband, JD Vance, was chosen as Donald Trump’s running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Chilukuri Vance, 38, was raised in San Diego, by Indian...

Minnesota's ban on gun carry permits for young adults is unconstitutional, appeals court rules

Jul. 16, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's law that bans people ages 18 to 20 from getting permits to carry guns in public is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, affirming a lower court decision that concluded the Second Amendment guarantees the rights of young adults to bear arms for...

More than 6 in 10 U.S. adults support protecting access to IVF, AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 12, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatively few Americans fully endorse the idea that a fertilized egg should have the same rights as a pregnant woman. But a significant share say it describes their views at least somewhat well, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 6 The Washington Post on SCOTUS and how government works The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning...

Utah Supreme Court sides with opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning area

Jul. 11, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

Utah's Supreme Court handed a victory Thursday to opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County among four congressional districts that have since all elected Republicans by wide margins. The 5-0 ruling won’t affect elections this year. The Supreme...