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Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 20, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with about a third of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President...

North Carolina revives the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana

Jun. 19, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina senators are pushing to legalize medical marijuana again, but it’s unclear if the state House will approve it. A Senate bill that was originally intended to add state regulations to hemp products experienced a major facelift on Wednesday when...

Judge rules that federal agency can't enforce abortion rule in Louisiana and Mississippi

Jun. 17, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday granted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as employers in two Southern states, temporary relief from complying with a federal rule that would have required them to provide workers with time off and other workplace accommodations for...

Field for New Jersey's 2025 governor's race expands, with radio host and teachers union president

Jun. 17, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A conservative New Jersey radio host and the head of the state's biggest teachers union launched campaigns for next year's gubernatorial election. Bill Spadea, who hosts a morning radio show for 101.5 FM, said in a video posted Monday that he's running for the...

Trump marks his 78th birthday with a towering 'MAGA' cake and attacks on his 81-year-old rival's age

Jun. 15, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump marked his 78th birthday on Friday night by addressing a fawning crowd in Florida and repeatedly dismissing his opponent in November’s election, 81-year-old President Joe Biden, as too frail to handle a second term. “Our country is...

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging federal rules to accommodate abortions for workers

Jun. 14, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed by 17 states challenging federal rules entitling workers to time off and other accommodations for abortions lacks standing, a federal judge in Arkansas ruled on Friday. Republican attorneys general from each state, led by Arkansas and Tennessee, sued...

FAA investigating how titanium parts with falsified records wound up in Boeing and Airbus planes

Jun. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Federal regulators are investigating how parts made with titanium that was sold with falsified quality documentation wound up in Boeing and Airbus passenger jets that were built in recent years. Boeing and Airbus said Friday that planes containing the parts are safe to fly, but...

Running out of marijuana, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket get approval to ship pot to the islands

Jun. 13, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Martha's Vineyard was running out of pot, just as thousands of summer vacationers were starting to arrive. But on Thursday, Massachusetts regulators averted a cannabis drought by issuing an administrative order that will allow pot to be transported to Martha's...

Biden to nominate Christy Goldsmith Romero as FDIC chair after abrupt departure of predecessor

Jun. 13, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden will nominate Christy Goldsmith Romero to replace Martin Gruenberg as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The announcement from the White House on Thursday came after Gruenberg’s tenure became marred by allegations of workplace...

California legislators break with Gov. Newsom over loan to keep state's last nuclear plant running

Jun. 13, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Legislature signaled its intent on Thursday to cancel a $400 million loan payment to help finance a longer lifespan for the state’s last nuclear power plant, exposing a rift with Gov. Gavin Newsom who says that the power is critical to safeguarding energy...