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Ahead of South Carolina primary, Trump says he strongly supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Feb. 24, 2024 13:24 PM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said he would “strongly support the availability of IVF" and called on lawmakers in Alabama to preserve access to the treatment that has become a new flashpoint in the 2024 presidential election. It was his first comment since...

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki sentenced to 8 years in absentia

Feb. 24, 2024 12:52 PM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A court in Tunisia sentenced former president Moncef Marzouki to eight years in prison in absentia as part of the country's crackdown on opponents of President Kais Saied. The charges against Marzouki, who lives in Paris, stemmed from remarks he made that...

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. ...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 08:56 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

Feb. 24, 2024 01:13 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers began scrambling for ways to protect Alabama in vitro fertilization services after multiple providers paused treatment in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under a state law. Facing a wave of...

Today in History: February 24, Soviet sub torpedoes ship, kills nearly 800 Jewish refugees

Feb. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2024. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to...

Judge hands NCAA another loss, says compensation rules likely violate antitrust law, harm athletes

Feb. 23, 2024 23:31 PM EST

The NCAA lost another legal battle Friday as a federal judge barred the organization from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image and likeness compensation for recruits by granting a preliminary injunction demanded by the states of Tennessee and Virginia. It was another blow to...

Cellphone data cited in court filing raises questions about testimony on Fani Willis relationship

Feb. 23, 2024 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A court filing Friday uses cellphone location data to try to raise questions about the testimony given by a special prosecutor in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump who had a romantic relationship with Fulton County District Attorney Fani...

Trump's lawyers call for dismissal of classified documents case, citing presidential immunity

Feb. 23, 2024 19:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump urged a Florida judge to dismiss the criminal case charging him with illegally retaining classified documents, claiming in part that presidential immunity protects him from prosecution even as that sweeping argument has so far in failed in federal...

US appeals court panel declines to delay execution of one of longest-serving death row inmates

Feb. 23, 2024 19:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel on Friday declined to delay Idaho's scheduled execution next week of one of the nation's longest-serving death row inmates. Thomas Creech was sentenced to death in 1983 for killing a fellow prison inmate, David Jensen, with a...