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Kelly criticizes Biden, Masters backtracks in Senate debate

Oct. 07, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly distanced himself from President Joe Biden on Thursday, calling the U.S.-Mexico border “a mess” and saying his party doesn't understand border issues during his first and only debate against his Republican challenger Blake Masters. ...

Pritzker, Bailey accuse each other of lies in debate

Oct. 06, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his Republican challenger Darren Bailey used an hourlong debate Thursday finding different ways to call each other “liar” with Election Day fewer than five weeks away. The Democratic incumbent and the southern Illinois state...

Walker sticks to abortion denial, blames stories on Dems

Oct. 06, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

WADLEY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker remained defiant Thursday after successive reports alleging that he encouraged and paid for a woman's 2009 abortion and later fathered a child with her. Digging in on his denials of The Daily Beast's reporting,...

At least 66 US clinics have halted abortions, institute says

Oct. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

At least 66 clinics in 15 states have stopped providing abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, according to an analysis released Thursday. The number of clinics providing abortions in the 15 states dropped from 79 before the June 24 decision to 13 as of Oct....

Jewish women cite faith in contesting Kentucky abortion ban

Oct. 06, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's sweeping abortion ban was challenged Thursday by three Jewish women who brought a lawsuit arguing that it violates their religious rights under the state's constitution. The legal challenge, filed in state court in Louisville, says the state's...

Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments over 3 abortion laws

Oct. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments in lawsuits over three of Idaho’s abortion laws on Thursday, sharply questioning attorneys about the value placed on a pregnant woman’s health, the state’s interest in ensuring that pregnancies are carried to term and Idaho’s...

French writer Annie Ernaux awarded Nobel Prize in literature

Oct. 06, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French author Annie Ernaux won this year’s Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for blending fiction and autobiography in books that fearlessly mine her experiences as a working-class woman to explore life in France since the 1940s. In more than 20 books published over...

Planned Parenthood pours $5M into vital North Carolina races

Oct. 06, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood's political arm announced a $5 million investment Thursday in North Carolina's battleground races as Democrats fight to preserve the governor's veto power in one of the last abortion access points in the Southeast. Just 32 days from Election...

11 anti-abortion activists charged with blocking clinic

Oct. 06, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 11 people on charges of obstructing a reproductive health clinic outside of Nashville, Tennessee. The indictment returned Wednesday charges all 11 with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and seven...

2022 Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux strongly defends women's rights to abortion and contraception

Oct. 06, 2022 11:38 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — 2022 Nobel literature laureate Annie Ernaux strongly defends women's rights to abortion and contraception.