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Cheney's defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump's party now

Aug. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump. The fall of the three-term...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Oregon identifies first pediatric monkeypox case

Aug. 17, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials said Wednesday that the state has identified its first pediatric case of the monkeypox virus. The case is linked to an adult monkeypox infection that was diagnosed in July, the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement. ...

Judge: Suit by group critical of immigration can proceed

Aug. 17, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group calling for sharply limiting immigration has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former...

Medical groups, 20 states weigh in on Idaho abortion lawsuit

Aug. 17, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal battle over abortion rights pitting one of the reddest states in the nation against the U.S. government has dozens of states and major medical associations seeking to weigh in. Twenty states, Washington, D.C., the American College of Emergency...

Wisdom's double in 11th propels Cubs to 7-5 win over Nats

Aug. 17, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Wisdom drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Tuesday night after losing a 4-0 lead. Wisdom led off the inning with a double down the left-field line against Victor Arano (1-1), scoring...

Biden signs massive climate and health care legislation

Aug. 16, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before...

AGs: Lender heaped insurance plans onto unwitting borrowers

Aug. 16, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Maryland-based lender deceived its loan customers by selling them insurance policies they didn't ask for or know about in many cases, the attorneys general of a handful of states claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit...

Ex-cop who testified against friend avoids prison for Jan. 6

Aug. 16, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

A former Virginia police officer who testified against a friend and former supervisor he joined at the Capitol in the Jan. 6 insurrection avoided prison time on Tuesday for his role in it. Former Rocky Mount Police Officer Jacob Fracker pleaded guilty to conspiring with his fellow...

Man sentenced to probation for involvement in Capitol riot

Aug. 16, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Port Orchard, Washington, man has been sentenced to three years of probation, including 30 days of intermittent confinement, for his involvement in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. John Cameron was also fined $1,000 and must pay $500 in...