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Repeal of Illinois abortion notification buoyed by Texas law

Oct. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Alarmed and at the same time energized by a Texas law that bans most abortions, abortion-rights advocates in the General Assembly are targeting what people on both sides of the contentious issue consider the last restriction on access to abortion in Illinois. ...

Report: Casey Martin has right leg amputated

Oct. 16, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Casey Martin, the Oregon golf coach who successfully sued the PGA Tour for the right to use a cart because of a rare circulatory disease, had his right leg amputated in what he told Golf Digest was always going to be “my destiny.” The magazine, which...

New Mexico governor defends power to spend pandemic relief

Oct. 15, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is defending her authority to decide how the state will spend more than $1 billion federal pandemic aid — without the approval of the Legislature. In a written court briefing Friday, Lujan Grisham said a...

Beasley again the top fundraiser in NC US Senate race

Oct. 15, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley was the top third-quarter fundraiser for candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, according to documents filed at Friday’s financial reporting deadline. Beasley’s...

Supreme Court commission talks positively of shorter terms

Oct. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A commission tasked with studying potential changes to the Supreme Court has released a first look at its review, a draft report that is cautious in discussing proposals for expanding the court but also speaks approvingly of term limits for justices. ...

EXPLAINER: Texas abortion law again on path to high court

Oct. 15, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Friday that the federal government will ask the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision on a restrictive Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. A federal appeals court on Thursday said the Texas law should stay in...

How a Texas ban on most abortions unfolded, and what's next

Oct. 15, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Since early September, Texas has banned most abortions under a new law that has created the biggest curb to abortion in the U.S. in nearly 50 years. Texas clinics and the Biden administration have spent weeks asking courts to halt the the law, known...

High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Spanish court allows extradition to US of Venezuelan suspect

Oct. 15, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court consented Friday to the extradition to the United States of ex-Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez’s former nurse, who is charged in Miami with money laundering. The court’s magistrates “consider that all requirements are met”...

Today in History

Oct. 15, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2021. There are 77 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly...