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More than 6 in 10 U.S. adults support protecting access to IVF, AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 12, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatively few Americans fully endorse the idea that a fertilized egg should have the same rights as a pregnant woman. But a significant share say it describes their views at least somewhat well, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs...

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 6 The Washington Post on SCOTUS and how government works The Supreme Court’s 2024 term might have been defined, to the general public at least, by multiple decisions concerning...

Utah Supreme Court sides with opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning area

Jul. 11, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

Utah's Supreme Court handed a victory Thursday to opponents of redistricting that carved up Democratic-leaning Salt Lake County among four congressional districts that have since all elected Republicans by wide margins. The 5-0 ruling won’t affect elections this year. The Supreme...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 11, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 27 The Washington Post on how the Pentagon can avoid stumbling As disinformation and misinformation become major tools of global conflict, democracies need to decide when and how they...

Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 10, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Wednesday rejected petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure that organizers hoped to put before voters this fall in a predominantly Republican state. The secretary of state’s office rejected the petitions...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jul. 10, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

A ballot measure to scale back the abortion ban in Arkansas won’t go before voters after the secretary of state on Wednesday found that organizers failed to submit required paperwork about the paid canvassers it used to help gather signatures that were submitted earlier this month. ...

The Supreme Court took powers away from federal regulators. Do California rules offer a backstop?

Jul. 10, 2024 15:29 PM EDT

Tucked between headline-grabbing opinions on presidential immunity, Jan. 6 rioters and homeless encampments, the U.S. Supreme Court closed out a momentous session late last month with a series of body blows to the federal bureaucracy. Under three back-to-back rulings, regulations...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor's security detail shoots man during attempted carjacking, authorities say

Jul. 09, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s security detail shot an armed man during an attempted carjacking in the early morning hours, according to court documents. It happened as two deputy U.S. Marshals were on duty in a government car in Washington,...

The threat of litigation looms as Purdue Pharma returns to settlement talks

Jul. 09, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is trying to chart the course for a new mass settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids after the U.S. Supreme Court last month rejected its previous deal, which was years in the making. State, local and tribal governments and...