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Texas Attorney General Paxton defeats Bush in GOP runoff

May. 24, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won his Republican runoff election against Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday despite facing a slew of legal problems, including an FBI investigation and a trial on securities fraud charges. Bush is the only...

Opponents of federal vaccine mandate seek rehearing

May. 23, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the Biden administration to require that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month vacated a lower court ruling...

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

May. 14, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The...

Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane dies at 84

May. 13, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a top aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an illegal arms-for-hostages deal known as the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 84. McFarlane, who lived in...

'Ultimate showman' of bass fishing, Ray Scott, dead at 88

May. 09, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ray Scott, a consummate promoter who helped launch professional bass angling and became a fishing buddy to presidents while popularizing the conservation practice of catching and releasing fish, has died, a longtime aide said Monday. Scott died of natural...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

May. 04, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court heard arguments in a major abortion case from Mississippi in December, it was clear to observers that there was substantial support among the court's conservative majority for overruling two landmark decisions that established and reaffirmed a woman’s...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. April 25, 2022. Editorial: Hospitals, insurers must cut prices or be made to Indiana General Assembly leaders sent a strong, clear message to hospitals and insurers, calling on them to work together to lower health care prices or the General...

Cleaner Earth: Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

Apr. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations have pulled together, they have also cleaned up some of those human-caused environmental problems,...

Russia's damaged Black Sea flagship sinks in latest setback

Apr. 14, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, a guided-missile cruiser that became a potent target of Ukrainian defiance in the opening days of the war, sank Thursday after it was heavily damaged in the latest setback for Moscow's invasion. Ukrainian officials said...

The Moskva, sunk off Ukraine, served in wars hot and cold

Apr. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

The missile cruiser Moskva, named in honor of the Russian capital, was launched during the Cold War, saw service during conflicts in Georgia, Syria and Ukraine, and helped conduct peacetime scientific research with the United States. Now the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet has...