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Tough Oregon gun law faces legal challenge, could be delayed

Dec. 01, 2022 01:27 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Midterm voters in Oregon narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, buoying the hopes of gun control supporters, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines now faces a lawsuit that could put it on ice just days before...

Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 wins

Dec. 01, 2022 00:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president. Victories for abortion rights ballot...

Judge OKs federal intervention in struggling water system

Nov. 30, 2022 18:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has won a federal judge's approval to carry out a rare intervention to improve the precarious water system in Mississippi’s capital city, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday, months after the system's partial failure. ...

US agencies sued over fate of rare Rio Grande minnow

Nov. 30, 2022 18:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists on Wednesday accused the U.S. government of not doing enough to ensure the survival of the Rio Grande silvery minnow as drought tightens its grip on one of the longest rivers in the West. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the group...

Treasury making Trump taxes available to House committee

Nov. 30, 2022 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has complied with a court order to make former President Donald Trump's tax returns available to a congressional committee. The Supreme Court last week rejected Trump’s request for an order that would have prevented the...

Minneapolis settles with 12 hurt in George Floyd protests

Nov. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has reached a $600,000 settlement with 12 protesters who were injured during demonstrations after the May 2020 police killing of George Floyd, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday. The agreement, which also includes...

AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 30, 2022 17:05 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

Athlete flipped the bird, lost scholarship, now wins appeal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:49 PM EST

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former University of Connecticut women’s soccer player who lost her scholarship after she gave the middle finger to a television camera as the Huskies celebrated winning a conference championship. The former student...

Gaetz friend says lighter sentence deserved for cooperation

Nov. 30, 2022 14:06 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal investigation of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz learns this week how much prison time he gets on charges of sex trafficking a minor and identity theft, but not before trying to convince a judge that his cooperation in several...