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IRS contractor gets more scrutiny in congressional report

Nov. 17, 2022 12:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators reported Thursday that a federal contractor that provided identity verification services for the Internal Revenue Service exaggerated the amount of money being lost to pandemic fraud in an apparent attempt to increase demand for its product and that it also...

Kentucky Supreme Court weighs future of abortion access

Nov. 15, 2022 17:42 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A week after Kentucky voters rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure, the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the constitutionality of a statewide ban approved by lawmakers in a case that seems destined to become a defining moment for abortion rights in the state. ...

Judge overturns Georgia's ban on abortion around 6 weeks

Nov. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge overturned Georgia’s ban on abortion starting around six weeks into a pregnancy, ruling Tuesday that it violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court precedent when it was enacted three years ago and was therefore void. Fulton County Superior Court...

Business group sues over new corporate ownership database

Nov. 15, 2022 15:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small business lobbying group filed suit Tuesday to block the Treasury Department's upcoming requirement that tens of millions of small businesses register with the government as part of an effort to prevent the criminal abuse of anonymous shell companies. The...

Effort to further restrict abortion fails in South Carolina

Nov. 09, 2022 17:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina efforts to pass a stricter abortion law failed Wednesday after senators rejected a House-backed proposal and House members didn't return for another meeting to try and work out a compromise. ...

S. Carolina legislature's final effort to tweak abortion law

Nov. 08, 2022 01:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a dozen meetings and sessions over the summer and fall, South Carolina lawmakers are almost out of time to do something to change the state's abortion laws during a special session prompted by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. A conference committee of...

Judge hears testimony in bid to strike Georgia abortion law

Oct. 24, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy is causing distress among women denied the procedure and confusion among doctors, an abortion provider testified Monday on the first day of a trial to determine whether the state can continue enforcing the...

South Carolina Supreme Court takes up state's abortion ban

Oct. 19, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Supreme Court justices grilled lawyers over the extent of the right to privacy in a case Wednesday that could determine the scope of the state's abortion restrictions. The hearing marked the latest legal challenge to South Carolina's 2021 ban on...

S Carolina Senate again rejects abortion ban; bill not dead

Oct. 18, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

COLUMBIA S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators again Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban nearly all abortions in the state but left open a small chance that some compromise could be reached in the less than four weeks the General Assembly has left to meet this year. The stalemate in...

New law in Uganda imposes restrictions on use of internet

Oct. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law legislation criminalizing some internet activity despite concerns the law could be used to silence legitimate criticism. The bill, passed by the legislature in September, was brought by a lawmaker who said...