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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 bemoans NYC's bike hazard in 'Gone Girl' actor's death

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge decried New York City’s problems with electric and gas-powered bikes on Wednesday as he sentenced the electric scooter rider who crashed into “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes to one to three years in prison for his manslaughter conviction. Brian Boyd, 27,...

Ohio court rejects city cable fees for streaming services

Nov. 30, 2022 16:12 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The streaming services Netflix and Hulu are not video service providers that would have to pay local governments in Ohio the same fees levied on cable operators, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case similar to lawsuits filed by hundreds of other municipalities...

Contractor: Golden Gate Bridge suicide net will cost $400M

Nov. 30, 2022 15:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A suicide prevention net on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge that is already years behind schedule will cost about $400 million, more than double its original price, because of problems sparked by the government agency that manages the span, the lead contractors allege. ...

Kansas providers cautious about doing telemedicine abortions

Nov. 30, 2022 12:59 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas providers might not be ready for months to do telemedicine abortions even though a state-court judge has blocked the state from enforcing its ban on teleconferencing with patients seeking pregnancy-ending medications. Planned Parenthood Great Plains said...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005

Nov. 29, 2022 21:38 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was...

Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday. The race will determine the ideological balance of the court. ...

Mine opponents to ask Minnesota Supreme Court to void permit

Nov. 29, 2022 16:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday on an attempt by environmental groups to cancel a key permit for a long-stalled copper-nickel mine. Opponents of PolyMet Mining Corp.′s project say state regulators should have included...

Court says Trump aide Meadows must testify in election probe

Nov. 29, 2022 16:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court says former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows must testify before a special grand jury that’s investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia. The...