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Groups seek to halt Arizona "personhood" law after Roe falls

Jun. 25, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and an abortion rights group filed an emergency motion Saturday seeking to block a 2021 Arizona “personhood” law that they worry can be used to halt all abortions in the state. The move comes a day after the U.S....

University renames newest dorm for 1st Black grad and wife

Jun. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Jesuit university in New Orleans has renamed its newest residence hall after its first Black graduate, his late wife, and their family. Norman C. Francis graduated from the law school at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1955 and was president of the...

Indiana issues air quality alert Saturday for 4 regions

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day on Saturday in four regions because high ozone levels are forecast. In central Indiana, high ozone levels are forecast for the following counties: Marion, Bartholomew, Boone,...

Gov. Lamont urged to address open jobs at union convention

Jun. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — While organized labor had high praise for Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont at the opening day of the Connecticut AFL-CIO political convention on Thursday, workers urged him to do more to help fill numerous open positions in state government and across the state. ...

Regents expand alcohol sales at South Dakota universities

Jun. 24, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota universities will begin to sell more alcohol at events next school year. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an expanded alcohol sales policy Thursday to include general admission areas of performing arts and athletic events. ...

Kentucky aluminum plant idling, laying off 600 workers

Jun. 24, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A large aluminum plant in Kentucky is temporarily halting production and laying off more than 600 workers due to rising energy costs. Century Aluminum has announced plans to shut down its Hawesville smelter for 9 to 12 months starting in August. The plant,...

Kentucky trooper charged with conspiracy, misleading conduct

Jun. 24, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police trooper has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of conspiracy and engaging in misleading conduct stemming from an arrest that involved use of force, officials said. Michael L. Howell, 32, of London, Kentucky, was accused of...

Family sues Bowling Green State University over hazing death

Jun. 23, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — The family of a student who died from alcohol poisoning while pledging a fraternity sued Bowling Green State University on Thursday, alleging the Ohio school knew about but didn’t stop hazing in Greek life there and should be held responsible. The...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...

Court: Harvard can be sued for distress over slave photos

Jun. 23, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Connecticut woman who says she's descended from slaves who are portrayed in widely published, historical photos owned by Harvard University can sue the school for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court...