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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Judge: Agency keeps ignoring environment in coal region plan

Aug. 05, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A federal agency has once again failed to consider possible damage to the environment caused by mining coal when setting land management policies governing a major coal-producing region in Wyoming and Montana, a judge ruled this week. The ruling rejected...

Dick Cheney calls Trump a 'coward' in ad for daughter Liz

Aug. 04, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Former Vice President Dick Cheney excoriated Donald Trump in a new campaign video for his daughter Rep. Liz Cheney, calling the former president a “coward” and saying there has never been anyone who is a “greater threat to our republic." The video was released Thursday by Rep....

Lightning kills 1 at remote Wyoming outdoors educator event

Aug. 04, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A lightning strike at an outdoors educator course in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming killed one student and injured another, officials said Thursday. The group with the National Outdoor Leadership School was just days into their trip and had set up...

Governor: Search for Kentucky flood victims could take weeks

Jul. 29, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor said it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 16 people when torrential rains swamped towns across Appalachia. More rainstorms are forecast in coming days as rescue crews continue the struggle to get...

Governor: Search for Kentucky flood victims could take weeks

Jul. 29, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor said it could take weeks to find all the victims of flash flooding that killed at least 16 people when heavy rains turned streams into torrents that swamped towns across Appalachia. More rainstorms were forecast to roll through in coming...

Appalachian flooding deaths set to climb; more rain forecast

Jul. 29, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Trapped homeowners swam to safety and others were rescued by boat as record flash flooding killed at least 16 people in Kentucky and swamped entire Appalachian towns, prompting a frenzied search for survivors Friday through some of the poorest communities in America. ...

Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota

Jul. 27, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions. A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women’s...

Judge temporarily blocks Wyoming abortion ban on day it took effect

Jul. 27, 2022 13:48 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Judge temporarily blocks Wyoming abortion ban on day it took effect.

Lawsuit seeks to block Wyoming's imminent abortion ban

Jul. 25, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Monday by a Casper women's health clinic and others seeks to block Wyoming's new abortion ban just before it's scheduled to take effect. The lawsuit claims the new law violates the state constitution with restrictions that will discourage...