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The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Jun. 21, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal gun control law that is intended to protect victims of domestic violence. In their first Second Amendment case since they expanded gun rights in 2022, the justices ruled 8-1 in favor of a 1994 ban on firearms for people...

The Mystics have improved since starting 0-12, but they face an uphill climb to make the playoffs

Jun. 21, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took the Washington Mystics more than a month to win a game — and a few days longer to earn their first victory at home. Coach Eric Thibault understood how tough the wait was. “I’m happy for our crowd," he said after Washington beat the...

Trump ally Bannon asks the Supreme Court to delay his 4-month prison sentence on contempt charges

Jun. 21, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, asked the Supreme Court on Friday to delay his prison sentence while he fights his convictions for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the attack on U.S. Capitol. The...

US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers

Jun. 21, 2024 11:26 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials authorize first menthol-flavored e-cigarettes as less harmful alternatives for adult smokers.

US thanks Romania for its leader exiting the NATO leadership race to clear the way for Rutte

Jun. 21, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday thanked Romania for its president withdrawing from the race to lead NATO, saying the move would help ensure the Western military alliance stays properly focused. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered the message to his...

What’s left for the Supreme Court to decide? Here’s the list.

Jun. 21, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final week with about a quarter of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald Trump is...

The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Jun. 21, 2024 10:31 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims.

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Colorado's state primaries

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado’s congressional delegation faces a reshuffling in Tuesday’s state primaries after a retirement, a resignation and a relocation have ensured that at least a third of the state’s population will have new representation in Washington next year. ...

Trump is proposing to make tips tax-free. What would that mean for workers?

Jun. 21, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's new proposal to exclude tips from federal taxes is getting strong reviews from some Republican lawmakers, though major questions remain about the impact of the policy and how it would work. What's certain is that a change in the...

Appeals court panel refuses to delay Trump ally Steve Bannon’s 4-month contempt prison sentence

Jun. 20, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday rejected longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon's bid to stay out of prison while he fights his conviction for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol attack. Bannon is supposed to...