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Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

Aug. 18, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt by...

Trump supporters' threats to judge spur democracy concerns

Aug. 17, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant. But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision to approve a search warrant has been far from routine. ...

Giuliani says he 'satisfied' obligation with Ga. grand jury

Aug. 17, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he had “satisfied his obligation” after facing hours of questioning Wednesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta as a target of an investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat...

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

Aug. 17, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government has announced talks with Taiwan on a trade treaty in a new sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China’s ruling Communist Party as part of its territory. The announcement Thursday comes after Beijing held military drills...

Cheney's defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump's party now

Aug. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump. The fall of the three-term...

Trump CFO’s plea deal could make him a prosecution witness

Aug. 17, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s chief financial officer is expected to plead guilty to tax violations Thursday in a deal that would require him to testify about illicit business practices at the former president's company, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. ...

Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

Aug. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old...

Climate Migration: Flooding forces Bangladesh family to flee

Aug. 17, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BHOLA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Mehgna River swallowed Mohammad Jewel and Arzu Begum's tin-roofed family home overnight in southern Bangladesh just over a year ago they had no choice but to leave their ancestral village. The couple fled the next morning with their four young...

CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

Aug. 17, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs to become more nimble. The planned changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — CDC...

Judge reinstates North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban

Aug. 17, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom. U.S. District Judge William Osteen reinstated an...

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Bombing at Kabul mosque kills 10, including prominent cleric

Aug. 18, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and wounded at least 27, an eyewitness and police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...

Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

Aug. 18, 2022 00:35 AM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Thundering gas-powered muscle cars, for decades a fixture of American culture, will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries. Stellantis' Dodge brand,...

Asian stocks follow Wall St down after Fed inflation report

Aug. 18, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Thursday after the Federal Reserve said U.S. inflation is too high, suggesting support for more aggressive interest rate hikes. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged higher. Wall...

Baty homers first time up in majors, Mets beat Braves 9-7

Aug. 17, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brett Baty homered his first time up in the big leagues, Starling Marte went deep twice and the New York Mets defeated the Braves 9-7 Wednesday night to snap Atlanta's eight-game winning streak. After being outscored 18-1 in the first two games of the series, the NL...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 18, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

New York Post. August 17, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Hochul, end your pointless, pay-to-play COVID ‘emergency’ order Gov. Kathy Hochul just reupped her eternally extended COVID “emergency,” though any actual emergency ended months ago at the latest. ...

Miami officer shot pursuing robbery suspect dies days later

Aug. 18, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 29-year-old police officer who was shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery suspect in Miami has died, officials said. Det. Cesar Echaverry was shot Monday night as he and other officers closed in a suspect wanted for an earlier robbery in nearby Broward...

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

Aug. 18, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt by...

Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

Aug. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just briefly soaked her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old...

Mideast's Jordan River: Rich in holiness, poor in water

Aug. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ALONG THE JORDAN RIVER (AP) — Kristen Burckhartt felt overwhelmed. She needed time to reflect, to let it sink in that she had just dipped her feet in the water where Jesus is said to have been baptized, in the Jordan River. “It’s very profound,” said the 53-year-old visitor...

Today in History: August 18, 19th Amendment is ratified

Aug. 18, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2022. There are 135 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what...