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Court revives block of vaccine mandate for federal workers

Jun. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a reversal for President Joe Biden, a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Monday agreed to reconsider its own April ruling that allowed the administration to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new order from the 5th U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Kokomo Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Broken system lets down Hoosier family Home. Home is what’s familiar to you. Home is where you grew up, went to school and where your friends live. Home is where your family...

Removed South Dakota AG presses ethics case against Noem

Jun. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, in his first public comments since being removed from office last week, appeared before a state ethics board Monday to press for an investigation of fellow Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, the person he blames for his...

No reruns: Committee tries new approach to break through

Jun. 27, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As television programming goes, expectations were widespread that the Jan. 6 committee hearings would essentially be reruns. Instead, they have been much more. The five sessions have revealed a storyteller's eye, with focus, clarity, an understanding of how news is...

Anti-abortion centers to grow, wield more influence post-Roe

Jun. 27, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — “Woman’s Choice,” the sign proclaims in bold pink letters. But despite promising abortion information and free pregnancy testing, the facility in Charleston, West Virginia, is designed to steer women facing an unwanted pregnancy away from choosing an abortion. ...

Florida judge hears arguments on state's new abortion law

Jun. 27, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Reproductive health providers are asking a Florida court to block a new state law from taking effect this week that would restrict abortions after 15 weeks, arguing the state constitution guarantees a broad right to privacy on matters including abortion. ...

Jan. 6 panel calls surprise hearing to present new evidence

Jun. 27, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained, raising expectations of new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Capitol insurrection. The hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday comes...

22 candidates running in Alaska US House regular primary

Jun. 27, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Twenty-two candidates are running in the August regular primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat, with nine dropping out by a recent withdrawal deadline. The three candidates in the August special election for the seat are also running. They are Republicans Sarah...

Ford receives $101M incentive package to expand in Michigan

Jun. 27, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers approved a $101 million incentive package for Ford Motor Co. for a planned project that will create 3,030 jobs and $1.16 billion in manufacturing facility investments throughout the state. The tax-funded incentive will be paid in increments...

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights

Jun. 27, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as one side sought quickly to put statewide bans into effect and the other tried to stop or at least delay such measures. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision...