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Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties

May. 27, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Fabian Espinel last year helped organize roadblocks where young people protested against police violence and government plans to increase taxes on lower income Colombians. Now, as his country heads into its presidential election Sunday, he walks the streets of the...

Many back strict gun laws, but opposition tends to be louder

May. 27, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majorities of U.S. adults think mass shootings would occur less often if guns were harder to get, and that schools and other public places have become less safe than they were two decades ago, polling shows. Still, public attitudes on guns and gun policy are...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 27, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 26, 2022. Editorial: An avoidable mistake will cost the University of Maine System, in terms of money and credibility It’s human nature not to want to share bad news. However, it should also be well understood that bad news can’t be hidden...

Justices to rule in gun case with US raw from mass shootings

May. 26, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mass shootings in Texas, New York and California fresh in Americans’ mind, the Supreme Court will soon issue its biggest gun ruling in more than a decade, one expected to make it easier to carry guns in public in some of the largest cities. Already in an...

Poll: High court approval drops after abortion opinion leak

May. 25, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public approval of the Supreme Court has fallen following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, according to a poll. Disapproval of the nation’s highest court was especially pronounced...

Courts stymie abortion bans in Iowa, other GOP-led states

May. 24, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a staunch anti-abortion Republican governor and large GOP legislative majorities, Iowa would seem poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. There's just one catch: a 2018 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that established the right...

Economy bigger priority than punishing Russia: AP-NORC poll

May. 24, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll. While broad support for U.S....

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

May. 23, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

When Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine, war seemed far away from Russian territory. Yet within days the conflict came home — not with cruise missiles and mortars but in the form of unprecedented and unexpectedly extensive volleys of sanctions by Western governments and economic...

Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state's primary

May. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday's primary election in Arkansas, it's obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton's making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his...