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Environmental justice advocates slam Supreme Court ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

The Supreme Court decision to limit how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates carbon dioxide emissions from power plants could make an already grave situation worse for those affected most by climate change and air pollution, advocates say. Environmental and climate justice...

New York legislative text detailing new gun rules released

Jul. 01, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are reviewing a bill released Friday to remove a barrier to getting a concealed carry handgun permit in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling, while also placing new restrictions on who can get a permit and limiting where people can carry firearms. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 01, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misrepresent 2019...

Migrants walk north from southern Mexico in protest

Jul. 01, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Some 2,000 migrants, most Venezuelans, walked out of this southern Mexico city early Friday en masse to pressure authorities into allowing them to continue to the United States border at a time attention is focused on immigration. The latest large public...

Indiana report shows 8.5% increase in abortions during 2021

Jul. 01, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana rose by 8.5% last year, according to a state report released Friday as state lawmakers are expected to soon debate tighter anti-abortion laws following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to...

Court leaves dwindling paths for Biden's climate mission

Jul. 01, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the most devastating effects of climate change may not quite be dead. But it's not far from it. A Supreme Court ruling Thursday not only limited the Environmental...

Abortion, women's rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

Jul. 01, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. ...

Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...

NY legislators rewriting gun laws after Supreme Court ruling

Jul. 01, 2022 01:58 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers began a special legislative session Thursday with the intent of limiting the proliferation of firearms in public after the Supreme Court gutted the state’s century-old handgun licensing law. The state is overhauling its rules for carrying...