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Today in History: May 26, Obama nominates Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May. 26, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 26, the 147th day of 2024. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law’s image

May. 22, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The direction of the Republican National Committee is clear from the last name of its new second-in-command: Trump. “My No. 1 goal is making sure that Donald Trump is the 47th president,” said Lara Trump, the RNC co-chair, in an Associated Press interview. ...

Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception before backing away from the statement

May. 21, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with a Pittsburgh...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

Election officials in Nevada are reviewing signatures to see if there are enough to put an abortion rights constitutional amendment before voters in November, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to abortion. ...

Montana's attorney general said he recruited token primary opponent to increase campaign fundraising

May. 20, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general told supporters he skirted the state’s campaign finance laws by inviting another Republican to run against him as a token candidate in next month's primary so he could raise more money for the November general election, according to a recording...

Primary ballots give Montana voters a chance to re-think their local government structures

May. 20, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana primary ballots up for consideration this year will offer voters a unique opportunity to audit the structures and powers of their city and county governments. This local government review appears as a “study commission question” toward the end of...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 17, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Voters in both Colorado and South Dakota will have a say on abortion rights this fall after supporters collected enough valid signatures to put measures on the ballot, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to...

US proposes ending new federal leases in nation's biggest coal region

May. 16, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officials seek to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fuel. The Bureau of Land...

Billionaire Frank McCourt says he's putting together a consortium to buy TikTok

May. 15, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

Billionaire businessman and real estate mogul Frank McCourt said Wednesday that he’s putting together a consortium to purchase TikTok’s U.S. business, adding to the number of investors hoping to benefit from a new federal law that requires TikTok’s China-based parent company to sell the...

A small plane crashes in Montana, killing the pilot and a passenger

May. 15, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A single-engine airplane crashed in southeastern Montana, killing the pilot and the passenger, the Federal Aviation Administration reported. The Piper PA-18 crashed near Tillitt Field Airport east of the town of Forsyth at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, the FAA...