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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

Jul. 01, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea — a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt to hold its rival responsible amid increasing tensions over its nuclear program. ...

European court bumps youths' climate case to top-tier panel

Jun. 30, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights said Thursday that a complaint against 33 countries filed by six young Portuguese climate activists will be examined by the tribunal's top panel of judges, a move reflecting the case's legal significance. The activists, three of whom...

Probe sought in migrant deaths at Morocco-Spain border

Jun. 29, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Activists on Wednesday urged Morocco to launch an “unbiased” investigation into the deaths of at least 23 migrants who were trying to enter Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla last week. The Moroccan Association for Human Rights demanded in a letter...

Government missile attack kills 9 insurgents in north Syria

Jun. 29, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces conducted a missile strike on a vehicle carrying members of a Turkey-backed armed opposition faction in a rebel-held part of the country’s north Wednesday, opposition activists said, and nine gunmen were killed. The attack happened just south of the...

US strike kills Yemeni al-Qaida-linked commander in Syria

Jun. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike by the U.S.-led coalition in northwestern Syria killed a senior member of an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian opposition activists and the U.S. military said Tuesday. The attack on the suspected militant, who was riding a motorcycle at the time, came...

Mexican networks ramp up help for US women seeking abortions

Jun. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Abortion pills smuggled into the United States from Mexico inside teddy bears. A New York home used as a pill distribution hub. A small apartment just south of the U.S.-Mexico border converted into a safe place for women to end their pregnancies. Networks of...

Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights

Jun. 27, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while a federal court in South Carolina said a law sharply restricting the procedure would take effect there immediately as the battle over whether women may end pregnancies shifted from the nation’s...

Arrest warrant for boyfriend in death of Maine activist

Jun. 27, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — There is an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend with his SUV in Acadia National Park, police said Monday. Nicole Mokeme died in the hit-and-run at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor earlier this month. The activist served as...

UN chief: National selfishness delaying global oceans deal

Jun. 27, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Some countries won't accept that the world's oceans belong to everyone and their “egoism” is holding up a global agreement on protecting these vast tracts of the planet, the United Nations chief charged Monday. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...