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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 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...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Democratic leaders across the nation vowed Friday to help women who travel to seek abortions and to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade....

New Medicaid expansion pitch surfaces in N. Carolina House

Jun. 23, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House Republicans pitched a plan Thursday that could authorize expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults, which their leader argued would bring more certainty to ensuring rural hospitals and substance abusers get help. ...

Supreme Court rules for GOP lawmakers in voter ID case

Jun. 23, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina a win Thursday in a fight over the state's latest photo identification voting law. The 8-1 decision does not end the three-year-plus dispute over the voter ID law, which is not in effect and...

North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Jun. 22, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats. ...

Elevator upgrade inside NC cottages close to final approval

Jun. 22, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A safety mandate to reduce or eliminate space between elevator doors and landing doors inside North Carolina vacation cottages or similar short-term rentals needs one more affirmative vote to receive final General Assembly approval. The requirement is...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tests positive for COVID-19

Jun. 20, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is continuing to work from home while experiencing mild symptoms. Cooper's office released a statement saying that he has begun taking the antiviral pill Paxlovid to treat...

2 athletic groups sign on for NC education board oversight

Jun. 16, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Formal agreements reached between North Carolina's education board and two nonprofit bodies that already run high school athletic competitions in the state will take effect next month. The initial memorandums of understanding entered into with the State Board...