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Dismissal of lawsuit over Columbus Day name change upheld

Jan. 28, 2023 13:17 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the mayor of Philadelphia discriminated against Italian Americans in renaming the city's Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day. A U.S. District judge ruled a year...

In mostly abortion-free Mississippi, court battle continues

Jan. 28, 2023 08:55 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A physicians' group based in the Midwest lacks legal standing to challenge a 25-year-old Mississippi Supreme Court ruling recognizing a right to abortion under the state constitution, lawyers for six women who support abortion rights argued in court papers filed Friday. ...

Minnesota Senate backs abortion rights after marathon debate

Jan. 28, 2023 08:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate voted early Saturday after a marathon debate to write broad protections for abortion rights into state statutes, which would make it difficult for future courts to roll back. Democratic legislative leaders have fast-tracked the bill as...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Warren is 5th justice with Navy ship

Jan. 27, 2023 05:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's name is on the U.S. Navy's newest fuel ship. Justice Elena Kagan smashed a champagne bottle against its hull in a shipyard ceremony in San Diego last weekend. Two other justices soon will join Warren, who in 1954...

Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

Jan. 26, 2023 16:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birthday cake celebrating a gender...

NY pols OK vote on constitution change to protect abortion

Jan. 24, 2023 17:46 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s legislature took a critical step Tuesday toward changing the state's constitution to bar discrimination based on “pregnancy outcomes” or “gender expression” — provisions intended to protect abortion rights and a person’s right to seek gender-affirming...

Oregon launches abortion hotline offering free legal advice

Jan. 23, 2023 21:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is launching a new abortion hotline offering free legal advice to callers, moving to further defend abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last summer and eliminated federal protections for the procedure. The state's...

Supreme Court has failed to find leaker of abortion opinion

Jan. 19, 2023 16:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday an eight-month investigation that included more than 120 interviews and revealed shortcomings in how sensitive documents are secured has failed to find who leaked a draft of the court's opinion overturning abortion rights. ...

Police investigate Illinois Planned Parenthood fire as arson

Jan. 17, 2023 16:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a central Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic is being investigated as arson, Peoria police said Tuesday, just days after the state enacted sweeping abortion protections. Officers responded to a report of an “unknown person throwing a Molotov cocktail”...

Today in History: JAN 12, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown

Jan. 12, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2023. There are 353 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown Records (originally Tamla Records) in Detroit. On this...