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Pelosi, Schumer to huddle with Biden on voting legislation

Jul. 30, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats will huddle with President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday, looking to salvage their effort to enact federal voting legislation that could counter state laws restricting access to the ballot. The meeting between...

With evictions looming, Congress strains to extend ban

Jul. 30, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Congress raced Friday to try to extend the ban in a longshot effort to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. A House panel convened to...

Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday

Jul. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House...

GOP govs, lawmakers supporting Mississippi anti-abortion law

Jul. 29, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys for South...

Idaho governor signs onto major abortion-rights challenge

Jul. 29, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the court’s landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. He joined Republican governors from 11 other states in...

Bayer takes additional $4.5 billion charge for Roundup suits

Jul. 29, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer said Thursday it would take a provision of $4.5 billion against second-quarter earnings to put the company on what it said would be a path to closure of thousands of U.S. lawsuits over a weedkiller containing the...

Maine church seeks preemptive ban on COVD-19 restrictions

Jul. 29, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine church that sued over coronavirus restrictions last year is taking a preemptive legal strike against future restrictions associated with a variant of the virus that’s spreading across the country. Calvary Chapel in Orrington is asking...

Designer who won't make same-sex wedding websites loses case

Jul. 28, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services...

Hawaii Senate panel hears testimony on appeals court nominee

Jul. 27, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday heard testimony on the nomination of Daniel Gluck, the executive director of the Hawaii Ethics Commission, to serve on the Intermediate Court of Appeals. Critics have questioned Gov. David Ige’s choice...

Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh

Jul. 24, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are raising new concerns about the thoroughness of the FBI's background investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the FBI revealed that it had received thousands of tips and had provided “all relevant” ones to the White House...