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No charges planned after death linked to abortion clinic

Aug. 15, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — No criminal charges are planned after a woman died following a visit to an Alabama abortion clinic, but activists are calling for additional investigations. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jack Kennedy, said his office investigated what happened at the West Alabama...

FILE - Steven Garza, from left, director Jesse Moss, Rene Otero, director Amanda McBaine and Ben Feinstein pose for a portrait to promote the film

In 'Boys State,' American politics in a teenage microcosm

Aug. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even mock elections require wall-to-wall coverage, so when Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine set out to document Texas’ Boys State, the week-long summer camp of civics simulation run by the American Legion since 1935, they hired seven cinematographers to stay close to a handful of the...

FILE - Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, center, signs legislation Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Atlanta, banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks before many women know they're pregnant. A federal judge is permanently blocking Georgia’s 2019 “heartbeat

Georgia appeals ruling that blocked restrictive abortion law

Aug. 12, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is appealing a federal judge's ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled last month that the law cannot take effect because it violates the U.S. Constitution. Lawyers for the state on Tuesday...

Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia

Aug. 11, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District. Greene beat neurosurgeon John Cowan in a...

Italy approves outpatient use for abortion pill

Aug. 8, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Women in Italy can now use the abortion pill on an outpatient basis rather than be hospitalized to terminate a pregnancy. Italy’s health minister, Roberto Speranza, announced the change in guidelines in a tweet Saturday. He said it was based on scientific evidence and was “an...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier is pitching herself as a “voice of reason” with a decade's worth of working with lawmakers from both parties (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid

Aug. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed conservatives with her support for Medicaid expansion and abortion and LGBTQ rights. State Sen. Barbara...

Court lifts block on 4 Arkansas abortion restrictions

Aug. 7, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday lifted a judge's ruling that has blocked four Arkansas abortion restrictions from taking effect, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure and a fetal remains law that opponents say would effectively require a partner’s consent...

Barto declares victory in race against sitting state senator

Aug. 6, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Rep. Nancy Barto declared victory Thursday evening in her primary campaign against GOP state Sen. Heather Carter for a north Phoenix state Senate seat as new tallies show her lead increasing to more than 1,400 votes. Carter conceded in a statement and said the race had...

Man who threatened professor sent to prison for 21 months

Aug. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Rhode Island man who sent a series of threatening emails to a Massachusetts college professor who spoke in favor of abortion rights and was critical of President Donald Trump has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison, prosecutors say. Matthew Haviland, 30, of North Kingstown, was...

Vice President Mike Pence arrives to give a speech at Starkey Road Baptist Church on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020, as part of his 'Faith in America' tour. His visit comes just days after President Donald Trump came to Tampa Bay on Friday for a campaign fundraiser. Pence's speech heralded the Trump Administration's successes and commitment to pro-life issues. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Pence tours pregnancy center, fires up GOP base in Florida

Aug. 5, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida's Tampa Bay area on Wednesday, firing up the Republican party’s conservative base while touring a pregnancy center, speaking at a church and making an appearance before a packed ballroom. Pence’s visit highlighted his...