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Texas women drive hours for abortions after new law

Oct. 14, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The 33-year-old Texas woman drove alone four hours through the night to get to the Louisiana abortion clinic for a consultation. She initially planned to sleep in her car, but an advocacy group helped arrange a hotel room. Single and with three...

Conservative Koch network disavows critical race theory bans

Sep. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As conservative political groups mobilize to ban in schools what they call critical race theory, one prominent backer of Republican causes and candidates is notably absent. Leaders in the network built by the billionaire Koch family say they...

David Toms beats Dicky Pride in Champ playoff in St. Louis

Sep. 12, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic. Toms hit his approach in the playoff on the par-4 18th to the middle of the green and two-putted from 18 feet....

Nearly 3,300 citations issued during seat belt campaign

Sep. 09, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A special law enforcement campaign aimed at seat belt use generated nearly 3,300 citations in North Dakota, transportation officials said Thursday. Most of the citations, 1,325, were for speeding, according to the Department of Transportation....

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 07, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 5, 2021. Editorial: COVID policy debate must be done in public If local officials want to discuss COVID-19 policy in their counties, cities/towns or schools, those conversations must occur in public. It’s not...

Lyft, Uber to cover fees for drivers sued under Texas law

Sep. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Friday they will cover the legal fees of any driver who is sued under the new law prohibiting most abortions in Texas. The Texas law bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually...

Florida drivers can now purchase Walt Disney World plates

Sep. 03, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida highway officials on Friday announced that Florida drivers are now able to purchase new Walt Disney World license plates at their local tax collector's offices. The blue-shaded license plate features a silver drawing of Cinderella's Castle...

Insider Q&A: Making the online world safe for children

Aug. 23, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Filmmaker Beeban Kidron, a member of Britain’s House of Lords, began advocating for online child protection after directing “InRealLife,” a 2012 film about kids and the internet. She has been a driving force behind a U.K. law, which takes effect Sept. 2, that sets a code...

Judge: California ride-hailing law is unconstitutional

Aug. 21, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge Friday struck down a California ballot measure that exempted Uber and other app-based ride-hailing and delivery services from a state law requiring drivers to be classified as employees eligible for benefits and job protections. Alameda County...

US probing Autopilot problems on 765,000 Tesla vehicles

Aug. 16, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla's Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles. The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything that Tesla has sold...