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Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

Aug. 18, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin's 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother's life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt by...

Giuliani says he 'satisfied' obligation with Ga. grand jury

Aug. 17, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that he had “satisfied his obligation” after facing hours of questioning Wednesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta as a target of an investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to overturn his 2020 election defeat...

Cheney's defeat end of an era for GOP; Trump's party now

Aug. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liz Cheney’s resounding primary defeat marks the end of an era for the Republican Party as well as her own family legacy, the most high-profile political casualty yet as the party of Lincoln transforms into the party of Trump. The fall of the three-term...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 17, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Urgent case for open primaries More than 740,000 registered Pennsylvania voters are not affiliated with any party. It always has been wrong, as a matter of principle, to disenfranchise...

Missouri man charged with threatening election official

Aug. 17, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Missouri man has been indicted for leaving a threatening message on the personal cellphone of the top election official in Arizona's most populous county, federal officials said. The case is the second filed in the past month against people accused of threatening...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Ex-Indiana top lawyer brushes off groping case in House bid

Aug. 17, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is dismissing as “old news” the question of whether allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a 2018 party could hurt his chances of replacing Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a highway...

Party labels among topics in WA secretary of state debate

Aug. 17, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson agreed on many things Wednesday in their first debate ahead of the November election: that more needs to be done to engage and assure voters of the safety and security of the...

Man charged with election interference tied to Capitol riot

Aug. 17, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

A Virginia man who is facing trial on charges that he drove a Hummer packed with guns to Philadelphia to interfere with the 2020 presidential election has been arrested in a separate case that alleges his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Antonio LaMotta was...

Cheney ponders 2024 bid after losing Wyoming GOP primary

Aug. 17, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney was increasingly open on Wednesday about considering a 2024 presidential campaign after soundly losing a Republican primary to a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump. Speaking to NBC in the wake of her loss, the...