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Supreme Court conservatives flex muscle in sweeping rulings

Jun. 25, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's sweeping rulings on guns and abortion sent an unmistakable message. Conservative justices hold the power and they are not afraid to use it to make transformative changes in the law, none more so than taking away a woman's right to abortion that had stood for...

Biden signs landmark gun measure, says 'lives will be saved'

Jun. 25, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school. ...

Dems hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion ruling

Jun. 25, 2022 07:36 AM EDT

YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) — The shock quickly turned to sadness for Victoria Lowe. The 37-year-old lawyer, working outside a cafe in suburban Bucks County, Pennsylvania, said she couldn't believe the Supreme Court stripped away the constitutional right to abortion that women have had her...

Gunman kills 2 during Oslo Pride festival; terror suspected

Jun. 25, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror act" during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival. Investigators said...

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

Jun. 25, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court’s conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the...

Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

Jun. 25, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to...

Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

Jun. 25, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to cut off the strategic city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk regional governor said Saturday, after the relentless assault on nearby Sievierodonetsk forced Ukrainian troops to begin withdrawing. Russia also launched...

Biden's mission in Europe: Shore up alliance against Russia

Jun. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is out to sustain the global alliance punishing Russia for its invasion of Ukraine as he embarks on a five-day trip to Europe as the four-month-old war shows no sign of abating and its aftershocks to global food and energy supplies are deepening. ...

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Jun. 25, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection...

To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong

Jun. 25, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York's tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, praised the court's ruling, saying...

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Seven accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell's sentencing judge

Jun. 25, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven women who say Ghislaine Maxwell helped Jeffrey Epstein steal the innocence of their youth and poison the promise of their future are asking a judge to consider their pain as she decides what prison sentence she will dispense Tuesday to the incarcerated British woman. ...

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Georgia inmate assault cover-up

Jun. 25, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former supervisory officer at a Georgia prison has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he tried to cover up the assault of an inmate by guards. Geary Staten faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to failing to...

Motorcycle hits car in northeastern Indiana; 4 hurt

Jun. 25, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — Four people have been hurt after a motorcycle collided with a car in northeastern Indiana. The 37-year-old motorcycle operator was speeding Friday when he crossed the centerline of a road in Garrett and struck the car, WANE-TV reported Saturday. ...

Parents reflect on death of child with rare heart disease

Jun. 25, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kristen Graves and her family traveled back home, from Shepherdstown to Christiansburg, Virginia, with love and a little bit of sadness in their hearts. They returned to their former hometown on June 15, having lived in Shepherdstown about a year, to...

3 wounded, suspect arrested in Illinois warehouse shooting

Jun. 25, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Three people were wounded and one person was arrested following a shooting Saturday at an automotive interior products warehouse in suburban Chicago. Bolingbrook police responded about 6:25 a.m. to reports of the shooting at the WeatherTech facility, Capt....

University renames newest dorm for 1st Black grad and wife

Jun. 25, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Jesuit university in New Orleans has renamed its newest residence hall after its first Black graduate, his late wife, and their family. Norman C. Francis graduated from the law school at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1955 and was president of the...

Price of planned Mobile River bridge swells to $2.7B

Jun. 25, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The latest plan for a new bridge and revamped Interstate 10 to ease traffic congestion on the Gulf Coast at Mobile shows the cost has swelled to $2.7 billion after years of disputes and delays, an increase of more than 25%. The project, which includes a tall...

Loewe presents a dystopian future at Paris Fashion Week

Jun. 25, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Loewe thrust Paris Fashion Week into a bleak and dystopian vision of the future on Saturday -- turning its runway into a dead space where nature and animal life only existed to be harnessed and exploited by humankind. A sanitized white wall descended onto a bare deck as models walked...

With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw

Jun. 25, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, went ahead Saturday, although not on its native streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia's war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv took place in conjunction with Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the...

Boil-water alert issued for Mississippi's capital city

Jun. 25, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Residents and businesses in Mississippi's capital are under a citywide boil-water notice until further notice. The alert was issued Friday because of water pressure issues at the O.B. Curtis Water Plant, city officials said in a news release. It affects all...