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Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions

Jun. 30, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said...

Biden notched gains at summit; returns to turmoil at home

Jun. 30, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The dissonant realities of President Joe Biden’s second year in office were on display Thursday as he wound up a five-day trip to Europe that highlighted both the key U.S. role in mounting a strong allied response to Vladimir Putin’s aggression and the domestic turmoil that is...

US official: Migrants who died cleared inland checkpoint

Jun. 30, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with migrants inside the sweltering rig earlier in its journey, a U.S. official said Thursday. The truck went...

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Jun. 30, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place of the justice she once worked...

McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

Jun. 30, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic...

NATO vows to guard 'every inch of territory' as Russia fumes

Jun. 30, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An unstable world could get even more dangerous if NATO does not remain strong and united, the head of the alliance said Thursday at the end of a summit where Western leaders labeled Russia “a direct threat” to the security of their nations. During their...

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

Jun. 30, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at...

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

Jun. 30, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major legislation passed and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on...

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

Jun. 30, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

In a seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. The expansion to 16 teams will happen after the Pac-12’s current media rights contracts with Fox and ESPN expire and make the Big Ten the...

Jokic, Beal cash in quickly as NBA free agency begins

Jun. 30, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic and Bradley Beal both quickly agreed to deals that will...

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Puerto Rico suspends operations of bank amid global probe

Jun. 30, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities announced Thursday they have suspended the operations of Puerto Rico-based Euro Pacific International Bank, which officials previously said was under suspicion of facilitating money laundering and offshore tax evasion. The bank was founded...

Police: Shooting in Newark wounds 9; all expected to survive

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine people, including a teenager, were wounded Thursday evening in gunfire outside a neighborhood grocery shop in Newark, police said. All of the victims are expected to survive and police are searching for a vehicle believed to have been involved in the...

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up the year’s legislative session with a flurry of action on secondary bills Thursday, after a successful push by majority Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding abortion access. Gov....

Puerto Rico board approves budget as legislators quibble

Jun. 30, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal control board that oversees the finances of Puerto Rico’s government approved a $12.4 billion budget Thursday for the U.S. territory after legislators failed to approve one amid intense bickering. The board’s version of the budget was...

San Diego County to pay $8.1 million for unarmed man's death

Jun. 30, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County will pay $8.1 million to the family of an unarmed man who was shot in the back by a sheriff's deputy after he jumped out of a patrol car. The county and the family of Nicholas Bils agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit on June 20, the San...

Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

Jun. 30, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the U.S. who returned to visit his wife and children...

Thieves posing as NYC tourists swipe 87-year-old's necklace

Jun. 30, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thieves posing as New York City tourists drove up to an 87-year-old man and swiped his necklace, swapping it for one made of fake gold, police said Thursday. The snatch-and-switch happened June 16 near Cunningham Park in Queens. The thieves claimed to be travelers...

Hong Kong leaders attend flag-raising marking Chinese rule

Jun. 30, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s incoming and outgoing leaders attended a flag-raising ceremony Friday marking the 25th anniversary of the return to Chinese rule for the city pulled in recent years under much tighter Communist Party control. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is...

LIV tees off in Oregon amid criticism over Saudi funding

Jun. 30, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) — The Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf tour's second event teed off Thursday, angering a group of families who lost loved ones on Sept. 11 and want the Saudi government held to account for the terrorist attacks. About 10 family members and survivors spoke at a...

Navy report: Multiple errors poisoned Pearl Harbor water

Jun. 30, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels. The...