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Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

Jun. 13, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year, in the court’s first abortion decision since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago. The...

Supreme Court rules California man can't trademark 'Trump too small'

Jun. 13, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against a man who wants to trademark the suggestive phrase “Trump too small.” The justices upheld the government’s decision to deny a trademark to Steve Elster, a California man seeking exclusive use of the...

Cheers, cake and a fist-bump from GOP as Trump returns to Capitol Hill in a first since Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 13, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump made a triumphant return to Capitol Hill on Thursday, his first with lawmakers since the Jan.6, 2021 attacks, embraced by energized House and Senate Republicans who find themselves reinvigorated by his bid to retake the White House. Despite pending...

Phoenix police have pattern of violating civil rights and using excessive force, Justice Dept. says

Jun. 13, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police discriminate against Black, Hispanic and Native American people, unlawfully detain homeless people and use excessive force, including unjustified deadly force, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. A sweeping government investigation uncovered a...

President Biden says he won't offer commutation to his son Hunter after gun sentence

Jun. 13, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

FASANO, Italy (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he will not use his presidential powers to lessen the eventual sentence that his son Hunter will receive for his federal felony conviction on gun crimes. Biden, following the conclusion of a news conference held at the...

White House preps 'dreamers' celebration while President Biden eyes new benefits for immigrants

Jun. 13, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host a White House event next week celebrating an Obama-era directive that offered deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, as his own administration prepares potential new benefits for others without legal status but with long-standing...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as Italy flexes its right-wing muscles

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit opened Thursday with agreement reached on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

Tropical rainstorms in South Florida lead to flight delays and streets jammed with stalled cars

Jun. 13, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A tropical disturbance that brought a rare flash flood emergency to much of southern Florida delayed flights at two of the state's largest airports and left vehicles waterlogged and stalled in some of the region's lowest-lying streets. “Looked like...

Washington's Makah Tribe could once again harpoon whales as US waives conservation law

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The United States granted the Makah Indian Tribe in Washington state a long-sought waiver Thursday that helps clear the way for its first sanctioned whale hunts since 1999 and sets the stage for renewed clashes with animal rights activists. The Makah, a tribe of...

Atlanta Falcons forfeit fifth-round pick, fined for tampering with Kirk Cousins

Jun. 13, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

The Atlanta Falcons were stripped of a fifth-round pick in next year's draft on Thursday for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering rules prior to signing quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Charlie Woerner in free agency in March. The NFL also fined...

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UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

Stellantis CEO cites failures in US operations, ready to compete head-on with Chinese EVs

Jun. 13, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares expressed dissatisfaction at the operation of some U.S. plants on Thursday, and took responsibility for not reacting quickly enough to address that issue, the problem of inventory backup, and tackling a “suboptimal” marketing strategy. ...

Supreme Court has a lot of work to do and little time to do it with a sizable case backlog

Jun. 13, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is headed into its final few weeks with nearly half of the cases heard this year still undecided, including ones that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still weighing whether former President Donald...

White House preps 'dreamers' celebration while President Biden eyes new benefits for immigrants

Jun. 13, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host a White House event next week celebrating an Obama-era directive that offered deportation protections for young undocumented immigrants, as his own administration prepares potential new benefits for others without legal status but with long-standing...

California Senate approves ban on schools notifying parents of their child's pronoun change

Jun. 13, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School districts in California would be barred from forcing teachers to notify parents if their child asks to go by a new pronoun at school under a bill the state Legislature is weighing amid legal battles over the rights of parents and gender-nonconforming students. ...

Ruing past boarding-school abuses, US Catholic bishops consider new outreach to Native Americans

Jun. 13, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. bishops want to assure Native Catholics that they don’t need to feel torn between their Native identity and their Catholic one. “You do not have to be one or the other. You are both. Your cultural embodiment of the faith is a gift to the Church,”...

G7 leaders agree to lend Ukraine billions backed by Russia's frozen assets. Here's how it will work

Jun. 13, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed to engineer a $50 billion loan to help Ukraine in its fight for survival. Interest earned on profits from Russia’s frozen central bank assets would be used as collateral. Details of the deal were...

Minnesota man who joined Islamic State group is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Jun. 13, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who once fought for the Islamic State group in Syria after becoming radicalized expressed remorse and wept in open court Thursday as he was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Abelhamid Al-Madioum, 27, cooperated with federal authorities...

Jittery markets rally after Argentina's Milei gets his first legislative triumph on sweeping reforms

Jun. 13, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Wall Street rallied Thursday as Argentina's President Javier Milei traveled to Italy for the Group of Seven summit, buoyed by his first legislative victory after the Senate passed sweeping proposals to slash state spending and boost his powers. Having...

South Africa's ANC says it has broad agreement with main opposition, others on coalition government

Jun. 13, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s African National Congress party said Thursday that it has a broad agreement with the main opposition and other parties to form a coalition government and end a political deadlock after the ANC lost its 30-year majority in an election two weeks ago....