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Supreme Court's abortion ruling sets off new court fights

Jun. 27, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The fall of Roe v. Wade shifted the battleground over abortion to courthouses around the country Monday, as abortion foes looked to quickly enact statewide bans and the other side sought to buy more time. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to end...

Ukrainian officials say at least 2 dead as missile hits mall

Jun. 27, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of civilians are feared killed or injured after a Russian rocket strike hit a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine's central city of Kremenchuk, Ukrainian officials said Monday. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Telegram post that the...

Zelenskyy tells G-7 summit Ukraine forces face urgent moment

Jun. 27, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country’s military improve its position against Russia in a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” ...

Tale of 2 summits: 'America's back' to America's backsliding

Jun. 27, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — One year ago, Joe Biden strode into his first Group of Seven summit as president and confidently told the closest U.S. allies that “America is Back.” Now, many of them are worrying that America is backsliding. As Biden meets this week in the Bavarian Alps...

Roe ruling shows complex relationship between court, public

Jun. 27, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is unpopular with a majority of Americans — but did that matter? The relationship between the public and the judiciary has been studied and debated by legal and political scholars. The short...

Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game

Jun. 27, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The...

US basketball star Griner appears in Russian court

Jun. 27, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date of the criminal trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for July 1. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody...

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

Jun. 27, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the...

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought...

To combat coral bleaching, Kenya turns to reef nurseries

Jun. 27, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

WASINI, Kenya (AP) — Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon season, four divers, carrying measuring...

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Ohio officers kill man in parking lot following car chase

Jun. 27, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police shot and killed a man early Monday in the parking lot of a business because he posed a “deadly threat” to officers, authorities said. Akron police Capt. David Laughlin told the Akron Beacon Journal that the man fired a shot at police from his...

Heavy rains and floods hit northwest Turkey, no casualties

Jun. 27, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said there were no reports of deaths or missing people. Turkey’s coast guard...

'I am not a murderer,' Paris attacks defendant maintains

Jun. 27, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only surviving suspected member of the Islamic State attack team that terrorized Paris in 2015 pleaded for leniency during his final appearance in court on Monday, acknowledging he had “made mistakes," but declaring: "I'm not a murderer.” Salah Abdeslam is a...

EU countries adopt mandatory gas storage amid Russia's cuts

Jun. 27, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries agreed Monday that all natural gas storage in the 27-nation bloc should be topped up to at least 80% capacity for next winter as they prepare for the possibility of Russia further reducing deliveries. The EU is trying to slash its use of...

Company buying Trump's social media app faces subpoenas

Jun. 27, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business has disclosed a federal grand jury investigation that it says could impede or even prevent its acquisition of the Truth Social app. Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. dropped 10% in...

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought...

Greece says 1,130 migrants turned back at sea in 3 days

Jun. 27, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard on Monday said it had prevented more than a thousand migrants and refugees crossing to its islands in boats from the nearby coast of Turkey over the past three days. The agency said it had turned back boats in 24 separate incidents...

Zelenskyy tells G-7 summit Ukraine forces face urgent moment

Jun. 27, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday underscored the urgency of helping his country’s military improve its position against Russia in a video meeting with leading economic powers, who in turn pledged to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” ...

Black fly season lengthens with climate change, clean water

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's season for black flies appears to be taking up more of the year due to factors including cleaner water and climate change. Black flies are small insects, some of which feed on human blood and bedevil outdoor adventure seekers in the state. Jim Dill, a...

Germany's Lufthansa to return some A380s to service

Jun. 27, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Lufthansa said Monday that it plans to put some of its Airbus A380 superjumbo jets back into service next year after mothballing the aircraft at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Lufthansa said it is currently assessing how many A380s will be...