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High court: Arizona can enforce genetic issue abortion ban

Jun. 30, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed enforcement of a 2021 Arizona law that lets prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome. The decision comes...

Appeals court won't block new health facilities for jail

Jun. 30, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order that the city of New Orleans build new facilities for people jailed with mental health and medical needs. Mayor LaToya Cantrell's administration had appealed U.S. District Judge Lance Africk's order. And the new...

Supreme Court decision may slow transition to cleaner energy

Jun. 30, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could have far-reaching consequences for the energy sector — and make it harder for the Biden administration to meet its goal of having the...

EXPLAINER: Why Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters

Jun. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to slow global warming. In its decision,...

Beshear denounces near-total abortion ban as 'extremist'

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday denounced a Kentucky law designed to impose a near-total ban on abortions as “extremist,” pointing to the lack of exceptions for rape and incest victims as he pushed back on an issue that Republicans have made a policymaking...

Washington governor slams ruling on power plant emissions

Jun. 30, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court “took a wrecking ball” to the ability of the federal government to limit pollution and said that states must redouble their efforts to address climate change. With a 6-3 vote, the court...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 30, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 29, 2022. Editorial: SC voters need to weigh in on post-Roe abortion restrictions The U.S. Supreme Court did not outlaw abortion last week. It did not restrict abortion. And if the court eventually reverses its precedents in cases involving...

Biden says Supreme Court ruling in EPA case is 'devastating' and aims to move US backward in climate fight

Jun. 30, 2022 13:39 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says Supreme Court ruling in EPA case is 'devastating' and aims to move US backward in climate fight.

Man gets life in prison in fatal shooting of Texas officer

Jun. 30, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison in the 2018 fatal shooting of an undercover Fort Worth, Texas, police officer, prosecutors said. A jury on Wednesday gave Timothy Huff, 36, a life sentence without possibility of parole in the death of Garrett Hull, an...

No parole possible for Tomah man who fatally beat toddler

Jun. 30, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A Tomah man has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the beating death of a 3-year-old child. In handing down the sentence Wednesday, a judge in Monroe County decided Marcus Anderson, 37, will never be eligible for parole in the death of...