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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Jun. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — Americans were taking stock a day after the Supreme Court overturned a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, as states began implementing bans and supporters and foes of abortion rights mapped out their next moves. The depth of emotion unleashed...

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

Jun. 25, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state's abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz said his action should help...

A roof over their head: Churches use tiny homes for homeless

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

Churches across the U.S. are tackling the big question of how to address homelessness in their communities with a small solution: tiny homes. On vacant plots near their parking lots and steepled sanctuaries, congregations are building everything from fixed and fully contained micro...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

Márquez earns 3rd straight win, Rockies shut out Twins 1-0

Jun. 24, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Germán Márquez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies edged the Twins 1-0 Friday night in a rare trip to Minnesota. Charlie Blackmon’s run-scoring fielder’s choice was the difference for the Rockies, who snapped a three-game skid. ...

Dairy Queen loses lawsuit against bottled water company

Jun. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — American Dairy Queen Corp. has lost a federal lawsuit accusing a Massachusetts company of trademark infringement for attaching the name “Blizzard” to its bottled water. The Star Tribune reported Friday that U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in St....

Heavy rain closes roads in parts of central Minnesota

Jun. 24, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A deluge of rain in parts of central Minnesota has flooded streets and closed roads. Weather observers say more than 4 inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday in St. Cloud where storm drains were unable to keep up with the downpour. ...

T-wolves draft trade nets 7-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler

Jun. 24, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves added a potential rim protector to complement star Karl-Anthony Towns, acquiring 7-foot-1 Auburn center Walker Kessler in a draft pick swap that netted them an additional first-rounder that became Duke forward Wendell Moore Jr. on Thursday night. ...

Fowles posts double-double in return, Lynx beat Mercury

Jun. 23, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 10 rebounds in her return from an injury and Moriah Jefferson scored 21 points as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 100-88 on Thursday night. Minnesota (5-13) has won 17 of the last 20 meetings with Phoenix, including an...