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Justices' past abortion views, in their own words and votes

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a month ago, a stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicated that the Supreme Court was prepared to take the momentous step of overruling the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for...

What GOP-named justices had said about Roe to Senate panel

Jun. 25, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling Friday, made clear their views on abortion, with the conservative majority overturning the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The vote...

Former Trump aides in Jan. 6 testimony say GOP lawmakers sought presidential pardons after Capitol attack

Jun. 23, 2022 17:20 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump aides in Jan. 6 testimony say GOP lawmakers sought presidential pardons after Capitol attack.

Uvalde school police chief on leave after mass shooting

Jun. 22, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District...

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Jun. 22, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their...

Asian shares mostly lower despite Wall St rally; eyes on Fed

Jun. 22, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as markets shrugged off a Wall Street rally and awaited congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.2% to 26,206.68. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2% to 6,508.40....

Texas top cop: Uvalde police could've ended rampage early on

Jun. 21, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they would have found the door to the classroom where he was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it, the...

Arizona lawmakers begin hearings on state budget plan

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature began hearings Tuesday on a long-delayed state budget plan that was immediately panned by some Democrats and public school advocates for failing to use a huge surplus to significantly boost school funding. But the plan...

'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats

Jun. 21, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wandrea “Shaye” Moss testified Tuesday to lawmakers about how her life was upended when former President Donald Trump and his allies falsely accused her and her mother of pulling fraudulent ballots from a suitcase in Georgia. The former Georgia elections...

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

Jun. 21, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while a gunman carried out a massacre of 19 elementary students and two teachers, according to a Monday news report that marks the latest...