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Idaho's ban on youth gender-affirming care has families desperately scrambling for solutions

Apr. 16, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

Forced to hide her true self, Joe Horras’ transgender daughter struggled with depression and anxiety until three years ago, when she began to take medication to block the onset of puberty. The gender-affirming treatment helped the now-16-year-old find happiness again, her father said. ...

Supreme Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

Apr. 16, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether federal prosecutors went too far in bringing obstruction charges against hundreds of participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But it wasn’t clear how the justices would rule in a case that also could affect the prosecution...

Justice Thomas returns to Supreme Court after 1-day absence

Apr. 16, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is back on the bench after an unexplained one-day absence. Thomas, 75, was in his usual seat, to the right of Chief Justice John Roberts as the court met to hear arguments in a case about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Biden's latest plan for student loan cancellation moves forward as a proposed regulation

Apr. 16, 2024 09:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s latest plan for student loan cancellation is moving forward as a proposed regulation, offering him a fresh chance to deliver on a campaign promise and energize young voters ahead of the November election. The Education Department on Tuesday...

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

Apr. 15, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices' order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to...

The Latest | First day of Trump's hush money trial adjourns with no jurors selected

Apr. 15, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first day of Donald Trump 's historic hush money trial ended Monday after hours of pretrial motions and an initial jury selection process that saw dozens of prospective jurors excused after they said they could not be fair or impartial. The court ultimately adjourned without...

The Civil War raged and fortune-seekers hunted for gold. This era produced Arizona's abortion ban

Apr. 15, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

As Union and Confederate armies clashed in a bloody fourth year of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln tasked one man to create the legal code for Arizona, almost 50 years before the territory became a state. New York judge William Thompson Howell wrote 500 pages that spanned...

Justice Thomas misses Supreme Court session Monday with no explanation

Apr. 15, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was absent from the court Monday with no explanation. Thomas, 75, also was not participating remotely in arguments, as justices sometimes do when they are ill or otherwise can't be there in person. Chief Justice...

Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

Apr. 14, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occasionally quixotic relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham has again turned negative after the South Carolina senator criticized the former president for refusing to support a federal abortion ban. Trump repeatedly disparaged...

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

Apr. 14, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) — A pickleball game in this leafy Oregon community was suddenly interrupted one rainy weekend morning by the arrival of an ambulance. Paramedics rushed through the park toward a tent, one of dozens illegally erected by the town's hundreds of homeless people, then play...