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Court opens door to voiding N. Carolina Voter ID amendment

Aug. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s highest court opened the door Friday to nullifying a voter ID mandate approved by citizens in 2018 because the lawmakers who put it on the ballot were elected from districts tainted by illegal racial bias. However, the North Carolina Supreme...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 19, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Maryland board seeking earlier mail-in ballot count

Aug. 15, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Elections voted Monday to file an emergency petition in court that seeks an earlier count of mail-in ballots for the general election in November. The board voted 4-0 to seek a legal remedy in hopes of speeding up the vote count for...

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Aug. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains...

Wisconsin GOP leader Vos fires 2020 election investigator

Aug. 12, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican Assembly leader on Friday ended a 14-month, taxpayer-funded inquiry into the 2020 election by firing his hand-picked investigator. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' firing of Michael Gableman came just three days after the lawmaker narrowly survived a...

Today in History: August 11, Biden names Harris

Aug. 11, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2022. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 11, 1997, President Bill Clinton made the first use of the historic line-item veto, rejecting three items in...

Seattle ends COVID hazard pay for grocery store workers

Aug. 03, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted to end COVID-19 hazard pay for grocery store workers. The Seattle Times reports the council voted 5-2 on Tuesday, with Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda absent, to repeal a policy passed in early 2021 which required...

Red Sox get Hosmer from Padres; keep Martinez, Bogaerts

Aug. 02, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora broke into a smile before Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros: Baseball’s trade deadline had just passed, and he still had Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez on his roster. A day after shipping out catcher Christian Vázquez in...

Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

Jul. 28, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor sued the state Legislature on Thursday over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing, including one that would say the state constitution does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion or...

Albania's ex-president takes over his old political party

Jul. 25, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s former President Ilir Meta on Monday took over the leadership of his old political party and pledged to fight government corruption through referendums. Meta, 53, who was replaced Sunday by new President Bajram Begaj, was elected Monday as leader...