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Wisconsin's Democratic AG sues to block state's abortion ban

Jun. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's 173-year-old abortion ban, arguing that statutes passed in the 1980s supersede the ban and it's so old that modern generations never consented to it. Wisconsin passed a law...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...

Democrats face off in last NY governor debate before primary

Jun. 16, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is running for election to the post after assuming it following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, faced off Thursday in a final debate with two of her fellow Democrats, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City’s elected public advocate, Jumaane...

Kansas AG's race: Kobach backs lowering drinking age to 18

Jun. 15, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Republican candidate Kris Kobach on Wednesday endorsed lowering Kansas' legal drinking age to 18 and promised that if he's elected attorney general this year, he will challenge the federal policy preventing such a move. Kobach criticized a 1980s federal...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 14, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 10 The New York Times says that Americans must fully confront what happened on Jan. 6 On Thursday night, a congressional committee began an unflinching conversation with the citizens...

NY GOP governor candidates debate crime, economy and Trump

Jun. 13, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four Republican candidates for New York governor faced off Monday in their first televised debate, trying to bruise each other — and Democrats — with two weeks to go until the state's primary election. Some of the sharpest exchanges of the night came between...

Andrew Giuliani barred from in-person debate over vax proof

Jun. 12, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani said he has been barred from participating in-person in an upcoming primary debate because he has refused to submit proof he’s been vaccinated against COVID-19. At a news conference Sunday outside the...

Hochul defends Bills stadium deal, gun positions in debate

Jun. 07, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two Democrats challenging New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's bid to keep her job criticized her Tuesday for her past backing from the National Rifle Association and the deal she reached to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer money on a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. ...

Czech president Milos Zeman vows to block same-sex marriages

Jun. 07, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman said Tuesday that he is ready to veto, if it's approved by parliament, proposed legislation that would give same-sex couples in the country the right to hold civil weddings. The bill drafted by lawmakers from across the political spectrum...