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Marcos takes helm in Philippines, silent on father’s abuses

Jun. 30, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, praised his father's legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday after a stunning election victory that opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his...

Vermont US Sen. Patrick Leahy breaks hip, to have surgery

Jun. 30, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont has broken a hip in a fall at his home and was to undergo surgery to repair it, his office said Thursday. The 82-year-old Democrat fell Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia, the statement said. Doctors determined the best course of action would be to...

About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll

Jun. 30, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a new poll shows. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 48% of...

Cheney to debate Wyoming GOP foes after Jan. 6 hearings

Jun. 30, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney is returning to Wyoming after a busy week of hearing public testimony before the House Jan. 6 committee to debate Republican primary challengers including Harriet Hageman, her Donald Trump-endorsed opponent. Cheney will likely draw criticism in...

New Georgia laws aim at schools; some laws already in effect

Jun. 30, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a strange July 1 for new Georgia laws. Friday, the first day of the month, is when most new laws passed by the General Assembly customarily take effect. But this year, many of the most important measures either became law as soon as Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed them,...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jun. 30, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 23, 2022. Editorial: Enough is enough Thursday’s admission by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman that he had deleted public records, even after he received open records requests, isn’t entirely surprising. His...

1/6 hearings fuel the question: Did Trump commit a crime?

Jun. 29, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee has heard dramatic testimony from former White House aides and others about Donald Trump’s relentless efforts to overturn the 2020 election — and his encouragement of supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol bent on achieving his goal. But the big...

Massachusetts House approves bill to protect abortion access

Jun. 29, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Democrat-controlled Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that aims to protect abortion providers and people seeking abortions from actions taken by other states. The action is part of a wider effort by officials to build a firewall to...

House sets up committee to consider Philly DA's impeachment

Jun. 29, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers began a process Wednesday to study Philadelphia's growing gun violence plague, establishing a panel that could eventually recommend impeachment of the city's elected Democratic district attorney. The divided House of Representatives...

Trump to rally for Palin, Dunleavy, Tshibaka in Alaska

Jun. 29, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the Alaska's only U.S. House seat. A statement from a Trump political action committee said the...