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Air Force picks Colorado for more Space Force missions as politics loom over headquarters decision

May. 31, 2023 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force announced the permanent location for many more U.S. Space Force units Wednesday — and none of them are in Huntsville, Alabama, suggesting the service may be moving ahead with at least part of the design it originally sought for the new force before it became...

GOP walkout in Oregon Senate now in 5th week; uncertain if boycotters will be sanctioned

May. 31, 2023 18:31 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The longest-ever walkout in the Oregon Legislature completed its fourth week on Wednesday as the enforceability of a ballot measure that would disqualify the boycotters from immediate reelection appeared in doubt. By all appearances, Oregon’s 2023 legislative...

Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

May. 31, 2023 18:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remains illegal in the state in nearly all cases except life-threatening situations. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court said the two bans are...

Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide

May. 31, 2023 11:59 AM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2022, but procedure still remains illegal statewide.

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 31, 2023 07:20 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 26, 2023. Editorial: For Republicans, NC’s 12-week abortion ban might just be the first step North Carolina Republicans just passed a 12-week abortion ban, but their recent comments suggest this might just be a first...

Nevada Republican governor approves abortion protections in cross-party move

May. 31, 2023 05:47 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Joe Lombardo on Tuesday became one of the first Republican governors to enshrine protections for out-of-state abortion patients and in-state providers, adding the western swing state to the list of those passing new laws to solidify their status as safe havens...

ACLU sues to block new hybrid Nebraska law restricting abortion, gender-affirming care for minors

May. 30, 2023 18:47 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As promised, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing to block the Nebraska Legislature’s most controversial measure combining an abortion ban with restrictions on gender-affirming care for minors, just days after it was signed into law. The lawsuit, filed...

Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill that clarifies procedures that don't qualify as abortion

May. 30, 2023 17:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans released a package of legislation Tuesday that would tweak the state's abortion ban by specifying medical procedures to save a mother's life that don't qualify as abortion. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is almost certain to veto the measure...

Judge halts South Carolina’s new stricter abortion law until state Supreme Court review

May. 26, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge put South Carolina’s new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy on hold Friday until the state Supreme Court can review the measure, giving providers a temporary reprieve in a region that has enacted strict limits on the procedure. ...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum expected to announce GOP campaign for president, Republican allies say

May. 26, 2023 16:55 PM EDT

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, two GOP operatives told The Associated Press on Friday, putting him in an already crowded field dominated by ex-President Donald Trump. The Republicans, who had...