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Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

Jun. 30, 2022 21:27 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday's deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being...

Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Lynch wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District.

NC board, citing fraud probe, rejects Green Party for ballot

Jun. 30, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party’s petition for their candidates to appear on November ballots Thursday, citing its ongoing fraud investigation that questions the validity of more than 2,000 signatures that party officials turned in to...

Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters

Jun. 30, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were elected Thursday to start in the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. The pair were chosen under new rules that give starting spots to the top vote-getter in each league in the...

Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:03 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regan Deering wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 13th Congressional District.

Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Jun. 30, 2022 19:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Carlson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Illinois' 1st Congressional District.

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

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

Supreme Court to hear case on state authority over elections

Jun. 30, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a case that could dramatically change the way elections for Congress and the presidency are conducted by handing more power to state legislatures and blocking state courts from reviewing challenges to the procedures and results. The...

Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Washington justices blast racist questioning by prosecutor

Jun. 30, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for assaulting police officers, blasting a series of racist remarks by the prosecutor who handled the case. During jury selection in the trial against Joseph Zamora, Garth Dano, who...