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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 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...

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...

NC legislature won't hold votes at Raleigh return next week

Jul. 22, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't work next week when it's scheduled to reconvene, legislative officials said Friday, setting aside for now any attempts to override new vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The House and Senate plan floor meetings for Tuesday —...

Russia defends veto of aid to northwest Syria for one year

Jul. 21, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia defended its veto of a U.N. resolution that would have extended humanitarian aid deliveries to 4.1 million Syrians in the rebel-held northwest from Turkey for a year, insisting that its demand for only a six-month extension was essential and accusing Western nations...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 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...

Whitmer signs Michigan budget, rejects anti-abortion items

Jul. 20, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the final piece of a $76 billion state budget into law Wednesday, largely backing the plan legislators approved but vetoing money that Republicans funneled toward anti-abortion causes including groups that run “pregnancy resource centers”...