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Biden says Supreme Court abortion decision overturning Roe is 'destabilizing,' threatens right to privacy

MADRID (AP) - Biden says Supreme Court abortion decision overturning Roe is 'destabilizing,' threatens right to privacy.


Biden says transatlantic alliance has adapted to new threats

MADRID (AP) - President Joe Biden said Thursday that transatlantic alliance has transformed itself by adapting to a rapidly changing security situation around the globe.


Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April.


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a lot to celebrate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.


OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices

NEW YORK (AP) - The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations decided Thursday to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.


Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Arizona's attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with long-halted laws in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.


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

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.


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

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.


Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities despite the program's limited dollars.


Cheney to debate Wyoming GOP foes after Jan. 6 hearings

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.


California lawmakers OK budget; most taxpayers to get refund

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a nearly $308 billion spending plan that includes money to cover abortions for women who can't afford them and the health care costs for low-income adults living in the country illegally while sending cash payments to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices.


Climate concerns grow as US helps Europe replace Russian gas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amos Hochstein, President Joe Biden's point man for global energy problems, says he knows that transitioning away from the climate-wrecking pollution of fossil fuels is the only way to go. He advocates urgently for renewable energy, for energy-smart thermostats and heat pumps.


Amazon, Rite Aid cap purchase of emergency contraceptives

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.


Nevada GOP governor candidate to pay for statewide recount

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A candidate for Nevada governor who lost this month's Republican primary election by just over 11 percentage points, or nearly 26,000 votes, will pay for a statewide recount after he objected to the outcome and made numerous unproven claims about the election process.


Jan. 6 panel subpoenas counsel who resisted Trump schemes

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, whose reported resistance to Donald Trump's schemes to overturn his 2020 election defeat has made him a long-sought and potentially revelatory witness.


Appeals court throws out NC insurance magnate's convictions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out the 2020 conspiracy and bribery convictions of a major political donor in North Carolina and his associate, declaring that the trial judge erred in his jury instructions.


Arizona attorney general: Pre-1901 abortion ban enforceable

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's Republican attorney general announced Wednesday that a pre-statehood law that bans all abortions is enforceable and that he will soon file for the removal of an injunction that has blocked it for nearly 50 years.


1st Native American treasurer to push economic development

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mohegan Chief Marilynn "Lynn" Malerba, the nation's first Native American U.S. treasurer, comes from a line of chiefs who instilled in her the need to keep her tribe healthy and to survive.


Trump endorses GOP rival to Jan. 6 witness Rusty Bowers

PHOENIX (AP) - Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the Republican running against Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers, who last week gave powerful testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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

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 question remains: Was any of it criminal?


California AG: Personal information on perhaps hundreds of thousands of gun owners wrongly made public

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California AG: Personal information on perhaps hundreds of thousands of gun owners wrongly made public.


New York governor: State to limit where guns can be carried

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign explicitly saying guns are welcome, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday.


House panel investigating Capitol riot subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone

WASHINGTON (AP) - House panel investigating Capitol riot subpoenas former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.


New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.


US buys 105 million COVID vaccine doses for fall campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have agreed to purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign.