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Some US clinics stop doing abortions as ruling takes hold

Abortion bans that were put on the books in some states in the event Roe v. Wade was overturned started automatically taking effect Friday, while clinics elsewhere — including Alabama, Texas and West Virginia — stopped performing abortions for fear of prosecution, sending women away in ...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women's constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court's overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to ...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

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 states will ...

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women's constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court's overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to ...

Arizona abortion providers halt procedures after Roe ruling

PHOENIX (AP) — Abortion providers across Arizona halted procedures Friday while they try to determine if a law dating to pre-statehood days means their doctors and nurses could face prison time now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that abortion rights are not protected by the ...

NC doctor indicted in medical equipment scheme

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina doctor has been indicted in connection with a scheme that defrauded federal programs of more than $11 million, a U.S. attorney said. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Sudipta Mazumder, ...

Burgum requests federal aid to deal with spring storm damage

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is asking for some federal help in dealing with $57 million in public infrastructure damage caused by severe spring storms and flooding in North Dakota. Burgum has requested a presidential disaster declaration that would provide federal aid to help ...

Alabama judge cited for remarks against governor, cursing

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge who belittled the governor over her age and gender and repeatedly cursed in court was removed from duty and could be ousted from office, records show. Mobile County Circuit Judge James T. Patterson was suspended after the Judicial Inquiry Commission, ...

EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an ...

Charges dropped for Black man stunned by cop in traffic stop

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Black DoorDash driver no longer faces charges in a traffic stop for speeding in which a police officer shot him with a stun gun, an exchange the man caught on video as he declined to leave his car and requested a police supervisor. A judge this week dismissed the ...

With accounts flush, budget talks come down to schools aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a week to go until the state's budget deadline, Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are working through their remaining differences as they try to produce an agreement on a roughly $42 billion budget plan that they say will marshal ...

Man faces additional charges in fatal shooting of deputy

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Washington is facing additional charges in connection with the 2021 shooting. Guillermo Raya Leon of Salem, Oregon, was arraigned in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on amended information in the death of ...

Topeka police say officers fatally shot knife-wielding man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three officers have been placed on paid leave after fatally shooting a knife-wielding man at an Amtrak station in Topeka, police there said. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. Friday after police were called to the station for reports of a man armed with a knife who was ...

State GOP to decide AG, other nominees amid infighting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans are meeting to choose candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices with the impeachment conviction and removal of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hanging over their convention in Watertown. Former Attorney ...

Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence presented Friday in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment at the heart of her criminal case, not knowing the employee would quit while on vacation. Defense ...

Alaska judge rules Sweeney won’t advance to special election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge ruled Friday that Alaska elections officials do not need to put the fifth-place finisher in this month's U.S. House special primary on the upcoming special election ballot in place of a candidate who withdrew. Superior Court Judge William Morse ...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was ...

Nevada counties review election results amid false claims

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dozens of residents urged commissioners in Nevada's two largest counties on Friday not to certify results of the June 14 primary, some expressing doubt about the election by recounting their personal experiences and others repeating many of the false claims and conspiracy ...

Arizona Legislature closer to adjourning; key issues remain

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers pushed closer to ending the 2022 legislative session Friday, but key measures remained unresolved including a plan to shore up water supplies and a GOP proposal to expand the state's school voucher program to all public school children. Senate Republicans ...

Probe of Arizona senator’s comments on Buffalo shooting done

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. But the report from attorney Chris ...