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After abortion ruling, critics renew blasts at Sen. Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins was blasted Friday for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as opponents targeted her votes to confirm two justices to the Supreme Court who were in the majority o...

Congress approves free student meal extension through summer

Congress passed a bill Friday that aims to keep up the expanded, pandemic-era distribution of free meals for all students this summer. Final passage of the Keep Kids Fed Act in the U...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worr...

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. ...

'We've done our part': End of Roe brings answer to prayer

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — There is a prayer Tanya Britton has said in the hazy first moments of morning and in the stillness of the night. She’s said it on her knees before her church’s gold tabernacle and...

House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — House sends Biden compromise gun violence bill as Buffalo, Uvalde killings prompt end to decades of gridlock in Congress.

UAB's Bill Clark announces retirement, needs back surgery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB coach Bill Clark is retiring because of chronic back problems after leading the program back from a shutdown to two Conference USA titles. Clark announced...

Setting gridlock aside, Congress set to OK gun violence bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unimaginable a month ago is on the verge of winning final congressional approval, a vote that will produce lawmakers' most sweeping answer ...

Hornets GM: Atkinson reneging on agreement 'disappointing'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While general manager Mitch Kupchak said Kenny Atkinson’s decision last week to renege on his four-year agreement to coach the Charlotte Hornets was “disappointing,” in some way...

Highlights of bipartisan gun violence bill OK'd by Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill the Senate approved Thursday and the House was expect to pass Friday: — Expanded background checks: State and local ...

Clippers take Michigan's Moussa Diabate with 43rd pick

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers drafted forward Moussa Diabate from Michigan with the 43rd pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. Diabate was the second player fro...

Historical fix? New trophy for century-old rugby series

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — When England and Australia play a three-match rugby series in July, they’ll do so for a new trophy part-named after an iconic Indigenous player from Australia. More signific...

Giffords documentary comes as gun debates stay center stage

In the two years documentary filmmakers shadowed former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the most jarring moment for them was in the kitchen of her Tucson, Arizona, home. As cameras wer...

Cavs select Agbaji at 14, add another Mobley in NBA draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ochai Agbaji developed championship DNA in college. The Cavaliers are counting on it staying with him in the pros. Looking to add a perimeter player who can shoot, d...