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Harris meets with abortion providers as court ruling looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris, embracing her role as one of the administration’s most outspoken defenders of abortion rights, spoke Thursday with abortion providers from states with s...

Maine removes LGBTQ teaching video assailed in Republican ad

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Dem...

Midterm updates | Idaho Gov. Little defeats Trump-backed foe

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has survived a Republican primary challenge from his lieutenant governor, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. In Idaho, the gover...

Today in History: May 9, Mandela chosen to lead South Africa

Today in History Today is Monday, May 9, the 129th day of 2022. There are 236 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 199...

Abortion adds to Biden's all-but-impossible to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s list of impossible tasks keeps getting longer. Despite lofty promises he's made, from the campaign trail through his first year in office, he ...

Today in History: May 7, Germany's surrender

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 7, the 127th day of 2022. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, ...

Abortion adds to Biden's all-but-impossible to-do list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s list of impossible tasks keeps getting longer. Despite lofty promises he's made, from the campaign trail through his first year in office, he ...

Major companies stay mum on thorny abortion issue - for now

NEW YORK (AP) — A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would abolish a nationwide right to abortion has thrust major companies into what’s arguably the most divisive issue in American politics...

Once conflicted, Biden embraces role as abortion defender

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soon after being elected to the U.S. Senate, Joe Biden was pulled aside by a Democratic colleague who wanted to know how he was going to vote on abortion. Biden exp...

Advocates worry other rights at risk if court overturns Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little doubt remains about what the Supreme Court plans to do with Roe v. Wade. But uncertainty abounds about ripple effects as the court nears a final opinion expected to overturn t...

Newsom: Democrats need 'counter-offensive' in culture wars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom faulted his own political party Wednesday for setbacks in the nation's culture wars and urged Democrats to launch a vocal “counter-offensive” to protect...

Live updates | Abortion rights protests held around nation

Protests over the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the court’s Roe v. Wade ruling sent people into the streets around the nation. Around 1,000 people gat...

Biden blasts 'radical' Roe draft, warns other rights at risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted a “radical” Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling t hat has stood for a half century...

What's next for abortion after Supreme Court leak?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital has a long tradition of stunning leaks, from national security secrets to political scandals, but this week's disclosure of a draft Supreme Court decision is one...

ESSAY: For a gay country boy, Naomi Judd did build a bridge

Somewhere in Michigan in the early 1990s, a teenage farm boy clings to a chain-link fence at the edge of the county fairgrounds. He is angling for a distant, and free, glimpse of Naomi and Wynonna Jud...