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US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

NAIROBI, Kenya (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 worried it ...

Avs can't close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

DENVER (AP) — Keep the champagne chilled. It's back to the slushy ice of Amalie Arena for the Colorado Avalanche after they failed to close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. ...

Former Brazil player Richarlyson says he is bisexual

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife. ...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (AP) — SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s abortion ban has gone into effect, triggered by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The move came Friday evening after the Legislature’s general counsel certified...

AP Week in Pictures: North America | June 17 - 23, 2022

JUNE 17 - 23, 2022 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from North America made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. T...

From joy to anger, faith leaders react to Roe's reversal

Religious Americans are deeply divided in their views on abortion, and reactions from faith leaders ranged from elation to anger after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ...

Athletes react to the Supreme Court's abortion decision

U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe expressed her anger Friday over the Supreme Court's decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights t...

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software. The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to...

AP Week in Pictures: Global | June 18-24, 2022

June 18-24, 2022 From soldiers holding flares as they attend the funeral of activist and soldier Roman Ratushnyi, who died in a battle near Izyum, where Russian and Ukrainian troops ...

US: Afghan national freed from Guantanamo Bay after 15 years

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan prisoner held in U.S. custody for nearly 15 years has been released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a federal court ruled that he was unlawfully detained, the...

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

The arrival of the compact disc nearly killed off record albums, with vinyl pressing machines sold, scrapped and dismantled by major record labels. Four decades later, with resuscit...

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...

Vitali Klitschko fake tricks Berlin mayor in video call

A video call between Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey and a man pretending to be Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko broke off as suspicion grew he was an imposter, the Berlin Senate Chancellery said on Friday. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

JUNE 17- JUNE 23, 2022 From the war in Ukraine to Budapest's Aquatics World Championships, the Royal Ascot race, western Europe's first heat wave and South Africa’s President Cyril R...