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Same-sex couples updating legal status after abortion ruling

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Emails and phone calls from same-sex couples, worried about the legal status of their marriages and keeping their children, flooded attorney Sydney Duncan’s office within hours of the Supreme Court’s decision eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The ruling last week didn’t directly affect the 2015 decision that paved the way for […]

Abortion, women’s rights grow as priorities: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — A new poll finds a growing percentage of Americans calling out abortion or women’s rights as priorities for the government in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, especially among Democrats and those who support abortion access. With midterm elections looming, President Joe Biden and Democrats will seek […]

N. Korea suggests balloons flown from South brought COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea suggested Friday its COVID-19 outbreak began in people who had contact with balloons flown from South Korea — a highly questionable claim that appeared to be an attempt to hold its rival responsible amid increasing tensions over its nuclear program. Activists for years have flown balloons across the border […]

Inflation hits record 8.6% for 19 countries using the euro

LONDON — Inflation in countries using the euro set another eye-watering record, pushed higher by a huge increase in energy costs fueled partly by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Annual inflation in the eurozone’s 19 countries hit 8.6% in June, surging past the 8.1% recorded in May, according to the latest numbers published Friday by the […]

Xi defends vision of Hong Kong on 25th anniversary of return

HONG KONG — China’s leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return with a speech Friday that emphasized Beijing’s control over the former British colony under its vision of “one country, two systems” – countering criticism that the political and civic freedoms promised for the next quarter-century have been largely erased under […]

Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address the growing number of people seeking refuge at America’s southern border. The ruling will have little immediate […]

Sonny Barger, figurehead of Hells Angels, dies at 83

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Sonny Barger, the leather-clad fixture of 1960s counterculture and figurehead of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who was at the notorious Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, has died. He was 83. Barger’s death was announced on his Facebook page late Wednesday. “If you are reading this message, you’ll know that I’m […]

Alabama cites abortion ruling in transgender medication case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youths. The case marks one of the first known instances in which a conservative state has tried to […]

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Woman, 2 children killed by suspected drunken driver
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'A disaster waiting to happen'
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In fire's wake, NM examines its prescribed forest burns
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Voting machines tested before and after NM elections
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Hand counts, machine tallies produce strikingly ... Hand counts, machine tallies produce strikingly similar results
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Experts: US Court fractures decades of Native American law
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APS: Progress made in handling of records requests
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Man arrested in suspected gang-related homicide in May
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‘Dispatch’ from 1947 offers another look at UFO incident
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FBI looking for man who robbed Sandia Casino
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The FBI and the Sandia Police ... The FBI and the Sandia Police Department are looking for a man who robbed the Sandia Resort and Casino on Friday night. Frank Fisher, ...