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Union: Strike could cost 4 Atlantic City casinos $2.6M a day

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A week before it could walk out on strike against numerous Atlantic City casinos, the resort's main casino workers union warned that a strike could cost four casinos a total of $2.6 million a day in losses. Local 54 of the Unite Here union issued a report Friday ...

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 launch this September or October. But the agency's Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late delivering its ...

Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in the collapse of a silo Tuesday morning at the Agri-way Grain ...

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also entered pleas ...

Graduating Uvalde High School class remembers slain children

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Almost 300 high school seniors received their diplomas Friday in Uvalde in the shadow of the massacre of 19 elementary school students and two teachers one month earlier. The 288 red-gowned Uvalde High School seniors sat in 100-degree heat at the school stadium on the ...

NC ranch welcomes dinosaurs back for a second season

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After debuting last summer, the dinosaurs at Sweet Valley Ranch are ready to wake from their slumbers. Dinosaur World at Sweet Valley Ranch kicked off June 10. The attraction features animatronic dinosaurs with information and fun facts about each dinosaur for ...

California governor, lawmakers near deal on gas tax rebate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California taxpayers would get hundreds of dollars in cash to help offset the high price of fuel and other goods under a tentative budget compromise being discussed by legislative leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom. The plan would return a portion of California's ...

Arizona Legislature’s GOP members OK school vouchers for all

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona lawmakers approved a massive expansion of the private school voucher system Friday night as the Legislature pushed closer to ending the 2022 legislative session. The school vouchers measure passed as thousands of demonstrators rallied outside the Capitol to ...

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard ...

A look at 50 years of Supreme Court abortion decisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at some of the Supreme Court's major abortion rulings over the last 50 years. During that time, the court's membership and views on abortion regulations have changed. 1973 — The court legalizes abortion nationwide in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. 1976 — The ...

Indiana GOP leaders expect anti-abortion action this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state's abortion law during the Legislature's special session that is set to start next month. Leaders of the Republican-dominated Legislature said they were glad the U.S. Supreme ...

‘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 slumped in the embrace of her living room sofa. The words have morphed, sometimes touching ...

Youngkin said he will seek legislation on abortion

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday that he will seek legislation to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in comments shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Republican told The Washington Post he has asked four Republican ...

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. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views. Some believe ...

Noem plans special session after abortion ban triggered

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Friday announced plans for a special legislative session to bolster state law that triggered an immediate abortion ban after the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade The state's trigger law allows ...

Michigan’s top court urged to quickly address abortion ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged the Michigan Supreme Court to quickly determine whether abortion will be legal in the state, a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a national right to abortion. Abortion in Michigan is legal — for now — because a judge in May ...

Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion

The Supreme Court's decision Friday to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has only further fractured an already deep division between the states, where contentious legal battles are almost certain to erupt as legislatures and attorneys general grapple with the new landscape of ...

Supreme Court: The leaked abortion draft versus the opinion

BOSTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and ending constitutional protections for abortion hews closely to the leaked draft opinion that was published in May. Key passages in Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion and the final ruling released Friday are identical, ...

NC legislators want 20-week abortion ban to be restored

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein on Friday to act so a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy can be enforced in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion ...

Idaho will ban most abortions after US Supreme Court ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court with a 6-3 vote on Friday triggers a 2020 Idaho law banning all abortions except in cases of reported rape or incest, or to protect the mother's life. That law takes effect 30 days after the court's decision, ...