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  • Judge to hear arguments in challenge to Georgia abortion law

    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether Georgia’s restrictive new abortion law should be allowed to take effect while a legal challenge is pending. The law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. It allows for limited […]
  • Tennessee abortion clinics hope to defeat waiting period

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge will hear opening statements Monday in a lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before abortions. Five of the state’s seven abortion clinics are suing over the law, claiming it violates the U.S. Constitution. They will try to prove in federal court in Nashville that it places an undue […]
  • Florida man charged with making racist threats asks for bond

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist seeking to run for office in Virginia is asking to be released on bond, saying he is no flight risk. Daniel McMahon was scheduled to appear at a detention hearing Monday before a magistrate judge in federal […]
  • Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

    NEW YORK (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’ll tell U.S. President Donald Trump that the U.K.’s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations, and that the U.S. will have to open its markets to British goods if it wants to make a deal. Johnson said he […]
  • Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

    CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii (AP) — At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands’ most abundant and vibrant coral reefs thrives just […]
  • UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

    NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the Gulf kingdom’s defenses. But the Conservative prime minister also said the U.K. would […]
  • Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

    BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.3% to 2,967.01 in early trading Monday while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twisted reality on guns, environment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is twisting reality on gun control and the environment. Pressed over the weekend for his position on gun legislation, the president declined to answer whether he would support expanded background checks in the wake of deadly mass shootings and blamed Democrats in Congress for “doing nothing” on the issue. […]
  • At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump’s latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three […]
  • In UN building, Trump sees a real estate deal that got away

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump visits the United Nations building in New York this week, he won’t be focused only on the global challenges facing the world body — he’s still reliving the real estate deal there that got away. More than a decade later, Trump vividly recalls the overtures he made to […]