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US appeals court to rehear Tennessee abortion ban argument

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded historic arguments over abortion, a federal appeals court signaled it might be willing to allow yet another restrictive...
Dec. 2, 2021

EXPLAINER: What are the rules for travelers entering the US?

President Joe Biden’s latest measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will increase the hassle factor of flying into the United States, even for American citizens returning from overseas. Beginning...
Dec. 2, 2021

Police: Man arrested in Jacqueline Avant case

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence...
Dec. 2, 2021

Court hears debate over accused synagogue shooter's words

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre defendant’s statements at the scene and at a hospital should be allowed at trial, prosecutors told a federal judge in a new...
Dec. 2, 2021

Ex-Epstein staffer testifies underage girls visited mansion

NEW YORK (AP) — A former housekeeper testified Thursday that two women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as underage teens were repeated visitors to his Palm...
Dec. 2, 2021

Police plan to announce update in Jacqueline Avant case

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Police plan to announce an update Thursday in the fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant,...
Dec. 2, 2021

UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and...
Dec. 2, 2021

4 officers denied immunity over 2017 fatal arrest attempt

PHOENIX (AP) — Four Phoenix police officers were denied qualified immunity in a lawsuit over the death of a Black man during a 2017 arrest attempt in which one officer...
Dec. 2, 2021

Women's tennis' China stance could be unique, cost millions

WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not set out to lead the way for how sports should confront China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend...
Dec. 2, 2021

EPA outlines $7.4B for water infrastructure headed to states

WASHINGTON (AP) — States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that...
Dec. 2, 2021

Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500...
Dec. 2, 2021

South Dakota woman sentenced in 1981 death of infant son

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge on Thursday sentenced a woman to 10 years in the state prison system for her infant son's 1981 death that went...
Dec. 2, 2021

Germany's Merkel at farewell ceremony: Don't tolerate hate

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office. Merkel was...
Dec. 2, 2021

Live updates: Brazil confirms 2 new cases of omicron variant

Brazil’s Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed two more cases of the new variant of the coronavirus omicron in the country. They are two people who boarded in South Africa,...
Dec. 2, 2021

Second brother testifies Smollett paid for staged attack

CHICAGO (AP) — A second man testified Thursday that Jussie Smollett plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself and paid the man and his brother to carry it out,...
Dec. 2, 2021

Prosecutor: Gun was 'freely available' to Michigan shooter

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went...
Dec. 2, 2021

Jury for officer's trial in Daunte Wright death reaches 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with a 10th juror seated ahead of...
Dec. 2, 2021

Indigenous gamers advocate for representation and education

(RNS) — Marlon Weekusk, a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation from Saskatoon, in central Canada, is known by his icon: a howling white wolf that has held significance...
Dec. 2, 2021

Oregon officials ask public help to find killers of 8 wolves

Officials in Oregon are asking for public assistance to locate the person or persons responsible for poisoning eight wolves in the eastern part of the state earlier this year. The...
Dec. 2, 2021

Pushing COVID-19 boosters, Biden says 'we need to be ready'

BETHESDA (AP) — With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases predicted this winter, President Joe Biden on Thursday appealed for Americans to get their boosters and get behind his plan to...
Dec. 2, 2021

AP Sports Digest

The highlights of Thursday's AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, https://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan . You...
Dec. 2, 2021

Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude...
Dec. 2, 2021

Parents of Georgia Tech student shot by officer settle suit

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer four years ago have settled a lawsuit against the university for $1 million, their...
Dec. 2, 2021

Libyan court says Gadhafi's son can run for president

CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan court on Thursday overturned a decision by the country’s top electoral body that disqualified the son of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running...
Dec. 2, 2021

Live updates: Zimbabwe reports 1st case of new virus variant

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga, who is also the health minister, says the southern African country has recorded the omicron variant, making it the fifth African country...
Dec. 2, 2021

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