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FILE - A handgun from a collection of illegal guns is reviewed during a gun buyback event in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 22, 2021. The Supreme Court, Thursday, June 23, 2022, struck down a restrictive New York gun law in a major ruling for gun rights. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, FIle)

Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, With Nation Divided

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, ...
Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas

Law Officers Testifying for Committee on Uvalde Shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A legislative committee investigating the deadly shooting at a Texas elementary school ...
Amazon warehouse

Foundations Embrace Organized Labor with $20 Million Plan

Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grant ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Synagogue Challenges Florida Abortion Law Over Religion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A new Florida law prohibiting abortion after 15 weeks with some ...
senior from Enloe High School Malika Mobley

Students of Color Push Back on Calls for Police in Schools

After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost ...
Jenny Leung, executive director of the Chinese Culture Center

Chinatowns More Vibrant After Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

The last week of April was a whirlwind for San Francisco's Chinatown ...
formerly sunken boat now on cracked earth

EXPLAINER: How Cities in the West Have Water Amid Drought

As drought and climate change tighten their grip on the American West, the sight of fountains, ...
People fleeing from heavy shelling board an evacuation train

‘They Ruined Everything’: Fleeing the Devastation in Ukraine

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Houses on fire. Artillery blasting through thick apartment walls. People hiding in ...
FILE - Shannon Brewer, Jackson Women's Health Organization director, sits in her office at the Jackson, Miss., clinic on May 19, 2021. She believes politicians advocating to end abortion are also trying to eliminate resources for single mothers. As a Black woman and a mother of six, she said she understands the experiences of women seeking abortion. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File, File)

With Abortion in Jeopardy, Minority Women Have Most to Lose

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already ...
FILE - State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lawmakers in 19 States Want Legal Refuge for Trans Youth

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California's lead ...
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Key Players Urge Accountability for Atrocities in Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time, key players seeking accountability for atrocities during the ...
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Proposal to Expand Units Allowed on Housing Lots Becomes Law

Maine Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday signed into law a bill that expands the number of ...
A man waits at a shelter for migrants

High Court Could Free Biden to End Trump Asylum Policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden ...
Incarcerated students

California Inmates Study at 1st College Based Behind Bars

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Behind a fortress wall and razor wire and a few feet ...
A police officer stands watch at the entrance of 36th Street Station after multiple people were shot on a subway train, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

Nets Donate $50,000 to Recovery After Subway Shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets held a moment of silence before their play-in game ...
A person passes a memorial near the location of a mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 4, 2022. Multiple people were killed and injured in the shooting a day earlier. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California May Empower Citizens to Sue Over Illegal Firearms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stung by a deadly mass shooting Sunday mere blocks from the state ...
An Ecuadorian immigrant

New Rules Aim to Decide US Asylum Cases in Months, Not Years

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new procedures to handle asylum claims at the U.S. southern ...
covers the shattered window

Russia-Ukraine War: Key Things to Know About the Conflict

The battle for Ukraine's strategic port of Mariupol raged on Monday, as Ukraine rejected a Russian ...
Florida House Representative Michele Rayner delivers an impassioned speech

Disney Workers Plan Walkout to Protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week ...
A man speaks with a police officer

Bomb-Threatened Black Schools Eligible for Security Grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historically Black colleges and universities victimized by recent bomb threats are now eligible ...
Sen. Martin Heinrich

VA Proposal to Close Rural Health Clinics Spurs Opposition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released a list of community-based ...
A child looks out a steamy bus window

Russian Attack on Hospital Stirs Outrage as Talks Stall

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on a Mariupol maternity hospital that killed three people ...
Activists hold signs

Native Americans Fret as Report Card Released on 2020 Census

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Plans for the 2020 census were set well in advance to ensure ...
A man carries an elderly woman

Russia-Ukraine War: Some Key Developments in the Conflict

Two million people — half of them children — have fled Ukraine in the less than ...
President Barack Obama, center, walks as he holds hands with Amelia Boynton Robinson

In Selma, Foot Soldier’s Kin Boosts Youth Voting Rights Role

For longer than Elliott Smith can recall, annual commemorations of the historic voting rights marches from ...
homeless encampment

Newsom Proposes to Force Some Homeless People Into Treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor proposed a plan Thursday to offer more services to homeless ...
Police detain demonstrators

Sorting Fact, Disinformation Amid Russian War on Ukraine

Associated Press journalists around Ukraine and beyond are documenting military activity during Russia's invasion. With disinformation ...
Ukrainian volunteers

Russia-Ukraine War: What to Know as Russians Advance on Kyiv

A Russian military convoy threatening Kyiv is far bigger than initially thought, with satellite images from ...
Family members hug

Volunteers Extend Help to Thousands of Refugees From Ukraine

SIRET, Romania (AP) — Sitting with her teenage daughter in a hotel foyer in northern Romania, ...
courtroom sketch

Timeline of Events Since George Floyd’s Arrest and Murder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events beginning with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, ...
John Lewis, left, and his wife, Lillian, lead a march of supporters

Foundation Named for Late Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation named for U.S. Rep. John Lewis and his wife has been ...
A construction crane

Parkland Victim’s Dad Scales Crane Near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after 17 students and others were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas ...
Sheree Allen poses at the Raise Up offices

Young Workers Give Unions New Hope

After decades of decline, U.S. unions have a new reason for hope: younger workers ...
Camp Amache

Utah Senator Blocks Internment Camp Designation, Draws Ire

DENVER (AP) — On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the forced internment of 120,000 ...
Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, gestures during the House session at the Capitol Tuesday Feb. 8, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Republicans in the Virginia House defeated measures Tuesday that would have let voters decide whether to strip legally outdated language prohibiting gay marriage from the state Constitution and automatically restore the voting rights of felons who have served their terms. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia GOP Blocks Gay Marriage, Voting Rights Proposals

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republicans in the Virginia House defeated measures Tuesday that would have let ...
The back side of a statue depicting Chief Tomochichi

Muscogee Dismayed by Nearly Naked Statue of Georgia Ancestor

ATLANTA (AP) — There's a problem with putting someone on a pedestal: Exposed on all sides, ...
Autherine Lucy Foster, center, the first Black person to attend University of Alabama, discussing her return to campus following mob demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala

Alabama Building to Share Names of KKK Leader, Black Student

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama building named for a former governor who led ...
The Mississippi director for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Tyler Harden, tells an audience of reproductive rights supporters that efforts to limit abortion access are "just another form of oppression" for women of color, at a rally in Smith Park Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Minority Women Most Affected if Abortion is Banned, Limited

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you are Black or Hispanic in a conservative state that already ...
Prison

California Moves to Dismantle Nation’s Largest Death Row

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who three years ago placed a moratorium on ...
a hallway

EXPLAINER: New Federal Law Targets Medical Bill Surprises

Patients worried about getting hit with an unexpected bill after emergency care gained a layer of ...