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Trump-backed candidates face scrutiny after minimal vetting

Trump-backed candidates face scrutiny after minimal vetting

WASHINGTON (AP) — One has been accused of assaulting another White House aide. Another allegedly threatened his ex-wife’s life, exaggerated claims of financial success and alarmed business associates with his erratic behavior.
Abortions resume in some Texas clinics after judge halts law

Abortions resume in some Texas clinics after judge halts law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions quickly resumed in at least six Texas clinics on Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S.
Biden to expand 2 Utah national monuments cut by Trump

Biden to expand 2 Utah national monuments cut by Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden will expand two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of long-running public lands tug-of-war between presidential administrations, the state’s governor said Thursday. Gov.

Hot tub on wheels: Suit says party vehicle lacks pool permit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee entrepreneur whose hot tub on wheels is one of downtown Nashville’s best-known party vehicles has been told to stop operating a public swimming pool without a permit, a lawsuit says.
Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge in Nevada has sided with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas.
Court rules Polish Constitution has primacy over EU laws

Court rules Polish Constitution has primacy over EU laws

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's constitutional court ruled Thursday that Polish laws have supremacy over those of the European Union in areas where they clash, a decision likely to embolden the country's right-wing government and worsen its already tr
Alabama swamped, 4 killed in floods from slow-moving front

Alabama swamped, 4 killed in floods from slow-moving front

PELHAM, Ala.

Magnitude 6.1 quake shakes Tokyo area; no tsunami danger

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake registering a preliminary 6.1 magnitude shook the Tokyo area on Thursday night, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami.
Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the death toll continued to creep higher.
Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

Judge orders Texas to suspend new law banning most abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S.