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Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law

Idaho governor signs abortion ban modeled on Texas law

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho on Wednesday became the first state to enact a law modeled after a Texas statute banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allowing it to be enforced through lawsuits to avoid constitutional court challenges.
Witness: Whitmer kidnapping aimed at stopping Biden win

Witness: Whitmer kidnapping aimed at stopping Biden win

A man who pleaded guilty to planning a kidnapping of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told jurors Wednesday that he and his allies wanted to attack before the 2020 election to prevent Joe Biden from winning the presidency.
Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies

Madeleine Albright, 1st female US secretary of state, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeleine Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated eastern Europe who rose to become the 1st female U.S.
Jackson seems headed for confirmation, says no 'agendas'

Jackson seems headed for confirmation, says no 'agendas'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced a barrage of Republican questioning Wednesday about her sentencing of criminal defendants, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks o
US finds Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine

US finds Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday made a formal determination that Russian troops have committed war crimes in Ukraine and said it would work with others to prosecute offenders, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Supreme Court tosses Wisconsin legislative voting maps

Supreme Court tosses Wisconsin legislative voting maps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out Wisconsin state legislative maps that were preferred by the state's Democratic governor and selected by Wisconsin’s top court. Republicans had complained that Gov.

Man arrested in car show shooting that killed 1, wounded 26

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man in a shooting at a car show that killed one person and left 26 wounded.
Poland orders expulsion of 45 Russians suspected of spying

Poland orders expulsion of 45 Russians suspected of spying

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland ordered the expulsion of 45 Russians whom the government identified as intelligence officers using their diplomatic status as cover to operate in the country, officials said Wednesday.
Louisiana sends National Guard to tornado disaster area

Louisiana sends National Guard to tornado disaster area

ARABI, La. (AP) — A tornado that menaced New Orleans flipped a schoolbus, ripped off rooftops and deposited a house with a family inside onto the middle of Prosperity Street. Two people were killed as the storm front blew across the South.
6 students killed in Oklahoma crash were in car that seats 4

6 students killed in Oklahoma crash were in car that seats 4

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — Six teenage students killed in a collision with a semi were riding in a small car with only four seats, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Wednesday.