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Suspects charged over puzzling needle attacks in France

Suspects charged over puzzling needle attacks in France

PARIS (AP) — Several suspects around France have been detained or given preliminary charges in recent days for allegedly pricking people with a needle in nightclubs or at concerts, following a surge in needle attacks that have confounded authorities
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade .

Bulgarian lawmakers vote to unblock N Macedonia's EU bid

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s parliament voted Friday to lift a veto that has long blocked European Union membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, raising fresh hopes that the bloc can now press on with its expansion plans in the
UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics .
Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday easily approved a bipartisan gun violence bill that seemed unthinkable just a month ago, clearing the way for final congressional approval of what will be lawmakers' most far-reaching response in decades to th
Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake

Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people
Uvalde victim's sister pleads for tougher gun laws in Texas

Uvalde victim's sister pleads for tougher gun laws in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Well before the sun came up Thursday, Jazmin Cazares sat on her sister’s bed and wept for the 9-year-old killed in the Uvalde school rampage one month ago.
1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and hosting a dramatic Oval Office showdown in whi
Feds search Trump-era official's home, subpoena GOP leaders

Feds search Trump-era official's home, subpoena GOP leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents searched the home of a former top Justice Department official and seized records from key Republicans across the country linked to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, in an apparent escalation of inv
Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

In a major expansion of gun rights, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have a right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a ruling likely to lead to more people legally armed in cities and elsewhere