Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, capping a … Read more

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 majority conservative to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was … Read more

Supreme Court gun decision: What to know and what’s next

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has issued its biggest gun rights ruling in more than a decade. Here are some questions and answers about what the Thursday decision does and does not do: WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON GUNS? The Supreme Court said that Americans have a right to carrys in … Read more

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr. The answer finally came Thursday night — and even Banchero didn’t know it until moments before the announcement of the Orlando Magic’s selection. “I had a feeling … Read more

Cement carbon dioxide emissions quietly double in 20 years

Heat trapping carbon dioxide emissions from making cement, a less talked about but major source of carbon pollutionhave doubled in the last 20 years, new global data shows. In 2021, worldwide emissions from making cement for buildings, roads and other infrastructure hit nearly 2.9 billion tons (2.6 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide, which is … Read more

Georgia’s Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is set to testify Tuesday at the House Jan. 6 committee about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could flip the state to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory Raffensperger, along with his deputy Gabe Sterling and Arizona’s state House Speaker … Read more

Yellowstone flooding rebuild could take years, cost billions

Created in 1872 as the United States was recovering from the Civil War, Yellowstone was the first of the national parks that came to be referred to as America’s best idea. Now, the home to gushing geysers, thundering waterfalls and some of the country’s most plentiful and diverse wildlife is facing its biggest challenge in … Read more

US Open updates: Fitzpatrick hangs on, wins US Open by 1

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the US Open (all times local): 7 pm Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick won the US Open, winning his first major on the same course where he took the US Amateur title nine years earlier. Fitzpatrick shot a 2-under 68 at The Country Club to finish the tournament at 6-under … Read more

Church shooting survivor: Gunman ‘disengaged,’ sat alone

The 70-year-old suspected gunman in a shooting that killed three people at an Alabama church sat by himself drinking liquor, rejecting offers to join the others gathered at the potluck dinner, before gunfire shattered the peace of the evening, a survivor recalled. “It felt like he was disengaged,” Susan Sallin, 73, said. Sallin was seated … Read more

Avalanche rout Lightning 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Cup Final

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar barely broke a smile after scoring his second goal and Colorado’s seventh of the night. He fist-bumped Mikko Rantanen to thank him for the pass and skated to the bench. He and the Avalanche are calm, confident and rolling. They’re now two wins from dethroning the two-time defending champions. Looking … Read more