Colorado GOP Deals Blow to Election Denial Movement

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday rejected two of the state’s most prominent voter deniers, a setback for the movement seeking to install those who echo former President Donald Trump’s lies about massive voter fraud in office. who oversee the vote. Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who gained national notoriety after her felony indictment … Read more

Turkey raises its objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending a deadlock that had marred the opening of a leaders’ summit in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis. in decades, caused by the war in Ukraine. After urgent high-level talks with the leaders of the three countries, alliance … Read more

Court throws out Flint water charges against former governor and others

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court dismissed the charges Tuesday. against former Governor Rick Snyder and others in the flint water scandalsaying a judge sitting like a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s a staggering defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office in … Read more

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said on Monday that a high school football coach kneeling and praying on the field after games was constitutionally protected, a decision opponents say would open the door to “much more coercive prayer” in public schools. Court ruled 6-3 for the technician with the conservative magistrates in the majority … Read more

G-7 to back pursuit of Russian oil price cap and tariff hikes

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are pledging long-term support for Ukraine, and the United States is preparing to announce the purchase of an advanced surface-to-air missile system for Kyiv. The leaders are also set to announce a deal to seek a cap on the price of Russian oil, raise tariffs … Read more

Gay Pride parades continue with new urgency in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Pride parades kicked off Sunday in New York City and across the country with glittering confetti, cheering crowds waving rainbow flags and new fears of losing freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere came just two days after a conservative Supreme … Read more

Russia attacks Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia broke weeks of relative calm in the capital of Ukraine with long-range missiles fired at Kyiv early Sunday morning, an apparent show of force by the Kremlin as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen its military and economic support for Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the missiles hit … Read more

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday removed women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for the lives of Americans after nearly half a century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s annulment of the landmark court ruling is likely lead to abortion bans in about half of the states. The … Read more

The Ukrainian army leaves the city battered by fortified positions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — After weeks of fierce fightUkrainian forces have begun withdrawing from a besieged city in the country’s east to move into stronger positions, a regional official said on Friday, marking four months into Russia’s invasion. The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the administrative center of the Luhansk region, comes after relentless Russian bombardment … Read more

The European Union makes Ukraine a candidate for EU membership

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Thursday to put Ukraine on the path to EU membership, moving with unusual speed and unity to move the beleaguered country away from Russian influence and closer to the West. Meeting at a summit in Brussels, the leaders of the 27 EU nations won the unanimous approval required … Read more