U.S. News

Mayor

Fatigue and frustration as final do-over mayoral election looms in Connecticut’s largest city

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — It’s been nearly four months since a judge tossed out the results of a Democratic mayoral primary in Connecticut’s largest city due to allegations of ballot stuffing, sending voters repeatedly back to the polls and thrusting Bridgeport into an unflattering national spotlight. Many frustrated local voters say they just want it […]

Read More
Alabama

More Alabama IVF providers pause treatment after court ruling on frozen embryos | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Additional in vitro fertilization providers in Alabama paused services Thursday, sending patients scrambling to make other plans in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that said frozen embryos could be considered children under state law. Doctors and patients have been grappling with shock and fear this week as they try […]

Read More
Alabama

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses | #elections | #alabama

TOPEKA, Kan. — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. Lawmakers in at least six states have proposed […]

Read More
Alabama

Alabama IVF ruling puts spotlight on state plans for tax breaks and child support for fetuses | #elections | #alabama

TOPEKA, Kan. — The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far less dramatic laws and proposals from abortion foes across the U.S. Lawmakers in at least six states have proposed […]

Read More
Alabama

Alabama frozen embryos ruling: What it means for fertility treatments | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state. The decision was issued in a pair of wrongful death cases brought by three couples who had frozen embryos destroyed in […]

Read More
Alabama

Alabama IVF ruling may be an opening for Democrats in 2024 | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans joined Democrats in expressing alarm over a ruling this week by the Alabama Supreme Court that jeopardized future access to in vitro fertilization, giving allies of President Joe Biden new fuel for their efforts to center abortion access in the presidential election. “We’ve got to talk about making sure we […]

Read More
Alabama

Court cases lead to new voting districts in some states. Could it affect control of Congress? | #elections | #alabama

Since most Americans last voted for Congress, thousands of people have been added to certain voting districts — and subtracted from others — under new political maps enacted following court rulings. The sum of that redistricting math, assuming no major political shift in either major party’s direction, figures to provide at least a one-seat gain […]

Read More
Alabama

Ivey says ‘now is the time’ for a statewide vote on lottery and gambling bills | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey called Tuesday night for the creation of a limited school voucher program and announced support for two controversial measures before lawmakers this year: gambling legislation and absentee ballot restrictions. Lawmakers kicked off the 2024 legislative session with key votes on gambling, elections and education looming. Ivey used […]

Read More
Alabama

Alabama lawmakers push sweeping gambling bill that would allow lottery and casinos | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A group of Alabama lawmakers has unveiled a sweeping gambling bill that could authorize a state lottery and 10 casinos across the conservative Deep South By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press February 7, 2024, 8:43 PM ET • 4 min read MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A group of Alabama lawmakers unveiled a sweeping gambling bill Wednesday that […]

Read More
Alabama

Gambling, education, election bills before Alabama lawmakers in 2024 | State | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers return to Montgomery on Tuesday to begin the 2024 legislative session. Here are some issues to watch for as the session begins. EDUCATION VOUCHERS Republican Gov. Kay Ivey will back legislation creating education savings accounts, which typically allow parents to claim public money and use it for private school […]

Read More