SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists for the federal government say documents that Georgia state regulators relied upon to conclude a proposed mine won't harm the nearby Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge contain technical errors and “critical shortcomings” that render them unreliable.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will ban most gender-affirming surgeries and hormone replacement therapies for transgender people under 18 with a new bill signed into law by Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday.Lawmakers gave final approval to Senate Bill 140 on Tuesday, despite impassioned pleas from Democrats and LGBTQ advocates against what has become the most fiercely contested bill of Georgia's 2023 legislative session.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman linked to a far-right extremist movement was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison for storming the U.S. Capitol, where she invaded then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office with other rioters.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota pollution and health officials made the case at the State Capitol on Thursday for legislation to restrict nonessential uses of “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, and for the $45.6 million that Gov.
For more than a month now, Donald Trump has been calling his main rival for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a pedophile. That’s not really an exaggeration. While Trump has refused to settle on a nickname for his primary rival,
President Biden recently touted the Federal Trade Commission's proposal to ban all non-compete agreements, which prevent employees who leave jobs from working for rival firms for a limited time. But the FTC's staggeringly broad proposal would stunt job growth and curb
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents will continue being unable to bypass lawmakers and put policy proposals on statewide ballots because a key senator killed a plan Thursday to create a new initiative process.
California lawmakers voted on Thursday to advance a bill that would penalize oil companies for “price gouging” — first-of-its-kind legislation pushed forward in recent months by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The SBX1-2 bill, sponsored by State Sen. Nancy Skinner (D), received the approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who experienced life in Chinese “re-education” camps for Uyghurs will be among the witnesses Thursday as a special House committee focused on countering China shines a light on human rights abuses in the country.
A federal judge has ordered an anonymous jury in former President Trump’s sexual battery civil trial next month, citing in part his call for protests as an indictment looms in a separate probe. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled on Thursday that the jurors need protection
The international body governing athletics like track and field, cross country and road running announced it will not allow female transgender athletes who had gone through male puberty to compete in female world ranking competitions. The World Athletics ban on male-to-female
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned Congress on Thursday against cutting the Pentagon's annual budget, arguing it would endanger U.S. security and reduce the nation's warfighting capabilities. In their most extensive
President Biden is making his first trip across the northern border as president, seeking to bolster the U.S.-Canada alliance on issues like the war in Ukraine, migration and climate change. Biden, who departs Thursday evening for Ottawa along with first lady Jill Biden, will
A coalition of 130 religious organizations is urging President Biden to discard the idea of returning to family detention to manage migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, amid reports that the idea was floated in the administration's internal deliberations. In a letter to Biden,
Top Russian official Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday said that any attempt to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin would be considered a “declaration of war” against the country amid Moscow’s ongoing invasion of neighboring Ukraine. In a Telegram post, Medvedev, the deputy
The Michigan Appeals Court has ruled that the parents of the gunman who shot and killed four students at a Michigan high school can stand trial for manslaughter. The court said in an opinion published Thursday that there is enough evidence for the parents of Ethan Crumbley to
Republicans have painted themselves into a corner in the debate over the upcoming vote to raise the country’s debt limit. President Biden says he wants a “clean” vote — that is, no discussion or deal on any other issues — while Republicans are loudly on record demanding
Most transgender adults in a new survey say their overall life satisfaction improved after they began living as a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth. In a wide-ranging poll released Thursday by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF),
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators reacting to the East Palestine train derailment proposed state oversight of wayside detectors that can spot railway defects, among other safety provisions, in a nearly $13.5 billion transportation budget that passed Thursday with bipartisan support.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock urged North Macedonia’s leaders Thursday to deliver on a pledge to amend the constitution to speed up the country's path toward European Union membership.
A group of more than a dozen free speech advocacy organizations sent a letter to members of Congress on Thursday to urge them against a potential nationwide ban on TikTok as the platform receives criticism over its data security and other practices. The 16 organizations, which
Ron DeSantis is building a near-bulletproof shield against criticism in the news. A pair of bills working their way through the Florida state legislature would make it easier to sue media outlets for defamation, and also shield records on how and where the Florida governor goes
President Trump on Thursday called for the removal of every law enforcement official currently leading investigations into him. A busy morning on social media for Trump was capped with a post suggesting the leads of four different investigations into his conduct be removed from
Despite higher markups throughout the economy that are contributing to stubbornly high inflation, corporate lawyers and bankers are arguing for further concentration in the private sector, and they’re calling out the individual regulators at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that the agency is reviewing its definition of a high-hazard flammable train in the wake of the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment. Buttigieg made the remarks in response to questioning from Senate Appropriations Committee
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is walking back his characterization of Russia’s war in Ukraine as a “territorial dispute,” following criticism from a number of fellow Republicans who expressed concern about the potential 2024 presidential candidate’s dismissive description of the conflict.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman's office said Thursday that he is expected to return soon to the chamber, although Democratic leaders are giving no timeline five weeks after he sought inpatient treatment for clinical depression.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Senate's banking committee on Thursday warned former chief executive officers at the failed Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank that they expect them to testify before the panel, saying in a letter to each: “you must answer for the bank's downfall.”
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Thursday signaled that Democrats have little interest in moving a discharge petition to force a House floor vote on a clean debt limit increase. He said it’s up to Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to bring forward a bill to
U.S. Capitol Police charged seven people with crowding, obstructing and incommoding stemming from an abortion-related protest outside the Capitol, police said on Thursday. Traffic was briefly blocked near the Capitol on Independence Avenue, near its intersection with New Jersey
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) denied authorizing force-feeding - a practice that international groups have said amounts to torture - during his time at Guantanamo Bay, according to a new interview. In an interview airing Thursday on "Piers Morgan Uncensored," DeSantis said the
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Authorities in Hungary would not arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin if he were to enter the country despite him being the subject of an international warrant for alleged war crimes in Ukraine, a Hungarian official said Thursday.
The Republican chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee displayed a subpoena to Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a Thursday hearing, demanding documents surrounding the chaotic and deadly U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan grand jury investigating Donald Trump over hush money payments met on other matters Thursday, further delaying a vote on whether or not to indict the former president, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Kristina Karamo, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, has doubled down amid backlash surrounding a tweet her party posted in which they compared gun reform to the Holocaust. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Karamo defended her party’s Holocaust-related