Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Tuesday began a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights, a move forced by two Republican activists even though the margin was so large that the recount won’t change the outcome. Nine of the state’s 105 counties are doing the recount at … Read more

South Korean leader: Seoul won’t seek its own nuclear deterrence | Health, Medicine & Fitness

South Korean leader: Seoul won’t seek its own nuclear deterrence |  Health, Medicine & Fitness

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear threats, as he urged the North to return to dialogue aimed at exchanging denuclearization steps for economic benefits. … Read more

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new restrictions — like banning lawn … Read more

Cheney braces for loss as Trump tested in Wyoming and Alaska

Cheney braces for loss as Trump tested in Wyoming and Alaska

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a leader in the Republican resistance to former President Donald Trumpis fighting to save her seat in the US House on Tuesday as voters weigh in on the direction of the GOP. Cheney’s team is bracing for a loss against a Trump-backed challenger in the state in … Read more

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

Feds oppose unsealing affidavit for Mar-a-Lago warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday rebuffed efforts to make public the affidavit supporting the search warrant for former President Donald Trump’s estate in Florida, saying the investigation “implicates highly classified material” and the document contains sensitive information about witnesses. The government’s opposition came in response to court filings by several news organizations, … Read more

Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Asian shares mostly higher, echoing Wall Street rebound |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

By YURI KAGEYAMA – AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday after a rebound on Wall Street, despite regional investor risks reflected in negative economic data out of China. The benchmark in Tokyo was little changed, erasing earlier gains, but indexes in South Korea, Australia and China gained in morning trading. … Read more

Trump Org. CFO expected to plead guilty in NY tax case

Trump Org.  CFO expected to plead guilty in NY tax case

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief is expected to plead guilty as soon as Thursday in a tax evasion case that is the only criminal prosecution to arise from a long-running investigation into the former president’s company, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg … Read more

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders |  Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Pray. (AP) — Oregon’s chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. The unprecedented action comes as Oregon’s unique … Read more

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western US hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than flows through it, depleting … Read more

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with a delegation of US Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but details of the meeting were not immediately released. … Read more