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Jul 1 5 tweets 2 min read
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the reach of the nation’s main anti-air pollution law that’s used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

@AP explains. The 6-3 ruling declared that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate emissions from plants that contribute to global warming.

Power plants account for roughly 30% of carbon dioxide output.
Jun 30 4 tweets 2 min read
AP-NORC poll: About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged for a crime for his role in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. The poll shows 48% of U.S. adults say Trump should be charged with a crime, while 31% say he should not be. Eighty-six percent of Democrats but only 10% of Republicans say Trump should be charged.
Jun 29 5 tweets 3 min read
Through tears and anger, R. Kelly's accusers told a court he preyed on them and misled his fans.

The fallen R&B star listened with downcast eyes as he awaited sentencing on his federal sex trafficking conviction. Quote: "You made me do... A Brooklyn federal court jury found Kelly, 55, guilty of racketeering and other counts last year at a trial that was seen as a signature moment in the #MeToo movement.
Jun 29 6 tweets 4 min read
Today marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale in the U.S.

The release ushered in the age of the smartphone, altering the way we use the internet, communicate — and take photos. To capture a snapshot of that change, we asked more than a dozen @AP photographers across the world to capture an image on their phone and submit it.

Here is what they shared.
Jun 29 4 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: AP sources say the FBI has opened an investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them.… More than a dozen alleged victims have been interviewed in a federal probe exploring whether predator priests in New Orleans can be prosecuted under the Mann Act, an anti-sex trafficking law that prohibits taking anyone across state lines for illicit sex.
Jun 29 4 tweets 2 min read
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance faces its “biggest challenge” since World War II amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Stoltenberg was speaking at the start of the NATO summit being hosted by Spain in Madrid. At the NATO summit in Madrid, President Biden says the U.S. will enhance its military presence in Europe to send the message that the alliance is ‘strong and united.’
Jun 28 5 tweets 2 min read
Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced Tuesday for helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.

The sentencing is the culmination of a prosecution that detailed how the couple lured and exploited girls as young as 14.… In late December, Maxwell was convicted of luring teenage girls as young as 14 to be sexually abused by Epstein.

The verdict capped a monthlong trial and followed five full days of jury deliberations.…
Jun 27 4 tweets 1 min read
A Utah judge temporarily blocked the state's near-total abortion ban, after Planned Parenthood challenged a trigger law there.

It's the latest state where lawsuits are playing out after the fall of Roe v. Wade.… In South Carolina, a federal judge ruled that a ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy can take effect immediately there.…
Jun 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Until a June night 50 years ago, Watergate meant little more than an apartment complex.

Now, on the anniversary of the events that precipitated President Richard Nixon’s downfall, here’s a political quiz to see how well you know the story. First, test your knowledge of the scandal by filling in the blanks.

Hint: The burglars were wearing surgical gloves. On June 17, 1972, Democratic Party headquarters in the Water
Jun 17 6 tweets 3 min read
A war that began in winter has extended through spring. In the course of the last week, @AP photographers captured images of life amid the ruins in Ukraine.

Death is never too distant, but defiance is ever present, as well.… A journalist holds up a photograph of a Ukrainian serviceman found in the ruins of the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal, in Mariupol, in the territory which is under the control of the Government of the Donetsk People’s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Monday, June 13.
Jun 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Title IX’s reach extends beyond the U.S. border, allowing colleges to recruit international players who want to focus on academics and athletics. Serena Frolli from Italy has long dreamed of being an astronaut and a medal-winning middle-distance runner. Title IX is allowing her to try both.

"Why should I choose? That’s why I’m going to the United States.”…
Jun 17 5 tweets 2 min read
In its third hearing, the House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection detailed former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign to get his vice president, Mike Pence, to delay or reject the certification of Joe Biden's election victory on Jan. 6, 2021. Trump’s closest advisers viewed his last-ditch efforts to halt congressional certification of his loss as “nuts,” “crazy” and even likely to incite riots if Pence followed through, witnesses testified.
Jun 17 4 tweets 3 min read
President Joe Biden sat down with @AP to discuss the state of the economy, his concerns about the national mood and his commitment to standing up to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

Here are the takeaways from his first news media interview since February.… Speaking in a 30-minute Oval Office interview, the president said the American people are "really, really down" after a tumultuous two years with the pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging gasoline prices that are slamming family budgets.…
Jun 16 4 tweets 3 min read
When Hurricane Ida barreled through southeast Louisiana, it slammed into an area home to many Native American tribes, battering people already struggling to overcome decades of coastal erosion, the long shadow of discrimination and the pandemic. Native Americans have lived in the bayous of southeast Louisiana for hundreds of years and have strong connections to the land and waterways.

But coastal erosion has eaten away at their land and made them more vulnerable to storms.
Jun 16 5 tweets 3 min read
A recession is “not inevitable,” President Biden tells AP in an exclusive interview. Biden acknowledged Americans’ frustrations after a tumultuous two years of COVID and volatility in the economy, saying, “People are really, really down.” In a 30-minute Oval Office interview, Biden addressed the warnings that the U.S. could be headed for a recession.

He said "it's not inevitable" and that the U.S. is "in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation.”
Jun 16 4 tweets 3 min read
This coal mine in northern Greece, the country's largest, is ramping up its operations as the country scrambles to shore up its energy supply reserves following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Greek prime minister calls it a "short-term" measure — a sentiment echoed across Europe.

Meanwhile, climate goals on winding down coal production are on hold.
Jun 16 5 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: The French presidency says French President Macron, German Chancellor Scholz and Italian Premier Draghi are on their way to Kyiv.  They are expected to meet with Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy. BREAKING: Leaders of France, Germany, Italy arrive in Ukraine's capital Kyiv in joint show of support.
Jun 15 4 tweets 3 min read
Most Americans believe the U.S. has made at least some progress toward equality for women since Title IX passed in 1972, a new @APNORC / @womenshistory poll shows.

How much? It depends on who you ask. Men are more likely than women to say they see a great deal or a lot of progress for women since Title IX, and Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say so. Bar graph showing how women...
Jun 15 5 tweets 3 min read
The forces of fire and ice shaped Yellowstone National Park over thousands of years.

In just days, heavy rain and rapid snowmelt caused a dramatic flood that may forever alter the human footprint on the park’s terrain. A washed out bridge shown along the Yellowstone River with t The historic floodwaters that raged through Yellowstone this week, tearing out bridges and pouring into nearby homes, pushed a popular fishing river off course and may force roadways nearly torn away by torrents of water to be rebuilt in new places.
Jun 15 4 tweets 2 min read
The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to announce its largest interest rate hike since 1994 — a bigger increase than it had previously signaled and a sign that the central bank is struggling to restrain high inflation.… Ahead of the decision, U.S. stocks were on track for their first gains in nearly a week.

Economists say the Fed could raise its benchmark short-term rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, triple the usual increase.…
Jun 14 5 tweets 3 min read
After decades of tiny steps, the anti-abortion movement is ready for a potential ruling that may alter what access to abortion looks like in America. The Supreme Court is due to deliver a landmark ruling expected to seriously curtail or completely overturn the constitutional right to abortion.

With that, anti-abortion advocates across the U.S. have hope on their decades-long push against the procedure.