Used to giving orders, Kansas abortion foes can’t cut a deal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents who’ve become used to giving orders to Kansas lawmakers on the exact wording of n...
15:27 28 February 2022

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans support Equal Rights Amendment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaVonne Hirashima had two children by the time she was 20 and no time to get a college degree. Inste...
13:01 24 February 2022

Lawmakers target slavery clause in Minnesota Constitution

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Spurred by a police chief, Minnesota lawmakers launched a drive Thursday to remove from the state...
20:31 20 February 2022

House acts to remove deadline for Equal Rights Amendment

WASHINGTON — In a bid to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, the House on Thursday approved a measure removing a 1982 deadline for state ratification a...
17:01 13 February 2022

Ideas for amending Russian Constitution aired for Putin

MOSCOW — A meeting Thursday chaired by President Vladimir Putin on amending the Russian Constitution featured proposed changes on a variety of topics,...
16:17 13 February 2022

Haitian president lays out terms for deal with opposition

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — President Jovenel Moise said Friday that he is optimistic that negotiations with a coalition of his political opponents will s...
2:45 8 February 2022

Kansas anti-abortion measure fails; Medicaid plan targeted

TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican lawmakers in Kansas failed to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot Friday, and abo...
1:49 8 February 2022

Appeals court dismisses Democrats’ lawsuit against Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday dismissed one of several ongoing lawsuits charging that President Donald Trump has illega...
18:02 7 February 2022

Abortion is unlikely complication in Senate race in Kansas

OLATHE, Kan. — A fight in the Kansas Legislature over protecting its power to restrict abortion has become an unlikely complication in the Republican ...
20:42 5 February 2022

No sanctions for Montana lawmaker over socialism comments

HELENA, Mont. — The speaker of the Montana House conceded Wednesday that the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a Republican state represe...
20:12 5 February 2022

Montana lawmaker rejects resigning over socialism comments

HELENA, Mont. — A Montana lawmaker on Monday rejected legislative leaders' call for his resignation over his assertion that the U.S. Constitution allo...
16:27 4 February 2022

Democratic AGs sue to force US to adopt ERA in Constitution

RICHMOND, Va. — Three Democratic state attorneys general sued a U.S. government official Thursday, seeking to force him to recognize Virginia’s recent...
21:11 30 January 2022

Russia’s Putin remains secretive about his future role

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin remained tight-lipped about his future role Wednesday as he fast-tracks a set of constitutional changes wide...
17:41 22 January 2022

Battle for India’s new citizenship law moves to top court

NEW DELHI — India's top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nat...
7:59 22 January 2022

Putin’s moves leave Russian opposition with few options

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin played it differently this time.
7:53 18 January 2022

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could ke...
20:28 15 January 2022

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous victory ...
18:40 15 January 2022

Trump gets woman’s suit delayed until NY top court weighs in

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump got a reprieve Tuesday in a former “Apprentice” contestant's lawsuit over his response to her sexual assault allegat...
23:38 7 January 2022

Lawsuit seeks to ease adoption of Equal Rights Amendment

BOSTON — Supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment have filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts aimed at clearing a legal path for adoption of the lon...
21:29 7 January 2022

Taiwan president: Island’s democracy under threat from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that the self-governing island's democracy remains under direct threat from rival China,...
10:41 29 December 2022

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

BANGKOK — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's c...
1:13 15 December 2021

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

WASHINGTON — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding...
19:43 7 December 2021

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

WASHINGTON — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nan...
22:32 5 December 2021

Of founders and findings: What to watch on impeachment

WASHINGTON — Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission.
5:55 4 December 2021

Japan’s ex-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone dead at 101

TOKYO — Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a giant of his country’s post-World War II politics who pushed for a more assertive Japan wh...
4:48 29 November 2021

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had b...
5:03 17 November 2021

California sued again for requiring women on company boards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors is facing a seco...
16:34 13 November 2021

AP Explains: Why is Evo Morales facing protests in Bolivia?

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia is being wracked by its biggest protests in decades following a disputed Oct. 20 election in which President Evo Morales dec...
5:01 8 November 2021

Experts: White House has dubious reasons to ignore subpoenas

The impeachment process is fundamentally unfair. Congress lacks authority to investigate the president. Witnesses should have executive branch lawyers...
20:41 4 November 2021

The Latest: White House denounces Dems’ ‘unhinged’ obsession

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment resolution (all times local):
15:45 31 October 2021