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California takes steps to lure companies away from red states
The state's proposed budget includes an item that incentivizes companies in red states to relocate jobs to California.
By Alec Regimbal
A Calif. progressive DA beat back tough-on-crime backlash. How?
Why did Harris backtrack on saying Biden is running in 2024?
Do mask mandates work? Bay Area data from June says no.
Bay Area & State
SF school board votes to keep contested school mural uncovered
Newsom further stirs 2024 speculation with Florida ad buy
Students and faculty blast Stanford admin over Roe v. Wade letter
Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice, and she took the place...
By MARK SHERMAN
McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The...
By KEVIN FREKING and ALAN FRAM
Supreme Court: Biden can end Trump-era asylum policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday the Biden administration can scrap a Trump-era immigration policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration courts, a victory for a White House that still must address...
By JESSICA GRESKO and ELLIOT SPAGAT
Infrastructure law tapped for neighborhoods hurt by transportation policy
For decades, planners and politicians have spent money to carve highways through disadvantaged neighborhoods. On Thursday, the Transportation Department launched a grant program and restoration effort meant to undo some of that damage. Federal...
By Michael Laris
How Trump World pressures witnesses to toe the line
As rumors flew in the spring of 2018 that Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen was preparing to flip on his former boss and offer potentially damaging testimony to federal prosecutors, Cohen received an email. "You are 'loved,' " read the...
By Rosalind S. Helderman, Josh Dawsey and Jacqueline Alemany
Vermont US Sen. Leahy undergoes surgery on broken hip
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont underwent surgery Thursday after he broke his hip in a fall at his home, according to his spokesman. The 82-year-old Democrat fell Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia, a statement said. Doctors determined the...
By WILSON RING
Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were elected Thursday to start in the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. The pair were chosen under new rules that give starting spots to the top...
Florida judge blocks new law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks
A Florida judge on Thursday announced that he will block a new law to ban abortions in the state after 15 weeks of pregnancy, saying the measure violates the privacy provision of the state's constitution. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said...
By Lori Rozsa
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in Thursday as the Supreme Court's 116th justice and its first Black woman on the bench, a historic change for an institution that for the first time is no longer composed of a majority of White men....
By Robert Barnes
Supreme Court decision may slow transition to cleaner energy
NEW YORK (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants could have far-reaching consequences for the energy sector — and make it harder for the Biden...
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
EXPLAINER: Why Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's climate change ruling on Thursday is likely to hinder President Joe Biden's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to make the U.S. a global leader again in the fight to...
By MATTHEW DALY
Yellowstone will reopen most of northern loop this weekend
Yellowstone National Park officials announced Thursday that its northern loop will reopen on July 2, less than three weeks after the park suffered severe flood damage. With 93% of the park's road system now open, the temporary alternating license...
By Natalie B. Compton
Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking...
By The Associated Press
Woman accused of killing pro cyclist is captured in Costa Rica, authorities say
The woman suspected of killing a professional cyclist over a romantic entanglement was captured in a Costa Rican hostel on Wednesday, ending her 43-day run from authorities. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested on Santa Teresa Beach in...
By Lateshia Beachum, María Luisa Paúl and James Bikales
Supreme Court clears Biden to shut down Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy for asylum seekers
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for the Biden administration on a controversial immigration policy, saying it had the authority to reverse a Trump-era initiative that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are reviewed...
By Robert Barnes