TRUMP'S LEGAL TROUBLES MOUNT DURING THE WEEK
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It’s been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the ex-president works without protections the White House affords. The bravado that served Trump well in politics is less handy in a world where laws and evidence rule. This week alone, judges gave the side-eye to Trump's various claims — and a fraud probe that began when he was still president gave birth to an allegation-filled 222-page state lawsuit.
HEALTH OFFICIALS: 4.4 MILLION HAVE GOTTEN UPDATED COVID SHOT
UNDATED (AP) — U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count yesterday, even as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s claim that “the pandemic is over.” The White House said more than 5 million people got the new shot. It says the CDC estimate is lower because of lags in state reporting.
HOUSE APPROVES POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY PACKAGE
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have pushed through a long-sought policing and public safety package after overcoming internal differences on key legislation in their election-year pitch. The four bills passed in succession — and with bipartisan support. They now go to the Senate where their fate is less certain. The legislation is aimed at easing some of the concerns raised after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020. His murder sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
MONTANA RESTORES RIGHT TO CHANGE GENDER ON BIRTH DOCS
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state health department in Montana has restored the ability for transgender people to apply to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate. The change comes after a judge blocked enforcement of a law that would have required applicants to have surgery first. The gender designation forms are available on the department’s website. But processing them can take months, depending on the circumstances.