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Court battles continue across South in wake of Roe decision

Jul. 05, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys argued over abortion laws Tuesday in three Southern states in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that gave states the power to limit or outlaw the termination of pregnancies. In Mississippi, a judge held a hearing but didn’t say how or when...

After West Virginia opioid verdict, another case postponed

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial in a lawsuit accusing three major U.S. drug distributors of causing a health crisis throughout West Virginia was postponed Tuesday, a day after the companies prevailed in another case in the state. Attorneys who represented Cabell County and the...

In reversal, prosecutors say R. Kelly off suicide watch

Jul. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly is no longer on suicide watch following the jailed R&B singer's sentencing in a federal sex abuse case, prosecutors said in court papers filed on Tuesday. The filing came in response to a claim last week by Kelly’s attorneys that the 55-year-old Kelly...

Wimbledon quarterfinalist Kyrgios due in court in Australia

Jul. 05, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios is due in court back home in Australia next month, and a lawyer representing him said Tuesday the “precise nature of” the allegations “is neither certain at this moment nor confirmed by either the prosecution or” the...

Turkish police break up LGBTQ Pride march; 30 detained

Jul. 05, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey's capital broke up an LGBTQ Pride march Tuesday and detained dozens of people. Turkish authorities have banned LGBTQ events, but around 50 people holding rainbow flags nevertheless marched toward a main park to mark the end of Pride Month. ...

Reports: Twitter challenges India order to block content

Jul. 05, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twitter on Tuesday challenged the Indian government in court over its recent orders to take down some content on the social media platform, media outlets reported. The lawsuit was filed in the Karnataka High Court in southern Bengaluru city and comes after the...

Judges dismiss Jewish couple's suit alleging adoption bias

Jul. 05, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel of Tennessee judges has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a couple who alleged that a state-sponsored Christian adoption agency refused to help them because they are Jewish. The lawsuit against the state challenged a 2020 law that installed legal...

Louisiana asks court to allow abortion ban enforcement

Jul. 05, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general asked the state's Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow enforcement of Louisiana's ban on most abortions. Louisiana's anti-abortion statutes include so-called triggers that were designed to instantly take effect once the U.S. Supreme...

Germany's CureVac files suit against vaccine rival BioNTech

Jul. 05, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German biotech company CureVac said Tuesday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival BioNTech for work that it says contributed to the development of the BioNTech-Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. BioNTech said its work is original and it would “vigorously” contest the...

Florida 15-week abortion ban reinstated after legal appeal

Jul. 05, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's new 15-week abortion ban was blocked and then quickly reinstated Tuesday after an appeal from the state attorney general in a lawsuit challenging the restriction. Judge John C. Cooper issued the order temporarily halting the law after reproductive...