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Report: 14 state police troopers discharged in past year

Jun. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A total of 14 Massachusetts State Police troopers have been kicked off the force or have resigned while under investigation in the past year for a variety of infractions including inappropriate texting, ethnic slurs, and sloppy oversight of weapons, according to a published...

Flyers' Oskar Lindblom wins Masterton Trophy

Jun. 15, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

Cancer survivor Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers was named Tuesday as the winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Lindblom returned to play in the NHL after undergoing treatment for a rare form of...

News executives protest Trump-era probe with Garland

Jun. 14, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post met Monday with Attorney General Merrick Garland to protest the Trump-era Justice Department's efforts to seize phone and email records of journalists. After the hourlong meeting in...

2010 murder conviction reversed in New Orleans

Jun. 14, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted of second-degree murder in New Orleans in 2010 won his freedom after prosecutors agreed to drop the case against him Monday. The Innocence Project New Orleans says the conviction of Kaliegh Smith in a fatal 2007 shooting was thrown...

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan

Jun. 12, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

The nation’s largest, most influential doctors’ group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in all realms of the medical establishment. The dissenters are a vocal...

Justice Dept. says it'll no longer seize reporters' records

Jun. 05, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Saturday that it no longer will secretly obtain reporters' records during leak investigations, a policy shift that abandons a practice decried by news organizations and press freedom groups. The reversal follows a pledge...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs military-friendly bills

Jun. 04, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed two bills Friday aimed at helping veterans transition to the civilian workforce and a third that helps children of active military members adjust to new schools. One of the bills expands an exemption...

VCU expels fraternity chapter after student death

Jun. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University announced the expulsion of a fraternity from campus Thursday following a pledge’s death from alcohol poisoning after a fraternity party. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the university’s student...

Another lawsuit challenges amended Montana campaign bill

Jun. 02, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed to challenge a new law that bans voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts on college campuses in Montana and also requires judges to recuse themselves from cases if they have received campaign donations from anyone involved in the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Diversity finds another enemy: The Florida Supreme Court In a coordinated effort to cater to the prejudiced elements of their voter base, Republican politicians in Florida and across the nation are...