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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 19, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. June 14, 2024. Editorial: Supreme Court rejects truth and justice by upholding the suspension of Monique Worrell The Florida Supreme Court set a terrifying precedent last week w hen upholding the suspension of State Attorney Monique Worrell. Six of...

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin is in trouble again as he's indicted for royal defamation

Jun. 18, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted and arraigned Tuesday on a charge of defaming the country’s monarchy in one of several court cases that have rattled Thai politics. He was granted bail. Thaksin is the unofficial power behind the party...

Unloaded weapons don't violate North Carolina safe gun storage law, appeals court says

Jun. 18, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An appeals court threw out convictions Tuesday against a North Carolina woman who was charged after a teenager fatally shot himself in her home, saying she was absolved because the weapon had been initially unloaded. State law makes it a crime for a gun owner...

Singer Justin Timberlake charged with driving while intoxicated in the Hamptons

Jun. 18, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Pop star Justin Timberlake was charged early Tuesday with drunken driving in a village in New York's Hamptons, after police said he ran a stop sign and veered out of his lane in the posh seaside summer retreat. The boy band singer-turned-solo star and actor...

New York's 'equal rights' constitutional amendment restored to ballot by appeals court

Jun. 18, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposed amendment to New York’s constitution barring discrimination based on “gender identity” and “pregnancy outcomes” was restored to the November election ballot Tuesday by a state appeals court. The court decision clears the way for a statewide...

Attorneys for Baltimore seek to keep crew members from bridge collapse ship from returning home

Jun. 18, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

Baltimore (AP) — Attorneys are asking a federal judge to prevent crew members on the cargo ship Dali from returning to their home countries amid ongoing investigations into the circumstances leading up to the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March. Eight of the...

Prosecutors try to link alleged bribes of Sen. Bob Menendez to appointment of federal prosecutor

Jun. 18, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors at the trial of Sen. Bob Menendez used the testimony of his former campaign manager on Tuesday to try to link alleged bribes of the Democrat to the appointment of New Jersey’s top prosecutor three years ago. Michael Soliman, a former top Menendez...

Jury deliberates in state case against man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband with hammer

Jun. 18, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge on Tuesday expelled from court the former partner of the conspiracy theorist charged with breaking into former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in 2022, banning her from the public gallery as the man's state trial wrapped up. Gypsy Taub, who has two...

Missouri attorney general says not so fast on freeing woman jailed for 43 years in 1980 killing

Jun. 18, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

Missouri top prosecutor asked a court Tuesday to put the brakes on releasing a woman from prison in a 1980 killing that her attorneys allege was committed by a now-discredited police officer. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey also said his office will ask the state appeals...

Republicans block bill to outlaw bump stocks for rifles after Supreme Court lifts Trump-era ban

Jun. 18, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would have outlawed bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down a ban on the rapid-fire gun accessory used in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Democrats tried to force a voice vote on...