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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

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 effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Police: Carbon monoxide killed 3 tourists at Bahamas resort

Jun. 28, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning killed three U.S. tourists found dead at a resort in the Bahamas in May, police announced Tuesday. Authorities did not provide further details, saying the deaths were still under investigation. The victims had...

New indictments returned in Texas against convicted murderer

Jun. 28, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Four new capital murder indictments were returned Tuesday against a convicted murderer from the Dallas-area, with authorities now having brought charges against him in the deaths of 22 older women in Collin and adjoining Dallas County. A Collin County grand...

Jury is chosen to decide Florida school shooter's sentence

Jun. 28, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was tentatively chosen Tuesday for a penalty trial to decide whether Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz should be sentenced to death or get life in prison for the 2018 attack, capping a nearly three-month winnowing process that...

Parents plead guilty in death of their 2-year-old son

Jun. 28, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in an orchard days after they reported him missing in 2020 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges in his death, prosecutors said Tuesday. Briseida Sran and Sukhjinder Sran pleaded guilty Monday to...

EXPLAINER: Abortion, tech and surveillance

Jun. 28, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

Ex-US Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in deputy killing

Jun. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A former Air Force sergeant linked to an extremist movement and convicted last month in the 2020 killing of a federal security officer in the San Francisco Bay Area pleaded guilty to killing a sheriff's sergeant a week after he attacked a federal building. ...

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Jun. 28, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing...

Indiana woman gets 55 years in 3-year-old's beating death

Jun. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman convicted of murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison. A judge also sentenced 31-year-old Crystal Cox to two years of probation for the July 5, 2021, death of her son Zeus. ...

Judge told to recuse himself in former Texas officer's trial

Jun. 28, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A new judge must be assigned to oversee the murder case against a former Texas police officer after defense attorneys successfully argued that the initial judge must recuse himself. Retired Second Court of Appeals Justice Lee Gabriel issued the decision...