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Police investigating fire at Colorado pregnancy center

Jun. 26, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado is being investigated as a possible arson, police in Longmont said. The fire at Life Choices was reported at 3:17 a.m. Saturday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade...

21 dead in South African nightclub; cause not yet known

Jun. 26, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police were investigating the deaths of at least 21 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday and authorities said most of the victims were minors as young as 13 years old It is unclear what led to the deaths of the...

Lynchburg Police investigate vandalism at pregnancy center

Jun. 26, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating vandalism at a pregnancy center that discourages women from having an abortion. Lynchburg Police on Saturday said the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center was spray painted with graffiti. The words “If abortion ain't safe, you...

Norway: Suspect in Pride Month attack won't talk to police

Jun. 26, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks, police and his defense lawyer said Sunday. The man, whom authorities described as a...

Albuquerque police say 2 homicides cases may be connected

Jun. 26, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect was in custody Sunday after two homicides in Albuquerque that may be connected, according to police. They said officers responded to a convenience store 7:45 a.m. Sunday and found the body of a man who had been shot. During their...

Providers argue Florida's privacy measure protects abortion

Jun. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50...

Abortion rights protest in Portland turns destructive

Jun. 26, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An abortion rights protest in Portland, Oregon turned destructive over the weekend, with some people marching down the street breaking windows on businesses and vehicles and scrawling graffiti, police said. Officers were monitoring the crowed but no one was...

North Macedonia: Police find 24 migrants, arrest 2 locals

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they discovered 24 migrants hiding in a van on a major highway in the country’s south Sunday and arrested two men as suspected people smugglers. The two Macedonian nationals, 50 and 47 years old, were identified only...

Man held for alleged torch attack during abortion protest

Jun. 26, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police arrested a man they said attacked an officer with a “makeshift flamethrower" or torch during a demonstration against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Michael Ortiz, 30, was arrested Friday night when he allegedly burned an officer who was...

SD gov: Bar abortion pills, but don't punish women for them

Jun. 26, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican governor pledged on Sunday to bar mail-order abortion pills but said women should not face prosecution for seeking them. In apparent defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away...