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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 17, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

US says SkyWest employee subjected to sexual harassment

Aug. 17, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The federal government is suing SkyWest Airlines on behalf of a former employee who says co-workers sexually harassed her, including asking her for sex and making explicit comments about rape in her presence. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a...

Court: BIA owes damages for officer impregnating woman

Aug. 17, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs can be held responsible for damages awarded to a Montana woman who became pregnant after an on-duty BIA officer used the threat of criminal charges to coerce her into having sex, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled. The woman,...

Police: Investigation focused on Black separatist group

Aug. 17, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia-based Black separatist group is being investigated by federal and local authorities for a range of possible criminal offenses including drug and gun offenses, kidnapping and human trafficking, a detective testified Tuesday in a court hearing in suburban Atlanta....

Jury convicts Minnesota man in 1986 killing on Iron Range

Aug. 16, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A jury on Tuesday convicted a man charged with raping and killing a woman 36 years ago on Minnesota’s Iron Range in a case that was revived by genealogy database analysts. Michael Allan Carbo Jr., 54, of Chisholm, was charged with two counts of first-degree...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Aug. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Missourians will vote on recreational marijuana soon. Will politicians overrule them? Last week, Missourians learned a constitutional amendment that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana for anyone over 21 will...

Ex-Vegas teacher, pastor gets prison time in child sex case

Aug. 16, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas elementary school teacher and church pastor has been sentenced to six to 15 years in prison and lifetime supervision as a sex offender after pleading guilty to a child sex crime. Reynaldo Cruz Crespin, 59, apologized Monday before a Clark County...

Doctor who sexually abused patients kills himself in jail

Aug. 15, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a...

Judge: Legislature can intervene a little in abortion case

Aug. 15, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says the Idaho Legislature can intervene in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit targeting Idaho’s total abortion ban, but only to present evidence about emergency abortions performed in Medicaid-funded emergency rooms. In the written...

Nearly 200 prison employees arrested on job-related charges

Aug. 15, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 200 Georgia state prison employees have been arrested for job-related crimes since the beginning of 2020, according to a list obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Of the 195 Georgia Department of Corrections employees arrested through June 30, 143 are...