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Hogan directs police to suspend Maryland gun carry standard

Jul. 05, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan directed the state police Tuesday to suspend the state's “good and substantial reason” standard for permits to carry handguns after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month. Hogan said the New York law...

Chauvin faces sentencing on federal charges in Floyd killing

Jul. 05, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge will this week sentence former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for federal civil rights violations in the killing of George Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson on Tuesday set Chauvin's sentencing hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in St....

Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

Jul. 05, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new 15-week abortion ban days after it took effect in the state, an expected move following an oral ruling last week in which he said the law violated the state constitution. Judge John C. Cooper issued the...

Judge set to hear challenge of Mississippi abortion law

Jul. 05, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is holding a hearing Tuesday to consider a lawsuit filed by Mississippi's only abortion clinic, which is trying to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state. The law — which state lawmakers passed before the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 05, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 29, 2022. Editorial: A Missouri vote on abortion? Conservatives are terrified of what the voters would say In May, weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court discarded the law to return abortion policy to the states, Missouri lawmakers talked about...

Companies could face hurdles covering abortion travel costs

Jul. 05, 2022 03:05 AM EDT

After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies. ...

Immigration detention facility near empty in California

Jul. 04, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sprawling, privately run detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, though, it’s nearly empty. The Adelanto facility is an extreme example of how the...

US judge finds for 3 drug distributors in WVa opioid lawsuit

Jul. 04, 2022 20:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of three major U.S. drug distributors in a landmark lawsuit that accused them of causing a health crisis by distributing 81 million pills over eight years in one West Virginia county ravaged by opioid addiction. The...

Jan. 6 panel: More turning up with evidence against Trump

Jul. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump, says a member of a House committee investigating the insurrection. ...

Republicans divided in support for a policy response to Roe

Jul. 04, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

JACINTO, Miss (AP) — Speaking at an event Monday, Mississippi Republican state lawmakers were divided in their support of new policies to improve health care outcomes for children and new parents. At a 4th of July Festival in northeast Mississippi, some lawmakers remained...