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Britney Spears' ex ordered to trial on stalking charge

Jun. 27, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge found Monday that there is enough evidence against a man once briefly married to Britney Spears who showed up uninvited at the pop star's wedding to go to trial on a felony stalking charge. After a two-hour preliminary hearing, Ventura...

Attorney: Man involved in train killing shot in self-defense

Jun. 27, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a passenger on a San Francisco subway commuter train will be charged with gun crimes but not homicide in what was “clearly" a case of self-defense after he was attacked with a knife, his attorney said Monday. Javon Green, 26, will...

Man acquitted of murder because of insanity escapes hospital

Jun. 27, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man acquitted by reason of insanity of murder in the 2013 stabbing death of his father in Austin has escaped from a state hospital to which he was committed, authorities said Monday. Staff at the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon advised police that...

Police: 8 wounded in shooting after music event in Tacoma

Jun. 27, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Eight people were wounded in a shooting after a music event and five people were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Tacoma, Washington, over the weekend. Tacoma Police spokesperson Wendy Haddow said in a statement that at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, people...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 27, 2022 19:05 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...

Man sentenced to life term for killing of Iowa state trooper

Jun. 27, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting an Iowa State Patrol trooper last year during a standoff and shootout with police. The mandatory sentence was handed down a little more than a month...

Heckler charged with assault after confronting Rudy Giuliani

Jun. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. The episode Sunday at a Staten Island supermarket produced dueling accounts, with Giuliani...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 27, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 25 The Washington Post says GOP support for gun bill offers hope for more reform Fifteen Republicans in the Senate and 14 in the House joined with congressional Democrats this week to...

Arrest warrant for boyfriend in death of Maine activist

Jun. 27, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — There is an arrest warrant for a man suspected of killing his girlfriend with his SUV in Acadia National Park, police said Monday. Nicole Mokeme died in the hit-and-run at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor earlier this month. The activist served as...

School shooting suspect may testify at parents' trial

Jun. 27, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

Lawyers representing the parents of a Michigan teenager charged in a high school shooting that left four of his fellow students dead said Monday that they plan to call him to testify at the couple's trial. Defense attorney Shannon Smith told Oakland County Circuit Judge Cheryl...