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Today in History: June 27, Thurgood Marshall retires

Jun. 27, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2022. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century,...

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

Jun. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. ...

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...

Police in Charlotte shoot, seriously injure robbery suspect

Jun. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they shot and seriously injured an armed robbery suspect after he opened fire on officers. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call Sunday before 1 p.m. about an armed robbery on Tuckaseegee Road. ...

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...

Detroit woman charged after body of son, 3, found in freezer

Jun. 26, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son after police found the boy's decomposing body in a basement freezer. The 31-year-old woman is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and torture and concealing the death of an individual,...

5 people shot, hurt during East Texas trail ride event

Jun. 26, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

TYLER, Texas (AP) — Five people were shot and injured early Sunday during an outdoor event in East Texas that featured a trail ride, according to authorities. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call at 12:35 a.m. Sunday about multiple gunshot victims in a large...

Newspaper: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew

Jun. 26, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical...

Former Kentucky choir teacher sentenced in student rape case

Jun. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former choir teacher at a Kentucky high school has been sentenced to five years in prison in the rape of an underage student. News outlets reported that Haley Reed, a former teacher at Oldham County High School, was sentenced Thursday. Reed...

2 men fatally shot after alleged west Phoenix home invasion

Jun. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men were fatally shot in west Phoenix early Sunday after an alleged home invasion, according to authorities. Phoenix police said officers were called to the scene around 7:45 a.m. and found two men who were wounded. The two were rushed to separate...