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Overturning Roe v. Wade wouldn't turn back the clock to 1973

May. 27, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

A wave of state abortion bans has set off speculation: What would happen if Roe v. Wade, the ruling establishing abortion rights nationwide, were overturned? Although far from a certainty, even with increased conservative clout on the Supreme Court, a reversal of Roe would mean abortion policy would revert to the...

Kevin Na cruises to 4-shot Colonial win with final-round 66

May. 26, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na always believed he could win at Colonial, so he paused to visualize his name on the wall of champions at the first tee before making another run at it. The South Korean-born American will get to read his name on that wall next year. Na birdied four of the first eight holes...

Police: 1 dead, 9 wounded when gun violence erupts at party

May. 26, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say 10 people have been shot - one fatally - when gun violence erupted at a holiday weekend party in Virginia. Chesapeake Police Department spokesman Leo Kosinski said via email that the total number of people shot was 10 and that one of those victims has died. Few other...

10 wounded as gunmen open fire outside New Jersey bar

May. 25, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — At least two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a bar in New Jersey's capital city, wounding 10 people, two critically, but the motive for the shooting remains unknown, authorities said. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said a vehicle pulled up to the corner outside Ramoneros...

Hate crime charge dropped against agent shot by trooper

May. 25, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hate crime charge has been dropped against a federal agent shot last year after police say he pointed a laser-sighted gun in the direction of a uniformed Louisiana State Police trooper. In a statement Friday, Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office spokesman Ken Daley said...

Deputy fatally shoots reportedly suicidal man after chase

May. 25, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

CARRIERE, Miss. (AP) — Officials continue to investigate the shooting of a south Mississippi man killed while fleeing from a sheriff's deputy. Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison says the chase began Thursday when deputies received a call that a man was suicidal and armed. Allison tells The Picayune...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

May. 25, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the...

Suspect in Utah shooting found in Idaho after 2-day manhunt

May. 25, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police captured a man Friday afternoon suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah earlier this week after a two-day manhunt. Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Llana about 3:15 p.m. in an area of southern Idaho outside of Pocatello about 10 miles (16...

Kansas online gamer in hoax case may have charges dropped

May. 24, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on Friday...

NY attorney general to probe fatal state police shooting

May. 24, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday that it will investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a state police trooper on the shoulder of a highway north of New York City. State police say 41-year-old Luke Patterson of Tannersville was fatally shot...