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Unloaded weapons don't violate North Carolina safe gun storage law, appeals court says

Jun. 18, 2024 21:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An appeals court threw out convictions Tuesday against a North Carolina woman who was charged after a teenager fatally shot himself in her home, saying she was absolved because the weapon had been initially unloaded. State law makes it a crime for a gun owner...

Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok's adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ

Jun. 18, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

The Federal Trade Commission has referred a complaint against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, to the Department of Justice. The FTC said in a statement Tuesday that it investigated the two companies and “uncovered reason to believe” they are “violating or are about...

Republicans block bill to outlaw bump stocks for rifles after Supreme Court lifts Trump-era ban

Jun. 18, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would have outlawed bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down a ban on the rapid-fire gun accessory used in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. Democrats tried to force a voice vote on...

Celebrity brushes with the law are not new in the Hamptons. Ask Billy Joel and Martha Stewart

Jun. 18, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Timberlake is not the first celebrity to get arrested in the Hamptons. The beach communities on the eastern end of New York's Long Island are popular with the rich and famous, and others have gotten into trouble there, much of it vehicular. Here are a few...

This law is a lifeline for pregnant workers even as an abortion dispute complicates its enforcement

Jun. 18, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Cornejo Barrera thought the legal helpline for workers sounded too good to be true. A month earlier, Cornejo Barrera had been forced to take leave from her job as head custodian at a South Carolina high school after she turned in a doctor's note asking to...

Mexico’s incoming president says surveys show support for controversial judicial reforms

Jun. 17, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a move reminiscent of her political mentor, incoming Mexican President Claudia Sheinbaum on Monday displayed a series of surveys commissioned by her political party that she said show a wide majority approve of controversial judicial changes. Sheinbaum said...

A judge temporarily blocks Iowa law that allows authorities to charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked an Iowa law that would have allowed law enforcement in the state to file criminal charges against people with outstanding deportation orders or who previously had been denied entry to the U.S. U.S. District Court...

Nashville court grapples with details on school shooter that were leaked to media

Jun. 17, 2024 19:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys fighting over the release of documents involving a 2023 Nashville elementary school shooting pleaded with a judge Monday to finally issue a ruling settling the matter, their request taking on a more desperate tone amid the recent publication of leaked records...

A federal judge temporarily blocks an Iowa law that allows authorities to criminally charge people facing deportation

Jun. 17, 2024 18:34 PM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge temporarily blocks an Iowa law that allows authorities to criminally charge people facing deportation.

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 17, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 12, 2024. Editorial: Restricting access to recounts threatens election integrity Democrats are attempting to limit the ability to challenge election results in what amounts to an overreaction to rejection of the 2020 balloting by some Donald Trump...