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Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jun. 19, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

Cullman Times. June 15, 2024. Editorial: Elder abuse awareness is all in the family Elder abuse is not a problem isolated to any one state, region or even country. So widespread is the concern that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International...

2 French boys are accused of raping a 12-year-old Jewish girl in an act of antisemitism

Jun. 19, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. A Jewish leader said the girl is Jewish. The attack elicited widespread shock and concern,...

Man, 72, killed and woman hurt in knife attack at Nebraska highway rest area

Jun. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — An attempted robbery at a highway rest area in eastern Nebraska left a 72-year-old man dead and a 71-year-old woman critically injured in a knife attack Wednesday, authorities said. The Hall County Sheriff's office said deputies were called to an...

Firewall to deter cyberattacks is blamed for Massachusetts 911 outage

Jun. 19, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A firewall designed to prevent cyberattacks and hacking was to blame for the 911 outage that hit Massachusetts this week, state officials said Wednesday. Massachusetts' 911 system was down for about two hours Tuesday, making it impossible for anyone to reach emergency...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 19, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. June 14, 2024. Editorial: Supreme Court rejects truth and justice by upholding the suspension of Monique Worrell The Florida Supreme Court set a terrifying precedent last week w hen upholding the suspension of State Attorney Monique Worrell. Six of...

Czech police arrest a man who wounded a motorcyclist and 2 other people with a knife in Prague

Jun. 19, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police said they arrested a man who wounded a motorcyclist in the neck with a knife in the capital. Two other people were injured. The attack took place at a gas station in the Prague 7 district around 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Wednesday. Police said...

Ukraine launches a national sexual assault registry for victims of Russian forces

Jun. 19, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine have created a national registry to document cases of sexual violence allegedly committed by Russian forces, a senior prosecutor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Viktoriia Litvinova, the country’s deputy prosecutor general, said...

French police shoot dead an attacker with a screwdriver in Paris suburbs

Jun. 19, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French police officer in the northern suburbs of Paris opened fire and killed an attacker on Wednesday who assaulted a cleaning worker with a screwdriver and also injured another police officer, police said. The cleaning worker suffered “several blows” with the...

5 family members of Malaysian man who attacked police station face terrorism charges

Jun. 19, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The father of a Malaysian man who attacked a police station and killed two police officers last month was charged Wednesday with inciting terrorism in his family. His Singaporean wife and three other children were also brought to court to face charges. ...

With pardons in Maryland, 2.5 million Americans will have marijuana convictions cleared or forgiven

Jun. 19, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Maryland this week became the latest state to announce mass pardons for people convicted of marijuana-related crimes as the nation wrestles with how to make amends for the lives disrupted in the decadeslong war on drugs. Under Gov. Wes Moore's plan, more than 175,000 convictions for...