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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 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...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 30, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 26, 2022. Editorial: Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent? As Frontier Health seeks foster parents to help meet a growing need in the region, the Census Bureau says that nearly 18.5 million American children are growing up without...

Lawsuits target Virginia school board sex-assault response

Jun. 30, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits that for years has plagued Virginia's largest school system with allegations that it ignored students' accusations of sex assaults are back in front of federal judges. One of the lawsuits includes allegations of horrific abuse suffered by...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 29, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Success Mixed On Teen Births As with a lot of indicators about the well-being of people in Mississippi, this state has made significant progress in reducing the number of teen births, but it still has a long way to go....

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

FBI opens sweeping probe of clergy sex abuse in New Orleans

Jun. 29, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal foray into such cases looking specifically at whether priests took children across state lines to molest them, officials and others familiar...

Dutch PM condemns protests by farmers at minister's home

Jun. 29, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prime minister on Wednesday condemned a violent protest by farmers outside the home of the country's agriculture minister amid increasingly bold demonstrations against the government's plans to rein in pollution. A small group of farmers...

A timeline of the Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell scandal

Jun. 28, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he first faced criminal charges, in 2006, Jeffrey Epstein has been the object of public fascination, conspiracy theories and outrage — especially after his lawyers got prosecutors to agree to a lenient plea deal that spared him from serious prison time. ...

After Roe: Dems challenge GOP to show they care for mothers

Jun. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade's constitutional protections for abortion rights set off a contest between Democrats and Republicans going into the midterm elections over whose policies would do more to help vulnerable mothers and children. Sen. Rick Scott,...

Ige says he may veto bail reform, 'firm' renewable energy

Jun. 27, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday said he may veto 30 bills in the next few weeks, including measures that would eliminate cash bail for some felonies, require each island to obtain one-third of their renewable energy from so-called “firm energy” sources and allow the...