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Harris to meet with abortion providers as court ruling looms

May. 19, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Thursday with abortion providers from states with some of the nation's strictest restrictions to thank them for their work, the White House said. Harris' virtual meeting with medical professionals practicing in Oklahoma,...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 19, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

The Index-Journal. May 18, 2022. Editorial: Show us the money Knock knock. Who’s there? PR Firm. PR Firm who? Karl Allen’s PR firm, that’s who. Now go away. Not a funny knock-knock joke?...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

New York Post. May 17, 2022. Editorial: NY’s leaders still in denial on COVID reality How long will it take for New York’s leaders to catch up with evolving COVID reality? The state is spending taxpayer cash to distribute 16.5 million tests, which...

Germany's top court OKs vaccine mandate for health workers

May. 19, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top court said Thursday it has approved rules requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Federal Constitutional Court announced that it had rejected complaints against the measure, arguing that the importance of protecting vulnerable...

State AG won't upset conviction in 1986 Port Huron murder

May. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan attorney general's office said it found no new evidence to support a claim of innocence by a man who was convicted of committing murder in 1986 in a Port Huron college parking lot. Temujin Kensu's case was examined by Valerie Newman, who heads...

US warns abortion ruling could increase extremist violence

May. 18, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion striking down the constitutional right to abortion has unleashed a wave of threats against officials and others and increased the likelihood of extremist violence, an internal government report says. Violence could come...

Judge finds ailing mayor unfit, names council prez to serve

May. 18, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A north central Indiana judge determined a hospitalized mayor was unfit for office Wednesday and appointed the city's council president to be acting mayor. Peru Mayor Miles Hewitt is still recuperating at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following a heart attack on...

Ex-judge to head office probing Washington police shootings

May. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A former judge and prosecutor is being appointed to oversee Washington state’s new independent office to review cases where police use deadly force — the first such agency in the U.S. Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that Roger Rogoff, who spent nearly two decades...

Court: Some rail rate talks allowed in price-fixing suits

May. 18, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that details of some of the conversations between the nation's four largest railroads about their rates can now be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars they charged their customers, but the mixed ruling will also exclude some...

Lawyers: Georgia man's death sentence is unconstitutional

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was put on hold by a judge this week are arguing that he is ineligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function like a young child or someone with intellectual disability. Lawyers for...