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How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 21:33 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...

Decaying body of boy, 3, found in freezer; mother arrested

Jun. 24, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after the decomposing body of her 3-year-old son was found Friday morning in a basement freezer in the family's westside Detroit home. Detroit police officers and members of Child Protective Services discovered the...

Lawyers for youth center victims oppose settlement process

Jun. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s proposed process for settling decades of sexual and physical abuse allegations at its youth detention center amounts to “setting a trap” for hundreds of financially insecure victims, according to their lawyers. Lawmakers have approved a...

Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

Jun. 23, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a raped 11-year-old girl had received a legal abortion after a judge blocked her for weeks from ending her pregnancy. Federal prosecutors in the state of Santa Catarina said in a statement that Polydoro Ernani de São...

EXPLAINER: What led to priests being killed in Mexico?

Jun. 23, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two Jesuit priests and a tour guide murdered in Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara this week are the latest in a long line of activists, reporters, travelers and local residents who have been threatened or killed by criminal gangs that dominate the region. The Revs....

Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says

Jun. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court...

Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board appoints new director

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board announced Thursday that it has appointed Mark Smith as new executive director. Smith had served as the agency’s interim executive director since May, when he replaced Stacey Pickering. Pickering, a former...

Sister of girl killed in Uvalde school mass shooting begs Texas legislators to pass gun safety legislation

Jun. 23, 2022 11:30 AM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sister of girl killed in Uvalde school mass shooting begs Texas legislators to pass gun safety legislation.

Biden administration proposes new Title IX sexual assault rules, expanding protection for LGBTQ students and for victims

Jun. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration proposes new Title IX sexual assault rules, expanding protection for LGBTQ students and for victims.

Driver who killed 6-year-old girl convicted of murder

Jun. 22, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed a 6-year-old girl as she played on a Southern California sidewalk was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder. Maximino Delgado Lagunas, 56, of Anaheim, had a blood alcohol level that was more than three times the legal...