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Russia proposes 6-month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Jul. 07, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote Thursday on humanitarian aid deliveries to rebel-held northwest Syria from Turkey, Russia agreed to continue such deliveries but only for six months — not a year, as many U.N. Security Council members, Secretary-General Antonio...

Ex-cop Chauvin to get federal sentence for Floyd's killing

Jul. 06, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence Thursday for violating George Floyd's civil rights, with a deal in place that would extend the former Minneapolis police officer's time behind bars while shifting him to possibly more favorable conditions in a federal prison. ...

Ex-'Cheer' star Harris gets 12 years for seeking photos, sex

Jul. 06, 2022 21:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Jerry Harris, a former star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” to 12 years in prison for coercing teenage boys to send him obscene photos and videos of themselves and soliciting sex from minors at cheerleading competitions. ...

Scramble as last Mississippi abortion clinic shuts its doors

Jul. 06, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only abortion clinic has been buzzing with activity in the chaotic days since the U.S. Supreme Court upended abortion rights nationwide — a case that originated in this conservative Deep South state, with this bright-pink medical facility that is closing its...

States move to protect abortion from prosecutions elsewhere

Jul. 06, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic governors in states where abortion will remain legal are looking for ways to protect any patients who travel there for the procedure — along with the providers who help them — from being prosecuted by their home states. The Democratic...

Louisiana high court leaves abortion bans on hold

Jul. 06, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected the state attorney general’s request to allow immediate enforcement of state laws against most abortions in a 4-to-2 ruling late Wednesday. The majority said only that the court declined to get involved “at this...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jul. 06, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Rapid City Journal. July 1, 2022. Editorial: The people have a right to know It is time for the people of South Dakota to demand access to public records. The laws governing access for the public to information about their government and law enforcement...

California woman fakes cancer, forges notes to avoid prison

Jul. 06, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — One note submitted to the federal judge sentencing a 38-year-old California woman for embezzlement claimed that a biopsy had revealed “cancerous cells” in her uterus. Another indicated that she was undergoing a surgical procedure, and her cancer had spread to the cervix. Yet...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 06, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LNP/Lancaster Online. July 3, 2022. Editorial: State House Speaker Bryan Cutler shows some courage in Jan. 6 hearing. Other Pennsylvania elected officials should take note. As we celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, it’s important to acknowledge that American...

Russia proposes 6-month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Jul. 06, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has agreed to continue humanitarian aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months — not a year, as many U.N. Security Council members, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and more than 30 nongovernmental groups want. Russia...