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Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. May 10, 2021. Editorial: CONSOLIDATION More opportunities in the courts Keep an eye on the pending consolidation of four Chautauqua County town courts into one. French Creek and Mina officially merged...

Defense attorney: Newlywed killed husband in self-defense

May. 14, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Georgia woman charged in her husband’s fatal shooting says he plans to argue she was a victim of domestic violence, who shot the man in self-defense. Charise Douglas, 31, was charged with murder and using a gun to commit...

Colorado bill would mandate domestic abusers report firearms

May. 12, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado House passed a measure Wednesday that would require people facing domestic violence protection orders to report their firearms, coming just days after a man shot and killed six people in a domestic dispute in Colorado Springs. The legislation...

Police: Man killed 6, self after he wasn't invited to party

May. 11, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A man who fatally shot six people at a Colorado birthday party before killing himself was upset after not being invited to the weekend gathering thrown by his girlfriend’s family, police said Tuesday, calling the shooting an act of domestic violence. ...

Experts argue tribes should have jurisdiction over murders

May. 09, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — DIANE MEDICINE HORSE, AMY JOHNSON, JODY HOWARD, VALEN HOTOMANIE, HOWARD BURLISON, LEVI YELLOWMULE, ROBERT ALEXANDER, ROBERT STEWART, JAMES LIMBERHAND, FREDA KNOWSHISGUN, RICHARD ROASTING STICK, ASHLEY LORING, JASON AZURE, JERMAIN CHARLO, SHACAIAH HARDING, HUB...

Man accused of killing Thai wife prosecuted for abuse in US

May. 07, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. citizen charged with killing his pregnant Thai wife in Thailand was accused of attempting to kill what appears to be the same woman while living in Colorado in 2019. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was arrested Thursday in the northern city of Chiang Mai...

Native Americans gathering to honor victims of violence

May. 07, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans are gathering in Boston on Friday to remember Indigenous peoples who have been killed, gone missing or subjected to violence. The afternoon event outside the North American Indian Center in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood is part of...

Vigils, rallies mark day of awareness for Indigenous victims

May. 06, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of awareness for the crisis...

Texas Republicans pushing abortion ban after 6 weeks

May. 05, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas would ban abortions after as early six weeks — before many women know they are pregnant — and allow private citizens to enforce the rule through civil lawsuits against doctors and others under a measure given preliminary approval by the GOP-dominated state...

Puerto Rican boxer held without bail after lover found dead

May. 03, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo held without bail after he was charged in the death of his 27-year-old pregnant lover whose body was found in a lagoon. Verdejo is charged with kidnapping and carjacking...