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In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...

Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults

Sep. 28, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least six adults were wounded in a shooting at a school campus in Oakland on Wednesday, with at least some of the victims found inside the school, authorities said. The shooting took place around 12:45 p.m. at Rudsdale Newcomer High School, authorities...

Police uncertain if girl killed in shootout was abducted

Sep. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of killing his estranged wife and abducting their 15-year-old daughter had been living with the teenager out of his pickup truck and hotels for weeks before the violence, authorities said Wednesday. Anthony John Graziano and...

Arkansas hospital visitor shot dead; acquaintance arrested

Sep. 28, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man visiting a patient at a Little Rock-area hospital was shot dead Wednesday by a person he knew, and the suspect was arrested about an hour later at a gas station, police said. Police found Leighton Whitfield, 21, dead on the fourth floor of CHI St....

California governor approves farmworker unionization law

Sep. 28, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A broadly smiling California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined about two dozen jubilant, cheering farmworkers camped outside the state Capitol Wednesday to sign one of the most contentious bills before him this year, reversing course on a measure to help farmworkers unionize...

Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at...

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

Sep. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority. ...

Jurors must decide how much Newtown families suffering worth

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — After watching days of testimony that included the parents of slain children breaking down on the witness stand, a Connecticut jury soon will have the difficult task of coming up with a dollar amount that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay for promoting the idea...

Police search for 5 shooters in high school football ambush

Sep. 28, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said Wednesday that they are searching for five shooters who ambushed a group of teens outside a Philadelphia high school killing one 14-year-old and wounding four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was...

14 guards indicted on misconduct charges at women's prison

Sep. 28, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey grand jury has indicted 14 corrections officers on charges stemming from what authorities said was a brutal attack in 2021 on inmates at the state's only prison for women. The grand jury handed up the indictments after a more than yearlong...