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Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says he’s “concerned and disappointed” about the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote on Twitter that the ruling was “both reducing...

AP source: Clifford to return as head coach of the Hornets

Jun. 24, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steve Clifford is heading back to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the NBA’s Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

A person familiar with the situation says Steve Clifford has agreed to return to the Charlotte Hornets as head coach

Jun. 24, 2022 17:49 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Steve Clifford has agreed to return to the Charlotte Hornets as head coach.

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 17:02 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...

NC legislators want 20-week abortion ban to be restored

Jun. 24, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders asked Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein on Friday to act so a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy can be enforced in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion protections. ...

3 siblings drown in same Georgia lake on same day

Jun. 24, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old woman and her two younger brothers have drowned in a Georgia lake, authorities said. Lincoln County Sheriff Paul Reviere said the three siblings drowned Thursday in the Amity Recreation Area on Clarks Hill Lake. Coroner Tim...

Felon who shot at NC deputy gets 10 years in prison

Jun. 24, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who shot at a North Carolina sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 10 years prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, prosecutors said. Rodriguez Crudup pleaded guilty to the charge in March, U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley Jr....

NC doctor indicted in medical equipment scheme

Jun. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina doctor has been indicted in connection with a scheme that defrauded federal programs of more than $11 million, a U.S. attorney said. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Sudipta...

NC woman gets nearly 6 years for supplying guns to gang

Jun. 24, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for trying to buy firearms on behalf of gang members who she helped sell drugs, according to a federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Michael F. Easley Jr. said in a news release that Vernisha...

Busy Hornets select Williams, trade Duren in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets drafted two centers in the first round of the NBA draft — trading one and keeping the other. The Hornets selected Memphis center Jalen Duren with the 13th overall pick before trading the pick to the New York Knicks. The Hornets then...