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EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

Jun. 24, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 22, 2022. Editorial: Keep people and pets safe during excessive heat We were surprised when Alexa, our virtual assistant, gave us a notification that it was dangerously hot outside. We’d never heard that warning from Alexa, but we hadn’t...

SC Democrat seeks age limit for 'geriatric' politicians

Jun. 22, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit for South Carolina politicians — a cap that would cut off the 75-year-old incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster — and making a veiled argument that even fellow Democrats like President Joe Biden are...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Today in History: June 21, Constitution goes into effect

Jun. 21, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2022. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 5:14 a.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire...

Student who once integrated Alabama college now trustee

Jun. 18, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Wendell Gunn assured the Florence Rotary Club that he had made good on a promise to himself. “I promised myself I was going to write this speech out,” Gunn said, at the start of his remarks as the speaker at a meeting. “And I did, 10 times.” ...

NYC guitar concert by Hinckley, who shot Reagan, is canceled

Jun. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned concert by John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been canceled even as Hinckley was freed from federal court oversight, the New York City venue that had booked the performance announced. The Market Hotel in Brooklyn...

John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades

Jun. 15, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals. “After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT...

Today in History: June 14, Continental Army is created

Jun. 14, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created. ...

Title IX timeline: 50 years of halting progress across U.S.

Jun. 13, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A timeline of key events before, during and after the 1972 passage of the landmark U.S. law known as Title IX: 1836: Georgia Female College is the first women's college to open in the U.S. 1917: Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman elected to Congress. ...