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NC parents' bill that bars K-3 LGBTQ issues clears panel

May. 25, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican measure supporters say would empower North Carolina parents to better monitor their children's public school education — and also would bar K-3 class curriculum from addressing LGBTQ issues — received approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee. ...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

May. 25, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work...

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

May. 25, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to about 12 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of receiving child pornography. Duggar was also convicted of possessing child pornography in December, but U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks...

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

May. 25, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of...

Ohio’s high court rejects latest GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

May. 25, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A frustrated Ohio Supreme Court rejected Republican-drawn Statehouse maps for a fifth time Wednesday, extending the string of GOP defeats in a redistricting process that has ground the state's legislative primaries to a halt. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor...

US calls for vote soon on new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Wednesday called for a vote “in the coming days” on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The...

Finstad, Ettinger head to special election for Hagedorn seat

May. 25, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican former U.S Department of Agriculture official Brad Finstad will face Democratic former Hormel Foods chief executive Jeff Ettinger in an August special election to finish the term of the late Minnesota GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. State Rep. Jeremy...

Live updates | Rifle used in Texas shooting modeled after M4

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

The rifle used in the Texas elementary school shooting is known as a “DDM4 Rifle.” It's modeled after the M4 carbine, the U.S. military’s go-to rifle, according to a blog post by the gun’s maker, Daniel Defense. The Daniel Defense rifle can be classified as an AR-15 type. A...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. May 20, 2022. Editorial: Better dealmaking at the Capitol Saving a chunk of surplus is prudent as the legislative session heads to the finish line. An end-of-session deal that promises to make needed investments in Minnesota...

After shootings, Hochul looks at raising age for guns in NY

May. 25, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday proposed raising the age to 21 for purchasing the type of firearms used in recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, and possibly for other weapons as well. “I don’t want 18-year-olds to have guns, at least...