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  • Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    Texas to execute man for killing ex-girlfriend and her son

    National News 11/16/2022

    to die Wednesday evening for killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her 7-year-old son more than 17 years ago.Stephen Barbee, 55, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville. He was condemned for the February 20...

  • Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    National News 11/11/2022

    Abortion rights supporters secured another win Thursday as voters in Montana rejected a ballot measure that would have forced medical workers to intercede in the rare case of a baby born after an attempted abortion.The result caps a string of ballot ...

  • Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    National News 10/08/2022

    The U.S. Justice Department overreached in suing Mississippi over its mental health system, the state’s solicitor general has argued to a federal appeals court.A Justice Department attorney countered that there’s ample precedent to show t...

  • Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    Bench trial for a man accused of killing 2 women in Phoenix

    National News 10/02/2022

    A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday for a man accused of sexually attacking and fatally stabbing two young women in separate killings nearly 30 years ago near a metro Phoenix canal system.Bryan Patrick Miller, 49, is charged with two counts ea...

  • Court okays grand jury probe in school sex assaults

    Court okays grand jury probe in school sex assaults

    National News 09/02/2022

    An attempt by the Loudoun County School Board to shut down a grand jury investigating the school system’s handling of two sexual assaults was rejected Friday by the Supreme Court of Virginia.The high court upheld a ruling in July by a circuit c...

  • Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    National News 08/12/2022

    Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skeptici...

  • Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    National News 08/01/2022

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation.Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta...

  • Ex-cop Kueng gets 3 years for violating Floyd’s rights

    Ex-cop Kueng gets 3 years for violating Floyd’s rights

    National News 07/27/2022

    Former Minneapolis police Officer J. Alexander Kueng was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to three years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 killing.Kueng’s co-defendant Tou Thao was scheduled to be...

  • Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

    Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

    National News 07/11/2022

    The man charged with killing his mother at sea in a plot to inherit millions of dollars has asked a federal court Wednesday to authorize his release from custody pending trial.The attorneys for Nathan Carman filed a motion in U.S. District Court in B...

  • Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    National News 07/02/2022

    A judge held a hearing Tuesday but didn’t say how she would decide a lawsuit filed by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which is trying to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state.The law — which st...

  • Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    National News 06/28/2022

    Scotland’s leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland’s independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn’t the right time for...

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

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

    National News 05/22/2022

    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 Br...