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Judge weighs bail for woman who used meth before stillbirth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A central California woman charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine may be released on reduced bail as her lawyers argue that the state's homicide law does not apply to pregnant women, a position backed by California's attorney general. ...

Indian activist's arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

NEW DELHI (AP) - To her friends, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian climate activist, was most concerned about her future in a world of rising temperatures. She was drawn to veganism, enjoyed watching Netflix and spent time on social media. But her life changed last month when she became ...

Suspect in Tucson stabbing death of woman arrested in Globe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A suspect in the stabbing death of a woman at a Tucson motel has been arrested in Globe, according to authorities. Tucson police said 34-year-old Bruce Fairbanks Spring was taken into custody Monday afternoon and will be extradited to Pima County. They said Spring was wanted ...

Teenage boy jailed on 2nd-degree murder charge in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police have arrested a teenage boy in a homicide case in Tucson. The 16-year-old is facing a second-degree murder charge and is being held at the Pima County Jail. The name of the teen is not being released by The Associated Press because he’s a ...

Trial for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death forges on, for now

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death is forging ahead with jury selection, even though a looming appellate ruling could halt the case and delay it for weeks or even months as the state tries to add a third-degree murder count. ...

Philippine mayor, police officers killed in possible mistake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Police killed a central Philippine city mayor and two of his aides, while two of the police officers were killed in the latest deadly violence involving the police force, officials said Tuesday. “I can only assume that this was a mistaken encounter," Brig. Gen. Ronaldo de ...

Academic Freedom Alliance nonprofit formed to protect college educators' free speech

About 200 scholars nationwide have created a nonprofit to protect college educators’ from an “attack on academic freedom everywhere” and from fear of suppression or retaliation for sharing their perspectives. The idea for the nonprofit Academic Freedom Alliance, which launched Monday, emerged when Princeton University faculty members began talking about...

Joe Biden's dogs banished from White House, sent back to Delaware

Major Biden is now canine non grata at the White House. According to multiple news outlets, including CNN and TMZ, the 3-year-old German shepherd dog bit a member of the White House security team. As a result Major and Champ, the Bidens’ other shepherd, ...

Donald Trump: 'No more money for RINOS'

Former President Donald Trump encouraged donors to send money to his political action committee rather than risk that donations might aid “RINOs.” Mr. Trump made the admonition in an emailed statement to his supporters just days after his lawyers demanded that the Republican Party’s official organs stop fundraising using his ...

Twitter sues Ken Paxton, Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban

DALLAS — Twitter has filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, claiming the Republican used his office to retaliate against it for banning the account of former President Donald Trump following the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Days after the deadly insurrection, Paxton announced an investigation into Twitter ...

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