Abortion: Some big-city district attorneys vow not to prosecute providers, setting up legal clashes in red states

CNN — As abortion bans go into effect in states across the US, how strongly the laws are enforced will depend on local prosecutors – and some are promising not to bring abortion providers to court. More than a third of the district attorneys representing the 25 most populous counties in states that have banned … Read more

Judge lifts Trump contempt order in New York civil probe

Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 15, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney | GC Pictures | Getty Images A New York judge on Wednesday lifted a contempt-of-court order against former President Donald Trump that was imposed after he failed to comply with a subpoena as part … Read more

NYC mayor: Investigate Giuliani for ‘false’ slap claim

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams suggested Tuesday that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani be investigated for filing a false police report for claiming he was assaulted by a heckler who clapped him on the back Sunday at a Staten Island grocery store. “Someone needs to remind former Mayor Giuliani that falsely … Read more

Michigan Supreme Court voids indictments against former state officials related to Flint water crisis

CNN — The indictments against former top Michigan state officials for their alleged culpability in the Flint water crisis were deemed invalid Tuesday. A panel of Michigan Supreme Court judges said that prosecutors in Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office made a procedural error when a Genesee County Circuit Court judge serving as a one-man grand … Read more

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

DETROIT– Charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal must be dismissed after the Michigan Supreme Court said Tuesday that a judge had no power to issue indictments under a century-old, rarely used law. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office in 2019, got rid … Read more

Charges spiked against ex-governor, 8 others in Flint water

DETROIT (AP) — Charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal must be dismissed after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a judge had no power to issue indictments under a century-old, rarely used law. It’s an astonishing defeat for Attorney General Dana Nessel, who took office in 2019, … Read more

Triple shooting leaves man dead in northeast Baltimore

A man is dead and two other people are injured in a triple shooting in northeast Baltimore, police said.Officers were on patrol around 7:55 pm Sunday in the area of ​​Frankford Avenue and Sinclair Lane, when they heard gunshots.City police said officers found two men and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds outside the Frankford … Read more

America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Vehicle fleeing police kills a grandmother and injures 4 people, including an 8-year-old

CNN — A grandmother was killed and an 8-year-old boy was among four others injured when they were struck by a vehicle fleeing police Saturday night, officials in New York City said. New York Police Department officers had attempted to stop the vehicle around 7:10 pm because it had mismatched plates, Assistant Chief Judith Harrison … Read more

RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was … Read more