Around 4,000 beagles rescued from Virginia breeding facility looking for new homes

Reuters — About 4,000 beagles are looking for homes after animal rescue organizations started removing them from a Virginia facility that bred them to be sold to laboratories for drug experiments. “It’s going to take 60 days to get all of these animals out, and working with our shelter and rescue partners across the country, … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago searched by FBI in document investigation

CNN — The FBI executed a search warrant Monday at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of an investigation into the handling of presidential documents, including classified documents, that may have been brought there, three people familiar with the situation told CNN. The former President confirmed that FBI agents were at … Read more

Live updates: Kentucky flooding leaves at least 8 dead

Pam Boling surveys the damage to her home from floodwaters in Wayland, Kentucky, following a day of heavy rain on July 28.(Pat McDonogh/USA Today Network) At least three people have died in flooding hitting eastern Kentucky on Thursday, with state officials warning there could be more deaths coming as rescue efforts continue. At the same … Read more

Alex Murdaugh pleads not guilty to murders of his wife and son

Walterboro, South Carolina CNN — Disgraced former South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the murders of his wife and son, who were found shot to death on the family’s property in June 2021. The plea comes nearly a week after Murdaugh was indicted by a Colleton County grand jury on two … Read more

A Facebook post helped one woman find her mother as heavy rain and floods hit parts of Virginia

CNN — As heavy rains lashed southwestern Virginia late Tuesday, causing flash floods and damaging roads, Nancy Howell began to worry about her mother. So, she turned to Facebook to ask if anyone had seen her. “I don’t know if she made it home from church,” Howell, 43, wrote in a post. “I’m worried she … Read more

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

Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade

CNN  —  The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.  The opinion is the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades and will transform the landscape of women’s reproductive health in America.   Going forward, abortion rights will be determined by states, … Read more

Justin Ross Harris was charged with murder for leaving his toddler in a hot car. Georgia’s Supreme Court just overturned that ruling. Here’s how we got here

CNN — It’s been eight years since Cooper Harris, a 22-month-old, died in a sweltering hot car. Since then, the twists and turns in the case surrounding Cooper’s father, Justin Ross Harris, who left the toddler in the car for seven hours, have garnered national attention. It was also revealed that Harris was sexting multiple … Read more

Primary election: Georgia Republican voters reject more of Trump’s primary picks, while a late pick prevails in Alabama

CNN — Another election day in Georgia has brought a further round of defeats for forming President Donald Trump and his chosen Republican candidates. Trump’s politics remain firmly rooted – and deeply influential – in almost every GOP race around the country, but the measure of his personal influence has taken a hit so far … Read more