Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than criminal prosecution, similar to a Texas law that was passed last … Read more

Former Staten Island priest arrested in incident involving minor in Pa.; also named in ongoing sex-abuse lawsuit in NY

Former Staten Island priest arrested in incident involving minor in Pa.;  also named in ongoing sex-abuse lawsuit in NY

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A former Staten Island priest already accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a minor in New York is now facing separate, criminal charges filed in Philadelphia. According to a docket filed in Philadelphia County Criminal Court, Rev. James Garisto, former principal and academic dean of St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, … Read more

West LA: Family desperately searching for Jeremy Hansbrough, man with autism who has been reported missing

West LA: Family desperately searching for Jeremy Hansbrough, man with autism who has been reported missing

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A family in West LA is pleading for help in finding a missing man with autism. According to family members, Jeremy Hansbrough was last seen on Monday, May 16, though the 29-year-old has been spotted by others. On Thursday, someone reported seeing him near 28th Street and Pico Boulevard in Santa … Read more

Drug conspiracy case leaves 10 people arrested

Drug conspiracy case leaves 10 people arrested

Police found eight firearms and “significant” amounts of fentanyl and crack cocaine during the arrest and search on Wednesday, officials say. WASHINGTON— Editor’s Note: The video above was published on May 24, 2022. On Wednesday, 10 people were indicted on federal charges that are connected to an ongoing investigation of a drug organization, officials say. … Read more

‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power

‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president’s kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He’s ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that suggest a diminishing stature. Trump faced a series of setbacks … Read more

Student-led gun control group planning nationwide protests, march on DC

Student-led gun control group planning nationwide protests, march on DC

Students and youth organizers with the March for Our Lives gun control movement are planning nationwide protests following the Texas elementary school shooting, including a march on Washington, DC, on June 11. Organizers and activists also plan to meet with lawmakers in the Capitol from June 7 to June 10 to push for universal background … Read more

Schumer says no imminent vote on gun safety bills after Texas massacre

Schumer says no imminent vote on gun safety bills after Texas massacre

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., signaled Wednesday that the chamber will not quickly vote on a pair of House-passed background check bills, giving Democrats and Republicans time to negotiate a possible but unlikely bipartisan deal to address a spate of horrific mass shootings that have rocked the nation in recent weeks. “My … Read more