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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a mother threw her two young children, including a newborn, out of a second-story window in Brooklyn on Saturday morning. Police say the 24-year-old mother first threw her 4-week-old daughter out of a second-floor window at 178 Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville, followed by her 2-year-old son. READ MORE: Campaign...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A cross-country flight from California to Georgia had to be diverted to Oklahoma after a man became unruly and had to be detained by his fellow passengers and the flight crew. Delta Flight 1730 was coming from Los Angeles heading to Atlanta when a man became unruly mid-flight. The aircraft landed in...
    This story was originally published at Prism.  On Wednesday, June 2, Denise Mann was resentenced under the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA). While the law was designed to meet the needs of survivors like Mann, the success of her petition was hard-won. Despite the potential of the law to positively impact the lives of...
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    More On: andrew cuomo AG probers interviewing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s bodyguards on sex harassment claims Lawmaker critical of Cuomo says he’s been sent racist messages, copies of gov’s books Legislative session wraps up, lawmakers approve criminal justice and impeachment fund bills Yang on rapport with Gov. Cuomo: ‘I worked with his brother at CNN’ ...
    Bay City News Service HEALDSBURG — People living in Healdsburg must turn off their sprinklers and drip irrigation systems because the city has declared a drought emergency, city officials said Friday. The ban applies to all residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city. Healdsburg is in Sonoma County, which is enduring exceptional and severe drought...
    A manhunt is underway in Austin, Texas, for a gunman suspected of shooting 13 people on the city’s infamous 6th Street early Saturday morning. The shooting comes amid defunding police actions by the city council and an uptick in violent crime. Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon told reporters the shooting took place in the...
    Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing their own version of sweeping election security bills that led to massive controversy in other states, but the legislation is unlikely to become law with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf staunchly opposed. The bill, unveiled Friday, is the result of months of hearings held by Republican legislators in the wake...
    Loading the player... As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. The unit was about baseball,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – They havee spent months in limbo, anxiously waiting to figure out how they would be able to celebrate Pride Month 2021. They could emerge from more than a year of isolation to celebrate their identities with the rest of their community, free to live as their authentic selves. Or they would have...
    ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The gunman who stalked and then fatally shot a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill people, including children, on his Facebook page but no one reported him, a Florida sheriff said Friday.Timothy J. Wall, 55, had been making the threats for some...
    GURNEE, Ill. -- Six Flags Great America has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to pay $36 million over the use of fingerprint scanners at its Illinois theme park.Pass holders and others who visited the Gurnee park between October 2013 and Dec. 31, 2018 could get up to $200 each, the Chicago Tribune reported.Texas-based Six...
    THEY don't call it the Beautiful Game for nothing. England and Croatia will be desperate to kick-off their Euro 2020 campaigns with a win. 23Chloe Wealleans-Watts, the reported girlfriend of Mason Mount, will be watching Sunday's game with interestCredit: Instagram / @chloewealleanswatts 23London-based Izabel Kovacic...
                        Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) wrote a letter to the United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him to expand the DOJ investigation into Minnesota Police Departments. The investigation was initially requested for the Minneapolis police force after the death of George Floyd in...
                        Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and others said at a Thursday night town hall that Republicans nationwide are passing voter integrity bills to prevent black people from voting. During this virtual town hall, Abrams told audience members to pressure the U.S. Senate...
    Nevada Gov. Steve SisolakSteve SisolakInfighting grips Nevada Democrats ahead of midterms Nevada bans 'non-functional' grass to combat drought Nevada bans 'racially discriminatory' school mascots, 'sundown sirens' MORE (D) on Friday officially signed into law a bill that would make the Silver State the first in the nation to hold a presidential primary during a general...
    Earlier this week, Newsmax held a panel discussion about a Virginia high school student who said “Allah” instead of “God” while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in front of her class graduation ceremony. During the discussion in which five indignant people took umbrage at this development, conservative radio talkshow host Mark Vargas called the act...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. A’s stadium vote could cost support On July 20, Oakland city officials will vote on the A’s $12 billion dollar development proposal regarding the Howard Terminal area (“Council members push back on A’s moving,” Page B1, May 15). We are...
    The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the Board of State Canvassers to certify a petition seeking to repeal a law used by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to impose sweeping restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Justices said in a unanimous Friday order the canvassing board “has a clear legal duty to certify...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Say no to wasting money and to recall Whether or not you would like Gov. Gavin Newsom to complete his term, voting “no” on the recall will send the message that spending $400 million to administer a vote that can...
    The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association expressed "growing concern" about President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Kiran Ahuja, over her "embracement" of critical race theory.  "A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – During his border summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said because an increasing number of people are crossing the Texas border, the state will build its own barrier or wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday unanimously ordered the state elections board to certify a veto-proof initiative that would let Republican legislators wipe from the books a law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue sweeping pandemic orders. The decision came after two Democrats on the Board of State Canvassers opposed ratifying...
    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill Friday that would hand his state the coveted first primary in the nation during presidential elections. The measure aims to transform Nevada’s caucuses into primaries and allow the state to jump ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire. Nevada’s primaries would take place on the first Tuesday of February. ...
    It’s been an eventful week of court rulings in South Carolina, where the state has successfully defended its newly adopted death penalty law but saw its lifetime sex offender registration law deemed unconstitutional. The South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday the state’s lifetime sex offender registration requirement is unconstitutional. It issued an order...
    By Larry Keane U.S. Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) made public what had been expected and announced a challenge to Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio ahead of the 2022 elections. The very first question at the very first debate needs to be this. “Has your stolen service weapon been found? Can you say with certainty your stolen...
    ROYAL PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – Timothy Wall, the Florida man who fatally shot a grandmother and her grandson inside a Publix supermarket, before turning the gun on himself, wanted to kill people and children, according to comments made on his Facebook account, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, and that makes him really...
    A group of tech industry, civil society, and libertarian organizations filed two legal briefs Friday opposing a controversial Florida anti-censorship social media law. The briefs argue that the anti-Big Tech law, which Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed at the end of May, harms consumers by stopping online providers from creating healthy online communities, restricts Floridians'...
    China’s rubber-stamp legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), passed a much-ballyhooed law on Thursday that will supposedly “block” all human-rights sanctions leveled against the brutal Communist regime by threatening foreign governments with automatic retaliation. The move sent menacing signals to foreign officials and international corporations just as President Joe Biden arrived in Europe for...
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    Attorney General Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandHouse Democrats push Garland for immigration court reforms Jeff Hauser: McBride nomination is a return to administrations that ended 'rule-of-law' and 'rich-person accountability' GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot MORE announced Friday the Department of Justice (DOJ) would double its voting rights staff while condemning...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan pressed Attorney General Merrick Garland in a letter Friday to speak against "radical demands" to defund police in major cities that are seeing crime spikes ahead of what may be a "violent summer."  "In the face of deteriorating public safety in American...
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    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will aggressively fight efforts to restrict voting rights nationwide following a blitz of new voting restrictions in Republican-led states that stem from former President Donald Trump's lies that widespread fraud helped Joe Biden win the presidential election.In a speech Friday, Garland outlined a number of steps...
    A longtime prosecutor in South Carolina has died just days after his grandson and daughter-in-law were found dead on the family's land in Colleton County in a shooting investigators have said little about. The announcement of Randolph Murdaugh III's death came from his law firm Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick on Thursday. The firm...
    Loading the player... Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop. And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today....
    Socialite Jasmine Hartin checked into a Belize police station as part of her bail conditions this week — strolling right past a shrine to the cop she is charged with shooting dead, photos obtained Friday by The Post show. Hartin — the common-law wife of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft’s son — was filmed arriving...
    Two people were arrested following a search of a home that turned up several firearms in connection with a shooting Wednesday evening in Darby Borough (Delaware County), authorities said. Janell Smart, 39, and her son Dajuan Andrews, 24, were charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and numerous firearms offenses, according to Delaware County District...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A federal judge will hear arguments on June 28 about whether to issue a preliminary injunction against a new law that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed to crack down on large social-media companies. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle will hold the hearing just days before the law is scheduled to take effect...
    Hungarian lawmakers from the country’s ruling nationalist party have introduced legislation that would ban LGBTQ content in schools for children. The suggested legislation would ban LGBTQ advertisements, educational materials and literature for children under the age of 18, the BBC reported, and is included in a bill punishing pedophilia. The bill also would ban showing...
    A mother and son from a prominent South Carolina legal family were shot dead in their home on Monday while he was on trial for the 2019 boating death of a teenage girl.  Margaret, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, were found dead, shot multiple times, in the backyard of their home in Islandton, South Carolina, at...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof that its members have suffered any injuries by...
    NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof that its members have suffered any injuries by the...
                        The Northern Lights Task Force in Minnesota arrested several people protesting Line 3 last weekend. Comments on social media led officers to believe that the protesters would be trying to confront law enforcement, leading to the arrest of up to 1,000 people. The...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Toni Lee Sharpless was a nurse from Chester County who was last seen leaving a party in Lower Merion and disappeared without a trace. Her case has baffled investigators ever since. Sharpless’s case file hasn’t seen activity in several years. The missing nurse from West Brandywine Township, Chester County, was last seen...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An ambitious Republican proposal to revamp Pennsylvania election law was unveiled Thursday, a 149-page bill that would change deadlines, adopt new rules for early voting, alter mail-in ballot procedures and mandate IDs for all in-person voters. The measure produced by State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, is likely to encounter...