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3 dead, 3 critically wounded in shooting at Denmark mall

Police in Denmark say there is no indication a deadly mall shooting on Sunday was an act of terror. (Source: CNN via CNN Newsource).COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish police say three people were killed and three others are in critical condition after a shooting at a shopping mall in Copenhagen. Copenhagen police inspector Søren Thomassen says the three victims in…

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in as the 104th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. (Source: The Supreme Court via CNN Newsource).WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court’s 116th justice and took the…

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban

(Credit: Pixabay)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for abortions to resume in Kentucky, temporarily blocking the state’s near-total ban on the procedure that was triggered by the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. Abortion-rights groups fought for the ruling that pauses the 2019 Kentucky law for now. Under the so-called trigger provisions, abortions ended…

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his R&B superstardom to subject young fans to systematic sexual abuse. The singer and songwriter was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking last year at a trial that gave voice to accusers who had once wondered if their stories were ignored because they were…

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Federal prosecutors say Ghislaine Maxwell should be sentenced to 30 to 55 years in prison. (Source: United Nations, Florida Southern District Court via CNN Newsource) NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. The sentencing Tuesday was the culmination of a prosecution that…

Court lets Tennessee 6-week abortion ban take effect

(Credit: Pixabay)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court has allowed Tennessee’s ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy to take effect after the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights case. The action by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes before Tennessee’s other abortion ban, known as the so-called trigger ban,…

50 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

The 40+ migrants found dead in an 18-wheeler in San Antonio are just the latest victims in a tragic trend along the border. (Source: CNN, WOAI, KABB, KSAT, KWEX via CNN Newsource)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Fifty people have died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer on a remote back road in the sweltering Texas heat. It’s the latest tragedy to…

ACLU Lawsuit: Abortion ban violates Kentucky constitution

(Source: WAVE via CNN Newsource)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new abortion ban is being challenged by abortion-rights supporters. They filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that women are being “forced to remain pregnant against their will” in violation of the state’s constitution. The suit was filed in Louisville. It takes aim at a 2019 Kentucky law that called for an immediate…

Grain farmers affected by Kentucky tornadoes to get relief

File PhotoFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Farmers in western Kentucky will get some relief after a grain elevator was damaged by deadly tornadoes in December. Gov. Andy Beshear announced that up to $3.25 million will help farmers continue to grow and process grains. Funds are from the Team West Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. Tornadoes last Dec. 10 and 11 devastated parts…

Former Kentucky choir teacher sentenced in student rape case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former choir teacher at a Kentucky high school has been sentenced to five years in prison in the rape of an underage student. News outlets reported that former Oldham County High School teacher Haley Reed was sentenced Thursday. Reed will not be eligible for probation. She will be required to complete sex offender treatment and…