Lead investigator in Karen Read murder case criticized for inappropriate texts

The lead investigator in the case woman accused of leaving her Boston police officer boyfriend for death in a snowbank has been criticized for a series of offensive and inappropriate texts he wrote about the accused during the investigation. Massachusetts State Agent Michael Proctor, who took the stand Monday and will continue to be cross-examined … Read more

Atlanta: Gunman injures 3 people in food court before being shot by officer

ATLANTA (AP) — A gunman fatally shot three people in a downtown Atlanta food court before being fatally shot by a police officer Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. All four people shot in the Peachtree Center food court are expected to survive, including the suspect, according to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum. At a news conference, … Read more

Southern Baptists expel Virginia church because they believe women can serve as pastors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Even as they prepare to vote on a formal ban on churches with female pastors, delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention The annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to exclude one of those churches from its ranks. The messengers, as the voting representatives are called, voted 6,759 to 563 to oust First Baptist … Read more

Nevada Republicans to choose candidate to take on Jacky Rosen in Senate race

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Retired Army Captain. Sam Brown hopes late approval of former President Donald Trump will help him deliver victory in Tuesday’s Republican state Senate primary and give him the momentum he needs to win a general election that Republicans view as one of their better chance of winning a seat in a … Read more

Biden Hunter trial: Jury resumes deliberations in federal gun case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations Tuesday in the criminal case against President Joe Biden’s son for a gun that Hunter Biden purchased in 2018 when prosecutors said he was in the throes of a crack addiction. Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before leaving the Delaware federal courthouse Monday afternoon. They … Read more

Round. James Lawson Jr., apostle of nonviolent protest, dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Rev. James Lawson Jr., an apostle of nonviolent protest who trained his activists to resist brutal reactions from white authorities as the civil rights movement gained ground, has died, his family announced Monday. He was 95 years old. His family said Lawson died Sunday after a short illness in Los Angeles, … Read more

What you need to know about Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier’s first hearing in over a decade

Native activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison since his conviction for the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, was scheduled to appear Monday for a parole hearing at a federal prison in Florida. At 79, her health is deteriorating and if this parole request is … Read more

Martha’s Vineyard is about to run out of pot

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) – An 81-year-old Martha’s Vineyard woman went to the Island Time dispensary last week to pick up her usual order of pot. But owner Geoff Rose had to tell him the cupboard was empty – it had been forced to temporarily close three weeks earlier after selling out of every last … Read more

Hunter Biden gun trial: Defense attempts to undermine prosecutors’ case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The criminal trial of President Joe Biden’s son enters home stretch Monday as defense attempts to narrow prosecutors’ case laying bare some of the darkest moments from Hunter Biden’s drug-fueled past. Hunter Biden’s lawyers could call at least one additional witness when the case moves to federal court in Delaware – … Read more

Bill would rename New York City subway station after Stonewall, a landmark of the LGBTQ+ rights movement

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway station would be renamed to commemorate… Stonewall Riots that galvanized the modern movement for LGBTQ+ rights, under legislation approved by state lawmakers as they wrapped up their session this month. The state Legislature on Wednesday approved a bill directing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to change the … Read more