The RNC launches a massive effort to monitor the vote. Critics say it threatens to undermine trust

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan. (AP) – The Republican National Committee launched a swing state initiative Friday to mobilize thousands of poll watchers, election workers and lawyers to serve as “election integrity” watchdogs in November — an effort that immediately sparked concerns that it could lead to harassment. election workers and undermine confidence in the vote. The … Read more

Southern Baptists reject formal ban on churches with female pastors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptists narrowly rejected a proposal Wednesday to write into the denomination’s constitution a ban on churches with female pastors after their opponents argued it was unnecessary because the denomination already has a way to oust such churches. The vote received the support of 61% of delegates, but it fell short of … Read more

Missing North Carolina couple in Ashanti Alert Center found dead from gunshot wounds, Davie County deputies say

DETAILS ON THIS IN JUST A LITTLE. Kara, today I received an update from the Davie County Sheriff’s Office after the bodies of a missing man and woman were found near the Iredell County line on Friday . INVESTIGATORS SAY IT WAS A MURDER-SUICIDE. ON THURSDAY, AN ASHANTI ALERT WAS ISSUED FOR CYNTHIA GOBLE. Evidence … Read more

LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2024: Everything You Need to Know

Pride Month, the global celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and rights, kicks off Saturday with events around the world. But this year’s festivities in the United States will take place against a backdrop of dozens of new state laws targeting LGBTQ+ rights, particularly transgender youth. FILE – Revelers participate in the New York Pride March, Sunday, … Read more

Charlotte police investigation into deaths of 4 officers finds suspect acted alone; no friendly fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Man fatally shot four law enforcement officers A month ago, he acted alone with an assault rifle and was solely responsible for all the victims, police in North Carolina’s largest city announced Friday. “At this point in the investigation, it has been determined that there was a single shooter and no … Read more