The Supreme Court has a significant backlog in a short time to get there

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court heads into its final weeks with nearly half of the cases heard this year still undecided, including those that could reshape the law on everything from guns to abortion to social media. The justices are also still considering whether former President Donald Trump is immune from criminal prosecution in … Read more

Eight people with possible ties to Islamic State arrested in US for immigration violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight people from Tajikistan suspected of having ties to the Islamic State group have been arrested in the United States in recent days, according to several people familiar with the matter. The arrests took place in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles and the individuals who entered the United States through the … 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

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

Rep. American. Nancy Mace faces primary challenge in South Carolina after tumultuous term

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina is seeking a third term with the support from someone who tried to stop him from getting a second one – former President Donald Trump. Trump approved after calling her crazy and terrible in 2022 is just one of many ways Mace has … 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

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

Georgia Republican convicted in January. 6 riots break out during televised congressional primary debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia congressional candidate convicted of misdemeanor for illegally protesting inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 1. January 6, 2021, came out of a Televised debate with a fellow Republican Sunday before the second round of primaries on June 18. It’s the latest volatile twist in southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District, where Chuck … Read more