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

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

Maniac hijacks Georgia commuter bus with 17 people on board, fatally shoots hostage during wild police chase

A passenger was shot and killed after a gunman hijacked a downtown Atlanta commuter bus with 17 people on board and put a gun to the bus driver’s head, police say. Atlanta police received three separate 911 calls starting at 4:30 p.m. reporting that a man was holding hostages on a Gwinnett County Transit bus … 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

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