What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A New Mexico judge on Monday found that … Read more

Trump trial: Why can’t Americans see or hear what is going on inside the courtroom?

[ad_1] NEW YORK — It’s a moment in history — the first U.S. president facing criminal charges in an American courtroom. Yet only a handful of observers are able to see or even hear what is going on. Instead, most of the nation is getting news of former President Donald Trump‘s hush money trial secondhand. … Read more

Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth while lawsuits over the law proceed, reversing lower courts. The justices’ order Monday allows the state to put in a place a 2023 law that subjects physicians to up to 10 years in prison if they … Read more

Asbestos victim’s dying words aired in wrongful death case against Buffet’s railroad

[ad_1] HELENA, Mont. — Thomas Wells ran a half-marathon at age 60 and played recreational volleyball until he was 63. At 65 years old, doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. “I’m in great pain and alls I see is this getting worse,” the retired middle school … Read more

Wife of ex-Harvard morgue manager pleads guilty to transporting stolen human remains

[ad_1] WILLIAMSPORT. Pa. — The wife of a former Harvard Medical School morgue manager has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after investigators said she shipped stolen human body parts — including hands, feet and heads — to buyers. Denise Lodge, 64, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in the … Read more

Can homeless people be fined for sleeping outside? A rural Oregon city asks the US Supreme Court

[ad_1] GRANTS PASS, Oregon — A pickleball game in this leafy Oregon community was suddenly interrupted one rainy weekend morning by the arrival of an ambulance. Paramedics rushed through the park toward a tent, one of dozens illegally erected by the town’s hundreds of homeless people, then play resumed as though nothing had happened. Mere … Read more

Executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate plans to fight payout to the families of Brown and Goldman

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — The executor of O.J. Simpson’s estate says he will work to prevent a payout of a $33.5 million judgment awarded by a California civil jury nearly three decades ago in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Simpson’s will … Read more

Progressive candidates are increasingly sharing their own abortion stories after Roe’s demise

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For decades, only three people knew Gloria Johnson had had an abortion. But a year of watching women and doctors agonize under Tennessee’s strict abortion ban kicked up a fire in the longtime Democrat. She watched in dismay as her Republican colleagues in the General Assembly dismissed concerns that the law … Read more

Nearing 50 Supreme Court arguments in, lawyer Lisa Blatt keeps winning

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — No woman has appeared more often before the Supreme Court than Lisa Blatt, who will make her 50th argument this month. No lawyer, male or female, has done it with quite the same mix of humor, passion and style. And her win-loss record isn’t bad, either: 40-6, with two cases yet to … Read more

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here’s what’s happening in other states

[ad_1] Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states. An Arizona Supreme Court ruling … Read more