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Top eight stories for today including a judge postpones testimony from Georgia governor in Trump election interference probe; More alleged R. Kelly victims come forward as trial enters third week; Ukraine goes on offensive in south as inspectors head to nuke plant, and more.

National

Judge postpones testimony from Georgia governor in Trump election interference probe

A judge ruled Monday that Republican Governor Brian Kemp must honor his subpoena and appear before the special grand jury investigating potential criminal interference in the state's 2020 elections, but not until after the election on November 8.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at The Neighborhood Lot in McDonough, Ga., on July 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Megan Varner, File)

More alleged R. Kelly victims come forward as trial enters third week

As R. Kelly's federal trial in Chicago enters its third week, yet more women have taken the witness stand to claim that Kelly had sex with them while they were minors. One, going by the pseudonym Tracy, has brought forward the most serious allegations yet against the former singer.

R. Kelly turns to exit during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court building in Chicago on Sept. 17, 2019. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

New Jersey man gets 3 years for Tom Brady Super Bowl-ring scheme

A New Jersey man was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for pretending to be a former New England Patriots player in order to acquire three 2016 Super Bowl championship rings, purportedly for nephews of quarterback Tom Brady, one of which sold for $337,000 at auction.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski head to the sideline. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Yeshiva University asks Supreme Court to block forced recognition of LGBTQ club

An Orthodox Jewish university asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block a ruling that would force it to officially recognize an LGBTQ club on campus. 

Participants wave flags and dance during the Gay Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, on July 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

Regional

Recent legislation threatens newspapers’ public notice revenue

As a new public notice law in Florida takes effect allowing government and contractors to place legal advertisements online, newspaper publishers are concerned similar legislation may threaten revenue nationwide.

(Image by Pexels from Pixabay via Courthouse News)

Study shows intricacy of dolphin interactions that almost rivals humans

Of all alliances across the animal kingdom, those formed by bottlenose dolphins are the largest and most resemble humans, new research shows.

Four male dolphins pursue a female dolphin at Shark Bay on the Australian Coast. (Simon Allen)

International

Ukraine goes on offensive in the south; inspectors head to nuke plant

A much-anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive apparently was launched on Monday in a bid by Kyiv to turn the tide of the war and recapture territories lost along the Black Sea.

A Russian serviceman guards an area of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in territory of southeastern Ukraine under Russian military control on May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/File)

How free is Freetown Christiania? The ‘sovereign’ Danish community is once again on its barricades

Since 1989, Christiania — a small, creative, and consensus-based community built on mutual reciprocity — has claimed formal independence. Now the residents face a fundamental decision that has implications for its sovereignty.

Wooden sign over the gate into Christiania emphasizing, how the rest of Denmark may be part of EU, but the Freetown is not (Mie Olsen/Courthouse News Service)

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