Coroner: Gabby Petito’s murderer strangled her
Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old cross-country traveler and YouTuber whose disappearance captured the attention of national media and fueled a frenzy among internet sleuths, died by strangulation, a Wyoming county coroner revealed Tuesday.
Justice Department again tries to block near-total abortion ban in Texas
The fate of the nation’s most restrictive abortion law is again in the hands of the Fifth Circuit after the Biden Justice Department asked the court to lift a stay “as quickly as possible” days after a federal judge blocked enforcement of the Texas law.
Criminal trial of Giuliani’s Ukrainian cronies kicks off with jury selection
Jury selection began Tuesday in a campaign-finance trial that the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic stopped from contributing bad press to former President Donald Trump during the 2020 election.
Planned Parenthood shooting spurs trial on lax security claims
Victims of a 2015 mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado brought their premises liability case to trial Tuesday, claiming the nonprofit failed to provide security measures that could have prevented the attack.
Turning away Puerto Ricans, justices leave cockfighting ban in place
Leaving a ban on cockfighting in place, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday decided not to take up a challenge over a federal law that prohibits the practice in Puerto Rico.
Poland and Hungary tell EU to sever ever-tightening purse strings
The EU’s top court wrapped up two days of hearings Tuesday into Poland and Hungary's complaint about a new measure that would allow the bloc to withhold funds from countries that fail to follow the rule of law.
Rights court: Vatican can’t be sued in European courts by sex abuse victims
Vatican City cannot be sued in European courts because it is a sovereign state, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, delivering a blow to victims of clergy sexual abuse seeking to bring claims against the Catholic Church's highest authorities.
UN high court rules for Somalia in maritime border dispute with Kenya
Judges at the United Nations’ top court handed a stretch of the Indian Ocean over to Somalia on Tuesday.
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