Roe hanging by a thread after justices hear Mississippi abortion case
During oral arguments Wednesday in a landmark case on abortion, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed poised to uphold a 15-week ban on abortions in Mississippi while remaining opaque on if they will completely overturn a woman’s right to abortion.
First US case of omicron variant surfaces in California
The California and San Francisco departments of public health confirmed Wednesday a fully vaccinated traveler who returned to the U.S. from South Africa on Nov. 22 was infected with the new Covid-19 omicron variant.
Prison time ordered for Capitol rioter who posted ‘had fun lol’
A Pennsylvania man who stormed to the U.S. Capitol with his wife, his mother and a bawdy hoodie was sentenced to 30 days in prison on Wednesday, a sentence more than twice as long as sought by prosecutors.
Four Capitol rioters plead guilty, one to assaulting police
A Georgia man who was shown footage of him assaulting two law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 but told FBI agents that he didn't remember that conduct pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony count of assaulting police.
Fourth student dies in Michigan school shooting as small town grasps for answers
The death toll from a high school shooting in Michigan climbed to four Wednesday morning after a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire on students and teachers with his dad's semi-automatic gun at Oxford High School, according to authorities.
Georgia elections chief sues feds for records on voting law challenge
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sued the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court on Wednesday to force compliance with a request for documents which he believes will reveal the political machinations behind the government’s challenge to the Peach State’s controversial new election law.
Winter sets in for NY landlords hampered by Covid eviction ban
The New York Attorney General's Office called it time Wednesday to snuff out a challenge against the state's ban on evictions during the Covid-19 pandemic brought by landlords who have proven themselves unsuited to mounting the case.
WHO knocks travel bans over omicron fears
The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it is too soon to know how dangerous the new coronavirus variant omicron is but its experts reprimanded countries for imposing travel bans to stop its spread.
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