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Top eight stories for today including the war in Ukraine raged as fighting carried on across the country’s eastern and southern plains; A former chapter leader of the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy in connection with the Capitol riot; An Arizona judge rejected a death row inmate’s motion to stay his execution based on claims he is mentally incompetent, and more.

National

Will the Supreme Court survive the stench of overturning Roe?

When the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the biggest challenge to abortion rights to come before the bench in nearly 50 years, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked if the court would survive the stench of conservatives wielding their supermajority to overrule Roe v. Wade. As legal experts examine a draft opinion that could eviscerate the federal right to abortion, they worry that the stink will hang forever on the court’s integrity

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on May 2, 2022, after the leak of a draft opinion suggesting that a majority of the justices planned to overturn the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TurboTax to pay customers $141 million to settle deceptive ad claims

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday morning that Intuit Inc., the parent company of TurboTax, has agreed to pay $141 million to settle claims that it deceived millions of low-income U.S. taxpayers between 2016 and 2019.

This Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, photo shows a display of TurboTax software in a Sam's Club in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pinterest prevails in photography copyright dispute

A federal judge granted summary judgment to Pinterest in a lawsuit by a photographer claiming the company infringed over 50 of his copyrighted works by displaying them too close to other advertisements.

(Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay)

New guilty plea ratchets up conviction count of Oath Keepers

A former chapter leader of the Oath Keepers pleaded guilty on Wednesday to seditious conspiracy in connection with last year’s Capitol riot, making him the third of a dozen charged affiliates of the right-wing extremist group to do so.

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Regional

Arizona judge denies execution stay despite claims of mental incompetency 

An Arizona judge on Wednesday rejected a death row inmate’s motion to stay his execution slated for May 11 based on claims he is mentally incompetent.

The state prison in Florence, Ariz., where corrections officials refurbished the state's gas chamber in December 2020. (AP Photo/File)

County officials want record ‘corrected’ after election fraud report by Arizona AG

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors asked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday to correct the record after publishing controversial interim findings on the integrity of the 2020 election.

Stop the Steal protesters outside of the Maricopa County Election Center in Phoenix on Nov. 6, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Isaac Stone Simonelli/Courthouse News)

International

Russian missiles strike across Ukraine, Kyiv remains defiant

The war in Ukraine raged on Wednesday as fighting carried on across the country’s eastern and southern plains following a nighttime barrage of Russian missiles that struck rail lines and other targets in several Ukrainian regions.

Vehicles are on fire at an oil depot after missiles struck the facility in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Makiivka, eastern Ukraine, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (AP Photo)

Google focuses on fairness, evidence in final jab at massive antitrust fine

The EU’s second-highest court ended a three-day hearing Wednesday focused on the validity of a fine that, when given in 2019, was the largest penalty for anti-competitive behavior ever levied by Brussels. 

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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