CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for the former officer charged with killing George Floyd says several studies suggest police can safely use their bodyweight to hold a handcuffed suspect facedown on the ground — or prone — as Floyd was in the last minutes of his life.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges.
(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden vowed Wednesday to remove U.S. troop presence from Afghanistan this year, a decision that sparked praise from some and warnings from others concerned the nation could fall into disarray.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University student health director has surrendered his medical license after being accused of failing to report several complaints in the mid-1990s about sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss, the university doctor now accused of abusing young men for…
Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation."
HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings l…
(The Center Square) – The site of a World War II Japanese internment camp in southeastern Colorado could become a National Historic Site under legislation introduced Wednesday in Congress.
(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers introduced legislation to remove an antitrust exemption that Major League Baseball received from the U.S. Supreme Court 99 years ago. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, introduced the bill with four cosponsors: Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Josh Hawley, R-Neb., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard searched for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday after finding one person dead and pulling six survivors from rough seas when their commercial vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds.
U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed virus protection.
Daunte Wright became a father while he was still a teenager, and seemed to relish the role of a doting young dad, his family and friends said.
When one of the nation's top health officials this week suggested states dealing with a spring spike of coronavirus cases should “shut things down,” the remark landed with a thud.
JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds expressed concern Wednesday that the suspension of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine might reinforce the hesitancy many Iowa residents feel toward getting immunized.
PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they are moving closer to revamping the state's sex education laws to be some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching a…
(The Center Square) – Three Republican U.S. senators from tourism-reliant states rolled out new legislation this week that would lift the COVID-19 restrictions on cruise ships by July 4 of this year. If enacted, the measure could be a lifesaver for the hurting industry and bring billions into the economy of states hit hard by the pandemic.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced a withdrawal of all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September, about 20 years after the start of a war provoked by the deadliest terror assault on the United States.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ongoing volcanic eruptions have displaced about 20% of people in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as a U.N. official on Wednesday warned of a growing humanitarian crisis.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Desperate to jumpstart Europe's sluggish vaccination program, leaders from across the continent scrambled Wednesday in the wake of an unexpected delay in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 shots amid reports of very rare blood clots.
MUMBAI (AP) — The teeming metropolis of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, the Indian state worst hit by the pandemic, face stricter restrictions for 15 days starting Wednesday in an effort to stem the surge of coronavirus infections.