Leaked draft opinion suggests Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade

Washington — The Supreme Court appears ready to overturn its landmark establishing the right to an abortion, according to a draft opinion obtained and published by Politico, a decision that — if finalized — would dismantle 50 years of precedent and pave the way for decisions to severely curtail abortion rights in the United States. … Read more

Escaped murder suspect Casey White and missing corrections official Vicky White had a “special relationship,” Alabama sheriff says

An Alabama sheriff’s office said Tuesday that escaped murder suspect Casey Cole White and missing corrections official Vicky White, who is suspected of helping him escape, had a “special relationship.” The sheriff’s office did not provide any additional information about the alleged relationship. “Investigators received information from inmates at the Lauderdale County Detention Center over … Read more

What time do polls close? How to follow Ohio and Indiana primary elections

In the race for Ohio governor, Republican incumbent Mike DeWine faces several primary challengers running to his right. On the Democratic side, two former mayors go head-to-head for their party’s nomination. Indiana’s Democratic and Republican Senate primaries are both uncontested. Incumbent GOP Sen. Todd Young will face Democrat Thomas McDermott, the mayor of Hammond, in … Read more

Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins defend votes after Supreme Court opinion leak

Placeholder while article actions load The stunning leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion indicating that the federal constitutional right to abortion may be on the cusp of evaporating has brought new and intense scrutiny to two prominent Republican supporters of abortion rights, Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), who provided key Senate … Read more

Live updates: Supreme Court’s abortion draft ruling

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protestors gathered in front of the Supreme Court as the day went on Tuesday. Women of all backgrounds, from near and far, ranging from 24 to 84 years of age, traveled to protest a leaked draft opinion that would throw out the court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. In interviews, women … Read more

Alabama jail boss had ‘special relationship’ with murder suspect: cops

The Alabama jail boss who allegedly absconded with a capital murder suspect had a “special relationship” with the inmate, police said Tuesday. Vicki White, the assistant director of corrections for Lauderdale County, had gotten cozy with inmate Casey Cole White during her shifts at the rural jail and at some point developed the so-called “special … Read more

Watch ‘Pro-Life Spiderman’ free climb 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and get taken into custody

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A man who free climbed San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower Tuesday morning has made it to the top of the building, where he was met by authorities and taken into custody. He was reportedly posting on Instagram as he climbed. He’s been identified as Maison Des Champs, a rock climber who calls … Read more

Supplemental Security Income bill first step in broader reform: Ohio senator

Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, September 28, 2021. Kevin Dietsch | Pool | Reuters A bill to change Supplemental Security Income benefits for … Read more

13 states have passed so-called ‘trigger laws,’ bans designed to go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Though the unearthing of the draft has no immediate effect on abortion access, the preliminary opinion, which was confirmed to be authentic by the court, would overturn Roe v. Wade if a majority of justices decided to join, leaving state legislators to weigh their own abortion policies. The 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision affirmed … Read more