Gov. Charlie Baker has been trying to get Massachusetts lawmakers to make changes to the criminal justice system.
- Hattiesburg American
Daughters of the Confederacy withdraw restraining order request over Hattiesburg's Cameron Field. What's next?
Cameron Field, a longtime venue for youth baseball in Hattiesburg, is at the center of a battle between the city and the Daughters of the Confederacy.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIn a recent interview with Russian state media outlet TASS, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s North American Department, Aleksandr Darichev, said that in the event the U.S. designates Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, it would represent “a point of no return” in relations between the two countries. Speaking on behalf of the country that ruthlessly invaded its smaller neighbor and is continually being accused of human right
- Hilton Head Island Packet
In 2020, Price became the department’s fourth chief in three years.
- Idaho Statesman
Multiple repairs are needed on the over 100-year-old structure, but funding for the project has been hard to come by
While her salary is $223,500 annually, most of her wealth stems from her husband's business and their investments. Read more about Nancy Pelosi's net worth.
- Associated Press
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the Legislature and the attorney general. During a legislative special session initiated by Justice last month, majority Republicans failed to pass legislation criminalizing abortion.
- Idaho Statesman
Letters to the editor on Idaho’s Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, risk of death from abortion ban and whether the Sawtooths should be a national park.
- Associated Press
Oregon's chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. The unprecedented action comes as Oregon's unique public defender system has come under such strain that it is at the breaking point. Criminal defendants in Oregon who have gone without legal representation due to a shortage of public defenders filed a lawsuit in May that alleges the state is violating their constitutional right to legal counsel and a speedy trial.
Should Social Security be eliminated as a federal entitlement program? Or would that ‘end the program as you know it’?
Under the current structure, Social Security and Medicare budgets are automatically approved and paid out, but under Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s plan, Congress would have the chance to review and edit these programs’ budgets every year. “If you qualify for the entitlement, you just get it no matter what the cost,” Johnson said during an interview on “The Regular Joe Show.” “What we ought to be doing is we ought to turn everything into discretionary spending so it’s all evaluated so that we can fix problems or fix programs that are broken, that are going to be going bankrupt.”
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee has been trying since 2019 to demolish the former Northridge Mall. There's a possible end game with a new court ruling.
A 2019 condemnation order, which in March was overturned on appeal, has been scheduled for an Oct. 3 hearing. Northridge has seen four recent fires.
- ABC News
Newly updated COVID-19 boosters tailored to target a dominant strain of the virus will be available in the next three weeks or so, assuming the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work through their processes for authorization as expected. In late June, the FDA directed Moderna and Pfizer to make vaccines for the upcoming winter that targeted the more contagious BA.5 omicron subvariant, along with the original COVID strain.
- CBS News
They've written to the attorney general, FBI director, White House chief of staff and others.
U.S. President Joe Biden will sign legislation on Tuesday that will eliminate electric vehicle tax credits for most models currently getting up to $7,500 effective. The White House said Biden will sign legislation to approve the $430 billion climate, health and tax bill on Tuesday. The bill restructures the existing $7,5000 new EV tax credit and creates a new $4,000 rebate for used EVs.
- Miami Herald
The past three months have seen mass shootings of schoolchildren in Uvalde, Texas, and July Fourth celebrants in Highland Park, Illinois. Cries for greater gun control to stop such avoidable, premature deaths grow after each incident.
Inspector general has rebuffed congressional committees’ quest for information about the erasure of Secret Service text messages, say top Democrats
In an Aug. 8 letter disclosed Tuesday, Joseph Cuffari, the DHS inspector general, told the leaders of the House Oversight and Homeland Security committees that his office will not comply with their requests for internal documents and sit-down interviews due to the ongoing criminal investigation into deleted communications.
Rep. Brian Mast and Sen. Rick Scott violated the STOCK Act by submitting financial disclosures for their trades past a 45-day deadline.
- Fox News
FIRST ON FOX: Lindsey Graham will appeal judge's decision forcing him to testify before grand jury in Georgia
In an exclusive statement, Sen. Lindsey Graham's, R-S.C., office says he will appeal a judge's decision forcing him to testify before a grand jury in the Georgia election investigation.
- The Courier & Press
The cause of the house explosion on Weinbach Avenue in Evansville was still unknown Friday as victims
Cuba plans to allow some foreign investment in local wholesale and retail trade for the first time since Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, the government said late on Monday, in a bid to dig out of the island nation's worst economic crisis in decades. Deputy Trade Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez said on an evening TV talk show that foreign investors would be allowed to fully own local wholesalers for the first time or enter the market through joint ventures. Retail would be more restricted but she opened the door to some public/private ventures in that sector as well.
- Miami Herald
In one, 24-hour period she called more than 500 times, court records show