New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, US, June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved a new congressional map that … Read more

15-year-old suspect arrested in the killing of 11-year-old girl in the Bronx, police say

The teenager was captured without incident in a hotel in the Bronx early Friday over the killing of Kyhara Tay, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said during a news conference. The teenager and his mother had booked the room the night before, he said. The shooting unfolded Monday just before 5 pm when an … Read more

Racine officer-involved shooting; man dead, DOJ investigates

Racine officer-involved shooting, man dead The Wisconsin DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting near 12th and Center in Racine on Friday, May 20. RACINE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Racine on Friday, May 20. Around 1 pm, … Read more

Forest Service officials are hitting a pause on prescribed fires after a New Mexico burn escaped containment

During the pause on those operations, the Forest Service will conduct a 90-day review of protocols, practices and the decision support tools ahead of the operations planned for the fall, the chief said. “Our primary goal in engaging prescribed fires and wildfires is to ensure the safety of the communities involved. Our employees who are … Read more

A 17-year-old boy died by suicide hours after being scammed. The FBI says it’s part of a troubling increase in ‘sextortion’ cases.

Within hours, the 17-year-old, straight-A student and Boy Scout had died by suicide. “Somebody reached out to him pretending to be a girl, and they started a conversation,” his mother, Pauline Stuart, told CNN, fighting back tears as she described what happened to her son days after she and Ryan had finished visiting several colleges … Read more

Buffalo supermarket worker dialed 911 during the massacre and was asked, ‘Why are you whispering?’ Now, the dispatcher is set to be fired, an official said

“It’s just constant, just shooting. He won’t stop. It’s constantly going,” she recounted Thursday to CNN’s Don Lemon. Hiding behind the service desk counter, Rogers dialed 911. But the dispatcher handled her plea so dismissively local officials now intend to fire her at a May 30 hearing, a top county official said. How it went … Read more

Oklahoma lawmakers pass near-total abortion ban

May 19 (Reuters) – Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would ban nearly all abortions and would allow private citizens to sue anyone who helps women terminate a pregnancy. The bill would take effect immediately upon being signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, making it the most restrictive abortion ban … Read more

Ethan Crumbley: Parents ask judge to quash charges against them

Attorneys for the Crumbleys said in court documents that the charges have no legal justification and that the couple should not be held responsible for the killings of their son is accused of committing. “The Crumbleys did not counsel [Ethan] in the commission of the school shooting or act jointly with the [Ethan] in any … Read more

After delay, U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington races to keep military assistance flowing nearly three months after Russia’s invasion. The Senate voted 86-11 in favor … Read more