Idaho’s top court allows strict abortion ban to kick in
An abortion ban with few exceptions is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 25. The court is separately reviewing the merits of the law.
The man who shot Reagan wants to play concerts. It’s not going well.
John Hinckley Jr. is no longer under court oversight. But he’s found that his freedom has limits.
Five years on, shooting victims fight for government to admit liability
A lawsuit filed by survivors paints the enduring toll of the attack, heightened by what a judge has cited as the government’s failure to stop the gunman from buying weapons.
Salman Rushdie hospitalized after attack onstage in New York state
The author was about to give a talk at a prestigious event in Chautauqua, N.Y., when he was stabbed in the neck and abdomen.
Gunman in FBI attack was Navy veteran who once handled classified info
Ricky W. Shiffer served in the Navy for five years as a fire control technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine, according to his service record provided by the military.
What does ‘splooting’ mean? And why are New York’s squirrels doing it?
A tweet from New York City’s parks agency had everyone curious about the meaning and origin of “splooting.” The good news? Squirrels that “sploot” are doing just fine.
Drag exploded in popularity. Then came the protests and attacks.
Drag is gaining widespread appeal, but protests threaten to drive it back underground, and with it an important symbol of visibility for the LGBTQ community.
Officer suspended over claim he didn’t stop public rape in New Orleans
A New Orleans deputy constable was suspended from duty after being accused of ignoring a woman who reported a rape taking place in the French Quarter.
Daughter conned mother out of $140 million with psychic scam, police say
Sabine Boghici, 48, allegedly orchestrated a group of phony psychics to scam her 82-year-old mother out of $140 million in art, jewels and money.
Anne Heche is ‘brain dead’ after fiery crash, rep says
Actress Anne Heche, who last week crashed her car into a Los Angeles home, is on life support to determine whether any of her organs are viable to donate, a rep said.
Gunman killed after trying to breach FBI office in Ohio, authorities say
The man fled after an alarm went off, agents and police pursued him, and a standoff continued into the early afternoon, authorities said.
Florida to bar Medicaid coverage for those seeking gender-affirming care
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration is pursuing policies to increase restrictions on medical treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy.
Girl vanished 2 years before police found out. Now they say she was killed.
Police have been looking for Harmony Montgomery, who was 5 when she went missing, since late last year, when her mother said the girl was supposed to be in Harmony’s father’s care.
Rev. Carl Kabat, nuclear arms opponent with Plowshares Eight, dies at 88
The Rev. Carl Kabat and the Plowshares Eight inspired a global movement of protest against nuclear arsenals.
The Army is making its first uniform bra. Vets say it’s long overdue.
The Army Tactical Brassiere will be presented to the Army Uniform Board for approval in the fall.
Beto O’Rourke confronts heckler laughing during speech on Uvalde shooting
Beto O'Rourke stopped his speech about gun control and the Uvalde, Tex., mass shooting to confront the heckler: "It may be funny to you ... but it’s not funny to me.”
A dog was missing. Cavers found her two months later 500 feet underground.
"If we didn’t get her out, she would die in there," one of the rescuers said.
House explosion kills 3 and damages 39 homes in Indiana
Evansville, Ind., residents were shaken after a home exploded, killing three people and damaging more than three dozen houses.