Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Southern Baptist Convention leaders said Friday that several of the denomination’s major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over its multiple clergy sex abuse issues. .. The SBC executive committee has received a subpoena, but no one has been subpoenaed at this stage, according to committee lawyers. … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie attacked at New York conference

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writings led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked on Friday as he prepared to give a lecture in western New York. An Associated Press reporter saw a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua facility and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie as … Read more

CDC drops quarantine and distancing recommendations for COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines on Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans self-quarantine if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet from others. The changes, … Read more

Man who tried to breach FBI office is killed after standoff

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) – A gunman wearing a body armor who tried to break into the FBI office in Cincinnati on Thursday was fatally shot by police after fleeing the scene and engaging in an hour-long standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The confrontation came as officials … Read more

Cause sought for Indiana home explosion that killed 3 people

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities worked Thursday to determine the cause of an explosion at a home in a southern Indiana neighborhood that killed three people and left another person hospitalized. The explosion on Wednesday afternoon in Evansville damaged 39 homes. Crews conducted a secondary search of buildings left unstable by the blast on Thursday … Read more

Trump’s GOP tie deepens after primary wins, FBI research

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Governor’s pick in swing state Wisconsin is easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate candidate who promoted Trump’s election upset the state’s GOP-endorsed candidate. Meanwhile in Washington, Republicans ranging from … Read more

Deputy Coroner: South Indiana home explosion kills 3

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday when a home exploded in the southern Indiana town of Evansville, authorities said. David Anson, deputy chief coroner for Vanderburgh County, told The Associated Press that the identities of those who died would not be released until next of kin are notified. Evansville Police Department spokeswoman … Read more

Albuquerque Muslim murder suspect denies involvement

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — After being arrested by New Mexico police, the suspect in the murder of four Muslim men in Albuquerque denied any connection to the crimes that rocked the city and its small Muslim community — and said to authorities that he was so enraged by the violence that he was driving to … Read more

Trump testimony in New York investigation: Live updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has invoked the Fifth Amendment and would not answer questions under oath in the New York Attorney General’s lengthy civil investigation in his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday. Trump arrived at the offices of State Attorney General Letitia James in a motorcade shortly before … Read more

Trucker acquitted in 2019 death of 7 bikers

1 of 9 Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, reacts to the not guilty verdict in Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster, NH on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The commercial truck driver was charged with negligent homicide in the seven club member bikers died in a 2019 crash in Randolph, NH (David Lane/The Union Leader … Read more