at United Nations, Boats Safeguard Current Affairs

By MALLIKA SEN, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This week, the United Nations is the world’s premier venue for current events — which, one could say, is the forte of the U.S. Coast Guard. So naturally the military branch’s boats are a familiar presence during the U.N. General Assembly, guarding the aquatic border of … Read more

Judge Rules RI Truck Tolling System Unconstitutional

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s truck tolling system that took effect in 2018 to fund repairs to the state’s crumbling bridges is unconstitutional and must be ended within 48 hours, a federal judge said in a decision released Wednesday. Because the tolling system called RhodeWorks and aimed at tractor-trailers “was enacted with a discriminatory … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Frankort State Journal. September 20, 2022. Editorial: Needed: More conversations about addiction, mental health Our society can be contradictory at times. We celebrate when loved ones finish treatment cancer-free, but yet we don’t usually extend the same congratulatory wishes when someone overcomes a drug or alcohol addiction. It’s almost as though those who battle addiction … Read more

Canada Mass Stabbing Suspect Not Beaten to Death in Police Custody -Coroner

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Preliminary tests found no signs of external trauma that could have caused the death of a mass stabbing suspect who died in police custody after one of Canada’s deadliest mass violence incidents earlier in September, a coroner said on Wednesday. Myles Sanderson, 30, and older brother Damien Sanderson, 31, were suspected of … Read more

House Dems Reach Deal on Policing Bills Ahead of Midterms

By FARNOUSH AMIRI and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive and centrist Democrats in the House have clinched agreement on a long-sought policing and public safety package that will be brought to the House floor just weeks before the midterm elections. House Democrats announced the deal Wednesday, ending months of intra-party tensions over … Read more

Social Media Posts Spark Calls to Investigate Tenn.’s VUMC

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into a pediatric transgender health clinic after videos surfaced on social media of a doctor touting that gender-affirming procedures are “huge money makers” for hospitals and a staffer saying anyone with a religious objection should quit. Vanderbilt … Read more