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Judge Eyes Dec. 6 Trial Date For Ex-Cop Charged In Daunte Wright Killing

| A Minnesota judge says there is enough probable cause for a trial to proceed against Kim Potter, who faces second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during a traffic stop in April.

Supreme Court To Review Mississippi Abortion Law


The state law bans most abortions after 15 weeks. The lower courts blocked its enforcement, finding it in conflict with Roe v. Wade and subsequent abortion decisions.

Judge Puts Hold On Ruling That Would Have Ended Ban On Evictions


The judge acknowledged the struggle landlords are facing with renters unable to pay because of the pandemic. But she said protecting the public outweighs financial losses while her ruling is appealed.

Gaetz Associate To Plead Guilty To 6 Counts, Cooperate With Investigators


Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses, according to court documents. His friend, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., could become ensnared in the investigation.

Active-Duty Marine Corps Major Charged In Capitol Riot


Officials say Maj. Christopher Warnagiris is believed to be the first active duty military service member to be charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Minneapolis Trial Postponed For 3 Former Police Officers In George Floyd's Murder


"We need space" before the trial to let a federal case proceed, Judge Peter Cahill said, citing the need to let publicity ease about George Floyd's death.

3 Fort Campbell Soldiers Charged In Scheme To Traffic Guns To Chicago


Federal prosecutors charged three Army soldiers of lawfully purchasing 91 guns from licensed dealers in Tennessee and Kentucky, and then transferring them to Chicago.

2 Men Charged With Assaulting Police In Capitol Riot Ordered Jailed Pending Trial


George Tanios and Julian Khater have been accused of conspiring to assault U.S. Capitol Police officers, including Brian Sicknick, who were protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Forgetting And Forgotten: Older Prisoners Seek Release But Fall Through The Cracks


Prisoners like Kent Clark who broke the law before 1987 should have a chance at parole, unlike more recent inmates. But there are dozens of men in their 60s and older who have little hope of release.