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State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

Casimiro/iStock(NEW YORK) — A wave of new abortion bans in states like Alabama and Georgia, and a long list of subsequent lawsuits challenging them, has led to confusion about where the law stands from state to state. The confusion over the laws comes as little surprise, given how many have appeared in recent months. More…Read more »

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in moment caught on video

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in moment caught on video

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(ATLANTA) — A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday in a moment caught on video. Video obtained by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV shows shoppers at the Georgia Walmart spot the little boy inside the parked car. When officers raced to the scene in McDonough, outside…Read more »

Rare eastern black rhinoceros born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Rare eastern black rhinoceros born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

(Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo) An eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki gave birth to a calf at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, May 19, 2019.(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo recently welcomed the birth of a critically endangered black rhinoceros after more than a year of waiting.A 13-year-old eastern black rhino named Kapuki went into labor Sunday,…Read more »

Feds bring new charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

Feds bring new charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

David McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors in New York charged Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, including allegedly forging the signature of his former client Stormy Daniels and diverting nearly $300,000 owed to her for a book advance into his own account, according to court records filed on Wednesday.Prosecutors said that he then used…Read more »

Airplane pilot pleads not guilty in Kentucky triple murder case

Airplane pilot pleads not guilty in Kentucky triple murder case

ftwitty/iStock(HOPKINSVILLE, Ky.) — A commercial airline pilot was arraigned Wednesday on three counts of murder stemming from the brutal 2015 killings of three of his neighbors, including two whose bodies were found burned beyond recognition in a torched car.Christian R. “Kit” Martin, 51, a former Army Ranger major and a pilot for the American Airlines…Read more »

Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

David McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.The new charges will accuse Avenatti of misappropriating money that was supposed to be paid to Stormy Daniels when Avenatti was representing the adult film actress in her public battle against…Read more »