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Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

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Less than a year before he opened fire and killed 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school.
New York has a "red flag" law designed to keep firearms away from people who could harm themselves or o ... (full story)


Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional.
Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was ... (full story)


New state grant awarded for brain-health research

A new $2 million state grant has been announced for a project to advance research in brain health in Ohio. The project will be operated through a collaboration between the Office of Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Aging and Case Western Reserve University.
The money will be used for research in the areas of early interv ... (full story)


Death sentence upheld for Cleveland man who killed car lot owners

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently affirmed the death penalty of a Cleveland man who killed the husband-and-wife owners of a car dealership while stealing two cars and money.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found overwhelming evidence that Joseph McAlpin entered the Mr. Cars dealership and robbed and murdered Michael ... (full story)


Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas recently to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.
The panel is investiga ... (full story)