WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a California law that mainly regulates anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. Both conservative and liberal justices voiced skepticism Tuesday about the law that requires the centers to tell clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The case against a man accused of murdering his infant daughter took another unusual turn when North Carolina's appeals court ruled a judge shouldn't have bypassed a jury to convict him. Todd Boderick agreed in 2016 to go to trial without a jury after problems selecting the panel. But North Carolina's appeals court found Tuesday the 2014 state constitutional amendment allowing felony defendants to choose bench trials hadn't taken effect in time for Boderick's case.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. will be closing its office in the New Mexico city where it was founded. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the business had maintained an office in the city despite being acquired years ago by North Carolina-based tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials in a North Carolina city say baby wipes flushed down toilets are to blame for a spill that sent 4,000 gallons of untreated sewage into a creek. The City of Jacksonville says the spill occurred late Monday, sending sewage into a tributary of Mill Creek. A city statement posted to Facebook said undissolved baby wipes and other items blocked the line, leading to the spill from a manhole.
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