The Supreme Court put on hold Friday night a Louisiana law that would have shut down any abortion provider in the state that does not have admitting privileges at a hospital less than 30 miles away.
Abortion providers, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, had petitioned the court for an emergency stay, saying the law, due to take effect Monday, would leave just one qualified abortion provider to practice in the state. The state contended there was no need for an emergency stay since the law would be implemented over time and not shut down facilities overnight.
Russia on Saturday joined the U.S. in pulling out of a critical 32-year-old nuclear arms control treaty.
“Our American partners announced that they are suspending their participation in the treaty, and we are suspending it too,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday, according to the BBC.
“All of our proposals in this sphere, as before, remain on the table, the doors for talks are open,” he added.
Earlier Saturday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told the BBC that all European allies agree with the U.S. because Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty for a long time.
The right-hand lane was blocked but has since been cleared.
Police said the driver slammed on the brakes in order to avoid hitting another vehicle that slowed unexpectedly.
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HOMESTEAD, Pa. (KDKA) — A 22-year-old man was killed after being shot multiple times in Homestead on Saturday morning.
The shooting occurred at about 12:37 a.m. Police found the victim lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Homicide Detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous.
Stephen Lamm, 48, of Johnstown, was arrested on burglary charges in both cases. Police also arrested Paul McDavis, 56, of West Mifflin, in connection with the Wood Street burglary.
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Northam and a friend were photographed together — one in blackface, one in Klan robes.
Northam’s quote: “There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I’ll have another beer.”
My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me. pic.twitter.com/1rSw1oxfrX
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) February 2, 2019
BY RICH CHOLODOFSKY
A Westmoreland County judge on Thursday dismissed drunken driving charges against a Greensburg woman who was arrested in her own driveway following a collision with a neighbor’s car.
Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani ruled in favor of Mary Britz, 58, who Greensburg police charged after she crashed into a car in June as she attempted to back out of her Painter Avenue driveway. Her vehicle never reached the street.
Defense attorney Patricia Elliott-Rentler argued that DUI charges can only be filed when a motorist operates a vehicle on public roadways.