Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Kentucky’s attorney general and the attorney for former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison combined forces in a joint motion earlier this week asking a judge to revoke a previous order to release evidence in the Breonna Taylor case to the public. Attorney General Daniel […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) — A federal judge blocked an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that restricted the number of locations where voters can hand-deliver mail-in ballots in each county a month before the election. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman ordered on Friday that the state is barred from […]

pawel.gaul/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts cruise liner has been hit with a cease and desist order after photos of a packed ship deck went viral over the weekend. Bay State Cruise Company, which runs ferries between Boston and Provincetown, was ordered to stop operating just shortly after reopening as part of the […]

wellesenterprises/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (TOPEKA, Kan.) — As school districts across the country grapple with how and when to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic, the Kansas State Board of Education rejected Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order delaying the start of the school year despite rising cases of COVID-19 in the state. In a […]

kali9/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWSA judge has lifted the gag order in the high-profile cases of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The hearing on Tuesday followed a July 9 order from Judge Peter Cahill, barring the defendants — Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng, Kiernan Lane and Tou […]

Derek BlanksBrandy Norwood says she’s “afraid for her safety” after filing a restraining order against a woman who was recently arrested for allegedly stalking the singer. On Tuesday, The Blast reported Brandy’s lawyers filed documents against a young woman who’s said to repeatedly show up at Brandy’s home in Los Angeles County and other locations the singer frequents.  Legal documents reportedly show […]

Alex Wong/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — After weeks of protests across the country over police violence, President Trump introduced a series of executive actions this week on police reform.  The actions include curbing the use of deadly force by police, encouraging a ban on chokeholds, and setting up a database for […]

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Samara Heisz/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 302,000 people worldwide. More than 4.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

smodj/iStockBy CAMERON PARRISH, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Restaurants in Washington state will be required to keep a log of each dine-in customer to facilitate contact tracing during phase two of the state’s coronavirus reopening plans. As part of the requirements, the log must be maintained for 30 days and must include each customer’s telephone […]

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