Police arrest 12 at Mass. beaches amid soaring temperatures

Local Officers at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire also made 10 arrests after dispersing a large crowd. Police patrolled Revere Beach Saturday on horseback. Seven people were arrested. Erin Clark/Boston Globe Staff Temperatures soared and people throughout the region flocked to local beaches this weekend, police made at least a dozen arrests while increasing patrols … Read more

Kaitlin Armstrong wanted: Texas woman sought in fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, US Marshals say

A manhunt is underway for a Texas woman wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a professional cyclist who authorities say was once romantically linked to the suspect’s boyfriend. Austin police issued a homicide warrant on Tuesday for Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 35, in the killing of 25-year-old Anna Moriah Wilson, according to the US … Read more

‘This conversation has really started to dominate on politics up and down the ballot’: How abortion rights has become the center of two Texas runoff races

CNN — Six weeks postpartum, Rochelle Garza was on the frontlines of an abortion rights rally in Dallas. “I will be damned if my daughter grows up in a state where she cannot control her own body,” the Democratic candidate for Texas attorney general said into the megaphone. Abortion rights had already been top of … Read more

Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5 to 11, here’s what a doctor advises

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11. That third shot is available for elementary age children five months after their initial two doses. Utah parents are already weighing that decision. COVID-19 cases are rising … Read more

Without MAGA We All Lose in November, Perdue Warns Georgia Voters

Trump-backed Perdue is trailing Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary. Perdue’s camp says Trump’s support was a big reason Kemp became governor in 2018. Splitting the party now, Perdue argues, gives Democrats an edge this fall. loading Something is loading. ATLANTA, Georgia — Republican gubernatorial hopeful David Perdue is telling Georgia voters … Read more

Southern Baptist Leaders Mishandled Sex Abuse Crisis, Report Says

National leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention suppressed reports of sexual abuse and resisted proposals for reform over the course of two decades, according to a third-party investigation published by the convention Sunday. The report also said that a former president of the denomination was accused of sexually assaulting a woman 2010, an accusation the … Read more

DA charging ‘conspirators’ for 14,000 sq.-foot underground pot farm in Newberry Springs

An undisclosed site in Southern California’s High Desert that a special sheriff’s team raided in mid-October 2021 as part of “Operation Hammer Strike,” targeting illegal cannabis growth in San Bernardino County. The Chief Prosecutor of San Bernardino County is criminally charging nearly a dozen alleged “conspirators” for running a massive pot farm underground in a … Read more

Democrats look to defy political headwinds in Georgia

Democrats are bracing for an uphill battle in Georgia, where crucial top-of-the-ticket races are slated to test the resiliency of the coalition and organizing efforts that powered Democratic victories in the state less than two years ago. With Stacey Abrams running unchallenged for the Democratic nomination for governor and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) facing only … Read more

Top Southern Baptists stonewalled sex abuse victims

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, according to a scathing 288-page investigative report issued Sunday. These survivors, and other concerned Southern Baptists, repeatedly shared allegations with the SBC’s Executive Committee, “only to … Read more