The Sunrise News Sampler
33-year-old Justin Ross Harris has been charged with felony murder after leaving his 22-month-old son in a hot SUV for hours in Marietta, GA. Harris, originally from Tuscaloosa, is also charged with cruelty to children in his son’s death.
Circuit Judge Gregory Nicholas has refused to reduce the bond amount for a man accused of killing the sex offender convicted of abusing the man’s daughter. Nicholas says a lower court must consider the bond before he can intervene.
Today, President Obama plans to direct the Labor Department to draft rules ensuring same-sex couples can take emergency leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act regardless of what state they live in.
Kraft Food says it’s recalling about 260 cases of Velveeta cheese from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states because it doesn’t have the proper amount of a preservative, which could cause premature spoilage or food-borne illnesses.
Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left two inmates wounded at the Bibb County Correctional Facility in Brent. One of the inmates remained hospitalized after the Monday fight, and one has been returned to the prison.
Filming for the movie “Selma” is scheduled to begin Monday. The movie is about civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., including his role in the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
The fight against NSA spying has picked up a win in the House as libertarians and liberals combined to push through new curbs as an amendment to a $570 billion defense spending bill.
Diplomats say Iran and six world powers have managed to narrow some differences that stand in the way of reaching a nuclear deal by a July 20 target date.
The New York state Senate is expected to give final approval later today to a measure legalizing medical marijuana.
Pope Francis lends his support in the opposition to the legalization of recreational drugs.