Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules. The U.S. solicitor general and other administration officials said in a filing that California’s law is not … Read more

Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than criminal prosecution, similar to a Texas law that was passed last year. … Read more

Planned Parenthood to step in if North Dakota clinic closes

Planned Parenthood says it will offer abortion services at its clinic in Moorhead, Minnesota, if North Dakota’s only abortion clinic does not quickly relocate from Fargo should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press May 23, 2022, 10:52 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party ousted predecessor Scott … Read more

Parents convicted in college scam remain free during appeal

BOSTON — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday. Also Thursday, another judge ruled that a woman who worked for the mastermind of the scheme and took online classes for … Read more

Abortion-friendly states prep for more patients if Roe falls

JACKSON, Miss. — Leaders of a Tennessee abortion clinic calculated driving distances and studied passenger rail routes as they scanned the map for another place to offer services if the Supreme Court lets states restrict or eliminate abortion rights. They chose Carbondale in Illinois — a state that has easy abortion access but is surrounded … Read more

Murder conviction vacated for Vegas real estate mogul’s wife

A judge has vacated the murder conviction of a 78-year-old Las Vegas woman who spent 20 years in prison for the 1994 killing of her millionaire husband until she was paroled in 2020 ByThe Associated Press May 17, 2022, 9:14 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAS VEGAS — … Read more

Judge suspends Michigan’s dormant 1931 abortion ban

A judge has suspended Michigan’s dormant ban on abortion, saying it likely violates the state constitution By ED WHITE Associated Press May 17, 2022, 10:49 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DETROIT — A judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan’s dormant, decades-old ban on abortion, which means the procedure would … Read more

4 Air Force cadets may not graduate due to vaccine refusal

WASHINGTON — Four cadets at the Air Force Academy may not graduate or be commissioned as military officers this month because they have refused the COVID-19 vaccine, and they may be required to pay back thousands of dollars in tuition costs, according to Air Force officials. It’s the only military academy, so far, where cadets … Read more

Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

Justice Clarence Thomas says that the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press May 14, 2022, 6:10 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed … Read more