Supreme Court conservatives show strength in sweeping rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s sweeping rulings on guns and abortion have sent an unequivocal message. Conservative justices hold the power and they are not afraid to use it to make transformative changes to the law, nothing more than stripping a woman of the right to abortion that has been in place for nearly … Read more

Army Guard Troops Face Dismissal As Vaccination Deadline Approaches

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have yet to receive the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, and while the date limit for shootings is approaching, at least 14,000 of them flatly refused and could be expelled from service. The soldiers of the … Read more

Bangladesh celebrates the opening of the country’s longest bridge

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks related to political disputes and alleged of corruption. The 6.51 kilometer (4.04 mile) bridge spanning the Padma River cost an estimated $3.6 billion and was paid for with … Read more

Chinese President Xi to visit Hong Kong for handover anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong this week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s 1997 return to China, a state news agency said on Saturday, on his first trip outside China. of the continent since the start of the coronavirus. pandemic 2 and a half years … Read more

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards tests positive for COVID-1

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, according to a news release from his office. Edwards says he currently has no symptoms and will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and self-isolate for five days. The Democrat … Read more

Newcomer ousts longtime prime minister in Grenada election

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A newcomer to politics has ousted Grenada’s longest-serving prime minister in a close general election on the Eastern Caribbean island. Dickon Mitchell’s National Democratic Congress party won 52% of the vote to Keith Mitchell’s New National Party’s 48%, according to preliminary results released late Thursday. The new party won … Read more

Turkey: Qatari and Azerbaijani planes join the fight against forest fires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Water-dropping planes from Azerbaijan and Qatar joined the fight Friday against a wind-fuelled wildfire that burned for a fourth day near a popular southeastern resort town. western Turkey. Turkey’s forestry minister, meanwhile, said the blaze may be close to being brought under control, but the wind still posed a risk. The … Read more

Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill passed by the Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlights of the bipartisan gun violence bill that the Senate approved Thursday and the House was expected to pass Friday: – Expanded background checks: State and local mental and juvenile health records of gun buyers will be part of federal background checks for buyers aged 18-20. Three days maximum for collection of … Read more

Takeaway: Trump risked provoking a ‘constitutional crisis’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee is using Thursday’s hearing to show the pressure Donald Trump put on the Justice Department to install a loyalist at the helm who would prosecute the false allegations of voter fraud by the then-president and would stop certification of the 2020 election won by Democrat Joe Biden. … Read more

Q&A: Billie Jean King on the 50th anniversary of Title IX

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King admired a portrait of Patsy Mink, considered the “mother of Title IX,” at the United States Capitol on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. “She knew exclusion firsthand and she had the confidence and leadership to challenge and change discrimination through the law,” King said at the unveiling … Read more