Oklahoma governor enacts toughest abortion ban in US

May 25 (Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the strictest abortion ban in the United States, one that bans fertilization abortions and allows private citizens to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. “I promised the people of Oklahom that as governor I would sign any pro-life bill that … Read more

New York judge approves Congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling station in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, U.S., June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge has approved a new Congressional map that … Read more

H&M strikes $36 million deal with New York for unused gift cards

NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – H&M will pay $36 million to settle charges that the fashion retailer illegally held millions of dollars in gift cards that customers never used, a prosecutor said on Thursday. General of New York, Letitia James. The Swedish company, whose full name is H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMb.ST), will … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took action on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to increase supply , the White House said. Biden also ordered U.S. agencies to use Department of Defense commercial planes … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former US President George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unwarranted’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush wrongly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unwarranted” before correcting himself by saying he meant to refer to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Bush made the comments in a speech at an event in Dallas on Wednesday, as he criticized Russia’s … Read more

US accuses casino mogul Wynn of acting as Chinese agent

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday sued Steve Wynn, the former CEO of Wynn Resorts (WYNN.O), forcing him to register as a China agent and accused him of pressuring then-President Donald Trump. at Beijing’s request in 2017. Wynn’s lawyers have denied the allegations, saying he never acted as an agent … Read more

China Eastern crash investigation considers intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators investigating the crash of a China Eastern Airlines plane (600115.SS) are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, without any evidence of a technical malfunction, informed two people. on the question said. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one … Read more

Picasso painting fetches $67.5 million at New York auction

A man walks past the artwork titled ‘Lady Naked Woman’, by Pablo Picasso during a media preview for Sotheby’s Contemporary and Modern Art auction in New York, United States, May 6 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) – Pablo Picasso’s 1932 painting “Reclining Nude … Read more

California church shooter upset over Taiwan-China tensions – police

May 16 (Reuters) – The man accused of killing a doctor and injuring five others in a shooting at a Taiwanese-American church banquet in California methodically planned the attack because he was upset by Sino-Taiwanese tensions, authorities said on Monday. The suspect, David Chou, 68, chained the doors and placed glue in the locks of … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court backs Ted Cruz and drops campaign finance restriction

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday further undermined campaign finance restrictions, striking down as a free speech violation part of a 2002 bipartisan law challenged by Republican Senator Ted Cruz that federal officials had touted as an anti-corruption safeguard. . The justices, in a 6-3 decision, found that a $250,000 … Read more