North Korea: Medication offered as Covid fight continues
A North Korean army medic hands out medication to counter 'fever' -- a term Pyongyang often uses to refer to Covid -- and related sickness. The medic, Jong Jun Ho says the number of people receiving treatment for 'fever' has gone down in recent times. North Korea says its Covid-19 outbreak has been brought under control, but experts question the official numbers given the isolated country has one of the world's worst healthcare systems and likely no Covid-19 drugs or mass testing ability.news.yahoo.com
Judge blocks Montana's transgender birth certificate law
A Montana judge on Thursday temporarily blocked enforcement of a law that required transgender people to have undergone a “surgical procedure” before being allowed to change their sex on their birth certificates. District Judge Michael Moses of Billings ruled the law is unconstitutionally vague because it does not specify what surgical procedure must be performed. The law also required transgender people to obtain a court order indicating they'd had a surgical procedure.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court agrees to review California law on pork sales
The Supreme Court said Monday it would review a challenge to a California law that set certain conditions for pork sold in the state. The case stems from a 2018 ballot measure where California voters approved the nation’s toughest living space standards for breeding pigs. Two agricultural associations challenging the law say almost no farms satisfy those conditions.news.yahoo.com
Texas Supreme Court deals final blow to federal abortion law challenge
The U.S. Supreme Court left abortion providers only the narrowest avenue to challenge the ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Friday’s Texas Supreme Court ruling has effectively ended that federal legal challenge.
Supreme Court questions Texas law banning most abortions
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the Supreme Court signaled Monday they would allow abortion providers to pursue a court challenge to a Texas law that has virtually ended abortion in the nation's second-largest state after six weeks of pregnancy.myrgv.com
Supreme Court signals quick resolution on Biden challenge to landmark Texas abortion law
The U.S. Supreme Court signaled a quick resolution to the latest challenge to Texas' landmark abortion law Monday, hours after the Department of Justice under President Biden asked the court to block the law, which bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity.news.yahoo.com
Hong Kong June 4 vigil organizers to disband amid crackdown
The Hong Kong group that had organized annual vigils in remembrance of victims of the Chinese military’s crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests has voted to disband amid a crackdown on independent political activism in the semi-autonomous citywashingtonpost.com
Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance argues against need for rape and incest exceptions in abortion laws
The author and venture capitalist running for the GOP Senate nomination said in a local interview that unborn babies should be allowed to live even if the circumstances are “somehow inconvenient.”washingtonpost.com
How the New Texas Abortion Law Turns the Public Into Enforcers
The strictest abortion law in the U.S. took effect on Sept. 1 in Texas. It’s seen by abortion-rights supporters as an end-run around Roe v. Wade -- the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide -- and a possible blueprint for other states to make policy by encouraging neighbors to sue each other. Texas’ nearly two dozen abortion clinics reported turning away hundreds of patients in the first days after the law took effect, but one doctor came out publicly to declare that hewashingtonpost.com
How the New Texas Abortion Law Turns the Public Into Enforcers
The strictest abortion law in the U.S. took effect on Sept. 1 in Texas. Designed to protect fetuses from the moment a heartbeat is detected, the law is seen by abortion-rights supporters as an end-run around Roe v. Wade -- the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide -- and a possible blueprint for other states to make policy by encouraging neighbors to sue each other.washingtonpost.com
Life-changing bills for those with diabetes headed to Gov. Abbott’s desk for signature
Two bills that will bring some financial relief to those with diabetes that use insulin are headed to the governor’s desk for a signature. If enacted, the bills would lower the cost of prescription insulin starting in September.
Mexico to require appeals on social media account blocking
(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)MEXICO CITY – The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook and other social media companies, a move that drew criticism Tuesday. López Obrador was close to Trump and was outraged by the blocking of his accounts. Like Trump, López Obrador thinks traditional media outlets are biased against him, and like Trump, the Mexican president has used the term “fake news,” or Spanish variants of it. López Obrador said in January that his administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the issue. “I can tell you that at the first G20 meeting we have, I am going to make a proposal on this issue,” López Obrador said.
’I truly believe there’s an appetite for change,’ says lawmaker on police reform bills headed to Austin
SAN ANTONIO – Doing something to change the current status quo on law enforcement actions across the state is personal for Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston). “I truly believe there’s an appetite for change,” Gervin-Hawkins said. She’s working with lawmakers, law enforcement and community leaders to come up with bills that will help bring the changes demanded by San Antonio voters. “Right now, 53% of police officers do not live in the City of San Antonio. So we’ve got to rebuild that trust and those interactions.”RELATED: Understand: How arbitration plays out for disciplined San Antonio police officers
How and when to report racism at work
Many companies are committed to confronting racism in the workplace, however, racial discrimination still happens. 25 percent of all complaints filed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the past 10 years have come from Black American employees alleging racial discrimination. Racism at work can impact a person’s performance, promotions, and paycheck. Specialist in Employment Law, Bertha Burruezo, said when experiencing racism at work, gathering evidence is key. First, identify a co-worker who does work similar to you, is racially different, and compare how they are treated at work.
Pilot participating in flyover celebrating 19th Amendment shares experience
SAN ANTONIO – A female pilot participating in the flyover celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19 Amendment Friday is hoping the event encourages women from all backgrounds to keep reaching for the stars. I watched ‘Top Gun’ and was like, ‘Man that was really cool!’ But the spark really happened around junior year of high school. I really started looking into the aviation job market. Here is somebody that is like me that is doing it.’”Law said the flyover is a physical manifestation to her. “It is a picture of where we are as women,” Law said.