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Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas law banning most abortions

Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas law banning most abortions

Lawyers for the Justice Department said the law is "in open defiance of the Constitution." ... Continue Reading
How we clean oil spills hasn't changed in decades. These scientists want to change that.

How we clean oil spills hasn't changed in decades. These scientists want to change that.

Little has changed in how oil spills are cleaned up, but scientists are working on new tools, including sponges that can absorb oil in water, to respond to disasters. ... Continue Reading
Heart risks rare after Pfizer Covid vaccination, study finds

Heart risks rare after Pfizer Covid vaccination, study finds

Cases of myocarditis were usually mild, and they occurred mostly in young males three to five days after the second dose, according to researchers in Israel. ... Continue Reading
Idaho lt. governor issues 'vaccine passport' order while governor is out of state

Idaho lt. governor issues 'vaccine passport' order while governor is out of state

Gov. Brad Little issued an order Wednesday repealing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin's executive order, which he called "political grandstanding." ... Continue Reading
NBA stars take passion for wine to new heights

NBA stars take passion for wine to new heights

In his early 20s, when other NBA players were indulging in traditional libations of young professional athletes, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was ... Continue Reading
Why this 'Great British Baking Show' spinoff takes the cake

Why this 'Great British Baking Show' spinoff takes the cake

But with so many "GBBO" spinoffs in the works, it’s only natural that a few sugary creations collapse upon arrival. ... Continue Reading
McConnell makes Democrats an offer for a short-term fix to debt limit crisis

McConnell makes Democrats an offer for a short-term fix to debt limit crisis

Lawmakers have until Oct. 18 to lift the ceiling and avoid a default, according to the Treasury Department. ... Continue Reading
Mountain gorilla who became selfie star dies in the arms of her caretaker

Mountain gorilla who became selfie star dies in the arms of her caretaker

'It was a privilege to support and care for such a loving creature," Ndakasi's caretaker said. ... Continue Reading
A dozen Brian Laundrie sightings have been reported in North Carolina, officials say

A dozen Brian Laundrie sightings have been reported in North Carolina, officials say

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office has received a flurry of tips about Laundrie, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his fiancée, Gabby Petito. ... Continue Reading
Robert Lowery, Texas dad found in same forest as Gabby Petito, died of suicide, coroner finds

Robert Lowery, Texas dad found in same forest as Gabby Petito, died of suicide, coroner finds

Robert "Bob" Lowery's remains were found on Sept. 28 in Bridger-Teton National Forest, the same Wyoming forest where authorities found Petito’s body. ... Continue Reading
McConnell says Republicans will not block a debt limit extension into December

McConnell says Republicans will not block a debt limit extension into December

Lawmakers have until Oct. 18 to lift the ceiling and avoid a default. ... Continue Reading
There's a good reason it's so hard for people to quit Facebook

There's a good reason it's so hard for people to quit Facebook

Saying goodbye to an old friend, even one who has disappointed and angered you over and over, is difficult. ... Continue Reading
'I'm Team TERF': Chappelle criticized for defending J.K. Rowling in new Netflix special

'I'm Team TERF': Chappelle criticized for defending J.K. Rowling in new Netflix special

TERF stands for "trans-exclusionary radical feminists," a term used to describe feminists whose views about gender are seen as anti-trans. ... Continue Reading
Husband suspected in Instagram influencer's slaying found dead in Florida, officials say

Husband suspected in Instagram influencer's slaying found dead in Florida, officials say

Tom Sharkey, wanted in Alexis Sharkey's death, died of apparent suicide after U.S. marshals went to the home where he was staying, Houston police said. ... Continue Reading
White House unveils extra $1 billion investment in rapid, at-home Covid tests

White House unveils extra $1 billion investment in rapid, at-home Covid tests

A White House official said they plan to triple the number of at-home tests on the market by early November. ... Continue Reading
Ahmaud Arbery murder suspects seek to ban Confederate flag license plate from evidence

Ahmaud Arbery murder suspects seek to ban Confederate flag license plate from evidence

Prosecutors said in response that the jury may interpret the license plate "in any way they deem appropriate." ... Continue Reading
Suspected teen gunman is in custody after shooting at Texas high school injures 4, police say

Suspected teen gunman is in custody after shooting at Texas high school injures 4, police say

The suspect, Timothy George Simpkins, was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault with a gun. ... Continue Reading
Hunting laws allowed Kyle Rittenhouse to carry weapon during fatal shootings in Wisconsin, lawyers say

Hunting laws allowed Kyle Rittenhouse to carry weapon during fatal shootings in Wisconsin, lawyers say

Prosecutor Thomas Binger dismissed the defense argument and said Rittenhouse's attorneys should tell a jury he was "hunting on the streets" in Kenosha. ... Continue Reading
Fitness influencer Cashawn 'Cookie' Sims goes missing in Los Angeles

Fitness influencer Cashawn 'Cookie' Sims goes missing in Los Angeles

Cashawn Sims' sisters Christol Sims and Ca'rynn Sims both posted to Instagram asking for help locating their sibling. ... Continue Reading
4 wounded in Texas school shooting; manhunt underway for suspected student gunman

4 wounded in Texas school shooting; manhunt underway for suspected student gunman

Authorities said they believe the shooting began with a fight and they are still looking for the suspect, Timothy George Simpkins, who left the scene. ... Continue Reading