New York may ban concealed guns in many places, including Times Square

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York lawmakers were voting on gun laws on Friday that would ban weapons from a long list of “sensitive places,” including Times Square, and require people who want a gun license to get more training and submit their social media accounts to government review. The emergency legislative session … Read more

Rep. Judy Chu of California among more than 100 arrested at SCOTUS abortion rights protest

Washington CNN — Rep. Judy Chu of California was among the more than 100 people arrested at an abortion rights protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday, according to a statement from her office. “When I first heard Roe was overturned, I immediately thought of who would be most harmed by this decision: a young girl … Read more

State abortion bans blocked by Florida, Kentucky judges

June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the US Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court Judge John Cooper said he … Read more

Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

53 migrants died in US border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and US official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a Texas smuggling attempt was allegedly … Read more

Liz Cheney to Secret Service: ‘We welcome additional testimony under oath’

CNN — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said she is “absolutely confident” in blockbuster testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, and that the January 6 committee welcomes information from the Secret Service related to the incidents Hutchinson described. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Thursday, Cheney was pressed … Read more

HHS issues new guidance on post-Roe v. Wade patient privacy

CNN — The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance aimed at patient privacy in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The guidance “addresses the circumstances under … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

CNN — Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation Wednesday expanding access to abortion care and protecting providers and patients seeking services in the state following last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The … Read more

Cassidy Hutchinson stands by her testimony amid pushback

CNN — Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to form Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, released a new statement Wednesday provided exclusively to CNN standing by her blockbuster testimony delivered in a hearing with the House select committee investigating January 6, in light of some pushback on her testimony. “Ms. Hutchinson stands by all … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

CNN — As President Joe Biden’s administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It’s the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans. The suit comes … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six US House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress in November’s elections. The justices … Read more