Amazon to limit purchases of Plan B and other emergency contraceptive pills

Last week’s US Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade prompted a spike in sales of Plan B and other generic brands of levonorgestrel morning-after pills. Customers who order emergency...

Oil prices take breather after three-day rally

By Yuka Obayashi TOKYO - Oil prices fell on Wednesday after rising in the previous three sessions but losses were limited on the view that global supply tightness will continue as there is...

Amazon to limit purchases of Plan B and other emergency contraceptive pills

Last week’s US Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade prompted a spike in sales of Plan B and other generic brands of levonorgestrel morning-after pills. Customers who order emergency...

California budget won't cover out-of-state abortion travel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While Gov. Gavin Newsom has pledged to make California a sanctuary for women seeking abortions, his administration won't spend public money to help people from other...

Oil Inventories Fell by 3.8M Barrels Last Week: API

Investing.com -- U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week, according to an estimate from the American Petroleum Institute, or API, released on Tuesday. Inventories at the Cushing, Okla. hub, where...

1 arrest as abortion protesters fill SC Statehouse lobby

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault as abortion protesters spent about 90 minutes inside the lobby of the South Carolina Statehouse during...

Explainer-How the U.S. Supreme Court could hobble Biden's climate efforts

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this week that will determine the degree to which the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate...

In flurry of court activity, rulings on abortion bans mixed

A federal court Tuesday allowed Tennessee to ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, while in Texas — which is already enforcing a similar ban based on cardiac activity — a judge...

How Wall Street firms from Goldman Sachs to JPMorgan are responding to the end of Roe v. Wade

After the US Supreme Court ruled that it would end the constitutional right to an abortion, the country's biggest banks said they would step in.

Another 50 migrant deaths and an ever-climbing body count on the border

Police and other first responders work at the scene near San Antonion where officials say dozens of migrants were found dead in a truck on June 27. | Eric Gay/AP Including those found dead...

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

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana's six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates...

R. Kelly seeks 10 years in prison, the minimum, as sentencing looms in sex case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK - R. Kelly deserves no more than 10 years in prison despite his conviction for scheming over decades to recruit women and girls for sex, reflecting how history as an...

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

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana's six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found...

Biden supports deal that will allow Finland, Sweden into NATO

MADRID - President Joe Biden supports a deal that will allow Finland and Sweden to join NATO and played a behind-the-scene role in the Nordic countries' negotiations with Turkey, a senior U.S....

Hershey, Nestle, Cargill win dismissal in U.S. of child slavery lawsuit

By Jonathan Stempel - A federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by eight citizens of Mali who sought to hold Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY), Nestle SA (SIX:NESN), Cargill Inc and...

EEOC: 2 fired for not joining company Christian prayer

Two employees with a North Carolina company say they were fired after refusing to participate in the firm’s daily Christian prayer meetings, which they said went against their respective religious...

Senators ask minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to an advocacy group for minor leaguers asking questions about baseball's antitrust...

Shell to update its U.S. health care options after Roe v. Wade

HOUSTON - Shell (LON:RDSa) PLC on Tuesday said it will update its health care options in the U.S. to ensure employees continue to have access to uninterrupted medical services. “We are updating...

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes Tuesday, but they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the...

Biden administration on lookout for states violating women's rights after abortion ruling

By Ahmed Aboulenein WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is watching closely for states violating women's rights after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling that made abortion a...

Abortions can resume in Texas after judge blocks pre-Roe v. Wade ban

Abortions can resume in Texas after a judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a nearly century-old ban the state's Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the U.S....

HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra: Feds working to maintain abortion pill access

Becerra said the administration is exploring ways to maintain abortion access in states that would move to restrict it after the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturning the Roe v. Wade...

Texas judge blocks enforcement of pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban: clinics' lawyers

- A Texas judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a dormant 1925 abortion ban that the state's Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...

Texas’ Pre-Roe Abortion Ban Blocked In Court

Abortion providers are taking aim at states' bans in state court after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Courts asked to reinstate blocked Indiana anti-abortion laws

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is asking federal judges to lift orders blocking several state anti-abortion laws following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to end...

Harassing Packages' Sent to Ex-Home of SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito: Police

"Justice Alito moved out of West Caldwell just after being confirmed to the US Supreme Court, 15 years ago in 2007," police in New Jersey said.

Think polarization is bad now? Wait till the post-Roe abortion wars get started

Abortion rights supporters and anti-abortion activists confront each other in front of the US Supreme Court on May 4 in Washington, DC, as demonstrations rippled across the country in reaction to...

Utah Abortion Ban Blocked In Court

Abortion providers are taking aim at state’s bans in state court after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

New Hampshire GOP Senate hopefuls pressed on abortion

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five of New Hampshire’s Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls say they don’t support enacting federal legislation restricting abortion, though most of them initially sidestepped the...

French parliament opens new era, after Macron lost majority

PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday opened its first session since President Emmanuel Macron's party lost its majority, and is expected to elect a woman as speaker for the...

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