Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current … Read more

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The bankruptcy filing by the InfoWars parent, … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more

Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva; sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID symptoms

Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva;  sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID symptoms

July 26 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron particles in saliva An experimental chewing gum that “traps” SARS-CoV-2 particles in saliva holds … Read more

Sixth boy charged in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

Sixth boy charged in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – A long overlooked co-defendant of the Central Park Five, a group of Black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white woman jogger in 1989 based on false confessions, was exonerated of a related conviction by a New York judge on Monday. Steven Lopez was 15 when he … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced after closed-door trial United Nations’ Myanmar rights envoy ‘outraged and devastated’ More than 100 on death row similarly convicted, Amnesty says July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta has executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts”, it said on Monday, … Read more

Trump ex-adviser Bannon convicted of contempt of US Congress

Trump ex-adviser Bannon convicted of contempt of US Congress

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – Steve Bannon, a key associate of former President Donald Trump and an influential figure on the American right, was convicted on Friday of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating last year’s attack on the US Capitol, a major victory for the Democratic-led panel. A jury … Read more

Jan. 6 US Capitol riot hearings lay blame at Trump’s feet

Jan.  6 US Capitol riot hearings lay blame at Trump's feet

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – After losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump ignored close allies who told him that his claims of widespread election fraud were untrue, and when the followers who believed his false accusations stormed the US Capitol, he sat back and watched. That was the narrative the US House of Representatives’ select … Read more