Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: ‘God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives’

“God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House as he finished signing the bill. The legislation came together in the aftermath of recent mass shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that was in a predominantly Black neighborhood. A bipartisan group … Read more

‘Total bloodbath’: Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

‘Total bloodbath’: Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said they are not after us,” resident Nur Hussein Abdi told The Associated … Read more

‘Roe is on the ballot’: Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights raises stakes in midterms

‘Roe is on the ballot’: Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion rights raises stakes in midterms

How the tectonic shift set off by the Supreme Court’s decision will play out in November’s elections will take time to gauge. The court’s decision opened the door to new Republican efforts that range from enforcing existing state laws that outlaw abortion in most cases to enacting federal and state measures that would limit the … Read more

Title IX and the Rise and Fall of Women’s Sports

Title IX and the Rise and Fall of Women’s Sports

Demonstrators call on President Biden to protect women’s sports in Washington, June 23. Photo: Michaal Nigro/Zuma Press Bernice Sandler, the “godmother of Title IX,” said the legislation she helped to write was “the most important step for gender equality since the 19th Amendment gave us the right to vote.” Title IX turned 50 this week, … Read more

These are the 14 House Republicans who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

These are the 14 House Republicans who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

In contrast, top House GOP leaders opposed the bill and encouraged members to vote against it. But 14 House Republicans still crossed party lines to vote in favor. The measure includes millions of dollars for mental health, school safety, crisis intervention programs and incentives for states to include juvenile records in the National Instant Criminal … Read more

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, capping a … Read more

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, as their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite a crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in … Read more

How tech firms and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon’s confidence vote could finish Ian Blackford

As every football manager knows, when the boss gives you a vote of confidence, it’s generally time to pack your bags and head for the door marked “exit”.  That may well have all the makings of the fate looming for Ian Blackford, the SNP’s leader in the Commons, after Nicola Sturgeon was hardly effusive in … Read more

Airlines, FAA spar over flight delays ahead of July Fourth weekend

Travelers wait to board a plane at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, on April 22, 2022. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration are pointing the finger at each other over a rising rate of flight cancellations and delays, just as millions prepare to travel on the July … Read more