California bill would require free condoms at public high schools. Here's where it stands
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Contraceptive access throughout California high schools was on the docket for Wednesday’s Senate Education Committee meeting, where people in support and opposition took the stand.
If it the bill ...Read more
Cargill to stop handling Russian grains for export as war in Ukraine continues
Minnesota-based agribusiness Cargill said it will stop exporting Russian grains sourced by the company by the middle of this summer.
"(A)s grain export-related challenges continued to mount, Cargill will stop elevating ...Read more
All 7 victims have been identified in massive chocolate factory explosion in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA — The Berks County Coroner's Office on Wednesday released the names of the remaining victims of the explosion at the R.M. Palmer chocolate factory in West Reading that killed seven people.
The remaining ...Read more
Rupert Murdoch called Trump's Jan. 6 actions 'pretty much a crime,' court doc says
NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s disdain for former President Donald Trump’s actions after the 2020 election came out again in evidence presented in the $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News.
“Trump insisting ...Read more
North Carolina House budget would make it easier for parents to challenge 'unfit' school materials
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican House leaders are reviving efforts to require teachers to post lesson plans online. They want to make it easier for parents to challenge school materials they consider to be ...Read more
Trump fights order for testimony of former White House officials
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump is appealing an order rejecting his efforts to block grand jury testimony from several former White House advisers in an investigation into efforts to undermine the 2020 ...Read more
Alec Baldwin prosecution 'on its heels' after DA leaves 'Rust' case, experts say
New Mexico’s district attorney overseeing the “Rust” shooting criminal prosecution of Alec Baldwin has stepped down, dealing another blow to the state’s efforts to hold the actor and armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed ...Read more
Senate votes to overturn COVID-19 national emergency order
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Wednesday to terminate a COVID-19 pandemic national emergency order implemented by former President Donald Trump in 2020 that was due to be terminated in May anyway.
The 68-23 vote on ...Read more
Slotkin proposes gun violence prevention bills alongside Oxford, MSU survivors
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at curbing gun violence a month and a half after a mass shooting at Michigan State University left three students dead and five ...Read more
Manatee struck by a boat in the Florida Keys was sent to SeaWorld. He worked his way back
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Scientists at SeaWorld rehabilitate so many injured manatees, many from the Florida Keys, that they have trouble coming up with creative names for the aquatic mammals.
Last year, “we had a bread ...Read more
Alleged cult leader Nathan Chasing Horse appears in court
LAS VEGAS — An alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting two women in Clark County appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, was indicted in February and has pleaded not guilty to 19 ...Read more
Charter school principal resigns after sending $100,000 of school's money to fake 'Elon Musk'
It wasn’t exactly a Nigerian prince scam.
Florida charter school Principal Jan McGee resigned this week after sending $100,000 to a scammer pretending to be South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, who’s worth an ...Read more
California Democratic leader wants state to repeal ban on government travel to anti-LGBTQ states
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a state Capitol dominated by Democrats, where expanding LGBTQ rights is a pillar of the agenda, an announcement Wednesday from one of the most powerful lawmakers came as something of a shock:
Ban on outside election money passes Georgia General Assembly
ATLANTA — A party-line vote in the Georgia Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it a felony for county election offices to receive money from nonprofit organizations following Republican ...Read more
John Fetterman will return to the Senate April 17 after treatment for depression
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. John Fetterman will return to the Senate the week of April 17.
The update, first reported by Politico, comes six weeks after Fetterman started inpatient treatment for depression at Walter Reed ...Read more
Judge lets Nick Carter move forward with counterclaim against alleged rape victim
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas judge on Wednesday declined to dismiss Nick Carter’s claim that a woman who accused him of sexual assault had defamed him.
Carter was sued in December by Shannon Ruth who accused Carter of ...Read more
7 California Highway Patrol officers charged in death of LA motorist caught on video
LOS ANGELES — Seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse were charged with manslaughter Wednesday in connection with the death of a man who screamed, “I can’t breathe!,” as they tried to draw blood from ...Read more
Old Dominion singer Matthew Ramsey fractures pelvis in ATV accident
Old Dominion is postponing several shows on their No Bad Vibes tour because lead singer-guitarist Matthew Ramsey was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
Ramsey, 45, on Tuesday revealed that he had fractured his ...Read more
Melissa Joan Hart details involvement in harrowing scene near Nashville school shooting
Actor and Tennessee resident Melissa Joan Hart described helping young children cross a highway near the Covenant School in Nashville where the latest U.S. mass shooting unfolded at the private elementary school on Monday....Read more
How a Georgia plant is helping solve a huge EV supply chain kink
COVINGTON, Georgia — In a reused half-century-old factory about an hour east of Atlanta, a Massachusetts company is on the front lines of expanding the American electric vehicle supply chain. And it all starts with ...Read more
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