Indiana becomes first state after Roe to pass law banning most abortions

CNN — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb on Friday signed a bill banning most abortions – the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since Roe v. Wade was canceled earlier this summer. The Indiana House and Senate passed the GOP-sponsored bill earlier Friday. The bill would provide exceptions for cases where the … Read more

Indiana lawmakers pass first post-Roe abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers passed a near-total abortion ban on Friday, overcoming division between republicans and protests by Democrats to become the first state to establish and approve sweeping new procedural limits since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June. The bill’s passage came just three days after voters in Kansas, another conservative Midwestern … Read more

Microsoft trackers go against DuckDuckGo, added to blocklist

Aurich Lawson Privacy-conscious research firm DuckDuckGo says it will block Microsoft trackers in his desktop web browserfollowing revelations in May that some Bing and LinkedIn scripts were getting a pass. In a blog postDuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg says he’s heard user concerns since security researcher Zach Edwards’ yarn that “we failed to meet their expectations … Read more

New York’s health department says hundreds of people could be infected with polio virus

Poliomyelitis found in sewage samples from 2 New York counties 02:04 New York State health officials have discovered indications of additional cases of poliomyelitis virus in sewage samples from two different counties, leading them to warn that hundreds of people could be infected with the potentially serious virus. Just two weeks ago, the New York … Read more

Alex Jones on trial: Jury finds Infowars founder should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents

New York CNN Business — A Texas jury has decided to award Alex Jones $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The award, which the judge could reduce, came a day after the jury awarded $4.1 million in compensatory damages. Jurors began deliberating … Read more

Ukraine War News: Explosions reported at nuclear power plant seized by Russia

A soldier decoys on the side of a road crossing the Dnipro River from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex last week. Ukrainian and Russian officials reported explosions on Friday, blaming each other.Credit…David Guttenfelder for The New York Times DRUZHKIVKA, Ukraine — Ukrainian officials have been sounding the alarm for months. The world’s nuclear watchdog warned this … Read more