10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:43:27 -0400
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. HOW SUPREME COURT RULING AFFECTS ABORTION PROVIDERS IN TEXAS They're celebrating the decision ...
Hawaii gift store owner gets 6 months for wildlife smuggling
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:39:52 -0400
HONOLULU (AP) — The owner of a Hawaii jewelry and gift retail business is going to federal prison for six months because of a wildlife trafficking scheme.
Ledecky blazes path to Rio with 400m freestyle win
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:34:12 -0400
Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. It was the first step toward what could be an historic Rio campaign. The 19-year-old, who exploded on the international scene with an 800m free triumph in London four years ago, is entered in the trials in every freestyle event from 50m through 800m.
Court decision shifts abortion battle to state bans
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:30:05 -0400
The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The ruling could affect similar laws in more than a dozen states and stands as the biggest affirmation of abortion rights in more than two decades.
London's minorities fearful after post-Brexit attacks
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:27:43 -0400
With yellow paint still evident on the building's doors, tenants of a Polish community centre in London on Monday described their fear after being targeted in a racist post-referendum attack condemned by Prime Minister David Cameron in parliament. The graffiti at the community centre read "Fuck You - Out" according to a receptionist. Cameron later slammed as "despicable" a series of racist incidents reported following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
AP Source: Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:27:04 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting diesel vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday.
Ledecky heading to Rio, wins 400 free at US Olympic trials
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:09:41 -0400
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Katie Ledecky earned her spot for the Rio Olympics, winning the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials Monday night.
UK Labour leader clings to power, blasts 'manoeuvring'
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:57:08 -0400
Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned "internal manoeuvring" after more than half his top team resigned in barely 24 hours, but insisted he would not go himself despite a rising tide of criticism of his role in the Brexit crisis. Twenty members of the Labour leader's shadow cabinet have so far resigned in a rolling series of departures triggered by Corbyn's weekend sacking of his foreign affairs spokesman Hilary Benn. "Our country is divided and the country will thank neither the benches in front of me, nor those behind, for indulging in internal... manoeuvring at this time," he told the House of Commons in a debate with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Second US patient identified with super-resistant bacteria
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:54:25 -0400
A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said. Virologists found the rare mrc-1 gene, which causes the resistance, in a strain of E. coli from a patient in New York, according to findings published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. "We are very close to seeing the emergence of enterobacteria that will be impossible to treat with antibiotics," said Lance Price of George Washington University.
California wildfire 'most destructive' in county history
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:52:20 -0400
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Sallie Keeling had seen enough photos of destruction over four days to know what to expect when she returned Monday to the fire-ravaged neighborhood where she and her husband had lived for 13 years.