Abortion rights protest spurred by Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs

An abortion rights protester participates in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in Houston, Texas, May 14, 2022. Callaghan O’hare | Reuters People across the United States skipped work Friday for a “Day Without Us” protest of the recent Supreme Court … Read more

Dr. Oz has ties to hydroxychloroquine companies as he backs Covid treatment

Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz has financial ties to at least two pharmaceutical companies that supply hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that he has floated as a possible Covid-19 treatment. Oz, a physician and veteran television show host who is facing Democrat John Fetterman in the race for Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat, owns along … Read more

Least affordable housing markets in the U.S.

There seems to be some cooling off in the housing market. But that doesn’t mean homes are becoming more affordable everywhere. According to RealtyHop’s housing affordability index, many cities in the U.S. are still difficult to afford. Out of the 100 cities in the index, the average American would have to dedicate at least 40% of … Read more

Koch network pressures Sens. Manchin, Sinema to oppose $739 billion tax-and-spending bill

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., board an elevator after a private meeting between the two of them on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images The political network backed by billionaire Charles Koch launched an ad blitz targeting Sens. … Read more

House votes on same-sex marriage bill after Supreme Court Roe ruling

The House plans to vote Tuesday on legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The Respect for Marriage Act would establish that a marriage is considered valid under federal law if it was legal in … Read more

How TikTok’s head of U.S. safety finds a way to log off social media

It’s not easy for Eric Han to get away from work or social media. Han, 35, is the head of U.S. safety at TikTok, which saw its user base skyrocket during lockdowns. Since 2020, the social media app has also received increasing scrutiny over how it handles the spread misinformation, disinformation and graphic content in … Read more

Martin Gilbert: The City must cherish its older workers

Martin Gilbert, the co-founder and former CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, is chair of AssetCo and Revolut Paul McCartney headlining the Glastonbury Festival a week after his 80th birthday is a reminder what an absolute legend he is, and also that age is no barrier. He’s still performing in front of thousands of people and … Read more

At least 6 killed at July Fourth parade near Chicago, gunman at large

HIGHLAND PARK, IL – JULY 04: First responders work the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade on July 4, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. Jim Vondruska | Getty Images News | Getty Images At least six people were killed and dozens were hurt after a rooftop gunman opened fire at a … Read more

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

US Border Patrol agents check and search migrants from Guatemala after they turned themselves over to authorities at the US-Mexico border May 12, 2021 in Yuma, Arizona. Ringo Chiu | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court handed President Joe Biden a victory Thursday, ruling that he can shut down a Trump administration program designed … Read more

Republican Rhode Island cop charged with attack at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A Providence, Rhode Island, police officer who had been running for state Senate as a Republican was arrested Saturday on charges related to his alleged physical assault of his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally a day earlier. The arrest of patrolman Jeann Lugo came hours after a video of his alleged attack … Read more