Nearing one year after Dobbs, lawmakers spar on abortion rights
A woman who is challenging abortion restrictions in Texas had a pointed message for members of the Senate on Wednesday as the country approaches the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that rolled back federal protections on the procedure.
Nearly half of Americans see struggle for abortion access in home states
Almost a year since federal protections were struck down, more than 40% of Americans told the Pew Research Center they’d struggle to access an abortion where they live.
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Trump accuser speaks of enduring shame after joking flirtation led to rape
As her own lawyer asked what she did after Donald Trump raped her, E. Jean Carroll lost her composure.
Disney escalates DeSantis feud with federal lawsuit
Disney filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing him of orchestrating "a targeted campaign of government retaliation" to punish the company for its protected speech.
California utility regulator eyes progressive fee to lower electricity bills
In an effort to ease some of the burden of California's high energy bills, the state’s three biggest private utility companies — Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric — have floated a plan to cut the price of electricity for lower income people by charging a fixed monthly fee based on income.
Panel dismisses challenge to Alabama voter disenfranchisement law
In a 106-page decision published Wednesday, a panel of 11th Circuit judges dismissed a constitutional challenge to Alabama’s mail-in voter registration form, but 60 pages were reserved for the partial dissent of one judge who argued the precedent supporting the decision was flawed.
EU court rejects claim Airbus won satellite contract by hiring exec from rival
A European Union court on Wednesday ruled there was insufficient evidence to warrant deeper scrutiny into allegations Airbus hired a chief rival's top executive and obtained information that helped it win a massive contract to build a new fleet of satellites.
New lizard-inspired pill could help regulate appetite
An electronic pill could combat nausea and other appetite-related conditions, according to a study published in Science Robotics on Wednesday.
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