Labor market hot streak continues as US adds 428,000 jobs
The U.S. economy added 428,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate stayed at a pandemic-era low of 3.6%.
Massive market correction barrels on, though midweek volatility eases losses
Another positive jobs report and calming statements by the Federal Reserve should have smoothed things out for investors, but markets took on wild swings to continue a losing streak.
It’s not Halloween: post-Roe America could see rise of ‘zombie’ abortion bans
In the aftermath of the leaked draft opinion signaling the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, four states are confronting a legal landscape where century-old abortion bans could spring back to life.
Judge’s son who stormed Capitol sentenced to 8 months
The son of a Brooklyn judge must spend eight months behind bars after a video went viral showing him wearing a fur pelt and a police-issue ballistics vest inside the Capitol during last year’s insurrection.
Will the impending Roe decision upend the LA mayor’s race?
When Politico revealed it had obtained a draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, some Democrats were immediately hopeful that the issue would galvanize their voters later this year. But the next morning, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass was not one of them.
Texans were leaving the state for abortions long before six-week ban
While abortion rights advocates say Senate Bill 8 has been particularly damaging to patients, Texas lawmakers have spent years finding ways to limit those rights.
Texas AG denounces state bar’s impending lawsuit against him
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused the state bar of political gamesmanship Friday, saying it is suing him for professional misconduct on the eve of his Republican primary runoff election.
Ukraine war heats up ahead of Putin speech
The war in Ukraine is veering dangerously toward a new sharp escalation with Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to make a major speech about the war on Monday in conjunction with Russia’s Victory Day celebrations.
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