Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court reverberated throughout Washington, where President Trump and his fellow Republicans are now poised to cement conservative control of the high court.
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after 30 years as a moderate swing vote on the Supreme Court poses a real threat to abortion rights in the United States, advocates and constitutional scholars agree. But exactly how that threat will play out is uncertain.
The Democrats are reeling from the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. They could try to use the so-called quorum rule to block Republicans from tipping the balance of the court — but they probably won't.
A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed. Officials on Wednesday said Jhyrin Jones, 19, conducted his escapade after scaling a 12-foot high fence topped with barbed wire at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest, the previous afternoon. Police took about five minutes to apprehend Jones, who had been barefoot and wearing only underwear, after being alerted by an airport employee, Atlanta Police Major Timothy Peek told reporters.
The decision, which affirmed broad free-speech rights for workers, appears certain to undercut the clout of unions representing government employees that have emerged as a bastion of labor activism. It also could inspire follow-on actions by supporters and foes of organized labor in both the public and private sector. The plaintiff, Mark Janus, who works for Illinois's state government, argued that being called on to pay unions' fees violated his free-speech rights.
In a corner of Germany celebrated for its bucolic charm, this Bavarian town’s lack of rolling, pastoral fields, and half-timbered houses doesn’t exactly make it a tourist destination – that is unless you ask party officials of the ruling Christian Social Union (CSU). The governor repeatedly uses the phrase “asylum tourism” for the migrants who trekked through the province during the refugee crisis in 2015 . Such harder-line proposals have divided Germany’s government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) calling it counter to the open borders that are the essence of Europe.
The occasion of Chris Carter’s 23rd birthday in 2015 brought together his parents, friends, and fellow soldiers in sorrow rather than celebration. During Mr. Carter’s first tour in 2011, he lost a close friend in a bomb explosion and glimpsed the broken bodies of another soldier and an Afghan interpreter killed in the blast. After learning the news, his mother, Beth Zimmer Carter, traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., where he was stationed.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban restricting entry to people from five Muslim-majority countries, delivering the president a major victory in a tortuous legal battle.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary was a political stunner, an upset that sent shock waves from New York’s 14th congressional district to Washington, D.C., and beyond.
A surreal new You Tube video released by a Russian pop singer who is a key figure in the investigations into ties between the Kremlin and the 2016 Trump campaign was a “satire” making fun of “some of the things I’ve been accused of,” the singer said Wednesday.
“I’ve watched every World Cup since 1990, when Argentina was really good,” Zhou said by way of explanation. “Chinese soccer breaks my heart,” he said when asked about the national team’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament in Russia. “China has more than one billion people,” he continued.
Flight crews have higher than average rates of certain cancers, according to a study of more than 5,000 US-based flight attendants. "We report a higher lifetime prevalence of breast, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers among flight crews relative to the general population," said Irina Mordukhovich, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health. Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15 percent reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer.
Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading untested inventory are offering blowout prices. At Firehaus, a shop along an LA freeway, a fire sale of sorts unfolded this month with a 50 percent off "summer blowout" sale advertised on a popular marijuana app and texted and emailed to regular customers.
President Trump’s recent executive order on keeping migrant families at the southwest border together has sent several federal agencies scrambling to figure out how to reverse course on a policy that has already separated more than 2,000 children.
President Trump is the most obvious example. On the Supreme Court, five of nine justices are over 65. Just eight decades ago, when the Social Security system began, 65 was codified as the start of “old age.” Now many people of that vintage may feel in the prime of life.
Satellite structures inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami could be in orbit around the earth by next year, cutting the weight and cost of launches. The Oxford Space Systems origami design is a finalist in the prestigious MacRobert engineering prize. Amy Pollock reports.
Ancestry companies who say they can link you back to the Vikings is “complete bunkum”, according to a scientist who worked on the DNA of Cheddar Man. Dr Tom Booth, a bio-archaeologist who specialises in ancient DNA, warned people against basing their identities on the results from such companies, saying that results can become unclear past three centuries. “What I really don’t like about these companies is that they market themselves as linking you to medieval populations, which is complete bunkum, you can’t do that.” He said results begin to get “too cloudy” around three centuries into the past, adding: “The adverts that show they can tell you whether you are Viking or Saxons, I’ve got a problem with that because they can’t. “Because everyone in the 9th century, if they’ve successfully passed on a descendant, is your ancestor.” Dr Booth worked alongside Dr Selina Brace to understand the DNA testing of Britain’s oldest known skeleton, Cheddar Man. Dr Booth worked alongside Dr Selina Brace to understand the DNA testing of Britain’s oldest known skeleton, Cheddar Man Credit: Tom Barnes/Television Stills Speaking at Chalke Valley History Festival on Monday, Dr Booth spoke about the significance of modern DNA testing on ancient bones and how this technology had allowed scientists to discover the identity of the skeleton. He warned against people “constructing their entire identities around tests” from DNA companies saying it was “not a good way to go”. Ancestry companies are more limited in their capabilities to trace results as they are often relying solely on saliva samples. In the research of Cheddar Man, scientists were able to drill bone and analyse teeth, giving them much more detailed results.