Here are things to know for Friday, May 14:
1. Colonial Pipeline paid ransomware hackers $5 million, U.S. official says
Colonial Pipeline paid the hackers who shut down some of its networks nearly $5 million in ransom, a U.S. official familiar with the matter said Thursday.
News of the payment was first reported by Bloomberg. The U.S. official did not say how or when the company paid.
Colonial, which operates the country’s largest fuel pipeline, announced it had been hacked Friday, and shut down all four of its major pipelines that serve the Eastern and Southeastern United States as a precaution.
2. Bill that would ban abortion at six weeks heads to governor’s desk to become Texas law
Legislation that would ban abortions after as early as six weeks — before many women know they are pregnant — and let virtually any private citizen sue abortion providers and others was given final approval by lawmakers Thursday and is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has signaled he will sign it into law.