Justice Thomas cites debunked claim that Covid vaccines are made with cells from 'aborted children'
In a sharply worded dissent Thursday, Justice Clarence Thomas expressed support for the plaintiffs’ debunked claims that all Covid vaccines are made with cells from “aborted children.”news.yahoo.com
Author Jesmyn Ward wins Library of Congress fiction prize
The 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction has gone to Jesmyn Ward, who at 45, is the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award and is being honored for her lifetime of work examining racism and social injustice.
Fed’s preferred inflation measure rose 4.7% in May, around multi-decade highs
Core personal consumption expenditures prices rose 4.7% from a year ago, 0.2 percentage points less than the previous month but still around levels last seen in the 1980s. On monthly basis, the measure, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, increased 0.3%, slightly less than the 0.4% Dow Jones estimate. While personal income rose 0.5% in May, ahead of the 0.4% estimate, income after taxes and other charges, or disposable personal income, declined 0.1% on the month and 3.3% from a year ago. Goods inflation rose 9.6% while services prices were up 4.7%, both up 0.1 percentage points from April. The personal saving rate edged higher, rising to 5.4%, up 0.2 percentage points from the previous month.cnbc.com
Judge, Stanton homer to bail out Taillon, Yanks top A's 5-3
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton homered to fuel the New York Yankees' major league-best 24th comeback victory, bailing out Jameson Taillon in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Yankees completed a three-game sweep of baseball's worst team and improved to 56-20, matching the 2001 Mariners and 1998 Yankees for baseball's best 76-game start since 1930. Taillon gave up three runs in the first inning, but Judge countered with a two-run drive in the first and Stanton hit a three-run homer in the third against Cole Irvin.news.yahoo.com
New York governor: State to limit where guns can be carried
New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign explicitly saying guns are welcome, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. The Democrat said she and legislative leaders have agreed on the broad strokes of a gun control bill that is poised to pass as soon as Thursday, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's handgun licensing law. Previously, it was hard to get an unrestricted handgun license unless you worked in law enforcement or security.news.yahoo.com
Astros' Álvarez, Peña hurt in collision chasing Mets popup
Houston left fielder Yordan Álvarez and shortstop Jeremy Peña were hurt when they collided in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the New York Mets while running down a popup. With Peña shifted to the right side and the game scoreless, Dominic Smith popped the ball into short left. Both called for the ball and as Peña caught the pop, each hit the other in the face with his glove.news.yahoo.com
California takes aim at Supreme Court's concealed gun ruling
Days after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed more people to carry concealed weapons, California lawmakers on Tuesday moved to limit where firearms may be carried and who can have them, while struggling to stay within the high court’s ruling. “We’re going to push the envelope, but we’re going to do it in a constitutional way,” said Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino. On Monday, lawmakers advanced a gun control measure modeled after a recent high court ruling in a Texas abortion case, and adopted a ballot measure that would enshrine a right to abortion in the California Constitution.news.yahoo.com
Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library
Marc Jacobs’ runway show in the grand, marbled lobby of the New York Public Library came exactly a year after his previous show in the same venue — the first in-person runway show since the pandemic had shut things down for a couple of seasons.
JetBlue ups offer for Spirit Airlines as shareholder vote on Frontier bid approaches
LaGuardia International Airport Terminal A for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. JetBlue Airways again increased its offer for Spirit Airlines as a shareholder vote for the discounter's deal to merge with Frontier Airlines is just days away. Frontier sweetened its offer on Friday and Spirit's CEO told CNBC then that Spirit's board still found that to be a superior bid. Spirit shares were up 5% in afterhours trading on the news, while JetBlue's were up less than 1% and Frontier's were up 1%. Spirit and Frontier shares fell sharply in regular trading.cnbc.com
R. Kelly fan charged with threatening federal prosecutors ahead of Kelly’s sentencing in New York
An R. Kelly “superfan” has been arrested in the Chicago area on federal charges alleging he threatened victims after the singer’s trial and promised to “storm” the U.S. attorney’s office in New York.chicagotribune.com
Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days
Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against Houston in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game, beating Houston 6-3 to split a four-game series between the AL’s best teams.
Yankees' Judge walks off Astros for 2nd time in 4 days
Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against the Astros in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game to beat Houston 6-3 for a four-game split between the AL's top teams. Giancarlo Stanton ended a historic hitless drought for New York with a one-out homer in the seventh inning, and DJ LeMahieu followed with a tying two-run drive in the eighth. After Michael King stranded the bases loaded in the 10th, Isiah Kiner-Falefa dropped a two-strike bunt that moved automatic runner Aaron Hicks to third.news.yahoo.com
Stanton HR ends Yanks’ 16 1/3-inning hitless slump vs Astros
Giancarlo Stanton homered against Houston’s José Urquidy with one out in the seventh inning, ending the New York Yankees’ hitless drought at 16 1/3 innings and spoiling the Astros’ efforts to throw a second consecutive no-hitter in the Bronx.
Recreating Matisse's "The Red Studio"
The Post-Impressionist's landmark painting documented the artworks displayed in his workspace just outside Paris in 1911. For the first time since then, almost all the works depicted in his painting have been reunited, at New York's Museum of Modern Art.cbsnews.com
ASTROS NO-HITTER: Houston’s Cristian Javier, two relievers completely shut down New York Yankees 3-0
Cristian Javier struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings, and Hector Neris and Ryan Pressly finished off a combined no-hitter as the Houston Astros shut down and shut out the New York Yankees 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
R. Kelly’s summer of reckoning: Convicted singer faces potentially decades in prison in New York, jury trial in Chicago
As his time behind bars nears the three-year mark, R. Kelly is in store for another day of reckoning, one that could determine whether he will ever walk free again.chicagotribune.com
U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit
A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities said. Ethan Phelan Melzer, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. In court papers, federal authorities say Melzer was already a member of a radical violent group known as the Order of Nine Angles, or 09A, before joining the Army in December 2018.news.yahoo.com
These Are the Gun Measures Advancing in US Congress
New rules on guns are headed to President Joe Biden’s desk, after the US Congress passed legislation breaking a decades-long legislative stalemate on the issue. The package of initiatives was inspired most recently by massacres at a Texas elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, grocery store. Here are the initiatives in the bill, which the president said he will sign, plus a status report on a few other gun-related issues.washingtonpost.com
Eye Opener: Senate passes most significant legislation addressing guns in nearly 30 years
The first major gun control legislation in decades passes the Senate. Also, new alarming information about former President Donald Trump's efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 election is revealed. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
Payday: Judge wins it for Yankees on eve of salary showdown
Aaron Judge lined a game-winning single on the eve of his salary arbitration showdown, capping a four-run ninth inning that included Aaron Hicks’ tying three-run homer off closer Ryan Pressly in the New York Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros.
Here’s How US States Differ on Carrying Guns in Public
In the US, where the right to bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution, states have differing policies on who can carry concealed weapons in public. Pro-gun activists have made headway in recent years by getting more states to stop requiring permits to do so. (Openly carrying weapons, a distinct but related issue, is also subject to state-by-state laws.) Now the Supreme Court has struck down New York’s law that required people to show a special need to carry a handgun in public, ruling for the first time that the Second Amendment protects gun rights outside the home.washingtonpost.com