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Protest Anthem 'Boycott Target' Tops ITunes Hip Hop Chart

A new hip hop single called "Boycott Target" by Forgiato Blow and Jimmy Levy surged Monday to the No. 1 spot in the iTunes hip hop chart.

Healthy Newborn Placed in Tennessee's First 'Baby Box'

A healthy newborn estimated at about 30-minutes old was the first to be placed in a Tennessee "Safe Haven Baby Box" in Knoxville on Saturday, the city's fire department reported.

Biden: 'A Lot of Competent' Republicans Running in 2024

President Joe Biden insisted Monday that there were "a lot of competent" Republicans seeking the White House in 2024, a potential slight at former President Donald Trump.

Trump Blasts 'Woke and Disgusting' Disney, Hits DeSantis Claims

After having called out Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis for feuding with Disney, former President Donald Trump on Sunday blamed his Republican primary opponent for failing to stop the company from becoming "woke," Forbes reported on Monday.

Police Probe Shooting Near Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood, Fla.

Police are responding to a shooting near the beach broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida.Nine people were injured, police said. No deaths have been reported.A preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between two groups resulted in gunfire, police said. One person has...

Rep. Waltz: China 'On the March,' Readying Military

Republican Congressman Michael Waltz of Florida warned Monday that China is "on the march" and preparing for "a move the likes of which we have never seen in the world."

Paxton Trial to Begin No Later Than Aug. 28

A historic impeachment trial in Texas to determine whether Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton should be permanently removed from office will begin no later than August in the state Senate, where the jury that would determine his future could include his wife, Sen....

Delivery Drivers Sue Amazon Over Inhumane Work Conditions

Three Amazon delivery drivers filed a class-action lawsuit in Colorado claiming inhumane working conditions in which they are forced to urinate in bottles and defecate in dog waste bags to ensure they are not disciplined for missing their delivery goals.

North Korea Confirms June Launch of Military Spy Satellite

North Korea has confirmed it will launch a reconnaissance satellite in June, saying it is needed to monitor military movements of the United States and its partners in real time, state media reported Tuesday, citing a senior defence official.Japan said Monday it had been...

Texas GOP Sends Anti-DEI Bill to Gov. Abbott's Desk

Members of the Texas legislature have passed and now sent an anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) bill aimed at publicly funded universities to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, according to The Hill.

Chinese Apps Popular in US Amid Floated TikTok Ban

Despite efforts among lawmakers to ban ByteDance's TikTok, the Beijing-based social media company and countless others like it remain popular in the United States.

Trump Honors Veterans in Video on Memorial Day

Former President Donald Trump on Memorial Day released a campaign message in remembrance of those who sacrificed and served the United States.

Russian Media Chief Calls for Lindsey Graham's Assassination

Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of state media outlet Russia Today, is calling for Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to be assassinated following his comments about the war in Ukraine, Mediaite reports.

Kohl's Baby Pride Merch Sparks Shopper Outrage

Kohl's has become the latest major retailer to buy itself trouble with shoppers who are outraged that the department store chain is marketing LGBTQ merchandise to infants and minors, Fox News reported on Monday. Kohl's joined Target, Anheuser-Busch, and The North Face among...

Sen. Graham: Debt Deal a 'Disaster' for National Defense

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized the debt ceiling deal reached between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and President Joe Biden, saying he prefers to raise the debt limit for 90 days to fix what he called "this disaster for defense."

China Rejects US Request for Meeting of Defense Chiefs

China has rejected a request by the United States for a meeting between their defense chiefs on the sidelines of an annual security forum in Singapore this coming weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday."Overnight, the PRC informed the U.S. that they have...

Biden Says He and Erdogan Discussed F-16s, Sweden

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday expressed his willingness to buy F-16 fighter jets from the United States, U.S. President Joe Biden who spoke to him said, adding he then told him Washington was keen to see Ankara drop its objection to Sweden's NATO accession.The...

Grave Injustice: Army Wife Loses Burial Plot

For many Americans, Memorial Day is a chance to honor our country's brave service members in a day of appreciation and tribute for their service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation.

NATO Peacekeepers Injured in Clashes in Kosovo's North

About 25 NATO peacekeepers were injured in clashes with Serbs protesting against Albanian mayors taking office in Serb majority municipalities in the north of Kosovo, the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo KFOR said in a statement.

Maduro, Lula Slam US Sanctions on Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian leader Luis Inacio Lula de Silva on Monday assailed U.S. sanctions against Venezuela, and Maduro said he hopes a regional South American summit in Brasilia will call for their removal.

Zelenskyy Pays Tribute to American 'Warriors'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid tribute on Monday to U.S. nationals who have fought in the 15-month-old war against Russian invaders, saying they were devoted to upholding the values of freedom

Summer Holiday Food Favorites Are Costlier: Surveys

Recent surveys show that it's a lot more costly to feed family and friends on this year's holidays like Memorial Day β€” with fixings for a backyard barbecue reportedly at steeply higher prices.

Zelenskyy Aide: Ukraine Plan Only Way to End War

Kyiv's peace plan is the only way to end Russia's war in Ukraine and the time for mediation efforts has passed, a top aide to President Volodymyr ZelenskyyΒ said.

Belarus President: Nuclear Arms for 'Everyone'

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko this weekend promised nuclear weapons to any nation that joins an alliance between his country and Russia.

Trump Says US in 'Peril' in Memorial Day Message

Former President Donald Trump on Monday issued a message to commemorate Memorial Day and to warn against "terrorists, misfits and lunatic thugs."

Stinger Missiles Arrive in Taiwan as Part US Aid

Stinger missiles reportedly arrived in Taiwan as part of a $500 million military aid package from the United States.

Biden Warns of Uganda Sanctions for Anti-gay Law, Death Penalty

President Joe Biden condemned Uganda's new anti-gay law Monday, and said the United States might impose sanctions and will evaluate the implications of the law "on all aspects of U.S. engagement with Uganda."

New Democrat Coalition Backs Debt Ceiling Deal

The New Democrat Coalition leadership backs the debt ceiling deal reached between Republicans and President Joe Biden, the group stated in a tweet Monday.

Dems: Debt Bill Rejected 'Extreme Demands'

Guidance given Democrat House members on how to sell a new debt-ceiling bill coaches them to say the legislation rejects Republicans' "extreme demands."

McConnell Urges Senate to Pass Debt Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is calling on his colleagues to pass the debt-limit agreement that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reached during the weekend.

Antisemitic Speaker Addresses CUNY Law Graduates

A Yemeni student speaker addressing this year's City University of New York Law School graduates called on classmates to lead the fight "against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world."

Texas State Rep. Brian Harrison to Newsmax: AG Paxton's Impeachment Political

Texas State Rep. Brian Harrison, R-Midlothian, on Monday blasted the state chamber's impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton, condemning a process that allowed Democrats to do "what they failed to do at the ballot."

Antisemitic Speaker Addresses CUNY Law Graduates

A Yemeni student speaker addressing this year's City University of New York Law School graduates called on classmates to lead the fight "against capitalism, racism, imperialism, and Zionism around the world."

Ukraine's Yermak: Remember Reagan's Words This Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, we remember the words of late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who faced an earlier incarnation of Kremlin aggression, "Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win and they lose."

VA Adds More Than 300,000 Veterans to Legacy Site

The Veterans Legacy Memorial project run by the Department of Veterans Affairs is now including ex-service members buried at 27 cemeteries managed by the Air Force, Navy, and Army, including Arlington National Cemetery.

Spanish PM Calls Snap Election After Local Ballot Losses

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday called a snap election for July 23, a day after his left-wing coalition government suffered heavy losses in regional ballots.

Medal of Honor Recipient's Remains Come Home After 73 Years

The remains of 18-year-old Army Pfc. Luther Herschel Story, killed in the Korean War on Sept. 1, 1950, have come home to Georgia after 73 years.

United Methodist Church Seeing Disaffiliations Over LGBTQ Issues

Thousands of United Methodist congregations have been voting on whether to stay or quit one of the nation's largest denominations amid intractable debates over theology and the role of LGBTQ people.

Trump, DeSantis Tied in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved into a virtual dead heat with former President Donald Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in Florida, according to a new Victory Insights survey.

Trump, DeSantis Tied in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved into a virtual dead heat with former President Donald Trump in the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in Florida, according to a new Victory Insights survey.

GOP, Democrats Criticize Debt Ceiling Compromise

Both Republicans and Democrats bristled at a tentative debt ceiling rise after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke about which side of the aisle benefits most from the compromise.

DeSantis Entertains 9/11 Families

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a barbecue for families of 9/11 victims on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, when former President Donald Trump provided the site of a Saudi-funded LIV Golf tournament.

China Plans to Land Astronauts on Moon Before '30

China plans to land astronauts on the moon before 2030, which would be another advance in what's increasingly seen as a new space race.

Spanish PM Calls Snap Election After Local Ballot Losses

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday called a snap election for July 23, a day after his left-wing coalition government suffered heavy losses in regional ballots. Sanchez had said on numerous occasions that he wanted to see out a full term in office and that...

NASA Spices Up Deep Space Food Production

In the 2015 sci-fi film "The Martian," Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who survives on a diet of potatoes cultivated in human feces while marooned on the Red Planet.

Nvidia to Build Israeli Supercomputer as AI Demand Soars

Nvidia Corp said Monday it was building Israel's most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer to meet soaring customer demand for AI applications.

Kyiv Air Defenses Shoot Down All Russian Missiles Monday

Ukrainian air defenses shot down all missiles fired at Kyiv in a daytime attack Monday and no targets were hit in the capital, the city's military administration said.

Israeli Officials Visit US for Talks on Iran, Saudi Arabia

Close senior aides of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with senior U.S. officials in Washington this week to discuss issues related to Iran and Saudi Arabia, according to an Axios news media report.

Russia Issues Arrest Warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Russia's Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine.

Uganda Signs Anti-gay Law With Death Penalty for 'Aggravated Homosexuality'

Uganda's president has signed into law tough new anti-gay legislation supported by many in this East African country but widely condemned by rights activists and others abroad.

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Gabbard on Memorial Day: War Is a 'Last Resort'

Speaking ahead of Memorial Day on Monday while reflecting on her time in the military, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said war should be a "last resort."

Cruz: McCarthy's Right; Not 1 Thing for Dems, but $4T Things

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, criticized House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for saying there's not "one thing" for Democrats in the deal struck during weekend negotiations with the White House, stating "there are $4 trillion things."

Celtics Seek Historic Comeback in Game 7 Vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics are in position to make NBA history when they host the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.No NBA team ever has recovered from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.

Roy Blunt: Right to Deny Garland a Hearing in '16

The controversial decision to deny Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing n 2016 to become a Supreme Court justice was correct, former Sen. Roy Blunt told NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, saying that in any case his nomination was certain to fail.

White Couple on Juneteenth Banner Spurs Backlash

In a case of inadvertent insensitivity, the use of a photo featuring a white couple on a Juneteenth banner has ignited a firestorm of criticism and calls for a boycott.

Faithful Flock to See 'Hand of God at Work'

The exhumed body of a nun who died four years ago at the age of 95 has revealed that her remains are remarkably intact, with large numbers flocking to a small Missouri town to witness what they consider a miracle, USA Today reported over the weekend.

Josef Newgarden Wins Indianapolis 500

Josef Newgarden finally captured his long-awaited Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and gave team owner Roger Penske his 19th and first since buying Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Sununu: Will Decide Next Month on Presidential Race

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Sunday he plans to decide "in the next week or two" if he will join the growing field of candidates seeking the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Feinstein Aides Telling Her How, When to Vote

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has returned to the Senate after a health hiatus, but her aides are continuing to tell her how and when to vote, shield her from the press and public, and explain to her what is going on when she gets confused, The New York Times reported.

NKorea Jailed Toddler, 2, Parents for Life for Having Bible: State Dept.

A new State Department study on international religious freedom reveals North Korea had a 2-year-old and parents live in a political prison camp for life for merely having found a Bible in the parents' possession.Describing many religious freedom abuses, the report said...

Raccoon Euthanized After Woman Brings It to Pet Store and Other Customers Kiss it

A raccoon in Maine was euthanized and tested for rabies after a woman brought it into a pet store for a nail trim and some customers kissed it, state wildlife authorities said.The raccoon tested negative for the disease, and there is no rabies risk to the public, Maine...

Kerik to Newsmax: Blame NYC Teen Crime Spike on City, State

A spike in crimes committed by teenagers in New York City can be directly blamed on state and citywide policies that are leaving the police without any support for their role in enforcing the law, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said on Newsmax...

State Farm No Longer Offering Home Insurance in Calif.

Count State Farm homeowners insurance in on the mass exodus from Democrat-run California. State Farm General Insurance Company will noΒ longer be accepting new applications including all business and personal lines of property and casualty insurance...

Erdogan Holds Lead in Unofficial Count in Turkey's Presidential Runoff

Preliminary, unofficial results from Turkish news agencies showed incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead with 95% of ballot boxes counted in a presidential runoff that will decide whether the country's longtime leader stretches his increasingly authoritarian rule...

Dick Morris to Newsmax: DeSantis Won't Top Trump in Polls

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, after officially entering the race for the GOP presidential nomination last week, doesn't have much of a shot of improving his poll numbers against former President Donald Trump, political strategist Dick Morris said on Newsmax Sunday.Β 

Russia Condemns Senator Graham's Comments on the Death of Russians

Russia on Sunday condemned U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham for telling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to Kyiv that U.S. support for Ukraine was the best money Washington had ever spent and that "the Russians are dying." At a meeting on Friday, Zelenskyy...

Cubans Sign Up to Fight for Russia to Get Citizenship

Russia is struggling to recruit soldiers to maintain its occupation of Ukraine and now Cubans are signing on for cash and Russian passports to join the fight, according to myriad reports.

Former Sen. Blunt: Asked Most About Garland's Rejection

Former Sen. Roy Blunt, looking back at the GOP-controlled Senate's decision in 2016 to allow the nomination for now-Attorney General Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court to run out, said he has been asked more about that happening than any other subject during his tenure,...

Shooting at New Mexico's Red River Motorcycle Rally Kills 3, Wounds 5

Three people were killed and five were wounded in a shooting at an annual motorcycle rally in a New Mexico town late Saturday afternoon.Red River Mayor Linda Calhoun said in a video posted on Facebook that the shooting around 5 p.m. resulted in three fatalities and five...

Jewish Groups and City Officials Plan Protest Against Roger Waters Concert in Frankfurt

Several Jewish groups, politicians and an alliance of civil society groups are planning a memorial ceremony and a protest rally against a concert by Roger Waters in Frankfurt on Sunday evening.They accuse the Pink Floyd co-founder of antisemitism - an allegation he...

DeSantis: I'm a 'Yes' on Abolishing 'Corrupt' IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has become "a corrupt organization" and Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis would "chuck it out the window" for a "single-rate" taxation system."

California Poll: Trump Flips to 18-Point Lead on DeSantis

Former President Donald Trump is surging among California Republicans, flipping an 8-point deficit to a large 18-point lead on his primary challenger Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll for the L.A. Times.

US Review of China Tariffs Won't Depend on Trade 'Breakthrough'-Deputy USTR

The United States is taking an analytical approach to its review of whether to keep tariffs on Chinese goods in place and will not base outcomes on any "breakthrough" in U.S.-China trade relations, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi told Reuters. The Biden...

ANALYSIS-Why a US Debt Deal May Only Provide Short-Term Relief for Markets

Good news of a tentative deal for the U.S. debt ceiling impasse may quickly turn out to be bad news for financial markets. U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy on Saturday reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government's $31.4...

US, Saudi Arabia Call for Warring Sides in Sudan to Extend 'Imperfect' Cease-Fire

The United States and Saudi Arabia called on warring sides in Sudan to extend a fragile cease-fire due to expire Monday, as weeks of fighting reached a stalemate in the capital and elsewhere in the African country.The Sudanese army and a rival paramilitary force, battling...

Russia Launched 'Largest Drone Attack' on Ukrainian Capital Before Kyiv Day; 1 Killed

Ukraine's capital was subjected to the largest drone attack since the start of Russia's war, local officials said, as Kyiv prepared to mark the anniversary of its founding on Sunday. At least one person was killed.Russia launched the "most massive attack" on the city...

Erdogan Seeks Third Decade of Rule in Turkish Runoff

Turkey voted Sunday in a historic runoff that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered as the firm favourite to extend two decades of his Islamic-rooted rule to 2028.The NATO member's longest-serving leader defied critics and doubters by emerging with a comfortable lead...

VP Harris Praises Cadets' Sacrifice in West Point Commencement

Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver a commencement speech at West Point, lauded graduating cadets Saturday for their noble sacrifice in serving their country, but noted they were entering an "unsettled world" because of Russian aggression and the rising...

Report: GOP Agrees on Debt Deal After Biden, McCarthy Speak

House Republican leaders will hold a conference call at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday to update members on negotiations to raise the federal government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, a Politico reporter said on Twitter, citing an unnamed source.Punchbowl News founder Jake Sherman...

GOP-Held Texas House Votes to Impeach AG Ken Paxton

Texas' GOP-led House of Representatives impeached state Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday on articles including bribery and abuse of public trust, a sudden, historic rebuke of a fellow Republican who rose to be a star of the conservative legal movement.

Russian Envoy to UK Warns of Serious Escalation

While Ukraine is talking about a burgeoning counteroffensive, Russian Ambassador to the U.K. Andrey Kelin is warning about a "new dimension" coming to the war in Ukraine.

Steelers QB's SUV, Team Playbook Stolen

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett's SUV and something potentially even more precious - his team's playbook - were stolen this week, but both were recovered by the Pittsburgh police.

US-Led Indo-Pacific Talks Produce Deal on Supply Chain Early Warnings

Trade ministers of 14 countries in the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) talks "substantially completed" negotiations on an agreement to make supply chains more resilient and secure, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on Saturday.

Trump Vows to Oppose 'RINOs' Who Impeach AG Paxton

Amid Texas' impeachment push against Attorney General Ken Paxton, former President Donald Trump vowed to opposeΒ Texas State Republicans in name only (RINOs) who vote to impeach Paxton.

Iowa Law Tackles Gender Identity, Bans Books

Iowa teachers will be banned from raising gender identity and sexual orientation issues with students through grade six, and all books depicting sex acts will be removed from school libraries, under a bill Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Friday.

Lawsuit: Feds Hiding 'Grassy Knoll' Film

The heirs of a man who recorded the assassination of late President John F. Kennedy are suing to get the original film - which could reveal if there were multiple shooters in the attack and not a lone gunman - back from the federal government, who they say has been hiding it.

McCarthy Says US Can Meet June 5 Deadline for Debt Ceiling Deal

A deal to raise the U.S. federal government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling can be reached by a June 5 deadline, the top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy said on Saturday.

Larry Elder: Swing Voters a Problem for Trump

Conservative radio host Larry Elder, who announced a 2024 White House run last month, said former President Donald Trump's polarizing influence remains a problem for attracting swing voters.Elder, who in the past has expressed his support for Trump, told Fox News that...

US Marshals Find 225 Missing Children

The U.S. Marshals Service announced this week that it recovered 225 endangered missing children during a 10-week national operation.

Trump: I'll Reverse Biden's 'Reckless Policies'

Former President Donald Trump in his Memorial Day weekend message criticized President Joe Biden's "reckless policies" on the economy and promised that if he defeats Biden in the 2024 election, Americans will experience a different story for the holiday in 2025.

Ukraine Military Chief: 'Time Has Come' as Major Escalation Nears

In a signal of Ukraine's impending counteroffensive against Russian Vladimir Putin's invasion, Ukraine has released a patriotic video that shows advanced artillery and a message calling for the liberation of the Ukraine "motherland" from Russian occupied territory.

Russia Acknowledges Vatican Peace Plan, No Mission to Moscow

Russia on Friday indicated that it views Pope Francis' Ukraine peace initiative positively, but stressed that there are no immediate plans for a Vatican mission to Moscow.

Henry Kissinger Celebrates 100th Birthday

Former diplomat and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the U.S. through one of its most tumultuous periods including the presidency of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War.

Texas AG Ken Paxton: It's an Illegal Impeachment

The Texas House of Representatives is moving forward with a "concocted" impeachment of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that was not only done in secret to be suddenly sprung on him, but also is "illegal" under Texas state law, Paxton told Newsmax exclusively Friday night.

Utah Target Store Evacuates After Bomb Threat

A bomb threat to multiple locations caused the evacuation of a Layton, Utah, Target store Friday afternoon, local media reported.Salt Lake City's KUTV 2 reported that police officers evacuated the store around 1 p.m. on Friday after bomb threats were made to multiple ...

Russia Offers Cubans Citizenship for Enlistment

A group of 14 Cuban men told Radio y TelevisiΓ³n MartΓ­ this week that they were offered express Russian citizenship for joining the country's military to fight in Ukraine.

Disney Counters DeSantis Motion to Remove Judge from Suit

Disney fired back Friday in response to Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis' bid to have the judge removed from a lawsuit against DeSantis and others in which Disney said it was punished for speaking out against Florida's parental rights in education bill. Republican Florida ...

Analysis: Russians Grow Weary of War Casualties

A new analysis from FilterLabs AI shows that the Russian public is finally growing impatient with the number of war casualties the country has incurred due to its invasion of Ukraine.

China Ships Enter Vietnamese Waters Near Russian Gas Blocks

A Chinese research ship, escorted by five Chinese Coast Guard vessels, navigated waters in part of Vietnam's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) Friday after being asked to leave by Vietnam the previous day. Reuters reported Friday that the Chinese research and survey vessel Xiang ...

Researchers: Great White Shark Population Booming

Researchers are saying the population of the great white shark is booming, and they conclude that's a good thing, even though your dusty DVD of "Jaws" might suggest otherwise.

J.D. Vance: Target Waging War on Customers

Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, criticized Target for its LGBTQ+ Pride Month collection on Friday, saying the company has "decided to wage war" on its loyal customers.

Reports: Twitter Cuts, Server Woes Led to DeSantis Glitches

The glitch-filled launch of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' bid for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday on Twitter was reportedly caused by massive staff reductions and shrinking server capacity.

NYC Outlaws Discrimination on the Basis of Weight, Height

New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation Friday that will ban discrimination based on body size by adding weight and height to the list of protected categories such as race, sex and religion.

Court Monitor Warned on Border Medical Care Before Girl's Death

A court-appointed monitor said in January that child migrants held in medical isolation may be overlooked when Border Patrol stations get too crowded, a warning issued five months before an 8-year-old girl with a heart condition died in custody during an unusually busy...

Congressional Black Caucus Launches 'Summer of Action'

The Congressional Black Caucus on Saturday plans to launch its "Summer of Action," partnering with local officials, community organizations, HBCUs, civil rights groups, and members of Divine Nine organizations to identify key issues and increase voter turnout in 2024.

Billionaire Gifts $1K Each to UMass Boston Graduates

University of Massachusetts-Boston graduates got a big surprise during the school's commencement ceremony Thursday: $1,000 in cash, courtesy of billionaire philanthropist Robert Hale.Hale, who was the co-keynote speaker along with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gave each ...

WH Unveils Plan to Fight 'Gender-Based Violence'

The Biden administration revealed Thursday a national plan to end "gender-based violence" following years of inaction since the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

CNN Poll: 66 Percent Say Biden Reelection Would Be a Disaster

A CNN poll shows that almost two-thirds of the Americans sampled think that a reelection victory for President Joe Biden would be either a "setback" or a "disaster," Breitbart reported Friday. CNN's poll, which was conducted May 17-20 and released Thursday by Social Sciences ...

CatholicVote Ad Campaign Urges Dodgers Boycott

CatholicVote sent a letter to the Los Angeles Dodgers to express "disgust" at the baseball club's decision to reinvite an anti-Catholic drag queen group to its stadium and to announce the launch of a $1 million ad campaign calling for a boycott of the team.

Conservative Investment Fund Divests From Target

A conservative investment fund said it has sold its shares in Target and has slapped the retailer with a "refuse to buy" label over its Pride Month collection. American Conservative Values ETF said in a news release Thursday that Target's "ever-increasing pandering to the ...

Biden Says Debt Deal 'Very Close';' Deadline Shifts to June 5

President Joe Biden said a deal to resolve the government's debt ceiling crisis seemed "very close" late Friday, even as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic default was pushed back four days until a week from Monday.The later "X-date" threatened to open another week...

Disney to Invest $17B in Fla. Despite DeSantis Feud

Even as Disney spars with Gov. Ron DeSantis, itΒ plans to invest $17 billion into central Florida's Walt Disney World Resort over the next decade, CNBC reported.

Tech Leads More Wall Street Gains, Nasdaq Soars 2.2%

Stocks rose on Wall Street, led by more gains in technology stocks as another chipmaker reported strong demand related to artificial intelligence. The S&P 500 rose 1.3% Friday, and the Nasdaq rose 2.2%. The Dow, which soared by 328 pointns, added 1%.

McCarthy Waves Off Freedom Caucus Calls Against Debt Ceiling Compromise

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Friday brushed off a letter from the conservative House Freedom Caucus members rejecting concessions on his debt limit negotiations with the White House and told reporters he felt "progress" was made in the prior night's talks.

Texas House to Vote Saturday on AG Paxton Impeachment

The Republican-led Texas House of Representatives has set a historic Saturday vote to possibly impeach embattled state Attorney General Ken Paxton and suspend him from office, just as some prominent conservatives began to rally around him.Paxton, a 60-year-old Republican,...

Aide: N.D. Gov. Burgum Planning Run for GOP WH Nom

Two-term North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a former computer software entrepreneur, is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination, a political aide familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Friday, putting him in an already crowded field dominated by...

Poll: Trump Holds 25-Point Lead on DeSantis in S.C.

Former President Donald Trump holds a 25-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in South Carolina's race toward the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to a new National Research Inc. survey.

JPMorgan Cut 500 Jobs This Week: CNBC

JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut around 500 jobs this week, mostly among technology and operations groups, CNBC reported Friday.

Target Partners With Group Pushing Wokeness

Retailer Target, already feeling major backlash for its Pride Month displays, has partnered with a group seeking gender ideology incorporated in public-school classes, it was reported Friday.

FBI Files Reveal Plot to Kill Queen Elizabeth in Calif.

Newly-released FBI files reveal a possible plot to assassinate the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II while she was visiting California in 1983.

Microbiome Changes Linked to Colon Cancer in Young

With colon cancer on the rise among younger Americans, researchers are working to figure out why. A new study suggests the microbiome - the community of microorganisms in the body - may play a role. "Younger people with colorectal cancer have more biologically aggressive...

Pope Runs Fever, Skips Meetings, Vatican Says

Pope Francis skipped meetings Friday because he was running a fever, the Vatican said.

Rep. Gaetz: Bipartisan Debt Deal No Threat to McCarthy

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., saidΒ he sees "no serious threat" to the speakership of Kevin McCarthy's, R-Calif., in a potential bipartisan debt ceiling deal.

Manhattan DA Must Give JPMorgan Epstein Documents

The Manhattan District Attorney's office must give JPMorgan Chase & Co. documents relevant to a lawsuit against the bank over its ties to late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. judge ruled Friday.

Trump, Boris Johnson Chew on Ukraine Over Dinner

Former President Donald Trump and ousted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met for dinner at an undisclosed location Thursday to discuss the "vital importance of Ukrainian victory," a spokesman for Johnson said.

Judge Pauses South Carolina's New Abortion Law Until State Supreme Court Review

A state judge put South Carolina's new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy on hold Friday until the state Supreme Court can review the measure, giving providers a temporary reprieve in a region that has enacted strict limits on the procedure.The ruling...

Sen. Menendez Investigated for Unreported Gifts

The FBI and federal prosecutors are determiningΒ if Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., or his wife received unreported gifts of a Mercedes and a Washington, D.C., apartment from a New Jersey-based halal meat company that is also the target of a criminal investigation, The New York Times reported.

Treasury Official: Biden Won't Use 14th Amendment

The Deputy Secretary of the Treasury saidΒ President Joe Biden will not invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling.

Durham Testifying to House Committees June 20-21

Special Counsel John Durham will testify to members of the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session on June 20 and publicly to the chamber's Judiciary Committee on June 21 about his report on the FBI's investigation into allegations of collusion between former...

Doug Mastriano Won't Run for Senate in Pennsylvania

Doug Mastriano, who lost his 2022 gubernatorial bid in Pennsylvania, says he is not seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mastriano, currently a state senator, had flirted with the idea of making a run for weeks. Last week...

Celine Dion Cancels Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

CΓ©line Dion has canceled all her scheduled tour dates through April 2024 as she continues treatment for a rare neurological disorder. "I'm so sorry to disappoint all of you once again," the singer said in a statement on social media. "I'm working really hard to build back my...

House GOP to Probe Bank of America

House Republicans will investigate reports that Bank of America provided information about customer transactions made in the Washington, D.C., metro area around the time of the Capitol riot to the FBI.

'Squad' Dem Bowman: Republicans 'Economic Terrorists'

Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., said President Joe Biden should stop talking with Republicans about the debt ceiling because "we don't negotiate with terrorists."

Florida Lobbyists Say DeSantis Admin Taps Them to Donate

Florida lobbyists say officials working for Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration in Florida, but not his campaign, are sending them text messages to solicit political contributions for his presidential campaign, leaving them feeling pressured to donate money while they have...

Negotiators Aim to Close Debt Ceiling Deal for 2 Years

The White House and congressional Republicans on Friday aim to put the final touches on a deal to raise the U.S. government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling for two years while capping spending on everything but military and veterans, according to a U.S. official.

WSJ: $279M Whistleblower Award Went for Tip on Ericsson

The Securities and Exchange Commission's record $279 million whistleblower award handed out earlier this month was the result of a tip about a bribery case against telecommunications giant Ericsson, The Wall Street Journal reported.

DEA Revokes License of Large Distributor of Opioids

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration stripped one of the nation's largest drug distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers Friday after determining it failed to flag thousands of suspicious orders at the height of the opioid crisis. The action...

Consumer Spending, Up 0.8%, Beats Expectations

U.S. consumer spending increased more than expected in April, boosting the economy's growth prospects for the second quarter. Paired with inflation picking up, the data could prompt the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates higher for some time.

Politico Columnist: Anti-Trump GOP Forces Will Implode

A week that included two more additions to the crowded 2024 Republican presidential primary field could prove to embolden the candidacy of former President Donald Trump, according to a political columnist.

Politico Columnist: Anti-Trump GOP Forces Will Implode

A week that included two more additions to the crowded 2024 Republican presidential primary field could prove to emboldenΒ the candidacy of former President Donald Trump, according to a political columnist.

Memorial Day Travel Boom to Put Airlines to the Test

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is expected to see millions of Americans travel despite tight budgets, kicking off the busy summer travel in the U.S on a high note.

Hertz: Puerto Rico Driver's License Enough for Rentals

Hertz clarified some of its policies to explain that Puerto Rico driver's licenses are sufficient for car rentals.

Inflation Remains High, as Key Gauge Rises to 4.4%

A key index of U.S. prices ticked higher in April as consumer spending rebounded, a sign that inflationary pressures in the economy remain high.

Doctor Fined for Speaking About 10-Year-Old's Abortion

Indiana's Medical Licensing Board voted to reprimand and fine a doctor $3,000 for speaking publicly after providing an abortion for a 10-year-old rape victim.

Texas Lawmakers Urge Impeaching AG After GOP Probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton teetered on the brink of impeachment Thursday after years of scandal, criminal charges and corruption accusations that the state's Republican majority had largely met with silence until now.

British Cycling Bans Trans Women From Female Category

British Cycling says it will ban transgender women from competing in its female category under a new participation policy following a review of the rules ordered amidst the controversy concerning England's highest-profile transgender cyclist, Emily Bridges.

Medvedev: Ukraine Conflict May Last for Decades

A senior ally of President Vladimir Putin said on Friday the conflict in Ukraine could last for decades and that negotiations with Ukraine were impossible as long as Ukraine's Western-backed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in power. Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine has...

Russia Moves Ahead on Deploying Nukes in Belarus

Russia moved ahead on Thursday with a plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, whose leader said the warheads were already on the move, in the Kremlin's first deployment of such bombs outside Russia since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.

After DeSantis Launch, Trump Could Return to Twitter 'Soon'

With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis deciding to turn to the power of social media by launching his presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces, political strategists predict the move could lure former President Donald Trump back to the platform that he made politically relevant.

Pride Month May Be 'Muted' After Bud Light, Target Backlash

Companies rolling out campaigns in support of June's Pride Awareness Month may take a more "nuanced" approach following consumer backlash to recent initiatives from Bud Light and Target, marketing and branding experts predict.

Pride Month May Be 'Muted' After Bud Light, Target Backlash

Companies rolling out campaigns in support of June's Pride Awareness Month may take a more "nuanced" approach following consumer backlash to recent initiatives from Bud Light and Target, marketing and branding experts predict. Bud Light sales are still in freefall after beer...

FDA Approves Neuralink Human Brain Implant Trials

Elon Musk's brain-implant company Neuralink said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given the green light to its first-in-human clinical trial, a critical milestone after earlier struggles to gain approval.

Trump Responds to DeSantis Immigration Claims

Former President Donald Trump's campaign team on Thursday night issued a lengthy rebuttal to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' immigration claims made during his official campaign launch on Twitter.

Russia Moves Ahead on Deploying Nukes in Belarus

Russia moved ahead on Thursday with a plan to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, whose leader said the warheads were already on the move, in the Kremlin's first deployment of such bombs outside Russia since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.The U.S. State...

GOP Negotiator: WH Refusing to Talk Work Requirements

The White House is refusing to discuss work requirements for social benefits programs, a Republican on the GOP debt ceiling negotiations team complained on Thursday.

Texas Children's Hospital to Stop Trans Medical Procedures

Texas Children's Hospital, the largest children's hospital in the U.S., will end transgender-transition procedures for minors, Breitbart reported on Thursday.

Sen. Lee Vows 'Every Procedural Tool' on Debt Ceiling

If the debt ceiling deal being hammered out between Republicans and the White House doesn't contain "substantial" reforms on spending and the budget, a key GOP senator vowed Thursday to pull out all the stops to slow down its passage.

Poll: Trump, DeSantis Hold Leads Over Biden

Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden by 5 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup of the 2024 presidential election, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leads Biden by 4 percentage points, according to a nationwide poll released Wednesday.

Texas Lawmakers Urge Impeaching AG After GOP Probe

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton teetered on the brink of impeachment Thursday after years of scandal, criminal charges and corruption accusations that the state's Republican majority had largely met with silence until now.In an unanimous decision, a Republican-led House...

Wray to Meet Comer Over Alleged Biden Pay-to-Play Document

FBI Director Christopher Wray is set to meet with House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., after Comer threatened him with contempt proceedings for refusing to produce documents allegedly detailing a pay-to-play scheme involving then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Mexican Leader to Fla. Hispanics: Ditch DeSantis

Mexican President AndrΓ©s Manuel LΓ³pez Obrador on Thursday encouraged Hispanics in Florida not to vote for Gov. Ron DeSantis to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee because of his tough stand on illegal immigration.

Mexican Leader to Fla. Hispanics: Ditch DeSantis

Mexican President AndrΓ©s Manuel LΓ³pez Obrador on Thursday encouraged Hispanics in Florida not to vote for Gov. Ron DeSantis to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee because of his tough stand on illegal immigration.

Report: Trump Employees Moved Boxes Just Before FBI Raid

One day before the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, two of his employees moved boxes of sensitive papers. Sources familiar with the matter told The Washington Post that the timing of the move is being seen as suspect and a sign of. ..

Twitter's Engineering Director Out After DeSantis Hiccup

Just hours after Twitter Spaces failed to deliver Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis 2024 GOP presidential primary campaign launch without hiccups, the Twitter Director of Engineering Foad Dabiri announced his resignation.

Trump Suggests Biden DOJ Indictment Coming

Former President Donald Trump suggested Thursday an indictment from special counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the handling of classified documents might be bringing an indictment soon.

Wall Street Ends Higher as Nvidia Sparks AI Stock Rush

Wall Street ended sharply higher Thursday after a blowout forecast from Nvidia sent the chipmaker's stock soaring and fueled a rally in AI-related companies, while investors watched for signs of progress in U.S. debt ceiling talks.

DeSantis: I'll Pardon Trump, Other DOJ 'Weaponization' Victims

New GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that if he's elected, he will "be aggressive" in using presidential pardons to free people charged or convicted through the weaponization of the Department of Justice, and former President Donald Trump.

Biden, McCarthy Appear Closer to Deal on Debt Ceiling

President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy on Thursday appeared to be nearing a deal to cut spending and raise the government's $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, with little time to spare to head off the risk of default.

US Motorists Kick Off Summer With Gas at $3.56

Jason Turcotte of Southern California moved up a cross-country driving trip this year to April instead of summer, fearing that gasoline prices would repeat last year's sharp run-up as vacation season unfolded.

Antibiotic to Kill Superbug Discovered Through AI

Scientists have discovered a potent and experimental antibiotic that will kill a deadly species of superbug. They did it using artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Conservatives Rip Miller Lite for Bikini Ad

Some conservatives are ripping Miller Lite for an advertisement apologizing over its use of images of women in bikinis in previous campaigns, the Washington Times reported.

Oath Keepers Founder Sentenced to 18 Years in Jan. 6 Attack

The founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison for orchestrating a weekslong plot that culminated in his followers attacking the U.S. Capitol in a bid to keep President Joe Biden out of the White House after the 2020...

CNN Town Hall With Pence Fuels 2024 Speculation

CNN is set to host a presidential town hall in Iowa next month with former Vice President Mike Pence, fueling speculation that he might launch a 2024 presidential campaign.

McCarthy Says He, Trump Spoke on Debt Ceiling

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday said he has spoken with former Republican President Donald Trump about the debt ceiling crisis in recent days.

CPAC Accuses Target of Partnering With 'Satanist'

Conservative Political Action Coalition chair Matt Schlapp on Thursday hit out at Target for partnering with artist Erik Carnell and accusing him of being a "satanist." Schlapp, in an open letter to Target, claims that Carnell is "a self-declared 'satanist,'" who "openly...

Zelenskyy Speaks at Johns Hopkins Commencement

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dropped in on the Johns Hopkins commencement ceremony Thursday with a livestream address that went 10 minutes and was followed by a standing ovation.

London Police: Car Crashes Into Downing Street Gates, 1 Arrested

A car slammed into the front gates of Downing Street, where Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's office and residence is based, on Thursday, London police said.

DeSantis to Tour Early Voting States After Glitchy Launch

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit several early voting states as an official 2024 GOP presidential candidate, his campaign announced Thursday, following a glitch-plagued Twitter Spaces campaign launch. DeSantis' "Great American Comeback Tour" will kick off next...

Ramaswamy: LinkedIn Blocked Me After Biden, China Critique

Add LinkedIn to the social companies seeking to block criticism of President Joe Biden, liberal ideology, or China, according to Republican presidential primary candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.

South Carolina Governor Signs New Abortion Law

South Carolina joined other Southern states putting stiff restrictions on abortion Thursday when the governor signed a bill banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy.

Tenn. Gov. Lee Sending National Guard Troops to Border

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is sending 100 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border following a plea by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for "all available law enforcement personnel and resources" to help secure the area. "America continues to face an unprecedented border crisis...

FDA Grants Full Approval to COVID Pill Paxlovid

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday granted full approval to Pfizer's oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment, Paxlovid, for adults at high risk of progression to severe disease. The approval for the pill, initially authorized in late 2021 for emergency use in the...

Supreme Court Limits EPA Power Over Wetlands

The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the federal government to police water pollution in a decision that strips protections from wetlands that are isolated from larger bodies of water.

Emerson Poll: Trump Up 42 Points on DeSantis, 11 on Biden in Iowa

If Iowa and New Hampshire set the table for the 2024 GOP presidential primary, newly entered Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has a lot of catching up to do. Former President Donald Trump leads his chief rival by 42 points (62%-20%), with the rest of the field barely making a...

Report: House 'On Call' During Holiday Recess

House members will be allowed to take the Memorial Day holiday recess this weekend but must be ready to return to Washington if needed to vote on raising the debt limit, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Aging Boomers Push Nation's Median Age to Nearly 39

The United States grew older, faster, last decade.The share of residents 65 or older grew by more than a third from 2010 to 2020 and at the fastest rate of any decade in 130 years, while the share of children declined, according to new census data.

Glitchy Start for Twitter's 'Digital Town Square'

Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into a "digital town square," but his much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president, was riddled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay Tuesday.

Unemployment Rises But Labor Market Remains Tight

U.S. applications for jobless claims rose slightly last week but remain at healthy levels with companies reticent to let go of employees in a tight labor market.

Speaker McCarthy: Debt Ceiling Team to Work Nonstop

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Thursday his team would work around the clock to resolve the nation's looming debt ceiling crisis.

Trump Torches DeSantis' Glitch-Filled Candidacy Launch

Former President Donald Trump joined the chorus of critics who roasted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday for the technical glitches that hampered the unique launch of his candidacy on Twitter for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Q1 GDP Revised Up to a Still-Tepid 1.3%

The U.S. economy grew at a lackluster 1.3% annual rate from January through March as businesses wary of an economic slowdown trimmed their inventories, the government said Thursday, a slight upgrade from its initial estimate.

Virgin Galactic Completes Final Spaceflight Test

Virgin Galactic completed what's expected to be its final test flight Thursday before taking paying customers on brief trips to space.

Axios: Musk's Twitter Replacing Murdoch's Fox News

Elon Musk's Twitter has been replacing Rupert Murdoch's Fox News as the leader in breaking news with conservative media, with the right turning away from the broadcast network and centering on Twitter for news on the Republican Party while the 2024 election rolls into play.

Ukraine: Russian Troops Replace Wagner Units in Bakhmut

Russia has replaced Wagner private military units with regular troops in the outskirts of Bakhmut but the group's fighters remain inside the devastated city, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said on Thursday.

Biden's Pick for Joint Chiefs Chairman Has History of Firsts

The Air Force fighter pilot about to be nominated as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff got his callsign by ejecting from a burning F-16 fighter jet high above the Florida Everglades and falling into the watery sludge below.

Ukraine: Russian Troops Replace Wagner Units in Bakhmut

Russia has replaced Wagner private military units with regular troops in the outskirts of Bakhmut but the group's fighters remain inside the devastated city, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said on Thursday. Her comments appeared at least partially to confirm...

Drug Shortages Spark Latest Public Health Emergency

The latest public health emergency isn't contagious, but medical experts are warning that the effects of the current onslaught of drug shortages can inflict just as much devastation as another pandemic.

Biden Goes Suddenly Quiet in Debt-Limit Talks

There was Kevin McCarthy, saying the White House was refusing to give on spending as the speaker returned to the Capitol one morning this week.

Like Trump, States Look to Promote Adoption Over Abortion

Former President Donald Trump promised if reelected he'll focus on incentivizing adoptions to reduce abortions – a plan already undertaken by several states that have embraced pro-life measures geared toward protecting both unborn children and their mothers.