Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe . decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said Friday they will cover workers’ costs if they have to travel for abortion services after The US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court Friday overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that … Read more

US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

Apple workers in Maryland store vote to unionize, a first for the US

June 18 (Reuters) – Employees of Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in Maryland voted Saturday to join a union, becoming the tech giant’s first retail employees to join a union in the United States. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore “voted overwhelmingly to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,” the union said … Read more

Biden blows up oil refineries for record high gas prices, profit

Gas prices above $6.00 are advertised at a 76 Station in Santa Monica, California, US, May 26, 2022. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden demanded on Wednesday that oil refineries explain why they are not bringing more gasoline to market, sharply … Read more

Tens of thousands protest gun violence in Washington, in the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Biden says federal government is funding New Mexico wildfire recovery

SANTA FE, NM, June 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. federal government will fund New Mexico’s entire wildfire campaign, President Joe Biden said Saturday, speaking from Santa Fe amid anger from survivors over the blaze started by federal officials . “We have a responsibility to help the state recover,” Biden told elected officials and emergency services … Read more

US drops COVID tests for inbound international air travelers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States late Friday withdrew a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country on an air test be negative for COVID-19, a move following intense lobbying by airlines and the travel industry. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky, issued a four-page … Read more

Trump, grown children agree to testify in New York civil probe

NEW YORK, June 8 (Reuters) – Donald Trump and two of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, have agreed to testify in a New York state civil investigation into the former US president’s business practices beginning July 15. The Trumps’ testimony could last into next week, according to an agreement with State … Read more

US gets authority to seize planes Russian oligarch

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – A US court on Monday issued arrest warrants for the seizure of two luxury planes owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich under US measures imposed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to evidence court records. But the US government’s likelihood of getting control of the nearly $400 million plane … Read more

Six dead in Philadelphia and Tennessee in recent US mass shootings

June 5 (Reuters) – Mass shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee have left at least six people dead and more than 25 injured, police said Sunday in the latest gun violence incident in the US following recent massacres in Texas, New York and Oklahoma. Several gunmen opened fire shortly before midnight on Saturday in Philadelphia’s busy … Read more