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Ban social media for kids? Fed-up parents in Senate say yes


Washington: Sen. Katie Britt says she hears about it constantly when she is at home in Alabama — at school track meets, basketball tournaments and on her regular morning walks with friends. And when she was running for the Senate last year, Britt says, “parent after parent” came up to her wanting to discuss...

Taliban say there’s no obstacles for UN work in Afghanistan


Islamabad: The Taliban’s chief spokesman said Wednesday there are no obstacles for the U.N. to function in Afghanistan, after they barred Afghan women from working at the global body. Last week, the country’s Taliban rulers took a step further in the restrictive measures they have imposed on women and said that female Afghan staffers employed...

Tiger cub rescued in New Mexico finds new home in Colorado


Albuquerque, N.M.: A Bengal tiger cub found by Albuquerque police in a dog crate last month now has a new home in Colorado. Officials at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, where the 4-month-old cub has been receiving care, told the Albuquerque Journal that he was transferred to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado. Caretakers there have named him...

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE


Washington: The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The five-member Federal Communications Commission said it has voted unanimously to adopt new rules that will block the importation or sale of certain...

Nets suspend Kyrie Irving for at least 5 games without pay


New York: The Brooklyn Nets suspended Kyrie Irving for at least five games without pay Thursday, dismayed by his repeated failure to “unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs.” Hours after Irving refused to issue the apology that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sought for posting a link to an antisemitic work on his Twitter feed,...

Vancouver City Council bans large fossil fuel facilities


Vancouver, Wash.: The city council in Vancouver, Washington, has approved a permanent ban on new fossil fuel developments after years of temporary moratoriums. While new facilities that distribute, extract, refine or process fossil fuels have been temporarily prohibited by the Vancouver City Council since 2020, the council this week unanimously made the ban permanent, The...

State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban


New Orleans: Louisiana authorities have again been blocked from enforcing a near-total ban on abortion, this time under a judge’s order released Tuesday by a state court in the capital. Judge Donald Johnson’s order halts enforcement temporarily while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit challenging the...

State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban


New Orleans: Louisiana authorities have again been blocked from enforcing a near-total ban on abortion, this time under a judge’s order released Tuesday by a state court in the capital. Judge Donald Johnson’s order halts enforcement temporarily while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit challenging the...

States move to protect abortion from prosecutions elsewhere


Providence, R.I.: Democratic governors in states where abortion will remain legal are looking for ways to protect any patients who travel there for the procedure — along with the providers who help them — from being prosecuted by their home states. The Democratic governors of Colorado and North Carolina on Wednesday issued executive orders to...