Police face questions about their response to Texas school massacre

UVALDE, Texas, May 26 (Reuters) – The gunman in the Texas school massacre barged unchallenged through an unlocked door, then killed 19 children and two teachers while holed up in their classroom for an hour before a tactical team stormed in and killed him, police said on Thursday. The latest official details from the Texas … Read more

Gunmakers lose challenge to New York law allowing lawsuits against industry

May 25 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit by a group of gun manufacturers, distributors and retailers challenging the constitutionality of a New York law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sue the industry. US District Judge Mae D’Agostino in Albany rejected a request by … Read more

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

People fill out ballots during voting in the New York primary election at a polling site in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, US, June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 21 (Reuters) – A New York judge approved a new congressional map that … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases top 100 in Europe

A section of skin tissue, harvested from a lesion on the skin of a monkey, that had been infected with monkeypox virus, is seen at 50X magnification on day four of rash development in 1968. CDC/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Cases in nine European countries, North America, Australia … Read more

WHO calls emergency meeting as monkeypox cases cross 100 in Europe

Rare outbreak of viral disease outside Africa Cases in UK, Spain, Belgium France and North America cause still unclear WHO holds emergency meeting to discuss cases As cases exceed 100, Germany says biggest ever in Europe LONDON, May 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization was due to hold an emergency meeting on Friday to … Read more

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said. Biden also directed US agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former US president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political … Read more

US Supreme Court backs Ted Cruz, dumps campaign finance curb

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday further undermined campaign finance restrictions, striking down as a free speech violation part of a bipartisan 2002 law challenged by Republican Senator Ted Cruz that federal officials had touted as an anti-corruption safeguard . The justices, in a 6-3 ruling, found that a $250,000 … Read more

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

Spectators watch the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, May 15 (Reuters) – Italian police warned hacker attacks by pro-Russian groups during the May 10 semi-final and Saturday final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, … Read more

Thousands protest across the US to start ‘summer of rage’ to defend abortion rights

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday to express their anger over fears the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide will be overturned by the US Supreme Court. The demonstrations to start what organizers said would be “a summer of rage” are in … Read more