This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 23 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court's conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump. Both sides predicted the fight over abortion would continue, in state capitals and in Washington, and Justice Clarence Thomas, part of Friday's majority, called on the court to overturn other high court rulings protecting … [Read more...] about Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion
112 cheerful place la vergne tn
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 ON THE SEA OF CORTEZ, Mexico - It takes three flights to get to the airport at La Paz and then a 20-minute drive to reach the marina where John Davidson - the actor, singer, talk-show host, nightclub workhorse and all-around icon of American television's three-channel glory days - is living on his boat. I worried that he regretted allowing me to visit. In January, days before I first planned to come, Davidson emailed because a storm threatened to shut down the harbor. As I tried to rebook my flights, he suggested that we just Zoom. "Wouldn't this be a much simpler way, definitely less costly and save you all this trouble," he wrote. After I had boarded Cantante (Spanish for "singer"), the 42-foot trawler he bought sight unseen last year, he came clean about the lingering concerns that had kept him up the previous night awaiting my arrival - that he … [Read more...] about Sailing the high seas with John Davidson, the superstar time forgot
The relentless evolution of the coronavirus, which has spawned new variants to fuel fresh surges of disease every four to six months, could in the not-distant future propel the virus to overtake measles as the most contagious of all known infections. Increasing infectiousness does not necessarily make the virus deadlier, but it could make it harder to control, and leave communities vulnerable to the repeated waves of illness that have defined the pandemic. The variants now dominating around the world may be five to 10 times more infectious than the original virus that sparked the pandemic in China in late 2019, health experts believe. Lately each variant has outpaced its parent — omicron, with its massive evolutionary jump, was about three times more infectious than delta. Its subvariants — BA.2 and BA.2.12.1, which are driving the latest surge in the Bay Area — are each more infectious still, by 20% to 30%. The basic reproduction value — a number meant to represent how many … [Read more...] about Almost as contagious as measles: COVID spins out worrisome new mutations
0 This post is sponsored and contributed by Personal Finance After renting property for a while, you may be considering buying next time. Are you financially secure enough to make the big purchase? Newrez , Brand Partner Posted Reply (Originally published by Newrez.) After renting property for a while, you may be considering buying next time. The advantages of homeownership are focused around the fact that you now have an asset that can hold or gain value, and be used as a source of equity in the future. Owning a house can also help with peace of mind and creating feelings of stability for the future. There is a major question you must answer before becoming a homeowner, however: Are you secure enough financially to successfully make the big purchase? There's no one answer to the question of how much monthly income a person needs to earn to become a homeowner, mainly because conditions vary so widely. What other … [Read more...] about How Much Do I Need To Earn To Buy A Home?
To say it’s been a whirlwind for Paolo Banchero, who the Orlando Magic drafted with the No. 1 pick , since Thursday evening would be an understatement. Especially since he was surrounded by uncertainty until moments before NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took the draft stage at Barclays Center in New York City. The Magic, who’ve taken pride in being one of the league’s more tight-lipped organizations, kept the secret about who they were going to take with the top pick so well that even Banchero wasn’t sure he’d be taken No. 1 entering Thursday. Banchero knew he had a chance. But he said it wasn’t until his agent Mike Miller, the former NBA player who the Magic drafted with the No. 5 pick out of the University of Florida in 2000, told him “congratulations” 30 seconds before Silver took the stage did he know he’d be the top pick. “[Miller] was just telling me to stay ready and be prepared,” Banchero said. “It happened pretty fast…It probably took me 20-30 minutes to really … [Read more...] about After whirlwind NBA draft, Paolo Banchero embraces being Magic’s No. 1 pick
As the N.F.L. was investigating his team for widespread workplace misconduct, the Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder directed a “shadow investigation” to interfere with and undermine its findings, a Congressional committee found. At Snyder’s behest, the committee said, his legal team used private investigators to harass and intimidate witnesses, and created a 100-page dossier targeting victims, witnesses and journalists who had shared “credible public accusations of harassment” against the team. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform released a 29-page memo on Wednesday that detailed the findings of its eight-month inquiry into how the Commanders and the N.F.L. handled claims of rampant sexual harassment of the team’s female employees. The report was released ahead of Wednesday’s hearing, where the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, appeared remotely. Snyder declined two requests to appear, citing a “longstanding business conflict.” At Wednesday’s hearing, … [Read more...] about Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation
0 Business The James Beard Foundation honored the best chefs and restaurants around the country as the "Oscars of the culinary industry" return. Beth Dalbey , Patch Staff Posted Reply ACROSS AMERICA — The James Beard Foundation presented its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Monday after a two-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic. The awards are regarded as the Oscars of the culinary industry. The industry remains in a recovery phase after lost business during the pandemic and "still needs support," James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach said at the ceremony, according to a news release. The awards honor not only individual winners but also "our entire industry — and the incredible resilience, fortitude, talent, and leadership so many have shown over the past two years," Reichenbach said. The awards had been on a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. During that time, the awards … [Read more...] about 2022 James Beard Foundation Restaurant And Chef Awards: The Full List