HPV vaccine now recommended for those
HPV vaccine now recommended for those through age 45 The Washington PostPanel recommends HPV vaccine for men up to age 26 NBCNews.comView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 1:43 pm
Banning e-cigarettes, not tobacco products,
Banning e-cigarettes, not tobacco products, is 'ludicrous,' some public health experts say NBC NewsSan Francisco becomes 1st major city to ban e-cigarettes ABC NewsSan Francisco becomes first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales to combat teen vaping The Washington PostSan Francisco's e-cigarette sales ban is an unprecedented health experiment CNNSan Francisco e-cigarette ban: Is it legal and is it safe? CBS NewsView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 12:42 pm
Apple hires one of ARM's top chip designers
Apple hires one of ARM's top chip designers EngadgetApple Hires ARM's Lead CPU Architect Amid Rumors of ARM-Based Macs as Early as 2020 MacRumorsApple hires key ARM chip designer as it plots transition from Intel for the Mac 9to5MacApple Hires Key Chip Designer From ARM as Own Efforts Ramp Up BloombergApple hires lead ARM CPU architect Mike Filippo AppleInsiderView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 12:37 pm
The Hatch Act wasn't meant for advisers such
The Hatch Act wasn't meant for advisers such as Kellyanne Conway, and House Democrats have no case to say it was Washington ExaminerHouse votes to subpoena Conway over Hatch Act violations CNNHouse debate on Conway's alleged Hatch Act violations ends in shouting match Washington PostHouse panel votes to subpoena Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations CNNKellyanne Conway, Will You Please Testify Now? The New York TimesView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 12:23 pm
The Rockets’ Bill Is Coming Due - The
The Rockets’ Bill Is Coming Due The RingerSources: Rockets eyeing sign-and-trade for Butler ESPNRockets free agency rumors: Houston may consider signing Kevon Looney, Jeremy Lamb, 4 others FOX Sports AsiaPhiladelphia 76ers: 5 teams who pose biggest threat in free agency The Sixer SenseButler's next stop. Maybe Houston? What about Russell to the Wolves? Star TribuneView full coverage on Google News
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 11:57 am
EXCLUSIVE-U.S. FAA says it identifies new
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The new issue means Boeing will not conduct a certification test flight until July 8 at the earliest, the sources said, and the FAA will spend at least two to three weeks reviewing the results before deciding whether to return the plane to service.
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 1:07 pm
The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash
The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide and was ordered to remain in preventive detention in New Hampshire, with a judge saying his driving record poses a potential danger to the public and himself.
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 10:47 am
Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority may be ready to overturn a longstanding precedent for the third time in recent weeks -- perhaps foreshadowing the vulnerability of its rulings on abortion rights.The justices will rule as early as Wednesday on a business-backed bid to overturn decades-old decisions that give federal agencies broad power to say what their regulations mean.The case is one of eight rulings due before the justices’ term ends this week. The court also plans to rule on gerrymandered voting maps and the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.Another precedent-toppling ruling would extend a pattern that already has liberal justices sounding alarms. They’ve hinted that the five conservative justices may be eyeing the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide.“Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next,” dissenting Justice Stephen Breyer wrote last month when the court overruled a 1979 precedent to say that states are immune from private suits in another state’s courts.“Well, that didn’t take long,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote 39 days later when the court overturned part of a 1985 ruling and said people could go directly to federal court to claim that a government regulation unconstitutionally took private property without compensation. “Now one may wonder yet again.”Both of those were 5-4 decisions, with Chief Justice John Roberts and the other Republican appointees -- Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- in the majority.Ducking AbortionSo far, the court has largely sidestepped the explosive topic of abortion. In May, the court turned away Indiana’s bid to bar abortions based on a fetus’s race or gender or a risk of genetic disorder -- an appeal that could have raised new doubts about Roe. The justices did uphold a separate Indiana law requiring clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains.The court could provide new signals about its intentions on abortion this week. The justices are due to say whether they’ll consider Alabama’s effort to ban the most common method used for women in their second trimester of pregnancy.The court under Roberts has actually overturned precedents at a slower rate than previous courts, says Jonathan Adler, a constitutional law professor at Case Western Reserve School of Law. Before this term started, the Roberts court had issued only 13 rulings that overturned a precedent, according to data from the Government Printing Office, he says.But Roberts, who took his seat in 2005, has never had a conservative majority as reliable as the one he got when the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to succeed the retired Anthony Kennedy.“It is certainly possible either that the court may become more aggressive going forward or that the cases in which the court reconsiders precedents will have a greater ideological uniformity,” Adler said.Adler is among those urging the court to overturn a 1997 ruling, Auer v. Robbins, that requires judges to defer to a federal agency’s interpretation of its own regulations, as long as its approach is reasonable.Business groups say that ruling, along with a related 1945 decision, leads to onerous and unpredictable rules and leaves companies vulnerable to penalties when an agency shifts its thinking. Defenders of the rulings say they give agencies flexibility to account for changing circumstances.Religion and GerrymandersThe regulation, property-rights and sovereign-immunity cases are among the four appeals this term that squarely asked the justices to topple at least one precedent.The fourth one split the court in an unusual way last week. The court had been asked to overturn a rule that lets states and the federal government file separate criminal charges over the same conduct without violating the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy.The court refused on a 7-2 vote, reaffirming precedents dating to the middle of the 19th century. Alito’s majority opinion said the case for keeping precedents “grows in proportion to their antiquity.” An unlikely pair of justices -- Gorsuch and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- dissented.Three other cases have raised questions about precedents, though less directly. In backing hunting rights in Wyoming for the Crow Indian Tribe, a majority that included the four liberals and Gorsuch said an 1896 ruling had previously been “repudiated.”In ruling last week that a 40-foot cross could remain in a Maryland public intersection as a war memorial, a majority of justices criticized, without overruling, a 1971 decision that set up a three-part test for assessing whether government support for religion goes too far.And the gerrymandering cases could topple a 1986 ruling that said voting maps could be challenged as too partisan, though the justices in that case couldn’t agree on a standard for doing so. Paul Clement, the lawyer defending a Republican-drawn North Carolina congressional map, told Roberts during arguments in March that the court might need to overturn that ruling.‘Jolt to the System’At the center of it all is Roberts, who said in his 2005 Senate confirmation hearing that overruling a precedent is a “jolt to the legal system.” He has tended to take a multi-step approach toward questioning a precedent, signaling concern in a preliminary case before voting to overturn it altogether.“His favorite methodology seems to be to essentially chip away at cases in various steps so that the day that the case is actually overruled it’s really not even news, it’s been coming for a couple of years,” Clement said last month at a symposium co-hosted by the conservative Heritage Foundation and Bradley Foundation.Writing the majority opinion in the property-rights case last week, Roberts said the 1985 Williamson County v. Hamilton Bank ruling relied on “exceptionally ill-founded reasoning,” had been repeatedly criticized by justices over the years and had proven “unworkable in practice.”It’s still too early to judge how Roberts will act toward precedents now that he has a stronger conservative majority, Adler said.“Like a lot of people I’m curious if the chief is going to become more aggressive, but I’m not willing to say that we can be sure of that yet,” said Adler.To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at email@example.com, Laurie Asséo, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 10:20 am
Viral video shows man dumping bucket of
The San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 9:46 am
Saudi envoy blasts UN expert's report on
In what amounted to a face-off at the U.N's top human rights body, Ambassador Abdulaziz Alwasil insisted that special rapporteur Agnes Callamard had failed to follow proper procedures and used flawed sourcing in her 101-page report made public last week. "Accusations have been launched, and fingers have been pointed — (she is) supporting herself on non-credible articles or sources," he told the Human Rights Council, in Arabic through a U.N. interpreter.
Posted on 26 June 2019 | 9:29 am