Indiana abortion ban blocked by judge one week after taking effect: NPR

Anti-abortion rights protesters fill the hallways of the Indiana Statehouse on August 5 as lawmakers vote on a near-total abortion ban in Indianapolis. An Indiana judge on Thursday blocked enforcement of the state’s abortion ban, putting the law on hold as abortion clinic operators argued the new law violates the state constitution. /AP/Arlie Rogers, file … Read more

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, new nationwide abortion bans take effect: NPR

Abortion rights activists chant slogans as the Indiana Senate debates a special session in Indianapolis before voting to ban abortions. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption caption toggle SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett Abortion rights activists chant slogans as the Indiana Senate debates a special session in Indianapolis before voting to ban abortions. SOPA Images/LightRocket via … Read more

George W. Bush reflects on the effect baseball has had on his life during statue unveiling

It’s not every day that a former president of the United States visits a Pennsylvania town for baseball-related reasons. Then again, George W. Bush isn’t just any former US president, and Williamsport doesn’t host just any baseball game. Bush was among several who attended the unveiling of three statues: one of baseball revolutionary Jackie Robinson; … Read more

Long delays in tariff decisions have a ‘chilling effect on investment’

Delays in tariff decisions – whether to impose, increase or eliminate tariffs to protect or help domestic industries compete with imports – have increased noticeably in recent years. This has a chilling effect on all investment and harms the government’s localization policy, says Donald McKay, chief executive of XA Global Trade Advisors. MacKay’s firm released … Read more

New hunting restrictions go into effect for some Pennsylvania state parks

New rules banning hunters from using rifles and handguns at four state parks in southeastern Pennsylvania have been announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Hunters are now prohibited from hunting with any rifles or pistols in Evansburg, Marsh Creek and Nockamixon State Parks, as well as the White Clay Creek Preserve.

NLC commissioner resigns ‘with immediate effect’

The commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has resigned “with immediate effect” just weeks before her term expires at the end of September, according to several sources. Thabang Charlotte Mampane served for 10 years as the commissioner – effectively the chief executive – of the NLC. Her first five-year contract was extended in September … Read more

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