Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

Exclusive: Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory

LUVERNE, Alabama, July 22 (Reuters) – A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the family of three underage workers, and eight former and current employees of the factory. Underage workers, in some … Read more

U.S. House passes bill protecting marriage equality

U.S. House passes bill protecting marriage equality

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill protecting gay marriage rights, after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade imperiled similar precedents that protected rights to same-sex relations and contraception. The bill, which passed the Democratic-controlled chamber by a vote of 267-157 with support from … Read more

Trump incited Jan. 6 attack after ‘unhinged’ White House meeting, panel told

Trump incited Jan. 6 attack after ‘unhinged’ White House meeting, panel told

WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of inciting a mob of followers to attack the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a last-ditch bid to remain in power fueled by a chaotic meeting with some of his most ardent supporters. The House of Representatives committee also produced evidence … Read more

Biden weighs authority to declare abortion-related public health emergency

Biden weighs authority to declare abortion-related public health emergency

July 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday said he has asked his administration to consider whether he has authority to declare an abortion-related public health emergency after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The comments come after Biden on Friday signed an executive order to … Read more

New York bans guns in many public places after Supreme Court ruling

New York bans guns in many public places after Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York state passed a law on Friday banning guns from many public places, including Times Square, and requiring gun-license applicants to prove their shooting proficiency and submit their social media accounts for review by government officials. The law, passed in an emergency legislative session, was forced by a … Read more

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24 (Reuters) – The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the U.S. Senate late on Thursday even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety illustrate the … Read more

New York braces for more guns after landmark Supreme Court ruling

New York braces for more guns after landmark Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK, June 23 (Reuters) – The mayor of New York City and New York’s governor voiced alarm on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state’s restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public, saying more people will now be toting firearms and everyone will be less safe. Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat … Read more

Kremlin says it does not know location of captured U.S. ‘mercenaries’

Kremlin says it does not know location of captured U.S. ‘mercenaries’

State media say two men held in separatist Donetsk region Kremlin says it doesn’t know men’s location Spokesperson: they are mercenaries, not protected by Conventions This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 21 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it did not … Read more