Rachael Stelly

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Article 50 bill: Lords 'highly likely' to pass amendment on EU citizens

Lib Dems’ Dick Newby tells crowd at Westminster that Labour peers will also back the amendment on EU citizens’ rights<p>An amendment to the article 50 bill guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit is highly likely to be passed in the House of Lords, the leader of Liberal Democrat …

Eleven States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

Suit calls policy ‘a massive social experiment’ running roughshod over ’common-sense policies’<p>Eleven states, led by Texas, are suing the Obama administration over a new policy saying public schools must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice—calling the directive “a massive …

South Carolina governor signs law banning abortions after 20 weeks

Republican Gov.<p>Nikki Haleysigned legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.<p>The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb.<p>Doctors face up to $10,000 in …

Yahoo Is Having An Especially Bad Quarter

(Reuters) – Yahoo estimates revenue to drop nearly 15% and earnings to fall by over 20% in 2016, Re/code reported on Wednesday.<p>The financial …

The Latest: All Chicago police patrol cars to have Tasers

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on Chicago police shootings, including one in 2014 in which an officer has been charged with murder for killing a teenager …

Law Enforcement

At Least 20 Dead, Including American, in Terror Attack on Hotel in Bamako, Mali

Islamist extremists armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades stormed a hotel packed with foreigners Friday in the former French colony of Mali, killing 20 people and briefly taking scores more hostage.<p>One American was killed in the attack, a State Department official said.<p>Nineteen civilians and one …

Ferguson Cancels Thousands of Arrest Warrants

The much-criticized municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri plans to withdraw thousands of arrest warrants and make changes to its pre-trial release program, the court’s new judge announced Monday.<p>Judge Donald McCullin’s order wipes clean all arrest warrants issued before Dec. 31, 2014 and eliminates …

Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

Following an outcry from privacy advocates, Verizon says it will give users the ability to shut down supercookies that track their online activities.<p>Supercookies aroused concerns last year when it was discovered that Verizon and AT&T were using them to keep tabs on your Web browsing. Verizon uses …