As Republicans in Washington, D.C. push new efforts to limit abortion access, California fortified its standing Tuesday as a national haven for people seeking the procedure as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several bills designed to protect patients and providers — including those from out of state. Newsom signed more than a dozen abortion-related bills , ranging from measures that would prohibit removing an abortion provider’s medical license if they are complying with the law to allowing qualified nurse practitioners to perform first trimester abortions independently. Newsom signed three other bills over the summer, including one that would protect Californians from civil liability for providing, aiding or receiving abortion care. Another measure put Proposition 1 before voters in November, which would give residents a right to abortion and contraceptives under the state’s constitution. A third required state-licensed health care plans to cover abortion services without a … [Read more...] about Newsom signs California abortion protections into law following GOP push for a nationwide ban
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FOOTBALLER Gerard Pique and pop star Shakira were seen leaving a renowned law firm in Barcelona, as the couple look to finalise their split. According to El Periodico and the 'Mamarazzis' , the pair met with their lawyers last Thursday to try and reach an agreement on their separation and the custody of children , Sasha and Milan. They were spotted leaving the building separately as fans waited outside to greet them. The report says one aspect to resolve is Shakira's wish to live in Miami with their kids. Shakira , 45, and Pique , 35, have hired the country's leading divorce lawyers, Pilar Mane and Ramon Tamborero, as they seek some sort of resolution. Pique reportedly previously blocked Shakira's attempts to take the children to Florida for two months back in June, according to Televisión Española's journalist Laura Fa. Read more in sport HEARTBREAKING Shakira holds HEART with ‘hole in her chest’ in cryptic vid after Pique … [Read more...] about Gerard Pique and Shakira seen leaving Barcelona law firm together as couple look to finalise split
BRITAIN will unveil a new Bill of Rights within days after Euro judges blocked the PM’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda. The laws could be introduced to Parliament as soon as next week. Justice Secretary Dominic Raab revealed the powers will enable Britain to pick and mix parts of the European Convention on Human Rights — without ditching it completely. It would mean Britain could ignore the types of injunctions used to halt the first migrant flight to Kigali in Rwanda this week. Mr Raab said: “I don't think that either in this case or in general it is right for the Strasbourg court to assume a power of injunction and then apply it.” A secret Strasbourg judge axed the flight on Tuesday evening after just reading papers relating to the case. Read More on Rwanda LIFE OF LUXURY I visited Rwanda migrant camp - it's more like a holiday resort EU'RE SECRETIVE Fury as court REFUSES to reveal identity of judge who … [Read more...] about Britain to unveil new laws in days after judges blocked PM’s Rwanda migrant plan
close Video Crime concerns in the nation's capital Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson looks at the rise in crime gripping Washington, D.C., on 'Special Report.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The growing issue of crime and public safety continues to strike the key battleground state of Wisconsin, as voters begin to pin their focus towards candidates who will address these crucial issues going into the midterm elections this fall. A Marquette University poll, conducted from Sept. 6-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points, found that 88% of Wisconsin residents are either somewhat or very concerned about crime in their state. According to WISN 12 News, the medical examiner's office in Milwaukee recently reported that four teenagers in Milwaukee have died violent deaths since the beginning of September. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is seeking re-election in one of the country's most closely watched … [Read more...] about Dueling Wisconsin Senate candidates want to ‘support law enforcement’ in key midterm state
SACRAMENTO — California employers will soon have to include a pay scale in their job postings under a new law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday. The new law, which will take effect Jan. 1, will also require employers to provide employees with the pay scale for their jobs and maintain job title and wage history for each employee. That data will be subject to inspection by the state labor commissioner, who could impose fines of up to $10,000 for violations. The bill, SB1162 , was initially written to go further and require the state to publish pay rates for companies with more than 1,000 employees, but lawmakers removed that provision from the bill . State Sen. Monique Limón, who wrote the bill, said she believes it will help women and people of color advocate for fairer wages. “This is a big moment for California workers, especially women and people of color who have long been impacted by systemic inequities that have left them earning far less than their colleagues,” … [Read more...] about California companies must include salary ranges in job postings under new law
California wine and liquor drinkers will soon pay up to 10 cents more when they buy an adult beverage at the store after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday to expand the state’s bottle-deposit program. Consumers must already pay a California Redemption Value, or CRV, deposit — a 5- or 10-cent charge they can theoretically get back if they return their empty containers — every time they buy a bottle of beer or can of soda. The bill Newsom signed expands the program to wine and distilled spirits, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Supporters said the measure is necessary because less than a third of wine and booze bottles are recycled in the state today, causing hundreds of millions of containers to wind up in landfills every year. Currently, less than 30% of those bottles are recycled in the state, according to Californians Against Waste, which supported the bill. The state’s bottle recycling program has been around since the late 1980s. Wine and distilled spirits have long been … [Read more...] about Beer and wine will cost more per bottle under new California law. But you can get your money back
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 Cars may be gone from John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park , but some San Francisco icons from the past have taken up residence — three Doggie Diner dog heads that once loomed over outlets of the long-defunct Bay Area fast food chain. The 7-foot fiberglass doggie heads, each weighing 600 pounds and sporting a chef’s hat and a bowtie, are camped out on a stretch of car-free JFK between Conservatory Drive West and 6th Avenue. The dachshund heads with their long snouts, sit atop square podiums with a couple of Adirondack chairs in front — and are sometimes surrounded by curious, puzzled or adoring fans taking selfies or touching their noses. “If you rub one of their noses, you get one week’s good luck,” said John Law, a San Franciscan who considers himself the steward of three cartoonish canine heads. The disembodied heads have been painstakingly restored and repainted thanks to … [Read more...] about Here’s why giant Doggie Diner heads are popping up along JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park
Good morning, Bay Area. It’s Tuesday, Sept. 27, and the morning fog is back. Here’s what you need to know to start your day. The source of the next Loma Prieta-size quake? A lesser-studied fault system along the western side of Silicon Valley could generate a magnitude 6.9 earthquake — the same size as 1989’s infamous Loma Prieta — every 250 to 300 years, a new Stanford study found. The study adds to the understanding of how much risk the densely populated Silicon Valley region may face from the faults running underneath, which are particularly difficult to study using traditional geologic methods. “The important message here is that we talk a lot about the San Andreas Fault and the Hayward Fault as being potentially hazardous, but we do know that there are many other faults underneath the San Francisco Bay Area that are capable of generating earthquakes,” said Stephen DeLong, a U.S. Geological Survey geologist. “The possibility of these moderate earthquakes every few … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Earthquake risk … in Silicon Valley?
“Suspended Sentence” in Criminal Cases – Do U.S.-based law offenders automatically go behind bars after the court issues their jail or prison sentence? Not necessarily. In American criminal law, a judge can suspend or delay imposing a convicted criminal’s sentence as long as the offenders comply with specific court-ordered conditions. The defendant or accused must fulfill these conditions during probation instead of spending time behind bars. The judge can dismiss the offender’s case if the latter completes the probation without any violations. Still, the judge can impose the original sentence if the probationer breaks any terms. A suspended sentence is one of the types of criminal sentences under the U.S. justice system. You can learn more about this topic by viewing this article . What are the different types of suspended sentences in America, and when do U.S. courts grant them? Read on to discover how suspended sentencing works and what determines eligibility for … [Read more...] about “Suspended Sentence” in Criminal Cases – What Does It Mean?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Within what's known as the secure transport industry, it's called “gooning.” Brawny men show up under the cover of darkness and force a teenager into a vehicle, taking them against their will to a boarding school, foster home or treatment center. The process is typically initiated by parents at wit's end over what to do with a child they perceive as troubled. For the kids, it's the traumatic first leg of a journey to an unheard-of place, perhaps hundreds of miles away from home. Teens who resist are often told, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way.” They might be restrained with handcuffs or zip ties. They could be blindfolded or hooded. Though a secure transport company operator was indicted last month, criminal charges are rare because the little-known industry is virtually unregulated. In fact, the indictment was for violating a restraining order, not for … [Read more...] about Rules sought for ‘gooning,’ taking troubled kids to care