• FBI declines to say if any arrests have been made in 150 attacks on pro-life groups

    It’s unclear whether the FBI has arrested a single person following at least 150 attacks, threats and other incidents against pro-life advocacy groups, crisis pregnancy centers and churches following the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. There have been at least 73 attacks on pregnancy centers and pro-life offices, along with at least 83 attacks on Catholic churches, since the court’s decision was leaked...

  • Department of Energy requires plans to promote diversity from grant applicants

    United States’s largest supporter of the physical sciences challenges community to develop ideas to broaden participation in research Researchers seeking funding from the United States’s single biggest funder of the physical sciences will now have to think about how they can structure their own efforts to promote greater participation by researchers and students of color and from other underrepresented groups. This week, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, which has an annual...

  • Man Who Stabbed UK Social Worker Kept Children Indoors for a Year Because of COVID-19 Fears

    LONDON—A father who claimed he was trying to protect his family when he stabbed a social worker who was conducting welfare checks at his home, has admitted to a jury he had kept his three children indoors for “over a year” because of his fears of COVID-19. Sulai Man, 34, denies attempting to murder Themba Nkomo, 61, who was attacked in the hallway outside the family’s flat in Wood Green, north London, on Aug. 6, 2021. Man also denies wounding police constables David Turpin and Luke Smith with...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago case

    Former US President Donald Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to intervene in the Mar-a-Lago documents-seizure case, saying the special master appointed in the matter should be allowed to review the sensitive materials, The Washington Post reports. The filing came after a unanimous three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit granted the Justice Department’s request to keep about 100 classified documents separate from the special master’s review. In the...

  • Chronic back pain treatment blocks nerve signals with heat

    The Intracept procedure tackles lower back pain with heat via radio-frequency ablation Relievant Medsystems Persistent lower back pain is a debilitating problem for millions of people around the world, and it’s not something that is easily treated. A technology called Intracept is making waves in this space, carefully delivering heat to affected vertebra to silence nerve signals and keep chronic pain at bay. Intracept was developed by medical firm Relievant Medsystems and is based on a minimally...

  • The U.S. Air Force has released its first plan to reduce its carbon footprint and adapt to climate change

    U.S. Air Force and Space Force officials released a climate action plan Wednesday that includes a goal of operating bases at net-zero emissions by 2046, an ambitious effort to rein in the sizable carbon footprint of the U.S. military’s air wing. The plan released Wednesday is the first of its kind in Air Force history and joins a growing list of acknowledgments from U.S. armed forces that they will have to make changes as climate change intensifies. The plan also aims to include, within the next...

  • Birdsong reveals rare hybrid coupling 10 million years in the making

    This healthy, 1-year-old male offspring of a rose-breasted grosbeak and scarlet tanager is the first-ever documented hybrid of its kind. The two species have such divergent nesting preferences that they have been on independent evolutionary trajectories for at least 10 million years—until now. Credit: Stephen Gosser In June of 2020, Stephen Gosser, a self-described "diehard birder," was out in the woods of Western Pennsylvania when he thought he heard the song of the elusive and strikingly...

  • British and Poland sign defence deal

    The UK will enhance Poland’s military capability, following the signing of two major defence equipment agreements. The UK Government have confirmed the following key points. Defence Ministers sign agreement to work closely on Air Defence Complex Weapons UK confirms long-term support for Poland’s rapid air defence modernisation programme following the first delivery of Narew Nations agreed to collaborate on Poland’s procurement of three Arrowhead-140 frigates According to a statement: “At the...

  • GOP Senate candidate faced Seahawks legal threat years after team honored hero husband

    A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Washington faced a lawsuit from the Seattle Seahawks for using the team’s corporate logo in one of her campaign advertisements.

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  • Now Oklahoma 'bans' puberty blockers for trans children: Republican Governor Kevin Stitt will withhold hospital funds until doctors stop prescribing drugs to under-18s

    Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that effectively bans gender- reassignment drugs from being prescribed to minors at the state's main children's hospital. The Republican is withholding Covid relief funds from Oklahoma Children's Hospital at OU Health until it stops providing puberty blockers and hormone therapy to under-18s. The state allocated $108 million to the University of Oklahoma-linked health system as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act passed in 2021 to help...

  • DFL candidate defends rioting, supports ‘abolishing’ police

    A DFL candidate who has the support of some of the party’s top officials wants to abolish the police and defended rioting during a June speech. Leigh Finke won the DFL nomination for House District 66A in August and will likely win November’s election in the solidly-blue district. Finke, who is transgender, previously worked for the ACLU, authored a guide for “LGBTQ+ Christian teens,” served on the Stonewall DFL board, and produced a documentary called “White Savior,” which explores “racism in...