The state’s bill joins the 435 anti-transgender bills and ongoing efforts from lawmakers nationwide restricting the rights of transgender and LGBTQ+ people.
A French court on Wednesday handed a four-year jail term to an arsonist for starting a fire that severely damaged a Gothic cathedral in the city of Nantes in 2020.The court ruled that Abayisenga was not mentally sound at the time of the fire at the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when it handed down the sentence.
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in New York Wednesday for a visit that has triggered threats of reprisal by China if she meets with House speaker Kevin McCarthy -- and US warnings for Beijing not to overreact.Beijing warned Wednesday that it was vehemently opposed to any meeting between Tsai and McCarthy and vowed to take "resolute measures to fight back" if it goes ahead.
Outspoken Rwandan government critic Paul Rusesabagina, whose efforts to save people during the 1994 genocide inspired the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda," has arrived in the United States after being freed from prison, the White House said Wednesday.Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who helped save hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide.
While Democrats attacked Starbucks' ex-CEO in a hearing on union-busting allegations, GOP senators came to the aid of the famously liberal company.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed an "enormous opportunity" to increase economic integration with Argentina as he hosted the South American country's President Alberto Fernandez at the White House.The two countries are embarking "on the next century of our partnership" after 200 years of diplomatic relations, he added, citing an "enormous opportunity to increase our economic integration."
Mexico's president on Wednesday vowed there would be "no impunity" over the deaths of 38 migrants in a fire at a detention center, as relatives waited desperately for news about the victims.Migrants left candles and flowers during a vigil outside the detention center, demanding better treatment by the authorities.
Former President Donald Trump is under investigation related to a hush-money case involving his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.
“In my mind, no doubt he loved his family," Judge Clifton Newman said of Murdaugh, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife and son.
The Pennsylvania Democrat, who is in treatment for clinical depression, plans to go back to work in Washington on April 17.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier marked with the letter V and equipped with a radiation detector stands guard on the premises of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant."The units of the National Guard fulfil the objective of ensuring the security of the plant," a Russian soldier told reporters.
The UN General Assembly took a major step towards urgent global climate action Wednesday as members adopted a resolution calling for the world body's top court to outline nations' legal obligations related to curbing warming."Together, you are making history," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, emphasizing that even if non-binding, an ICJ opinion "would assist the General Assembly, the UN and member states to take the bolder and stronger climate action that our world so desp
Stock markets advanced on Wednesday as fears of a banking crisis fade further in investors' rearview mirror while Chinese tech giant Alibaba's breakup plans boosted most Asian shares.Measures taken by authorities to prevent a new global financial crisis appear to have calmed the markets following the failures of three US lenders and the emergency sale of European banking giant Credit Suisse.
The city's fastest-growing bloc of voters could prove decisive in next Tuesday's contest between Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas.
Howard Schultz, whose personal fortune is estimated at $4.3 billion, told Sanders that calling him a "billionaire" was "unfair."
Senegalese police on Wednesday fired tear gas during clashes with students trying to take part in a banned demonstration in the capital Dakar on the eve of the resumption of an opposition leader's trial.The Senegalese authorities have banned many of the planned rallies on Wednesday and Thursday, but the main opposition coalition has said it intends to defy the ban.
Abortion rights groups won't even talk about Michael Delaney. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee won't weigh in, either.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday to enact a permanent program giving free food to K-12 students from all economic backgrounds.
Moderate Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales said he will oppose a debt ceiling deal if House Speaker Kevin McCarthy brings a strict immigration bill to the floor.
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A British university museum has agreed to return a 19th-century painting by French artist Gustave Courbet, which was seized by the Nazis, to the descendants of its original Jewish owner.Courbet, who died in 1877, was the leader of the Realist movement in French art and responsible for "L'Origine du monde", considered the most scandalous painting of the 19th century for its depiction of a woman's genitalia.
Analysts will also look for hints from Apple about the much-anticipated mixed-reality headset that can overlay digital objects on a view of the real world. Prior to 2020, Apple hosted the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, with thousands of developers and Apple employees in attendance. The company said it will host developers and students at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California on June 5 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos along with the online attendees.
Colombia's president on Wednesday "summoned" government peace negotiators after ELN guerrillas killed nine soldiers and injured nine more in a dawn attack.Gustavo Petro in a Tweet said the perpetrators of the attack were people "still absolutely far from peace," five months into negotiations with the ELN. Officials said ELN guerrillas killed nine soldiers in an attack with explosives and automatic gunfire in El Carmen in the North Santander department.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday promised nearly $700 million to support a global "turning point" toward democracy, painting a portrait of progress at a summit despite the growing assertiveness of China and Russia and concern elsewhere over backsliding.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the summit that his country was the frontline against a threat to all democracies from Russia.
The focus now shifts to the Republican-controlled House, where Speaker Kevin McCarthy has been noncommittal.