December 2, 2023

US: California adds Oklahoma to State Travel Ban List

By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax California is continuing to ban state-funded travel to places with laws perceived to discriminate against gay or transgender people, adding Oklahoma as the ban’s ninth state, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced in a press release on Friday.The restrictions on Oklahoma were added after the state adopted  a new law in […]

Here’s where you’re most likely to live longest across the US

By Kevin Loria From Business Insider A child born in 2014 in Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota, home to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, has a life expectancy of almost 67, according to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). But a child born that year in Santa Clara, California, could […]

15 charged in South Dakota ‘chop shop’ for eagles

From WN U.S. authorities in South Dakota have broken up what they called a “chop shop” for eagles that was unfolding at an organization that performs Native American dance programs in Rapid City, Fox News reported. Fifteen people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially […]

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Why offshore financial services declined

By Tony Best From Barbados Nation News Barbados’ offshore financial services jurisdiction is suffering from the impact of a triple whammy of body blows, with more pain to be felt soon. The cumulative damage was summed up in the recent Central Bank economic report for 2016, which showed a nine per cent decline in assets […]

North Carolina abortion ultrasound rule violates first amendment, court says

By Mike Sacks, From The National Law Journal A federal appeals court Monday struck down a key provision of North Carolina’s abortion regulations as a violation of doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech. “Abortion may well be a special case because of the undeniable gravity of all that is involved, but it cannot be […]