Patagonia will bail out employees arrested in abortion protests

Clothing company Patagonia said Friday it will pay bail for employees who peacefully protest for “reproductive justice.” Driving the news: The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier Friday, giving states the power to regulate and ban abortion. The widespread decision prompted protests outside the Supreme Court building, and more rallies are planned for across … Read more

As Jan. 6 committee targets Trump, his consternation at McCarthy grows

Placeholder while article actions load On the morning the House Jan. 6 committee held its second public hearing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was across town, echoing an instruction he has repeatedly given fellow Republicans: Ignore it. Speaking to donors gathered at the Georgetown Four Seasons, McCarthy instead recommended Republicans talk about other issues … Read more

6 dead after West Virginia crash

NTSB investigators will remove a helicopter’s wreckage from its southwest West Virginia crash site Friday after a fiery incident that killed six people, authorities said. The helicopter crashed Wednesday in Logan County, near West Virginia’s border with Kentucky, Ray Bryant, Logan Emergency Management Authority chief of operations, told USA TODAY. When crews arrived at the … Read more

Feds search VA home of Jeffrey Clark, former official in Trump’s DOJ

WASHINGTON – Federal authorities on Wednesday conducted a search at the suburban Virginia home of former Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark, once central to Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The law enforcement action comes as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, … Read more

Roe v. Wade decision expected to financially hurt ‘marginalized’ women

Abortion rights activists hoist their signs near the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 24, 2022. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade may cause financial hardship for many women, especially those already facing economic instability, research shows. The Friday ruling ends almost 50 years … Read more

CNN’s Chris Wallace Breaks Down How Jan. 6 Hearings Are Already Hurting Donald Trump

When former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace popped up on CNN’s primetime coverage of the first Jan. 6 Committee hearing earlier this month, he drew the ire of some viewers for expressing deep “skepticism” over their ability to change anyone’s mind about Donald Trump. But as the proceedings begin to unfold, he may be starting … Read more

Police describe what caused 6-vehicle crash that left 2 dead, 2 hurt on I-696 in Oakland County

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Police revealed what happened during a six-vehicle chain reaction crash that left two people dead and two others injured Thursday on I-696 in Oakland County. Officials said the crash happened around 10:15 am Thursday (June 23) on westbound I-696 near Orchard Lake Road. The road was reopened around 6 pm Thursday. … Read more

Biden administration set to announce comprehensive plan to overhaul maternal health care

The comprehensive plan, called the White House Blueprint for Addressing the Maternal Health Crisis, will be announced by Vice President Kamala Harris at an event in Plainfield, Illinois, according to senior administration officials who are familiar with the plans. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about … Read more

DHS warns of potential violent extremist activity in response to abortion ruling

The memo from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis says federal and state government officials, including judges, “probably are most at risk for violence in response to the decision.” It also includes warnings about “First Amendment protected events,” reproductive and “family advocacy health care facilities,” and faith-based organizations being targets for violence or criminal … Read more

Apple responds to Roe v. Wade rollback

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple employees can use their company benefits to travel out-of-state to receive medical care, the company confirmed on Friday. The benefit has been available to employees for over 10 years, … Read more