(San Diego, CA) — California Governor Gavin Newsom is furious over abortion restrictions in Missouri and Alabama.
“Spare me your indignity about the unborn. This is about control. That’s what this is about, it’s about CONTROL. It’s about going back to a time we don’t want to go back to.”
He told an audience near San Diego over the weekend the new measures were about the patriarchy and going back in time.
Newsom promised California would defend women’s rights with ten-million dollars in his proposed budget for abortion. He is hoping to get California into a single-payer system.
(San Diego, CA) – He’s the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow and even carries his namesake. But that will probably fall flat when the rape of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. begins.
Once the NFL’s highest paid tight end, Kellen is facing multiple charges that include raping an unconscious 17-year old in 2003 and raping two women just last year. Prosecutors believe some of the attacks were part of a crime spree aimed directly at middle-aged and elderly women.
The 35-year old could face life in prison if found guilty. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges.
(Atlanta, GA-AP) — Morehouse College graduates are having their student loans paid off by a billionaire investor. Graduate Earnest White says it took a minute for the news to sink in.
Robert F. Smith made the stunning announcement as he delivered the commencement address over the weekend at the all-male, historically black college. He said “you great Morehouse men are bound only by the limits of your own conviction and creativity.” Morehouse says Smith promised as much as 40-million-dollars to make sure each graduate left college debt-free.
(AP) — Thunderstorms that brought a swarm of tornadoes to the Plains over the weekend could bring more severe weather today. According for forecasters, thunderstorms could cause strong twisters and other dangerous conditions in parts of the southern Plains.
More than 150-thousand homes and businesses across Texas and Iowa lost power over the weekend due to the storms, and a possible tornado in a small town about 40 miles north of Lafayette, Louisiana damaged a gas station and other buildings.
High winds in the same area moved a home onto a highway.
(Auburn, AL-AP) — A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting and killing a police officer and injuring two others at an Alabama trailer park.
Grady Wayne Wilkes was captured this morning. The shooting took place in Auburn as police were responding to a domestic disturbance.
Police say Wilkes was dressed in camouflage and body armor when he shot the officers. The Lee County Coroner’s Office said an officer died at the emergency room following the shooting. Auburn Police the two injured officers are expected to survive
(Claremont, NH-AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttiegieg says he trusts women on whether to have late-term abortions. During a Fox News town hall last night, the South Bend, Indiana mayor deflected a question about late-term abortions.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked Buttiegieg if he believes there should be any limit on a woman’s right to an abortion at any point in their pregnancy. The candidate said the debate over abortion has “gotten so caught up in where you draw the line.
I trust women to draw the line.” Buttiegieg said fewer than one-percent of abortions in the U.S. are performed during the third trimester of pregnancy
(Chicago, IL-AP) — Chicago police say murdered woman’s child was cut from her womb. Marlen Ochoa-Lopez’s body was discovered early yesterday in a garbage can in the backyard of a home in the southwest side of Chicago.
The baby had been cut out of her body and is in grave condition at the hospital. Ochoa-Lopez was reported missing last month and family members believe she went to the home to swap baby clothes with a woman she met through a Facebook group.
No charges have been filed but police have been questioning four people from the home.
(New York, NY-AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining a crowded field in the Democratic race for the White House.
On ABC’s “Good Morning America” he said what sets him apart from the other candidates is that he’s proven he can improve the lives of working Americans because he’s done it in the Big Apple with universal pre-K, paid sick leave and guaranteed health care for all.
De Blasio also coined a new nickname for President Trump, calling him “Con Don.” President Trump later responded to the mayor’s 2020 announcement via Twitter calling de Blasio a “joke” and claiming “NYC hates him.”
(Montgomery, AL-AP) — Republican Governor Kay Ivey has now signed a strict abortion law in Alabama that makes nearly all abortions illegal except in cases where the mother’s life is in danger.
The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday night and rejected an amendment that would’ve given exceptions for rape and incest. Meanwhile, the fight over Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill is going to court.
The American Civil Liberties Union and pro-choice groups filed a federal lawsuit yesterday to block the bill that bans abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected.
(Lansing, MI-AP) — There is a chance people who don’t often see the Northern Lights will be able to do so today or tomorrow.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says due to plasma eruptions on the sun, the aurora might be visible across parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Michigan, northern New York State and much of New England.
If they are visible, NOAA forecasters say it will happen in the early morning hours before daybreak.