‘History’: Ketanji Brown Jackson officially joins US top court | Courts News

Justice Jackson takes oath to begin tenure as the first Black woman on the US Supreme Court. US Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to start her lifetime appointment as the first Black woman to serve on the country’s top court. Jackson took the oath of office to replace retiring Justice … Read more

US top court limits federal gov’t power to curb plant emissions | Courts News

In a blow to the fight against climate change, the US Supreme Court has limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a six-to-three decision on Thursday, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not … Read more

Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set power plant climate standards

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas … Read more

Employees Sue US Firm Claiming They Were Fired For Not Attending Prayer Meetings

The prayer meetings were “cult-like”, the employees have claimed in their lawsuit. (Representative Photo) Two former employees of a company in the United States have filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were fired for not taking part in daily prayer meetings, NBC News said in a report. John McGaha and Mackenzie Saunders called the “cult-like” … Read more

Unilever sells local Ben & Jerry’s business to Israeli firm | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Multinational consumer goods company Unilever has sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel to its local licensee for an undisclosed sum, after the United States brand announced last year that it would stop marketing products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, saying it was “ inconsistent” with its values. Under the new arrangement, announced … Read more

North Korea likely behind $100 million Horizon crypto hack: Experts

A photo illustration showing the North Korean flag and a computer hacker. Budrul Chukrut | Soup Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean state-sponsored hackers were likely the perpetrators of a hack that led to theft of around $100 million in cryptocurrency, according to analysis from blockchain researchers. The hackers targeted Horizon, the so-called … Read more

NATO declares China a security challenge for the first time | Politics News

NATO has listed China as one of its strategic priorities for the first time, saying Beijing’s ambitions and its “coercive policies” challenge the Western bloc’s “interests, security and values”. The alliance’s new blueprint, or Strategic Concept (PDF), that lays out its priorities for the next decade, was approved at a leader’s summit in Spain on … Read more

Bitcoin set for worst quarterly drop in a decade | Business and Economy News

For all the gloom, some analysts say that the bottom may be near. by Joanna OssingerBloomberg Published On 30 Jun 202230 Jun 2022 Bitcoin is on track for its worst quarter in more than a decade, the more hawkish central banks and a string of high-profile crypto blowups hammer sentiment. The 56% drawdown in the … Read more

‘Dangerous times’: US Muslims mull implications after fall of Roe | Women News

Sumayyah Waheed describes her current mindset as one of “grim determination”. That is a change from the sense of devastation that Waheed, senior policy counsel at US civil rights group Muslim Advocates, says she felt when the United States Supreme Court last week ended the constitutionally-protected right to abortion in the country. “This ruling empowers … Read more