New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. CNN — President Joe Biden has gone from narrowly winning Wisconsin nearly two years ago to becoming an apparent liability for Democrats running there – so much so that two of the leading candidates running for their party’s US Senate nomination won’t say whether he should run again. But the Wisconsin Senate Democratic … Read more

HHS issues new guidance on post-Roe v. Wade patient privacy

CNN — The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance aimed at patient privacy in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The guidance “addresses the circumstances under … Read more

Randy Cox: Video captures moment a man was paralyzed while in a police van. He may never walk again, lawyer says

CNN — A man in police custody slid headfirst into an interior wall of a transport van in the Connecticut city of New Haven on Father’s Day, video released by the city shows – an incident his family said Tuesday left him partially paralyzed. Richard “Randy” Cox Jr., 36, suffered a serious injury to his … Read more

San Antonio migrant deaths: 46 migrants have been found dead inside a semi-truck in San Antonio, authorities say

CNN — At least 46 people were found dead inside of a semi-truck in San Antonio Monday, according to authorities, in a scene that Mayor Ron Nirenberg called a “horrific human tragedy.” Earlier on Monday night, city councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia referred to the victims as migrants, after she was briefed on the situation by … Read more

Marijuana use linked to higher risk of emergencies and hospitalization, study finds

CNN — Using recreational marijuana is associated with a higher risk of emergency room care and being hospitalized for any reason, a new study has found. “Cannabis use is not as benign and safe as some might think,” said study author Nicholas Vozoris, assistant professor and clinician investigator in the division of respirology at the … Read more

Chinese censors scrub internet after senior party official gives speech on timeline of zero-Covid in Beijing

CNN — Chinese censors scrambled to delete what appears to be a misleading quote by a senior Communist Party official published in state media Monday, which claimed the “zero-Covid” policy would remain in place in Beijing “for the next five years,” in an effort to tame an online backlash. Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party … Read more

Supreme Court sides with doctors challenging their convictions in opioids ‘pill mill’ case

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images CNN — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of two doctors who were convicted of prescribing dangerous opioids without valid medical justification in violation of federal law. Lawyers for the doctors appealed their convictions, arguing that a jury should have been able to consider whether they reasonably believed that they … Read more

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

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images CNN — The Department of Homeland Security intelligence branch is warning law enforcement, first responders and private sector partners nationwide Friday of potential domestic violence extremist activity in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, according to a memo obtained by CNN. The memo from the DHS Office of Intelligence … Read more

Eight medical professionals charged with homicide in Diego Maradona’s death will go to trial

CNN — An Argentine judge ruled on Wednesday that eight medical professionals charged with “simple homicide” in the death of football legend Diego Maradona will go to oral trial, according to court documents seen by CNN. The date of the trial has not yet been set. Maradona died aged 60 from heart failure in November … Read more

Justin Ross Harris’ murder conviction in his son’s hot-car death overturned

CNN — Georgia’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of Justin Ross Harris, the father sentenced to life without parole for the 2014 hot car death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. In an opinion issued Wednesday, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that evidence submitted by prosecutors of Harris’ extramarital sexual relationships – which … Read more