As the partial government shutdown wears on, Jimmy Kimmel is lending a hand to those who need it most. On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast, the late-night host revealed that he will hire federal employees to work at his show “tonight and every night until the shutdown is over.” In the wake of the shutdown — […]
Things are looking up for America’s ‘ninjas.’ A federal judge has ruled that New York’s statewide ban on nunchucks – the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee – is unconstitutional. The ban was initially adopted in 1974 following fears that the surging popularity of martial arts films would inspire roving packs of youths […]
Thomson Reuters In a ruling released Friday evening, a federal judge in Texas sided with 19 states arguing that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” are unconstitutional. The ruling brings new uncertainty to the country’s healthcare markets, a day before the deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans in […]
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images Democrats responded with fury on Friday night after a federal judge in Texas ruled that key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” were unconstitutional — rendering the entire law unconstitutional. Some conservative groups praised the ruling, while other Republican lawmakers stayed silent. The federal judge ruled the […]
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research wanted to save money by moving to web-based meetings in 2016. But it reverted to the old model of face-to-face meetings in response to critical blowback from medical researchers.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly believed former Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen was too short to be reappointed to lead the Fed. Trump reportedly asked aides whether they thought Yellen was tall enough, at 5-foot-3 inches, to be reappointed. Based on other reports, Trump has commented on the physical appearance of other senior […]
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he had reservations about Chief Justice John Roberts’ response to President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about a federal judge. In a tweet, Grassley, the Judiciary Committee Chairman, referenced Roberts’ previous interactions with the executive branch during President Barack Obama’s administration. Grassley suggested Roberts was curiously […]
A federal judge struck down a law against female genital mutilation on Tuesday, ruling the statute unconstitutional and dismissing multiple charges against two defendants in the first case ever brought under the 22-year-old law. US District Court Judge Bernard Friedman argued the Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996, overreached Congressional powers, violating both the Necessary […]
Thalidomide survivors have won the go-ahead to challenge a compensation program with a class proceeding.
The federal and provincial governments have reached an agreement to consider a funding proposal that would mean the public dollars are in place to fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in Calgary, if a hesitant city council agrees to sign on. The Calgary 2026 bid corporation sent out an announcement at 10 p.m. M.T. Tuesday that included a letter […]