Alabama justice sparks church-state debate in IVF embryo decision

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Frozen embryo is considered a child Under state law, its chief justice had a superior authority in the mind of the state. By citing verses from the Bible and Christian apologists in his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom Parker alarmed church-state separation advocates while pleasing religious conservatives who oppose … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: 48 people killed in Israeli attack in Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Health officials said Thursday that Israeli attacks killed at least 48 people overnight in southern and central Gaza, half of them women and children. European foreign ministers and UN agencies sound alarm and call for ceasefire worsening humanitarian crisis and possible starvation in the area. Israeli police said tensions were … Read more

Chinese hacking documents offer glimpse of state surveillance

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the country’s top police agency and other parts of its government — a repository that appears to be the site of clear hacking activity to spy on both Chinese and foreigners. And lists the devices. … Read more

Nikkei breaks 1989 record and reaches all-time high

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index on Thursday surpassed a record set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed on Thursday Up 2.2% at 39,098.68. It had been hovering near its 34-year high for several weeks. Its previous record was 38,915.87, which was set on December … Read more

Julian Assange: Britain’s final legal challenge to stop WikiLeaks founder’s US extradition

London (AP) – Julian Assange’s Lawyers launch final legal challenge in Britain on Tuesday to stop WikiLeaks founder sent to united states To face espionage charges, arguing that US authorities want to punish him for exposing serious criminal acts by the US government. Lawyer Edward Fitzgerald said Assange “could face a gross denial of justice” … Read more

US indicts two Russian citizens in bust of Lockbit cybercrime gang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States charged two Russian nationals on Tuesday with deploying Lockbit ransomware against companies and groups around the world, the Justice Department announced. The indictment was made public as the US, UK and other international law enforcement partners gathered in London to announce the dismantling of the notorious Lockbit cybercrime ring, … Read more

Growing Demand for Rocket Motor Prompts Pentagon to Buy Tiny Ursa Major

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Desperate to address growing demand for solid fuel rocket engines, the Pentagon is close to awarding a contract for new motors to untested, privately held startup Ursa Major, according to two sources familiar with the situation. While the rocket motors themselves are relatively inexpensive, they play a vital role in powering billions … Read more

India: Farmers reject government offer of guaranteed crop prices

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers who have been protesting for a week demanding guaranteed crop prices have rejected a government proposal and say they will continue their march to the capital, New Delhi. Protesting farmers started their march last week, but their efforts to reach the city have been blocked by authoritieswho have blocked … Read more