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

Lawyers for the doctors appealed their convictions, arguing that a jury should have been able to consider whether they reasonably believed that they were acting within professional boundaries. The government had argued such a standard was not necessary. The court ruling for the doctors was unanimous, but the justices differed 6-3 on the legal rationale. … Read more

WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team . The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time US Olympic gold medalist … Read more

Women in states that ban abortion can get pills online from overseas

In this photo illustration, a person looks at an Abortion Pill (RU-486) for unintended pregnancy from Mifepristone displayed on a smartphone on May 8, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images Women in states that ban abortion will still be able to end unwanted pregnancies with abortion pills ordered online from … Read more

West pushes Russia into its first foreign debt default since 1918

New York/London CNN Business — Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution more than a century ago. Following reports that Moscow had failed to pay about $100 million in interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired Sunday, the White House said the default … Read more

Supreme Court rules school district cannot prohibit football coach’s prayers on field

The opinion was 6-3 along conservative-liberal ideological lines. “The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion. The decision lowers the bar between church and state in an opinion that will allow more … Read more

Kamala Harris to sit down with CNN for first interview after Roe reversal

Vice President Kamala Harris will sit down exclusively with CNN’s Dana Bash at the White House today for her first interview since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade to discuss her reaction to the ruling, the impact it will have nationwide and more. The interview will air at 4 pm ET on CNN. … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, June 27

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks look to build off last week’s rebound A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US stock futures rose before the … Read more

The seven remaining Supreme Court cases this term

CNN — Although the Supreme Court issued the two most important opinions of the term last week, upending near 50-year-old precedent on abortion and expanding gun rights for the first time in a decade, this blockbuster term is not over. Still to be decided are seven disputes. A look at what remains: The justices are … Read more

US and allies look for ways to ‘starve’ Russia of energy revenues as Zelensky speaks to G7

The conflict has been at the center of the Group of 7 summit being held inside a century-old mountainside castle in Germany’s Bavaria region. Leaders have decided on new steps to isolate Russia’s economy, including a ban on new imports of Russian gold, and are discussing ways to further limit Moscow’s energy profits by applying … Read more

G-7 set to back pursuing Russian oil price cap, tariff hikes

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Group of Seven economic powers are set to announce an agreement to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, aiming to curb Moscow’s energy revenues, a US official said Monday. The move is part of a joint effort of support for Ukraine that includes raising tariffs on Russian goods and … Read more