Texas governor signs law banning abortions early as 6 weeks

Photo: Instagram/Greg Abbott AUSTIN: Texas became the largest state Wednesday with a law that bans abortions before many women even know they are pregnant, but with a unique provision that essentially leaves enforcement to private citizens through lawsuits against doctors or anyone who helps a woman get an abortion. The law signed by Republican Gov. … Read more

Covid is airborne, scientists say. Now authorities think so, too

GENEVA: A quiet revolution has permeated global health circles. Authorities have come to accept what many researchers have argued for over a year: The coronavirus can spread through the air. That new acceptance, by the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes with concrete implications: Scientists are calling for … Read more

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

As many business owners pointed out, there is no easy way to determine who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t. AP Photo More than a dozen states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most cases. But other states and cities and … Read more