What to know about the disclosure of a draft Supreme Court opinion that could spell the end of national abortion rights

The revelation of the draft opinion does not have an immediate effect on abortion access. If the apparent majority willing to overturn Roe v. Wade stays firm, the precedent would not be overturned until the formal release of the court’s ruling, which is likely to come in June. But the ruling previewed in the draft … Read more

Independent Investigations Office probes Vernon death after police respond to home, man dies in hospital – Vernon News

IIO probes Vernon death Photo: IIOBC UPDATE: 3:25 pm BC’s independent police watchdog has shared some more information about a death in Vernon it is investigating. The Independent Investigations Office says information reported by Vernon RCMP states that at “about 7:25 am on April 25, police attended a residence to transport a man to hospital…” … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope fully focused in space

An international partnership between NASA, ESA and CSA, the system has now passed a full review and is deemed capable of capturing well-focused images with each of its four onboard science instruments. Apparently, the optical performance of the telescope is better than the engineering team’s most optimistic predictions, says ESA. “Webb’s mirrors are now directing … Read more

Mosaic, Nutrien Earnings Mixed; Fertilizer Stocks Diverge Late

Mosaic (MOS) and fellow fertilizer maker Nutrien (NTR) reported mixed first-quarter results. But while Mosaic sees supply-chain issues continuing in Q2, Nutrien sharply raised full-year profit forecasts. MOS stock fell modestly overnight, while NTR stock jumped, both from key levels. X However, FMC (FMC), pesticide leader and member of the flagship IBD 50 stock list, … Read more

Teenager killed in Russian strike on Odesa, 220 Ukrainian children dead since war began

Russian President Vladimir Putin could move to formally declaring war on Ukraine as soon as May 9, which would allow for the full mobilization of Russia’s reserve forces as they attempt to conquer eastern and southern Ukraine, US and Western officials believe. May 9, known as Russia’s “Victory Day,” commemorates the Russians’ defeat of the … Read more

Google faces internal battle to speed chip design

OAKLAND, Calif. – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it had recently fired a senior engineering manager after colleagues, whose landmark research on artificial intelligence software he had been trying to discredit, accused him of harassing behaviour. The dispute, which stems from efforts to automate chip design, threatens to degrade the reputation of Google’s research … Read more