Abortion pill order latest contentious ruling by Texas judge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas judge who sparked a legal storm with an unprecedented ruling halting consent to the nation’s most common abortion method is a former attorney for a religious freedom law group with a long history of pushing for conservative causes. US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, a appointee of former President Donald Trump, on Friday ordered the suspension of federal approval of mifepristone in a decision that rejected

6 injured in South Carolina beach shooting

PALMS ISLAND, SC (WCBD) — Frightened beachgoers flee the scene of a shooting in South Carolina after gunshots were heard on a busy Isle of Palms beach, video obtained by a NewsNation affiliate shows WCBD. Six people were injured in the Friday night shooting following a series of altercations during local senior holiday celebrations, Isle of Palms officials confirmed during a news conference. “We know a fight broke out, then

US deploys guided-missile submarine amid tensions with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The US Navy has deployed a guided missile submarine capable of carrying up to 154 Tomahawk missiles to the Middle East, a spokesperson said Saturday, in what appeared to be a show of force against Iran following recent . tension. The Navy rarely acknowledges the location or deployment of the submarines. cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a spokesman for the 5th Fleet based in the Gulf

All clear at University of Oklahoma after active shooter report

(NewsNation) — The Oklahoma University the campus in Norman was briefly locked down Friday night while police investigated reports of active shooter. The university first issued the warning just before 10:30 p.m. ET. “There are active shooters in Van Vleet Oval. Take immediate action now. Run. Hide. Fight!” That university tweeted. The Florida Sheriff defended gun control comments following the teen’s arrest All permits are issued from the campus police

Florida sheriff defends gun control remarks after teens' arrests

(NewsNation) — The murder of three teenagers in central Florida culminated in arrest of 12 years and 17 years, with a third juvenile suspect on the loose. During a press conference announcing the arrests, Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods emphasized gun reform, telling the media, “All the gun laws we put in place don’t prevent it, do they?” That statement, as well as others throughout the press conference, immediately sparked

Pentagon investigates leak of NATO, US info on Ukraine

(NewsNation) — The Pentagon acknowledged that reported classified information about United States and NATO assistance to Ukraine had been leaked on several social media channels. Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told NewsNation: “We are aware of reports of social media postings, and the department is looking into the matter.” The New York Times first reported about the leak late Thursday, said the post contained classified information about how the

Judge halts FDA approval of abortion pill mifepristone

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Access to the abortion method most commonly used in the US fell into limbo Friday following a conflicting court ruling over the legality of the abortion drug mifepristone which has been widely available for more than 20 years. For now, the drug that the Food and Drug Administration approved in 2000 at least remains available after separate decisions issued just minutes by federal judges in Texas

Swimmer Gaines claims she was 'punched' at speaking event

SAN FRANCISCO (NewsNation) — Former champion swimmer Riley Gaines said he was ambushed and assaulted by trans rights activists at San Francisco State University (SFSU) on Thursday night at an event where he was invited to speak. Gaines has been a vocal critic of transgender athletes who compete in divisions in which they identify. Gaines claims he was forced to barricade a room for three hours when student protesters became

As cartel power rises, so do concerns about CBP corruption

(NewsNation) — The flow of illegal drugs and weapons has become a multibillion-dollar business along the southern border, and there are growing fears that federal agents could be cajoled into helping the cartels. in 2020, Intercepts report that the former chief of internal affairs for US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) believes between 5 and 10 percent of the estimated 50,000 CBP workforce is active or formerly involved in some