U.S. appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider the new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more

South Korea, U.S. fire missiles into the sea to protest ‘reckless’ North Korea test

SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – South Korea and the US military conducted missile drills in response to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet over what was Pyongyang’s longest-range test. Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) farther than ever before on … Read more

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden promised a new $625-million security assistance package to Ukraine on Tuesday, prompting a warning from Moscow that such a move risked a direct military clash between Russia and the West. The US package would include High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers used in Ukraine’s successful … Read more

Biden, doctors say new abortion laws have chilling impact

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and top White House officials announced new guidelines and grants to protect abortion and contraception rights on Tuesday, and said women’s rights have already been curtailed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade 100 days ago. Speaking at a meeting of the reproductive rights task … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court leans toward Alabama in voting rights fight

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court’s conservative justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic toward Alabama in the state’s defense of a Republican-drawn electoral map faulted by judges for diluting the clout of Black voters in a major case that could further undermine a landmark federal voting rights law. In spirited oral arguments lasting … Read more

U.S. calls North Korea launch ‘dangerous’; pledges to defend allies

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as “dangerous and reckless” and pledged to defend South Korea and Japan with all America’s power, but said it remained open to dialogue with Pyongyang. “This action is destabilizing and shows the DPRK’s blatant disregard for United … Read more

Ukraine on track to achieve battlefield objectives -Pentagon official

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Ukraine appears on course to achieve several of its key battlefield objectives as Kyiv moves to strengthen its military position against Russia ahead of the winter, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday. The upbeat assessment by Celeste Wallander, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, came on the … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to ban on gun ‘bump stocks’

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court, which expanded gun rights in a major decision in June, on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a federal ban on devices called “bump stocks” that enable semi-automatic weapons to fire like a machine gun – a firearms control measure prompted by a 2017 Las … Read more

Weighty U.S. Supreme Court term dawns with environmental and race cases

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court’s nine justices are poised on Monday to open a new nine-month term packed with major cases including disputes centered on race majority that give members of its conservative majority fresh opportunities to flex their muscles, with an environmental case up first. The top US judicial body … Read more