Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 10:30 PM EDT Jun 27, 2019 As volunteers start to gather signatures for two anti-abortion petition initiatives, Michigan Catholic leaders are encouraging parishioners to support only one of them. The Michigan Catholic Conference sent advisories to the state’s 700 Catholic parishes this week warning them that an initiative that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat “could weaken and potentially supersede Michigan’s existing ban on all abortions.” The conference is the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Michigan. The lack of support from Michigan's Catholic leaders could spell trouble for the heartbeat coalition, which planned, starting July 3, to use a network of churches and other venues to circulate its petition and gather signatures. The concern about the heartbeat initiative's impact on existing state law was first voiced by Right to Life of Michigan, which aligns … [Read more...] about Michigan Catholic leaders tout ‘dismemberment’ abortion ban
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged. Advertisement DealBook Supported by March 28, 2019 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Aramco’s huge chemical buyout loads Saudi Arabia’s coffers Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s giant oil company, announced yesterday that it had bought 70 percent of the kingdom’s state-controlled petrochemical company, Sabic, for $69.1 billion. This is an alternative to an Aramco I.P.O. The deal for a majority stake in Sabic will provide a windfall for its majority owner: Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. Aramco’s postponed plan to sell some of itself on a public stock market would have accomplished something similar. Saudi Arabia now has the money it wanted to modernize its economy. The … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Saudi Arabia Wanted Cash. Aramco Just Obliged.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledges coal miners during a Make America Great Again rally at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis “It is not about coal. This decision is about economics,” said President and Chief Executive Bill Johnson, who is retiring from the TVA. “It’s about keeping rates as low as feasible.” Ahead of the vote, Johnson had said the plants, which only operated sporadically in recent years, had become too expensive to operate. The board voted 5-2 to approve the closures. The members who voted to keep them open were both appointed by Trump. The 870-megawatt Bull Run coal plant in Tennessee will close by … [Read more...] about U.S. utility TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to…
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 1:08 pm CST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. According to a study released on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, a tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more. less FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. According to a study released on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, a tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast ... more Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in … [Read more...] about On Twitter, limited number of characters spreading fake info
Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press Updated 2:23 pm PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is uncertain now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, the office is reviewing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program and consulting with other member states. less FILE - In this Nov. 30 2018 file photo, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach answers questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. The future of a contentious multi-state voter registration database is ... more Photo: John Hanna, AP … [Read more...] about Kobach’s defeat puts future of voter database in doubt