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Federal appeals court sides with student in Virginia transgender bathroom case

A federal appeals court handed a win to a transgender former student on Wednesday in a years-long fight over restroom policies, ruling that policies segregating transgender students from their peers are unconstitutional and violate federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. In its ruling, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals also said it was unconstitutional…MORE

US intelligence officials say there’s no evidence to back up Trump’s claims about threats to mail-in voting

US intelligence officials say there’s no evidence to back up Trump’s claims about threats to mail-in voting

US officials charged with protecting the 2020 election said Wednesday they have “no information or intelligence” that foreign countries, including Russia, are attempting to undermine any part of the mail-in voting process, contradicting President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed false claims that foreign adversaries are targeting mail ballots as part of a “rigged” presidential…MORE

LeBron James is helping launch a multimillion-dollar effort to recruit poll workers ahead of the elections

LeBron James is helping launch a multimillion-dollar effort to recruit poll workers ahead of the elections

LeBron James is helping spearhead a multimillion-dollar effort to recruit poll workers in Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general elections. The initiative focuses on recruiting poll workers through a paid advertising campaign and a corporate partnership program that encourages employees to volunteer, according to The New York Times. James and a number of prominent…MORE

Houston police fatally shoot man who opened fire on motorist and officers

Houston police fatally shoot man who opened fire on motorist and officers

Houston police early Wednesday fatally shot a man who opened fire on a car carrying three civilians and at a patrol vehicle, the city’s police chief said. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo described the incident, which occurred about 4:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park section, as an active shooter situation. The male suspect shot about…MORE

Sanctuary for endangered condors burns in California wildfire

Sanctuary for endangered condors burns in California wildfire

A sanctuary for the endangered California condor in Big Sur was destroyed by a California fire, according to Ventana Wildlife Society. While no people or condors were at the facility when it burned, at least four condors are missing, Kelly Sorenson, executive director of Ventana Wildlife Society, told CNN. “We have eight chicks in nests…MORE

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

While commercial labs across the country have pushed hard this year to scale up their coronavirus testing capacity, the number of tests they conduct each week has fallen over the last month. Some of those major labs now report unused capacity, and one of the largest diagnostic companies has recently only been using about half…MORE

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