Players testing the Billie Jean King Nationals Tennis Center courts in practice or during competition at the Western & Southern Open — normally held in Ohio, it shifted to Flushing Meadows as part of a “controlled environment” — seemed pretty much in agreement: The speed is faster everywhere except maybe Ashe and Louis Amstrong Stadium. The brand of the U.S. Open’s court surfaces changed for the first time since 1978, with a five-year agreement to use Laykold hard courts made by Advanced Polymer Technology. “At least 20-30% quicker than last year’s,” Djokovic said. … [Read more...] about US OPEN ’20: Clijsters’ return, Serena, other things to know
The court narrowly upheld most of the law in 2012, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote. Kavanaugh’s arrival wouldn’t change that result — Kennedy voted to overturn the entire law — but congressional Republicans have eliminated the law’s mandate to buy insurance, and Trump administration funding cuts have cast a cloud over the law’s future. A new lawsuit by 20 Republican-majority states, and backed by the Trump administration, seeking to strike down the law, could return the issue to the high court. … [Read more...] about Guns to marriage to the environment: What a new Supreme Court could mean to Calif.
Kanye West said he chose the “Birthday Party” as his president campaign party name because it represented the babies who would born because of his mission to spread a pro-life message. West previously shared images on Instagram of unborn children in the second trimester of pregnancy alongside the message, “These souls deserve to live.” … [Read more...] about Kanye West: Planned Parenthood Uses Abortion for ‘Black Genocide’
We are a diverse coalition of Black leaders fighting for the dignity of all human life. Like you, we feel called to action by America’s collective reckoning with its history of racism and unjust violence against Black lives. We affirm, with you, that Black lives matter and that every human being, regardless of race or ethnicity, deserves equal respect, equal rights, and equal dignity. … [Read more...] about Black Leaders to Planned Parenthood CEO: Will You Fight Racism that Targets Black Lives in the Womb?
Russian researchers said all 40 participants produced a neutralizing antibody response, molecules which are key to blocking infection. The vaccines also appeared to trigger a reaction in the body’s T-Cells, which help by destroying cells that have been invaded by the virus. … [Read more...] about Russia publishes virus vaccine results, weeks after approval