UK lawmakers back landmark bill to gradually phase out smoking for good

[ad_1] LONDON — The British government’s plan for a landmark smoking ban that aims to stop young people from ever smoking cleared its first hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday despite vocal opposition from within Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party. The bill, a key policy announced by Sunak last year, would make it illegal to … Read more

Trump’s abortion statement angers conservatives and gives the Biden campaign a new target

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Donald Trump still says he’s proud that the Supreme Court justices he nominated overturned Roe v. Wade. Yet he again on Monday avoided tough questions about abortion, including whether he would support a national abortion ban should he return to the White House. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tried to put … Read more

Linda Bean, an entrepreneur, GOP activist and granddaughter of outdoor retailer LL Bean, has died

[ad_1] Linda L. Bean, a granddaughter of famed outdoor retailer L.L. Bean who became an entrepreneur, philanthropist and conservative activist, has died at age 82. Bean died Saturday, her business manager, Veronika Carlson, confirmed in a written statement Sunday. No cause was given. “Linda was known for her amazing work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit as well … Read more

FACT FOCUS: Tyson Foods isn’t hiring workers who came to the U.S. illegally. Boycott calls persist

[ad_1] Conservative influencers and politicians are calling for a boycott of Tyson Foods after false claims spread online saying the multinational meat producer is planning to hire 52,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally. “Tyson is closing its facility in Perry, Iowa and laying off its 1,200 workers,” reads one X post that had … Read more

South Carolina House approves Sunday liquor sales, potentially lifting another religious restriction

[ad_1] COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill allowing liquor stores to stay open on Sundays for a few hours if their local governments allow it. Supporters said it is time to update antiquated, centuries-old rules based on religion that designated Sunday as a day of rest. They … Read more