Unbiased headline news for Tuesday June 25, 2024 – Infant mortality increased by 12.9% from 2021 to 2022 in Texas after Texas’ near-total ban on abortion was enacted.

This is according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics. This study, “basically confirms what we’ve suspected for a long time,” said Dr. Richard Ivey, a practicing OB/GYN in Houston. “We knew that infant mortality would go up, particularly with congenital anomalies,” after the passage of the ban, he said.

South Korean government officials and other organizations on Monday filed a series of charges leveled against top Israeli government officials, including Israel’s president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for genocide and other alleged crimes against humanity.

The South Korean lawsuit cites seven high-ranking Israeli officials, such as the country’s President Isaac Herzog along with Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Foreign Minister Israel Katz, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday released its report outlining active shooter incidents and statistics in the United States for 2023.

The FBI reported 48 active shooter incidents in 26 of 50 states in 2023 with 244 casualties, 105 of which were fatalities. But although active shooter incidents in the U.S. declined by 4% from 2022 to 2023, the FBI says there were 229 active incidents from 2019 to 2023, which was an 89% increase from the previous five-year period.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange expected to plead guilty, avoid further prison time as part of deal with US.

The deal is expected to effectively bring to an end to a yearslong legal battle by the U.S. to prosecute Assange over the publishing of classified military and diplomatic materials that were leaked by former American soldier Chelsea Manning in 2010, including some that showed possible war crimes committed by American forces in Iraq.

Civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block Louisiana’s new law that requires the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, a measure they contend is unconstitutional.

Plaintiffs in the suit include parents of Louisiana public school children with various religious backgrounds, who are represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Freedom From Religion Foundation and the New York City law firm Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett.

A 14-year-old boy is recovering after a shark bit him on the leg at a North Carolina beach, authorities said.
Beachgoers sprung into action, getting the boy out of the water and applying towels and pressure to slow the bleeding, he said. Officers and emergency medical technicians were already at the beach responding to another call, so the response time was about two minutes, North Topsail Beach Police Chief William Younginer said.

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman drowned after being swept over a waterfall on the east side of Glacier National Park, park officials said.

The woman fell into the water above St. Mary Falls. She was washed over the 35-foot tall waterfall and trapped under water for several minutes, the park said in a statement. Bystanders pulled the woman from the water and administered CPR until emergency responders arrived. She was declared dead at 7 p.m., park officials said.

Middle-age and older adults with long-term loneliness are at higher risk of stroke than those who do not report being lonely, according to a new study published in the journal eClinicalMedicine.

Researchers found the risk of stroke among lonely adults was higher regardless of co-existing depressive symptoms or feelings of social isolation. Participants who only had baseline measurements of loneliness saw an occurrence of 1,237 strokes during the follow-up period from 2006 to 2018.