SC Attorney General joins lawsuit over mailed abortion meds

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Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined other Republican-led states in formally opposing mail delivery of medication used to end early pregnancies, by signing onto a brief in a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In January, President Joe Biden announced that the FDA had changed its rules for the delivery of the abortion medication mifepristone, a drug used to end pregnancies up to 10 weeks after conception.

The agency determined the drug was safe to be prescribed via telehealth and delivered by mail.

Soon after Biden’s announcement, a coalition of health care professionals that oppose abortion, called The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, filed a lawsuit against the FDA over the change.

Wilson has signed onto a brief supporting The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine’s suit. Attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming have also signed the brief.

“I’ve lost count of how many times the Biden administration has tried to overreach its authority but this is yet another example,” Wilson said in a statement Friday. “Once again, we’re going to fight to protect life and the rule of law.”

The brief argues that the changes made by the FDA regarding mifepristone violate federal and state law.

The attorneys general wrote, “State

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Two insurance companies refuse to cover some Kia and Hyundai drivers | News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ashley Stewart woke up on Friday to learn her 2021 Kia Sorrento was missing.

“I was shocked,” she said. “I was kind of numb.”

Stewart was grateful to have insurance, but not every Kia driver can say that. Progressive and State Farm have stopped covering drivers of certain Kia and Hyundai models in parts of the country, according to CNN.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Shade Sullins, an independent agent who co-founded A and S Insurance Solutions. “The rate for theft coverage has gone up dramatically.”

A spokesman for State Farm told FOX13 that the company has “stopped accepting new customer applications in some states” for certain models of Hyundai and Kia vehicles because of the high theft.

However, there is no indication this is happening in Tennessee just yet.

“(The state) not been notified by either State Farm or Progressive about plans to discontinue coverage for owners of these vehicles who might live in Tennessee,” wrote a spokesman for the Department of Commerce and Insurance in a statement.

In statements to FOX13, representatives from both Kia and Hyundai said they regret the decision by certain companies to not insure their customers. Both companies also stated their vehicles now have engine immobilizers and that they have distributed wheel locks to law enforcement.

According to the Memphis Police Department, criminals stole 1,822 Hyundai vehicles and 1,725 Kia vehicles in 2022.

Thankfully, Stewart’s truck was found on the expressway days after it was stolen.

However, she told FOX13 she will think twice about her next vehicle purchase.

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The Colorado River should really be named the California River

Why do we still call it the Colorado?

Sure, the river begins in the Colorado Rockies. But in law and practice, the waterway making headlines is clearly the California River. And the first provision of any deal to save the river should rename it accordingly.

This condition wouldn’t be about Golden State pride. Instead, a name change would more accurately reflect the imperial role California plays out in the movement of water, people and power in the American West.

Right now, the Grand Canyon-sized divide over how to reduce the amount of water drawn from the rapidly diminishing river is being portrayed as a dispute between states. On one side, six states that rely on California-nee-Colorado water — Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — have come together to demand cuts in water use that would fall heaviest on California.

In response, California water officials have produced a plan emphasizing how our state’s rights to the water are more senior than those of our Southwest neighbors. Their newly released plan would cut less from California’s take, and more from Arizona and Nevada. In the Wild West of Water, this argument — We stole it first! We stole it fair and square! — is a strong legal position.

But such descriptions of the fight fail to capture the true dynamics of the situation — that California is less a state than an empire, and the six states challenging it over water are California colonies. California is by far the richest and most dynamic area in this half of North America. California has more residents and a bigger economy than all the other western states of the U.S. put together.

In recent generations, California, like other great empires through history, has grown so much that it has exported people,

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Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

BANGKOK (AP) — Martial law was declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar on Thursday, a day after authorities extended a state of emergency throughout the country wracked by violence that some U.N. experts have described as a civil war.

State-run MRTV television broadcast an announcement by Aung Lin Dwe, secretary of the military’s State Administration Council, imposing martial law in 37 townships across eight of the country’s 14 regions and states. Eleven of the townships are in Sagaing region and seven in Chin state, areas in the northwest where fighting has been fiercest between the army and guerrillas belonging to pro-democracy People’s Defense Forces and their allies in ethnic minority militias.

The army has been struggling to contain a nationwide insurrection by opponents of military rule who took up arms after peaceful protests against the army’s Feb. 1, 2021, seizure of power were suppressed with lethal force. The military has declared martial law before, most notably in early 2021 in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, after which violence escalated against protesters. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an independent watchdog group that tracks killings and arrests, at least 2,948 civilians have been killed since the army takeover.

Aung Lin Dwe said in a statement that it was necessary to declare martial law to effectively carry out security and the rule of law. Martial law supersedes all other laws, giving the military total authority over a specified area, including administrative, judicial and law enforcement functions. The other areas where martial law was declared are in Magway, Bago and Tanintharyi regions, and Kayah, Kayin and Mon states.

A spokesperson for the opposition’s underground National Unity Government, which acts as a shadow government opposed to army rule, told The Associated Press that he believes the military will increase

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Former North Carolina legislator Tom Murry running for attorney general

A local prosecutor, pharmacist and former state legislator announced on Friday he will run for North Carolina attorney general next year.

Republican Tom Murry of Wake County said he’ll seek to succeed Democratic AG Josh Stein, who announced last month he’s running for governor.

Murry served in the state House in the 2010s following a stint on the Morrisville town council. He later worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts.

Murry is currently a licensed pharmacist and North Carolina Army National Guard member, and recently has been an assistant district attorney for a five-county region north of Raleigh.


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Ex-North Carolina legislator Tom Murry announced on Friday he will be running for attorney general.


“My pledge to the people of North Carolina is simple, I will stand beside local law enforcement, district attorneys and victim’s advocates to defend not defund the rule of law for all North Carolinians,” Murry said in a news release while criticizing Stein’s AG tenure..

Murry’s release pointed to a list of endorsements that included current and former legislators and some ex-judges, as well as to his efforts while in the legislature pushing for voter photo identification and regulatory reforms.

Murry also said he would create a “rapid response statewide drug task force” if elected to go after criminals who bring fentanyl to the state.

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