Senate bid to save Roe v. Wade falls to GOP-led filibuster

The Senate has fallen far short in a vote toward enshrining Roe v. Wade abortion access into federal law. Wednesday's 51-49 negative vote almost along party lines provided a stark display of the nation’s partisan divide over the landmark court decision and the limits of legislative action. The afternoon roll call promised to be the first of several efforts in Congress to preserve the nearly 50-year-old court ruling. President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass legislation that would guarantee the constitutional right to abortion services after the disclosure of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. But Democrats in the split Senate lacked the votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster.

13 taken to hospitals after shooting in Brooklyn subway station

By Brynn Gingras, Pervaiz Shallwani, Mark Morales and Eric Levenson, CNN - Updated 9:54 AM ET, Tue April 12, 2022 (CNN) Multiple people were shot in a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday morning and "several undetonated devices" were also found, the Fire…

Scientists figure out how vampire bats got a taste for blood

Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood. They compared vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the years, those gene tweaks helped them adapt to a blood diet rich in iron and protein but with minimal fats or carbohydrates. The bats live in South and Central America and steal blood from livestock and other animals. The researchers reported their findings Friday in the journal Scientific Advances.

Starbucks is planning to phase out its iconic cups

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Updated 8:56 AM ET, Tue March 15, 2022 Starbucks has a love-hate relationship with its cups. The company's white — or sometimes holiday-themed — logo-emblazoned paper cups for hot drinks, and clear plastic cups for cold drinks are instantly…

Bill to make daylight saving time permanent clears U.S. Senate

DreamstimeThe majority of people mistakenly call the switch “daylight savings time” with an erroneous “s” in “savings.” Daylight saving time is actually the right, grammatically correct name. Clearly it’s not that important if folks can’t even get the name right. (Dreamstime/TNS)WASHINGTON D.C. –  A bill to make daylight saving time permanent has been approved by the U.S. Senate.  The Sunshine…