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Alabama’s controversial abortion bill blocked by federal judge

(CNN) —A  Federal judge has blocked Alabama’s controversial abortion bill. The legislation was slated to take effect November 15th, 2019 and would have made almost all abortions in the state illegal including cases of rape or incest. The bill also specified doctors who perform illegal abortions could be sentenced life in prison. Conservative law-makers admitted before the bill was passed…

Boeing CEO apologizes saying, “We’ve made mistakes”

(CNN) —On Tuesday, the one year anniversary of the Lion Air crash involving a Boeing 737 Max Jet, Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg testified to Congress that the company is working to prevent future accidents and make the industry safer. During his testimony Muilenburg apologized to the family members of the victims who were also in that hearing.   Categories: National…

Alabama continues to search for daughter of UFC fighter, missing nearly a week

(CNN) —- Police in Auburn, Alabama are investigating how a car belonging to a missing college student was damaged. This is newly released video of Aniah Blanchard stopping at a store in Auburn on the day she was last seen. The 19-year-old daughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris has been missing since wednesday of last week. Authorities say her SUV…

Anti-anxiety drug recalled after potential “foreign substance” discovered

(CNN)— Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam, commonly sold under the brand name Xanax , “due to the potential presence of foreign substance,” the company said last week. The company said the likelihood that someone would fall ill “is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be…

Instagram will censor posts about suicide

(CNN) – Instagram will block posts about suicide, after facing pressure to stop showing graphic content. It all started earlier this year, when British teen Molly Russell killed herself after looking at harmful posts. Her father blamed his daughter’s death on Instagram, saying the social media platform doesn’t prevent teens from viewing harmful content. A public outcry followed and Instagram…

Walmart wants to go high tech with robotic workers, Target not so much

(CNN) —-Walmart and Target are taking different approaches to adding robots in stores, a split that will have an impact on the companies’ massive work forces and shape the future of automation in retail. Both of these legacy brick-and-mortar companies are testing robots in their warehouses. Walmart (WMT), the country’s largest retailer and private employer, expects to add self-driving robots that scrub floors to…