• Sports & Travel

    Players withdraw from Joburg Open after travel ban news

    Golfers from the United Kingdom withdrew from the Joburg Open on its first day in an attempt to get home safely after the government announced it was banning flights from South Africa because of the new COVID-19 variant.  The inaugural season of the DP World Tour began Thursday with the Joburg Open in Johannesburg, South Africa. More than a dozen golfers pulled out of the event on Thursday and early Friday when they heard the U.K. was readying to suspend flights from six southern African countries, the Associated Press reported.  Rugby matches scheduled in South Africa have been called off  

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  • Law & Legal

    Supreme Court leaves Texas abortion ban in place, agrees to take up legal battle over law

    Washington — The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take up this term a legal battle over a Texas law that bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, adding a second case involving abortion to its docket in what is already a blockbuster term. The abortion ban, known as S.B. 8, will remain in place while the Supreme Court considers the cases. In a pair of orders, the court set oral arguments in a challenge brought by the Justice Department and a separate case brought by abortion providers in Texas for November 1.  The question to be  

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