Here are the top news stories for today, May 11, 2023:
1. Ukraine War Rages On
The war in Ukraine continues to rage with no end in sight. Russian forces have continued to bombard Ukrainian cities, and the death toll continues to rise. The United States and its allies have imposed harsh sanctions on Russia in an effort to pressure it to withdraw its troops, but so far these sanctions have had little effect.
2. US Supreme Court Upholds California's Ban on 'Unethical' Pork
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld California's ban on the sale of pork from pigs that have been confined in crates that are too small for them to turn around or lie down. The 6-3 decision is a victory for animal welfare groups who have been fighting for years to ban the practice.
3. Biden Administration to End Title 42 Immigration Policy
The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it will end the Title 42 immigration policy on May 23. Title 42 is a public health order that was invoked by the Trump administration in March 2020 to allow the quick expulsion of migrants at the US-Mexico border during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biden administration has argued that Title 42 is no longer necessary, as the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided. However, critics of the decision say that it will lead to an increase in illegal immigration.
4. Florida Man Shot 9 Times by Deputies Files Lawsuit
A Florida man who was shot nine times by deputies during a wellness check in January is suing the deputies, alleging that they used excessive force. The man, Andrew Coffee Jr., was shot in the back of the head and chest after he emerged from his home with a gun. He survived the shooting, but he is now paralyzed from the waist down.
5. Army Sergeant Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Murder of Black Lives Matter Protester
An Army sergeant was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for the murder of a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020. The sergeant, Steven Carrillo, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Matthew Perna. Carrillo and another man, Andrew Thomas, drove to a protest in Portland, Oregon, and opened fire, killing Perna and injuring another man.
6. Tennessee Governor Signs School Safety Legislation
The governor of Tennessee on Wednesday signed a school safety bill into law. The bill, which was passed by the state legislature earlier this month, includes a number of provisions aimed at making schools safer, such as increasing the number of school resource officers and requiring schools to have active shooter drills.
7. Woman Expected to Testify in Trial Goes Missing
A woman who was expected to testify in a murder trial has gone missing. The woman, who has not been identified, was scheduled to testify against her former boyfriend, who is accused of killing her new boyfriend. The woman was last seen on May 5, and her family and friends are concerned for her safety.
8. Skin Patch to Treat Peanut Allergies Shows Promise
A new skin patch that is being developed to treat peanut allergies has shown promise in clinical trials. The patch, which is called Palforzia, is made with a small amount of peanut protein that is gradually released into the body over time. The patch is designed to help people build up an immunity to peanuts.
9. Ex-Cheerleading Coach Charged with Molesting Girls
A former cheerleading coach has been charged with molesting two girls. The coach, who has not been identified, is accused of molesting the girls while he was working as a coach at a cheerleading gym in Florida. The girls were between the ages of 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged abuse.
10. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Gun Rights
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a case that could have major implications for gun rights in the United States. The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, challenges a New York law that requires people to show a "proper cause" to obtain a concealed carry permit. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in the case by the end of the year.
These are just a few of the top news stories for today, May 11, 2023. For more news, please visit your local news source or visit a reputable news website.