The Daily Populous

Saturday May 11st, 2019 evening edition

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Judge strikes down Kentucky law banning abortion procedure.

A federal judge has struck down a 2018 Kentucky law banning a type of abortion generally performed after the 14th week of pregnancy, a victory for abortion rights activists and a setback for the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin, which defended it.

In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley ruled the law is unconstitutional because it restricts a woman's constitutional right to an abortion before the fetus is considered viable, at around 24 weeks.

"Laws like this are part of an orchestrated national strategy by anti-abortion politicians to push abortion out of reach entirely.

The law, signed by Bevin, was immediately challenged by the ACLU on behalf of the state's only abortion clinic, EMW Women's Surgical Center.

It is among a wave of abortion bills enacted in recent years by the Republican-controlled General Assembly aimed at restricting or eliminating abortion in Kentucky.

Meanwhile, a federal appeals court recently upheld a 2017 state abortion law that had been struck by the trial judge as unconstitutional. »

Putin falls flat on his face while waving to crowd at all-star ice hockey game

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Russian president Vladimir Putin scored at least eight goals in a televised exhibition game but ended with a faceplant in the rink while waving to crowds.

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Methane-consuming bacteria could be the future of fuel

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But how, exactly, these bacteria naturally perform such a complex reaction has been a mystery.

Not only are they removing a harmful greenhouse gas from the environment, they are also generating a readily usable, sustainable fuel for automobiles, electricity and more.

Current industrial processes to catalyze a methane-to-methanol reaction require tremendous pressure and extreme temperatures, reaching higher than 1,300 degrees Celsius. »

Diego Simeone clarifies comments on preferring Cristiano Ronaldo to Messi

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Diego Simeone was keen to clarify his statements made during a leaked conversation he had about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"What I consider is that in a team with fewer solutions, Ronaldo is a better fit because he provides many solutions," Simeone began.

"We are talking about very fine margins of how a team plays," he stated. »