Alabama's Senate Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on Abortion
(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama’s Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation’s most stringent abortion ban to the state’s Republican governor.
The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 for the bill that would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison. The only exception would be when the woman’s health is at serious risk.
The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Kay Ivey who will decide whether to sign into law. She has not publicly said whether she supports the measure.
这项议案现在由共和党州长凯 · 艾维提出，他将决定是否签署成为法律。 她没有公开表示是否支持这项措施。
Supporters said the bill is intentionally designed to conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationally, because they hope to spark a court case that might prompt the justices to revisit abortion rights.
San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition
Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so.
The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority, or law enforcement.
Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new surveillance technology must now be approved by city administrators.
Opponents of the measure said it will put people’s safety at risk and hinder efforts to fight crime.
Those in favour of the move said the technology as it exists today is unreliable, and represented an unnecessary infringement on people’s privacy and liberty.
In particular, opponents argued the systems are error prone, particularly when dealing with women or people with darker skin.
Alaska float plane collision death toll rises to 6, including 1 Canadian
At least one Canadian was among the six people killed in the mid-air collision of two sightseeing planes over open water in Alaska on Monday.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian citizen who died in Alaska," Guillaume Bérubé, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, said in a statement Tuesday.
加拿大全球事务部(Global Affairs Canada)发言人纪尧姆 · 布(Guillaume b rub)周二在一份声明中表示,"我们对在阿拉斯加遇难的加拿大公民的家人和亲人表示慰问和同情。"。
"Canadian consular officials in Seattle are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information and stand ready to provide consular assistance as required," he said. "To protect the privacy of the individual concerned, further details on this case cannot be released."
UNESCO panel recommends Osaka tombs for World Heritage status
A UNESCO advisory panel has recommended adding a group of ancient tombs in Osaka Prefecture to the World Cultural Heritage list, Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency announced Tuesday.
Collectively called the Mozu-Furuichi tumulus clusters, the sites are expected to be officially approved at a meeting of the World Heritage Committee starting June 30 in Azerbaijan.
世界遗产委员会将于6月30日在阿塞拜疆召开会议，正式批准这些被统称为 Mozu-Furuichi 古墓群的遗址。
Monet ‘Meules’ painting sells for record $110.7 million at auction
One of the few paintings in Claude Monet’s celebrated “Haystacks” series that still remains in private hands sold at auction on Tuesday for $110.7 million, setting a record for an Impressionist work.
“Meules” is the first piece of Impressionist art to command more than $100 million at auction, said Sotheby’s, which handled the sale.
The oil on canvas was one of 25 paintings in a series depicting stacks of harvested wheat belonging to Monet’s neighbor in Giverny, France.
这幅帆布油画是25幅作品中的一幅，这些作品描绘了莫奈在 Giverny 的邻居收获的一堆堆小麦