5 shot, hurt in Washington state Walmart amid altercation
A customer and an employee of a Walmart were shot and injured along with three young men who authorities said were involved in an altercation inside the store Sunday, police said. Investigators believe the shooting happened after a group of men entered the store and got into an altercation with another group of men who were already in the store, police said. Injured in the shooting were a 72-year-old customer, a 24-year-old employee and the three 19-year-old men allegedly involved in the altercation, police said.news.yahoo.com
Pharmacies risk violating civil rights laws if they deny access to drugs that can be used for abortion, HHS says
The Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday warned U.S. retail pharmacies that they risk violating civil rights law if they deny access to medication used in abortions under certain circumstances. The HHS Office for Civil Rights said pharmacies cannot deny access to prescription medication used for reproductive health-care on the basis of the customer's sex, pregnancy status and other protected groups under federal civil rights law. The medication can also be used to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, according to HHS guidance issued to the nation's 60,000 retail pharmacies. HHS also said pharmacies risk violating civil rights law if they refuse to fill a prescription for methotrexate to halt ectopic pregnancies. Federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of current, past or intended pregnancy as well as medical conditions related to pregnancy, according to HHS.cnbc.com
Florida man trespassed from Walmart arrested after leaving behind bag with sawed-off shotgun, police say
A man who was trespassed from a Walmart in Florida last week for allegedly attempting to steal a pack of cigarettes was arrested Thursday after allegedly leaving behind an illegal firearm, WKMG in Orlando reported.
Florida man faces charges after allegedly grabbing kid from Walmart shopping cart
A Naples man is facing child abuse and false imprisonment charges, after Collier County Sheriff’s deputies say he approached a three-year-old child and removed the child from a shopping cart in a Walmart parking lot on Sunday.
Miami Beach mayor opposes DeSantis’ stance against face mask mandates
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber is asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to support the return of face mask mandates as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns the coronavirus’ evolution into the more contagious Delta variant is getting more and more people sick.
Consumer confidence up slightly in July
U.S. consumer confidence was relatively unchanged from June to July, but remains at its highest level since February 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index inched up in July to 129.1, up from last month’s reading of 128.9.