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US Domestic News Roundup: California law requiring women to serve on company boards overturned; California church shooter upset over Taiwan-China tensions – police and more

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California law requiring women to serve on corporate boards overturned

A state court judge has ruled unconstitutional California law requiring public companies to include women on their boards, dealing another blow to the state’s drive to diversify corporate leadership. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis issued the ruling on Friday in favor of three California taxpayers who sought to block enforcement, according to a copy of the ruling.

California church shooter upset over Taiwan-China tensions – police

The man accused of killing a doctor and injuring five others in a shootout at a Taiwanese-American church banquet in California methodically planned the attack because he was upset about Sino-American tensions. Taiwanese, authorities said on Monday. The suspect, David Chou, 68, chained the doors and placed glue in the locks of the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, about 72 km southeast of Los Angeles, before opened fire inside the church on Sunday, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said Monday.

U.S. retail sales rise sharply in April

U.S. retail sales rose sharply in April as consumers bought motor vehicles amid improving supply and patronized restaurants, showing no signs of slowing demand despite high inflation. Retail sales rose 0.9% last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. March data has been revised up to show sales rose 1.4% instead of 0.7% as previously reported.

A former senior Republican lawmaker in Colorado received a voting data leak

A former Republican minority leader in the Colorado Legislature is among the recipients of a trove of sensitive voting data leaked by a county official working with activists seeking to prove President Donald Trump’s stolen election claims, according to reports. court records reviewed by Reuters. The revelation indicates that the voting data breach in Elbert County was broader than previously thought. The case, which is currently being investigated by the Colorado Secretary of State, is one of at least nine unauthorized attempts to access voting system data in the United States, including at minus eight involved Republican officials or activists seeking evidence to delegitimize Democratic President Joe Biden. electoral victory.

Pennsylvania and North Carolina midterm primaries test Trump’s grip

Voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina will pick candidates in critical U.S. Senate and governor contests on Tuesday that will provide another test of former President Donald Trump’s influence on Republican voters ahead of the midterm elections. of November. Idaho’s incumbent Republican governor also faces a primary Trump-backed rival, while Trump ally Madison Cawthorn, a controversial first-term Republican congresswoman, hopes to fend off a primary challenge. in North Carolina.

Suspect arrested in Koreatown saloon shooting, Dallas police say

Dallas police said on Tuesday a suspect was arrested in a Koreatown barber shop shooting last week that injured three women in an incident that echoed last year’s shooting in the area. of Atlanta who had killed people of Asian descent. The suspect, who has not been identified, was being questioned and being treated, the Dallas Police Department said in a tweet early Tuesday morning.

Yellen calls on allies to increase funding for Ukraine

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday called on US allies to step up their financial support for Ukraine, saying the funds announced so far would not be sufficient for the country’s short-term needs as it fight against a Russian invasion.

“Ukraine’s financing needs are significant,” Yellen said in prepared remarks for the Brussels Economic Forum, adding that the country’s government continues to function, thanks to the ingenuity and courage of its officials.

Madison Cawthorn tests the limits of Republican patience in North Carolina primary

Republican U.S. Representative Madison Cawthorn’s lawless career comes to a head in North Carolina on Tuesday, as voters opt to keep the conservative brand in power after a series of self-inflicted controversies. A nude video, allegations of being invited to a cocaine-fueled orgy in Washington by leaders he respected, two attempts to carry a gun on a plane and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy a “thug ‘ in the midst of a Russian invasion have become key colleagues against the 26-year-old, who is the youngest member of Congress.

Infant formula makers are increasing their supplies to the United States to face the shortage

Major infant formula makers Reckitt Benckiser and Nestlé have stepped up supplies in the United States to address a shortage that has emptied shelves and sent parents panicking. Infant formula aisles in US supermarkets have been decimated since major US manufacturer Abbott Laboratories recalled infant formula in February after complaints of bacterial infections.

In Buffalo, Biden to meet families of victims after white supremacist shooting

President Joe Biden will travel to New York state on Tuesday to console the families of victims of a white teenage shooter who targeted a black community, as the racist violence that inspired his presidential run continues to plague the United States. United. Biden will travel to Buffalo, New York, where authorities say 18-year-old Payton Gendron committed an act of “racially motivated violent extremism” when he opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle Saturday at Tops Friendly Market in a predominantly African country. American district of Buffalo. He hit 13 people with gunshots, killing 10 people.

(With agency contributions.)