Gorsuch speaks for himself, Wells Fargo takes your phone to the ATM, former Bulls GM Krause dies and more headlines for your drive home Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus doesn't speak for him on abortion law.
Priebus said in February at a conservative conference that with President Donald Trump's nomination of Gorsuch, "we're talking about a change of potentially 40 years of law." That's a reference to the 1973 landmark abortion decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized ortion.
"Mr. Priebus doesn't speak for me and I don't speak for him," Gorsuch said in response to Sen. Al Franken's question on Priebus' comments.
Gorsuch added: "I don't appreciate it when people characterize me ... I am a judge, I am my own man."
WELLS FARGO: ALL ATMS WILL TAKE PHONE CODES
NEW YORK — Wells Fargo plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their funds using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards.
To access their money, customers would get unique eight-digit codes from their Wells Fargo smartphone app, and enter the code into the ATM along with their PIN number. The machines will still accept debit cards as well.
US, UK BAN LAPTOPS FROM CABIN ON SOME INBOUND FLIGHT
WASHINGTON — The U.S. and British governments, citing unspecified threats, are barring passengers on some international flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags.
Passengers flying to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries will be allowed only cellphones and smartphones in the passenger cabins, senior Trump administration officials said. Larger electronic items must be checked.
FORMER BULLS GM KRAUSE DIES
CHICAGO — Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls' general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77.
The Bulls confirmed his death on Tuesday.
VIRGINIA GOVERNOR PARDONS 'NORFOLK 4' SAILORS
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia's governor pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four," ending a decades-long fight to clear the men of rape and murder convictions based on intimidating police interrogations.
A spokesman for Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor granted absolute pardons for the men in the 1997 rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko. DNA evidence linked another man, Omar Ballard, to the crimes. He acknowledged that he was solely responsible and is serving a life sentence.
ARKANSAS PLANS 8 EXECUTIONS IN 10 DAYS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period — an unprecedented timetable the state says is necessary because one of the three ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
If carried out, the executions beginning April 17 would make Arkansas the first state to execute that many inmates in such a short time since the death penalty was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976.