NPR News: 05-18-2019 5PM ET
Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine, Herbst, Missouri. Lawmaker is apologizing for using the phrase consensual rate before voting on a Bill that bans abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, NPR's, Bobby Allen reports, cetera public backlash. The legislator now says he misspoke, Missouri Representative berry Hovis was arguing on the house floor that eight weeks is plenty of time for a woman to have an abortion, Hovis, who is a Republican and a former police officer talked about his experience investigating rape cases, most, my rapes were not the, the gentleman jumping out of the bushes that nobody ever met. That was one or two times out of one hundred. Most of them were date rapes are consensual rapes, which were all terrible, Missouri Democrats, and legions on social media lashed out at Hove is over the comment. Hovis now says it was made in air, Missouri lawmakers passed a Bill Friday criminalizing abortions after eight weeks with no exceptions for rape, or incest victims. The governor has promised to sign it. Bobby allen. NPR news. Federal judge has sentenced a former CIA spy to twenty years in prison for spying for China and here Shanna van Zandt reports Kevin Mallory was convicted on charges of conspiring to transmit US defense secrets to China. The Justice department says Mallory had many sensitive jobs, with government agencies and defense contractors, including as a covert case officer for the CIA and intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, Mallory held a top secret security clearance and transmitted classified documents to China and exchange for twenty five thousand dollars and Pearson ovens. Aunt reporting Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kerr's says the country will hold a snap election, after a scandal involving his coalition partner, the friar far-right Freedom Party, carry Skyring has more from Vienna a day of high political drama in Austria vice-chancellor, Heinz, Christian struck resigned over video in which he promises, lucrative government contracts and. Exchange for financial support from a woman posing as the niece of a Russian oligarch. Now, conservative chancellor, says enough is enough a reference to other scandals involving his far-right coalition partner Austria. He said, should hold elections as soon as possible, meaning the government will have lasted less than two years. The video scandaled his shocked Austrians of all political persuasions and thousands directed anger. At the chancellor chanting outside his office resign now for NPR news. I'm Kerry Skyring in Vienna. Another round of severe weather is hitting the central states officials say, three suspected tornadoes touched down in Texas and Oklahoma in balance. Your Texas homes were damaged and trees revived down, local media video shows flipped cars and building damage in Abilene, Texas leaving thousands without power. The national weather service has issued tornado watches for parts of several states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Amid rising tensions in the Persian. Gulf Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to leave Iran and Iraq immediately, the country's foreign ministry cited what it calls the unstable situation in the region and threats against security and stability. But crane is a small SUNY ruled island nation the coast of Saudi Arabia. It regularly accuses of Ron of stirring dissent in its showed majority population. The Navajo nation council pass legislation this week to renew a training program to become a medicine, man or woman. The drive is concerned about losing its culture and ceremonies. Laurel Morales for member station. K J, Z Z has more. Traditionally, the knowledge of a medicine, man or woman was passed down to a son or daughter. But as more and more young people move away or lose interest in their culture. Navajo leaders have decided to open up vocation to the whole tribe, Banji nez overseas the program, we still are losing our culture and our language, and our also are where medicine people because often are passing on with the what the ceremonies the knowledge into wisdom that they have people in the program apprentice with healing practitioners to learn specific ceremonies that are in danger of being lost for NPR news. I'm lorrimore Ellis. Inflec- staff preliminary talks are underway about the possible sale of one of the biggest casinos in the northeast win resorts, and MGM resorts are in discussions about the sale of wins Boston Harbor casino complex to MGM. This comes as win is about to open another casino. I'm Janine Herbst. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.