Anti-abortion group restricted
A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader. Judge William Orrick in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. In his three-page order, Orrick said the federation would likely suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order "in the form of harassment, intimidation, violence, invasion of privacy, and injury to reputation."
FDA: Medical pump could be HackED
The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers to stop using a product because of a cybersecurity risk. The FDA says the computerized pumps could be accessed remotely through a hospital's network, but it knows of no cases where that has happened. In recent months cybersecurity experts and the Department of Homeland Security have warned the device could be hacked and remotely controlled, possibly letting an intruder change how much medication a patient received. Hospira stopped making Symbiq pumps in 2013 and said it expected most of them would be replaced in two to three years.
Church shooting suspect in court
The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston, S.C., wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty. During a brief arraignment in federal court, defense attorney David Bruck said he couldn't counsel his Dylann Roof to enter a guilty plea without knowing the government's intentions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant then entered a not guilty plea for Roof, 21, who faces federal charges in the June 17 shootings including hate crimes, weapons charges and obstructing the practice of religion. Roof appeared wearing a gray striped prison jumpsuit, his hands in shackles.