Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images

New York City is allocating $250,000 to help disenfranchised women who travel to New York state pay for abortions, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: The fund is a symbolic gesture from the city as other states are ramping up abortion bans, per NYT. The state of New York passed a bill in January protecting abortions as a fundamental right.

Details: The money will be a part of the New York Abortion Access Fund, and will allow about 500 women to get abortions, says the NYT. The fund is for women who want abortions, but can't afford them because they aren't covered by insurance or Medicaid. Nearly a third of the fund is specifically for women who travel to the NYC for abortions, according to the NYT.

Go deeper: Where abortion restrictions stand: The states that have passed laws

Go deeper

1 hour ago - Technology

TikTok to pull out of Hong Kong

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

TikTok said Monday night that it would pull its social video platform out of the Google and Apple app stores in Hong Kong amid a restrictive new law that went into effect last week.

Why it matters: TikTok's move comes as many large tech companies say they are still evaluating how to respond to the Hong Kong law.

4 hours ago - World

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace laureate cracks down on ethnic violence

The image of a Nobel Peace laureate in military fatigues encapsulates the moment in which Ethiopia finds itself — on the verge of a transition to democracy, a descent into violence or, perhaps, a precarious combination of the two.

Driving the news: At least 166 people were killed after an iconic musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, was murdered last Monday in Addis Ababa, the capital. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded to the violence by sending in troops and shutting off the internet. High-profile opposition leaders were arrested, along with some 2,300 others.

Updated 6 hours ago - Health

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus after displaying no symptoms.

Why it matters: Bottoms, one of several Black women on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's running mate, has risen to national prominence in recent months as part of mass protests over racism and police brutality — driven in part by the killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police.