5 things to know for February 8: Politics, abortion law, Jeff Bezos, Frank Robinson

(CNN)If you’re thinking about doing the boiling water challenge, here’s a word of advice: Just don’t. It’s sending people to the hospital. 1. Politics Longest-serving congressman in US history dies at 92 2. Louisiana abortion law The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block a Louisiana abortion access law that was set to go into effect today. The state’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires a doctor have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility where the abortion is performed. Critics said there’s no medical justification for the law and it was just an attempt to restrict abortions. The ruling doesn’t stop the Supremes from taking up the case later, though, and possibly upholding the law. Chief Justice John Roberts …

Daily Crunch: Bezos accuses National Enquirer of blackmail

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 4. T-Mobile plans to offer à la carte media subscriptions, but no TV ‘skinny bundle’ The mobile operator’s strategy will focus on helping customers pick and choose which paid TV subscriptions they want to access — a move that very much sounds like T-Mobile is going the “Amazon Channels” route with its mobile streaming plans. 5. Woody Allen just sued Amazon for $68 million Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit with the Southern District of New York over a four-picture deal with Amazon. The suit arrives …