Biden Rallies West to Mark One Year Since Russia’s Ukraine Invasion
The president’s rallying cry to a Polish flag-waving crowd of thousands came nearly a year after he warned that the U.S. and its NATO allies would not stand for Russia’s aggression.
Parts of northern U.S. shut down as major winter storm threatens historic snowfall
Severe weather is wreaking havoc across the United States this week, with residents across the Northern Plains hunkering down Wednesday as a massive storm threatens to bring record snowfall to parts of the country, while California contends with strong winds and sweeping power outages.
Alex Murdaugh's surviving son says his dad was 'heartbroken' by the fatal shootings of his wife and son
Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced South Carolina lawyer on trial accused of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and one of his sons, was barely able to speak the first time his surviving son, Buster Murdaugh, saw him after the killings, the younger Murdaugh testified Tuesday.
University of Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller supplied gun to teammate used in fatal shooting, police say
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — University of Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller brought a teammate the gun that was used in a fatal January shooting near campus, an investigator testified Tuesday.
Gallup Poll finds 7.2% in U.S. identify as LGBTQ
The percentage of adults in the U.S. who identify as LGBTQ increased slightly year over year, to 7.2% last year, according to a Gallup Poll released Wednesday.
N.J. school district where Adriana Kuch was attacked has a 'culture of violence,' community members say
BAYVILLE, N.J.— The New Jersey school district where 14-year-old Adriana Kuch was attacked before she died by suicide days later has a "culture of violence," according to members of the community.
Parts of US shut down amid forecasts of record-breaking snow storms
States in the northern US plains were largely shutting down ahead of a massive winter storm that could dump up to 2ft of snow in some areas, accompanied by strong winds and dangerous cold.
US elections 2020 ‘A big freaking deal’: the grand jury that investigated Trump election pressure
Asked if the grand jury she led recommended indicting Donald Trump over his election subversion in Georgia, the foreperson of the jury said: “You’re not going to be shocked. It’s not rocket science.”
First Thing: Republicans criticize Biden’s Ukraine trip as Putin pulls out of nuclear arms treaty
Fiona Hill, who was a Russian specialist at the White House national security council from 2017 to 2019, told the Guardian that Putin was “playing to the rifts in the United States”. The strategy was to increase political discord in an attempt to embolden calls for an end to US support for Ukraine.
Ron DeSantis gives Donald Trump kid-glove treatment in new book
Ron DeSantis has praised former US president Donald Trump for his “unique star power”, derision of the media as “the enemy of the American people” and decisive role in helping DeSantis win election as a state governor.
Parts of northern US shut down, part of wild day of weather
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — States in the northern plains are largely shutting down ahead of a massive winter storm that could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, accompanied by strong winds and dangerously cold temperatures.
McCarthy gives Carlson access to Jan. 6 footage, raising alarms
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of hours of surveillance footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol are being made available to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson, a stunning level of access granted by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that Democrats swiftly condemned as a “grave” breach of security with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Protasiewicz, Kelly advance in Wisconsin high court primary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal Milwaukee judge and a conservative former state Supreme Court justice won Tuesday’s primary to face off in a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court race that will determine majority control with major issues looming.
McClellan makes history, becomes Virginia’s first Black congresswoman
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters on Tuesday elected Democrat Jennifer McClellan, a veteran state legislator from Richmond, to fill an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she will make history as the first Black woman to represent the state in Congress.
Colorado gay club shooting no mystery, but motive unknown
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — It is no mystery who shot and killed five people at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs last year, but what motivated that person to target a venue that had long been a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community in the mostly conservative city remains unknown.
Supreme Court weighs tech giants’ liability in terror case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is weighing Wednesday whether Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can be sued over a 2017 Islamic State group attack on a Turkish nightclub based on the argument the platforms assisted in fueling the growth of the terrorist organization.
EPA orders Norfolk Southern to clean up toxic derailment
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Norfolk Southern on Tuesday to pay for the cleanup of the East Palestine, Ohio, train wreck and chemical release as federal regulators took charge of long-term recovery efforts and promised worried residents they won’t be forgotten.
California beach city OKs balloon ban to protect coast
Environmental advocates are celebrating in Laguna Beach — but it won’t be with balloons. The hilly seaside city known for stunning ocean views and rolling bluffs is banning the sale and public use of balloons to curtail the risk of devastating wildfires and eliminate a major source of trash floating near the community’s scenic shores.
Seattle becomes first U.S. city to ban caste discrimination
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Tuesday added caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws, becoming the first U.S. city to ban caste discrimination and the first in the world to pass such a law outside South Asia.
Mardi Gras brings joy - but also worry over violent crime
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sunny skies and unusually warm weather fueled the street party fervor in New Orleans as the city celebrated Mardi Gras — Fat Tuesday — the annual, ebullient climax of Carnival season, marked by shoulder-to-shoulder crowds on raucous Bourbon Street and thousand lining St. Charles Avenue for family-friendly parades.
Judge bars public from court in NYC bike path terror trial
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge barred the general public and media from a courtroom Tuesday where defense lawyers claim emotional testimony from victims has spoiled the death penalty phase of the trial of a man who admits that he killed eight people on a bike path on behalf of a terrorist group.
He was picking up his brother at school. Now his family is suing in a fatal police encounter.
The family of an unarmed Colorado man who was fatally shot by police in a middle school pick-up line filed a federal civil rights wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday alleging excessive force.
Six NFL teams positioned to make major progress during 2023 offseason
With Super Bowl 57 and the entirety of the 2022 NFL season in the books, several teams can now start to embrace a sense of optimism heading into this year's campaign. And a number of the league's perennial doormats currently find themselves at the crossroads of opportunity and hope heading into free agency, the trade market and draft.
Modern Dads Are Embarrassing. Which Just Might Be Good Politics.
You can’t hear Jimmy Gomez too well in the wide-angle C-SPAN footage. You can’t see him very well either, until the camera starts to zoom in. The congressman from Southern California is standing in the House, next to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Forces Tearing Us Apart Are Not Quite What They Seem
A toxic combination of racial resentment and the sharp regional disparity in economic growth between urban and rural America is driving the class upheaval in American partisanship, with the Republican Party dominant in working-class House districts and the Democratic Party winning a decisive majority of upscale House seats.
Bodycam video shows police rescue woman from fire in Sauk Centre
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (FOX 9) - A woman in Sauk Centre, Minnesota was rescued by police from the second floor of a burning house, according to police.
Like the Weather, the Economy Started 2023 Warmer Than Expected
Welcome to the “no landing” economy. Just as Americans had gotten used to the idea that perhaps the economy would escape a recession in 2023 and glide to the proverbial “soft landing” of slowing inflation and slow growth, economists are now embracing a new idea: that the economy avoids a downturn completely and hums along with the labor market intact and inflation tamed.
Federal officials say more than 100 children worked in dangerous jobs for slaughterhouse cleaning firm
Packers Sanitation Services Inc. paid $1.5 million in fines after the Labor Department found minors using chemicals to clean saws and equipment at 13 facilities in eight states
Body found in car during drone search of a flooded area in Kentucky
Rescue crews located the car through a drone search Thursday after flooding in southeastern Kentucky. They discovered the body while retrieving the car Friday, affiliate WKYT reported.