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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro has been indicted on charges that he refused to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but the Justice Department spared two other advisers, including the ex-president’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, from criminal prosecution.
Navarro lashes out at Jan. 6 investigations in court
Peter Navarro, the former White House trade adviser who was charged this week with contempt of Congress, was combative on Friday at his initial court appearance, lashing out at Congress and federal…
As Ukraine loses troops, how long can it keep up the fight?
ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine (AP) — As soon as they had finished burying a veteran colonel killed by Russian shelling, the cemetery workers readied the next hole. Inevitably, given how quickly death is felling Ukrainian troops on the front lines, the empty grave won't stay that way for long.
U.S. finds no evidence flaws in Dominion voting machines were ever exploited
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a bulletin Friday saying it "has no evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in any elections."
Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On Ukraine’s battlefields , the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers.
In eastern Ukraine, keeping the lights on is a dangerous job
BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — As the fighting in eastern Ukraine inches forward, Russian attacks are knocking out power, water and gas to entire towns and cities — and the utility crews sent to repair the smashed transmission lines and pipes are finding themselves in the middle of the shelling.
GOP Rep. Chris Jacobs to retire after saying he'd support an assault weapons ban
Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs of New York says he will not run for another term in Congress amid backlash over his support for new gun control measures.
Bond between Americans and Ukrainian forces they trained remains strong as war grinds on
The war in Ukraine became real for Col. Robert Swertfager on day one.
Russia summons heads of U.S. media outlets, warns of 'stringent measures'
Russia's Foreign Ministry said it was summoning the heads of U.S. media outlets in Moscow to a meeting next Monday to notify them of tough measures in response to U.S. restrictions against Russian media.
Democrats, Republicans fight to a redistricting stalemate
After nearly a year of partisan battles, number-crunching and lawsuits, the once-a-decade congressional redistricting cycle is ending in a draw. That leaves Republicans positioned to win control of the House of Representatives even if they come up just short of winning a majority of the...
McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn't give him enough votes to make up the deficit.
U.S. general calls on West to send fighter jets to Ukraine ‘as soon as possible'
He added that sending Soviet-era MiG fighters to Ukraine in the near term is the best “immediate solution.”
Pressure builds for Durham to ditch Russia probe
But the Department of Justice seems unlikely to pull the plug on investigation despite Sussmann acquittal.
Online pro-gun extremism: 'Cool for active shooter stuff'
The young man in the jeans and sunglasses proudly shows off his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers how to fit extra ammo on his belt, and offers a chilling observation.
'None of this makes sense': Texas state senator baffled by Uvalde incident commander story
Texas Democratic state Sen. Roland Gutierrez, whose district includes Uvalde, tore into law enforcement's delayed response to the Uvalde school shooting and questioned whether Pete Arredondo, the chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, was really the commanding…
Ketanji Brown Jackson seen applauding New Zealand's 'assault' weapons ban at Harvard commencement
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was seen last week applauding New Zealand’s “assault” weapons ban at a speech at Harvard University.
Liz Cheney: There "is absolutely a cult of personality around Donald Trump" in the GOP
Preview: In advance of the House Select Committee's public hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection, the Wyoming Republican talks with "CBS Sunday Morning" about the state of her party today.
UK says Russia's gains in eastern Ukraine have been 'slow and costly'; Putin blames West for food, energy crisis
While Russian forces may have advanced in eastern Ukraine, the U.K. Ministry of Defence said those gains have been "slow and costly" as part of Moscow's "strategy of attrition."
Ukraine has retaken about 20% of territory lost in Sievierodonetsk, regional head says
Ukrainian forces have recaptured around 20% of the territory they lost in the city of Sievierodonetsk during fighting with Russia, the head of the eastern region of Luhansk said on Friday.
Pa. GOP loudly opposed counting undated ballots, until now
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Philadelphia's election board prepared to count ballots last year that were mailed in without the voter's handwritten date, Republicans threatened impeachment. Before GOP Senate candidate David McCormick conceded his race Friday, he wanted counties to embrace the...
Delaware governor, state Democrats unveil slew of gun control bills
Delaware Gov. John Carney and state Democrats on Thursday unveiled a number of sweeping gun control measures in the wake of recent shootings across the country, aiming to pass them by the end of the month before the legislature adjourns.
LGBTQ people urge Democrats to forcefully reject GOP attacks
"The T stands for transgender,” a teacher explains in a video on a Maine Department of Education website launched during the coronavirus pandemic. “A transgender person is someone who the doctors made a mistake about when they were born,” the teacher says in the lesson plan targeted at...
It's 7 a.m. in Kyiv. Here's what you need to know
President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukrainian forces are withstanding the Russian onslaught around a key eastern city as Russian troops intensify attacks.
Exclusive: Elon Musk wants to cut 10% of Tesla jobs
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a "super bad feeling" about the economy and needs to cut about 10% of salaried staff at the electric carmaker, he said in emails seen by Reuters.
Ohio to let teachers carry guns after 24 hours of training
Ohio is set to enact a law that allows teachers and other staff to be armed with guns in schools once they have completed up to 24 hours of initial training.
McCormick concedes PA Senate primary to Oz
David McCormick has conceded to Dr. Mehmet Oz, handing the Trump-endorsed television personality the GOP nomination in the Pennsylvania Senate race. A lengthy recount process delayed the results of the tight primary contest, and the final results had yet to be announced when McCormick shared his…
Senator: Chief had no radio during Uvalde school shooting
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The state agency investigating the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde has determined that the commander facing criticism for the slow police response was not carrying a radio as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Friday.
For Bennie Thompson, chairing January 6 investigation brings full circle a career spent on voting rights
For Bennie Thompson, the invasion of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was a significant moment of déjà vu. From his perch in the House gallery above the chamber that day, he couldn't quite tell what was going on, until his wife phoned him to let him know what was unfolding on television. Then...
GOP lawmaker calls it quits after being ‘annihilated’ for backing gun control
Rep. Chris Jacobs of New York announced he was ending his re-election bid, just days after saying he would support a ban on assault weapons.
Escaped Texas inmate dies in police shootout after allegedly murdering family of 5
A Texas inmate suspected of murdering five people after he escaped from a prison bus was killed by authorities on Thursday, officials said.
Carl Bernstein says Jan. 6 committee has evidence to show 'real conspiracy'
Carl Bernstein says the House Jan. 6 committee is prepared to show a "real conspiracy" connecting former President Donald Trump's White House and the Capitol riot.
Paul Ryan: A 'Lot' Of Republicans Wanted To Impeach Trump But 'Didn't Have The Guts'
The former House speaker is backing South Carolina GOP Rep. Tom Rice, whom he applauded for having the courage to vote for impeachment.
Russian air activity remains high over Donbas, UK military intelligence says
Britain's defence ministry said on Saturday that Russian air activity remains high over Ukraine's Donbas region with Russian aircraft carrying out strikes using both guided and unguided munitions.
100 speeches in 100 days of war: Zelenskyy rallies Ukraine
As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells it, when Russia invaded 100 days ago , no one expected his country to survive .
Ukraine says it pushes back Russian troops in eastern city
Ukraine said on Saturday it had recaptured a swathe of the battlefield city of Sievierodonetsk, where intense fighting continued, in a rare counter-offensive against Russia's main assault force that had been steadily advancing in the east.
Uvalde teacher says incorrect accusation she left door open left her ‘heartbroken’
A Robb Elementary School teacher, who has been at the center of the Uvalde shooting timeline after Texas officials issued initial statements saying she left a door “propped open,” was r…
Former police officer arrested outside US Capitol with ammunition, fake badge and body armor | CNN Politics
The US Capitol Police on Friday charged a retired New York police officer with unlawful possession of high-capacity magazines and unregistered ammunition, according to the agency.
House Oversight investigating $2 billion Saudi investment in Jared Kushner's firm
Kushner formed an investment firm right after Trump left office, and six months later, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia invested $2 billion.
Biden set for Saudi Arabia trip despite promises to make nation a 'pariah'
President Biden is set to visit the Middle Eastern kingdom in the coming weeks.
Taser company wants to arm drones with stun guns to stop mass shootings
The company that manufactures Tasers has begun developing a remote-operated drone armed with stun guns, pitched as a means to detect and respond to mass shootings but criticized by the Arizona-based business's own ethics board.
Shot dead by police while trying to get fuel
The UN and human rights groups have warned authorities in Sri Lanka against using excessive force.
Woman testifies Cosby forcibly kissed her when she was 14
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A woman testified Friday that she was 14 when Bill Cosby took her into a trailer on a movie set in 1975, grabbed her so she couldn't move her arms, and kissed her. “I was struggling to get away,” she said.
Gohmert: ‘If you’re a Republican, you can’t even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent or they’re coming after you’
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) railed against the indictment of former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro while saying in an interview on Friday that “if you’re a Republican, you can’…
DOJ indicts former Trump adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress
Peter Navarro was indicted by the Department of Justice after refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.
'Lots of luck on his trip to the moon': Biden dismisses Elon Musk's 'super bad feeling' about the economy
As Elon Musk reportedly plans to cut 10% of Tesla's workforce because of recession fears, President Biden pointed to companies that are investing.
Amazon urges consultant to ‘push’ message from minority groups
It's the latest instance of a tech company arguing that regulation would harm communities of color.
'Bright, shining stars': Family of 5 killed in connection with escaped inmate ID'd
Five family members believed to have been murdered by an escaped convict have been identified.
Russia may be in Ukraine to stay after 100 days of war
When Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in late February, the Russian president vowed his forces would not occupy the country. But as the invasion reached its 100th day Friday, Moscow seemed increasingly unwilling to relinquish the territory it has taken in the war.
100 days in, fate of Biden's face-off with Putin over Ukraine still uncertain
One hundred days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the unexpectedly prolonged conflict has created a political headache for President Joe Biden with no end in sight.
EPA raises amount of ethanol that must be blended with gas
The Biden administration has set new requirements that increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation's gasoline supply
Sussmann’s cozy relationship with the FBI revealed
Michael Sussmann’s cozy relationship with the FBI was revealed during his two-week trial and in a new letter by congressional Republicans, shedding new light on the Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer’s close ties to the bureau as he pushed since-debunked Trump-Russia claims.
Proud Boys member who nearly came face-to-face with Schumer on January 6 pleads guilty | CNN Politics
Josh Pruitt, a member of the Proud Boys who then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and his team ran from during the US Capitol riot, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding on January 6, 2021.
Vladimir Putin made ‘historic’ error in Ukraine: France
Putin, meanwhile, says global inflation stemmed from the unprecedented dollar ‘printing press’ during the pandemic.
Khamenei blames Iran unrest on 'enemies' out to overthrow Islamic Republic
He also said the United States and its allies were waging a “psychological war” against Iran.
U.S. doctors urged to test for monkeypox, CDC says risk to public low
U.S. health officials on Friday urged doctors to test for monkeypox if they suspect cases, saying there may be community-level spread but that the overall public health risk remained low.
Williams recommended to be next Army Europe commander
The West Point superintendent would become the first Black general to head the Germany-based command.
Live updates | UN secretary-general renews calls for peace
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday renewed his call for an immediate halt to violence on the 100th day of the war in Ukraine. The U.N. chief also called for urgent protection for civilians, unfettered access to provide them with humanitarian aid and safely...
How law enforcement tactics differ for active shooters: ANALYSIS
An FBI report confirms what Americans have seen occurring across the nation, the number of "active shooter" incidents increased more than 50% in 2021 compared to 2020.
GOP Rep. Chris Jacobs announces retirement amid backlash over gun control support
Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs of New York will not seek re-election after he threw his support behind a Democratic-led gun ban in Congress.
Sen. Ben Sasse calls out ‘weirdos’ dividing country in fiery Reagan Foundation speech
The Nebraska Republican ripped into “performance artists” on the far left and far right, arguing that they are more interested in seeking attention on social media than on preserving United States' standing as a global superpower.
Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, in photos
LONDON (AP) — Four days of celebrations honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne have kicked off with formal Platinum Jubilee celebrations. First came the Trooping the Color ceremony with horses.
Michigan Supreme Court rejects appeals by Republican gubernatorial candidates disqualified from primary ballot
The Michigan Supreme Court rejected appeals from multiple Republican gubernatorial candidates to be allowed on the state's primary ballot in August.
Majority of US teens prefer in-person learning: survey
Story at a glance A survey finds 65 percent of students would choose to learn exclusively in-person when the pandemic ends. Around 8 percent said they attended hybrid classes and another 11 percent…
Drought-stricken US warned of looming 'dead pool'
Tens of thousands of acres of farmland lie idle because farmers can't get enough water to grow crops.
'I almost died,' Fetterman says as Senate campaign heats up
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, who is recovering from a stroke, said Friday that he almost died from the episode after ignoring warning signs for years and a doctor's advice to take blood thinners.
Grand jury indicts former Trump adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress
A federal grand jury has indicted former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro for contempt of Congress after he refused to cooperate in the House January 6 committee's investigation.
Navy pilot dies in Super Hornet jet crash in California
A Navy pilot has died after crashing a fighter jet near an air station in Lemoore, California, according to the military branch.
Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK
LONDON (AP) — As designer Clary Salandy pushes open the kitchen door at a nondescript community center in west London, her visitors pause, astonished by what they find. A dozen giraffe heads, crafted in shades of orange and brown with top hats and flowing eyelashes, smile in a tidy row atop the...
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 101
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 101st day, we take a look at the main developments.
Biden has 'no direct plans at the moment' to travel to Saudi Arabia
President Biden on Friday said he has “no direct plans at the moment” to travel to Saudi Arabia, despite reports to the contrary
Japan's Kishida considers joining NATO summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is considering attending a summit of leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in late June to spur coordination with the West over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter said.
After 100 days of war, Putin is counting on the world's indifference | CNN
Rewind the clock to February 23, the day before Russia launched its all-out invasion of Ukraine, and one might be tempted to guess that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's days in office were numbered.
Biden claimed more kids are dying of guns than cars. Here's what the data shows.
The gap between vehicular deaths and firearm deaths is certainly narrowing. But the leading cause of death among U.S. youth depends on how you slice the data.
Life after Amber: Johnny Depp to feature on new Jeff Beck album
Guitarist Jeff Beck announced onstage during his U.K. tour Thursday that his next album will feature Johnny Depp.
Democrats Face Pressure on Crime From a New Front: Their Base
BALTIMORE — A crowd of several hundred voters listened closely as Wes Moore, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, unspooled a soaring peroration about bringing a spirit of unity to state government. Introduced by a sparkling drum line and a row of local dignitaries on a bright and...
Ukraine's intelligence in communication with captured Azovstal fighters, minister says
Ukraine's intelligence services are in communication with the captured Azovstal steelworks fighters and Kyiv is doing all it can to ensure their release, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskiy said late on Friday.
Key Democratic senator in gun talks: 'There's lot of outstanding questions'
Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator on gun control legislation, told CNN on Friday he expected talks over policy proposals to intensify next week -- and noted there are a lot of "outstanding" issues that haven't been resolved.
Police patrol Hong Kong park to enforce Tiananmen vigil ban
HONG KONG (AP) — Heavy police force patrolled Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Saturday after authorities for a third consecutive year banned public commemoration of the anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989, with vigils overseas the only place marking the event.
Survivor of Uvalde school shooting to testify before Congress on gun violence
Victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings are among those set to testify on gun violence during a Congressional hearing on June 8.
Earth’s CO2 level passes a new climate milestone
The CO2 level in May was 50 percent higher than during the pre-industrial era, raising fears about climate change.
Senators make last-ditch bid for Manchin’s backing
Democrats and Republicans are competing for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) attention when it comes to what elements of President Biden’s agenda are still in play ahead of the midterm elections …
Ohio's Vance slams Ryan's record on taxes, as Dem pushes for tax break to ease inflation: 'Words are cheap'
Ohio GOP Senate candidate JD Vance says his Democrat opponent, Rep. Tim Ryan, isn't being sincere when he says he supports a tax cut for the middle class.
Stocks sink as Wall Street eyes downside of solid jobs data
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly Friday and pulled major indexes into the red for the week as Wall Street focused on the downside of the still-strong U.S. jobs market. A report showed employers hired more workers last month than economists expected.
What to know about Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee
The highly anticipated Platinum Jubilee, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's historic reign on the British throne, began Thursday with a large-scale military parade in honor of the monarch's official birthday and will conclude in a carnival-themed pageant with over 10,000 performers on Sunday night.
2022 U.S. Senate race in California guide: Alex Padilla battles challengers
More than 20 Californians are running for the U.S. Senate seat, but Democrat Alex Padilla and Republican Mark P. Meuser have emerged from the pack.
Ukraine war: Hungry Africans are victims of the conflict, Macky Sall tells Vladimir Putin
African Union head Macky Sall urges Russia's president to ease grain and fertiliser exports.
West Point expected to be ordered to take down portrait of Robert E. Lee
A congressionally established commission is likely to recommend the removal, sources say.
Iowa Democrats hope changes help it salvage leadoff caucuses
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a last-ditch effort to salvage their leadoff presidential selection position, Iowa Democrats are proposing two key changes that they hope will increase participation and avoid the chaos that marred their 2020 caucuses .
South Florida braces for Tropical Storm Alex: What to expect
A tropical storm warning is in effect in Miami, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach as South Florida braces for its first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Victims' parents, survivors of Uvalde and Buffalo shootings to testify before House Oversight panel
Survivors and parents of victims of the Uvalde and Buffalo shootings will testify before the House Oversight Committee next week as Congress negotiates gun legislation.
GOP Rep. Jacobs to retire after backing assault weapons ban
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs announced Friday that he will not run for another term in Congress amid backlash over his support for new gun control measures. Jacobs, who represents parts of western New York, including suburban Buffalo, told reporters he has decided to retire...
Myanmar military says activist, lawmaker to face death sentence
Activist Kyaw Min Yu and National League for Democracy lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw had appeals against sentence rejected.
Five key things to know about the economy this week
A raft of new data and studies released this week offer some clear looks at aspects of a turbulent economy that has added to political headwinds for Democrats. The economy remains strong by almost …
Two Reuters journalists injured, driver killed in east Ukraine
Two Reuters journalists were injured and a driver killed on Friday after the vehicle they were in came under fire while heading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, the latest battle line in Russia's assault on its neighbour.
Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudis
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he hasn’t changed his views on human rights despite his administration’s praise of Saudi Arabia for getting key oil producers to step up production.
Ohio lawmakers advance trans sports ban with genital check
Ohio's House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban transgender girls from school sports and require verification from a doctor if a student's sex is called into question.
Special Olympics reverses vaccine requirement after Florida threatens $27.5M fine
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday during a press conference hailed the decision by the Special Olympics to reverse the vaccine mandate as a win for the thousands of athletes who are expected to compete in the games.
Colombia's president: China ahead of US in strategic infrastructure bidding, calls for securing 5G networks
EXCLUSIVE: Colombian President Duque told Fox News he does not consider China's strategic trade and infrastructure investments in his country a "threat," and welcomes greater U.S. participation.
Mehmet Oz becomes Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania as David McCormick concedes, saying statewide recount wouldn't close gap
Before the recount, Oz led McCormick by 972 votes out of 1.34 million.
Jan. 6 committee irked by former adviser's unsanctioned interview with CNN: Report
Leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot are reportedly irate over an interview a former adviser conducted with CNN in which he disclosed details about the inquiry.
Depp-Heard trial: Advocates fear chilling effect on accusers
The call came Thursday, only a day after the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard verdict , to a free legal clinic for domestic violence victims in Athens, Georgia.
Fetterman's cardiologist says Democrat, who had stroke, suffers from atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy
John Fetterman's cardiologist said Friday that the Democratic Senate candidate suffers from both atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy, issuing a statement that provides more insight into what caused the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor's stroke in May.
Marjorie Taylor Greene pulls lab-grown meat into the culture wars
When Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., used part of her Memorial Day weekend to insinuate that the government is monitoring your movements to make sure you're eating "fake meat that grows in a peach tree dish," and not a real cheeseburger, the internet reacted as you'd expect. Jokes. Memes...
White House to be lit orange for gun violence awareness | CNN Politics
The White House will be illuminated in orange Friday night in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, as the nation has been shaken by a recent string of deadly mass shootings.
US says China’s Tiananmen crackdown ‘won’t be forgotten’
Chinese troops opened fire on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989 leaving an unknown number dead.
Sasse claims ‘the right wants a strongman daddy figure’
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) claimed in a speech on Thursday that “the right wants a strongman daddy figure” in describing his political party while asserting that Democrats want “a powerful, nameless b…
Attempted Reagan assassin John Hinckley thanks supporters ahead of full release: 'Time to rock and roll'
John Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is celebrating after a judge confirmed his unconditional release June 15.
13 hurt when Greyhound bus blows tire on California highway
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen people were injured Friday when a Greyhound bus blew a tire and veered into a sports utility vehicle and a center divider wall on a California desert highway, authorities said.
Police: Cop kills 13-year-old who crashed into patrol car
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police in San Antonio fatally shot a 13-year-old who was driving a suspected stolen car early Friday and rammed it into a marked patrol car, officials said. In a statement, police say officers were answering a report of multiple gunshots fired about 1:30 a.m.
What did police know as the Uvalde school shooting unfolded?
As investigators dig deeper into the law enforcement response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a host of disturbing questions remain about what officers on the scene knew as the deadly attack was unfolding.
Students frustrated over lack of gun reform
A bipartisan group of lawmakers say they are making progress on gun reform legislation in wake of recent mass shootings.
POLITICO Playbook PM: Biden’s next economic message: Bigger isn’t better
And Peter Navarro is indicted.
2 monkeypox strains in US suggest possible undetected spread
NEW YORK (AP) — Genetic analysis of recent monkeypox cases suggests there are two distinct strains in the U.S., health officials said Friday, raising the possibility that the virus has been circulating undetected for some time.
Man with fake badge and ammunition arrested outside Capitol
A 53-year-old Michigan man was arrested outside the Capitol Friday.
Voters Say They Want Gun Control. Their Votes Say Something Different.
It is one of the most puzzling questions for Democrats in American politics: Why is the political system so unresponsive to gun violence? Expanded background checks routinely receive more than 80% or 90% support in polling. Yet gun control legislation usually gets stymied in Washington and...
Grain supply tops Putin's talks with African Union leader
MOSCOW (AP) — The chairman of the African Union, Senegal’s President Macy Sall, told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that the fighting in Ukraine and Western sanctions had worsened food shortages, and appealed to other countries to ensure grain and fertilizer exports aren’t blocked.
Biden's challenge: Inflation overshadows robust job gains
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware (AP) — President Joe Biden came before the television cameras Friday to celebrate yet another month of healthy job growth and low unemployment and the fastest pace of hiring in four decades under his watch.
Queen Elizabeth thanked for being 'still in the saddle' after 70 years
Horse-loving Queen Elizabeth was thanked for being "in the saddle" for 70 years as head of state at a service on Friday to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, an event she missed due to her "mobility issues".
Everytown launches ads targeting GOP lawmakers to act on gun-safety measures
The weeklong media campaign from the nation’s largest gun safety group comes as Capitol Hill negotiations enter a key stretch.
White House postpones Biden trips to Saudi Arabia and Israel
The White House never publicly confirmed a June visit to either country. Sources told NBC News a broader trip to the Middle East is now planned for July.
3 employees stabbed at hospital in Los Angeles County, suspect in custody, police say
A suspect was in custody Friday after he allegedly stabbed three employees at a Los Angeles County area hospital, police said.
Escaping war: What Ukraine’s children carry with them
For children fleeing Ukraine, what they carry with them can be a source of comfort and hope, and a reminder of home.
Labor Secretary doesn't rule out possibility of economic 'hurricane'
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh on Friday told CNN there is "no question" an economic "hurricane" is possible.
High-speed train derailment in China kills 1, injures 8
BEIJING (AP) — The driver of a high-speed train in southern China was killed and eight people were injured when two cars derailed early Saturday after hitting a mudslide, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
A Robb Elementary staffer has filed the first legal action against the company that made the gun used in the school massacre
The staffer is exploring a lawsuit similar to one that led to the Sandy Hook settlement in which families had argued that gun manufacturer Remington irresponsibly marketed its weapon.
"Lots of luck on his trip to the moon": Biden responds to Elon Musk's economic doubts
President Biden wished the Tesla CEO "lots of luck on his trip to the moon" in response to his doubts about the U.S. economy.
Colombia’s president condemns Russia's 'most brutal genocide,' warns of autocracies disrupting democracies
EXCLUSIVE: The president of Colombia spoke with Fox News ahead of an event celebrating 200 years of diplomatic relations with the U.S.
Ahead of U.S. midterms, Democrats struggle to find footing on violent crime
Fed-up Democrats in San Francisco and Los Angeles, liberal-leaning California cities reeling from COVID-era spikes in homicides and gun violence, may punish their own party at the polls next week over its criminal justice policies. San Francisco's progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin, is...
Landmark bill to limit cryptomining passes NY Legislature
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have passed a milestone environmental measure designed to tap the brakes on the spread of cryptocurrency mining operations that burn fossil fuels. Both supporters and opponents say that the closely watched bill, approved early Friday by the state Senate...
Police arrest retired NY police officer with BB gun, high-capacity magazines outside Capitol
U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man who possessed a fake ID, a BB gun, body armor, high-capacity magazines and other ammunition outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Police identified the man as…
NRA membership dues and spending continue to shrink, report shows
The National Rifle Association appears to be experiencing diminished membership revenue and cuts to core programs, according to a financial report obtained by ABC News.
German lawmakers vote to approve huge fund for military
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers voted Friday to approve a 100 billion-euro ($107 billion) special fund to strengthen the country's military, preparing the way for a massive procurement drive three months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine jolted the government into action.
Retired officer arrested outside U.S. Capitol with body armor, ammo and fake Interpol badge
Jerome Felipe, of Flint, Michigan, was taken into custody by Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., around 5 a.m. after he parked his 2017 Dodge Charger near the building.
Western allies meet regularly to game out potential framework for Ukraine ceasefire as war hits 100th day
Staring down the prospect of an extended stalemate in Ukraine, the US and its allies are placing a renewed emphasis on the need for a negotiated settlement to end the war as the conflict grinds into its 100th day with no clear victory in sight for either side.
Justice Department declines to prosecute former Trump chief of staff and deputy
Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino will not face criminal charges for refusing to honor subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.
China blocks moves to step up protection of emperor penguins
BERLIN (AP) — China has blocked efforts to step up protection of emperor penguins that are increasingly threatened by the effects global warming is having on their natural habitat in Antarctica, officials said Friday.
Bill Maher fears Republicans are 'gonna steal the issue' of marijuana from Democrats
"Real Time" host Bill Maher says Republicans will "steal" the issue of marijuana legalization from Democrats, citing former House Speaker John Boehner entering the pot business.
Timeline: New details about the Uvalde school massacre keep contradicting what authorities have said
Since 19 children and two teachers were slaughtered in Uvalde, authorities have repeatedly changed their story about what happened before, during and after the bloody siege. Here's what we know.
CDC: 20 monkeypox cases detected in 11 states, viral strain identified
The number of monkeypox cases identified in the U.S. have doubled in the past week to 20, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the risk to the public remains low and the st…
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoes land conservation bill
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a land conservation bill that supporters say intended to protect biodiversity and improve climate resilience. The legislation set goals of conserving 30% of Vermont land by 2030 and 50% by 2050.
Cheers and some jeers as Prince Harry and Meghan return to UK
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were greeted with cheers and some jeers as they joined the royal family at a thanksgiving service on Friday for Queen Elizabeth, their first public appearance together in Britain since quitting royal duties
Transgender families reflect on anti-LGBTQ legislation at White House
Transgender families reflect on anti-LGBTQ legislation at White House in new footage released by the adminsitration.
Democrats battle to take on vulnerable California Republican Rep. Mike Garcia
In the California primary election, these two Democrats are vying to challenge Rep. Mike Garcia, one of the most vulnerable Republican members of Congress.
AP-NORC poll details rift between lay Catholics and bishops
The hardline stances of many conservative Catholic bishops in the U.S. are not shared by a majority of lay Catholics. Most of them say abortion should be legal, favor greater inclusion of LGBT people, and oppose the denial of Communion for politicians who support abortion rights, according to a...
Almost all asylum-seekers in L.A. lack legal counsel, face deportation, report says
"One of the most disturbing things is that so many children are deported without ever having a chance,” law professor Hiroshi Motomura said.
Family of Iran hostage Emad Shargi appeals directly to Biden to bring him home
His wife and daughters are imploring Biden to "do anything" in his power to bring him home.
Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee: What to know about ‘Platinum Party At The Palace’
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 70 years of reign. The royal family along with the UK will be enjoying events to honor the 96-year-old monarch.
Activists say cyber agency weakens voting tech advisory
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s leading cybersecurity agency released a final version Friday of an advisory it previously sent state officials on voting machine vulnerabilities in Georgia and other states that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to...
The Great Resignation hits state legislative chambers
Across the nation, employees have had enough. Scores are telling their bosses they will quit at the end of this year, fed up with working conditions, low pay and fraying relationships. Only in this…
Trump-backed celebrity doctor wins Pennsylvania Senate primary
Television heart surgeon Mehmet Oz would become the nation's first Muslim senator if elected.
Grandfather, 4 grandchildren killed by escaped Texas inmate are identified
“These precious people who loved and were loved by so many will never be forgotten," the family said in a statement.
Former U.S. ambassador points finger in Qatar lobbying probe
A former high-ranking U.S. ambassador admitted Friday to illegal foreign lobbying on behalf of Qatar after demanding that prosecutors tell him why a retired four-star general who worked with him on the effort has not also been charged.
Amazon accused of "obstructing" House probe into deadly warehouse collapse
E-commerce giant "still has not produced any of the key categories of documents," say Committee members in letter.
Georgia sheriff: Teen threatened death for Young Thug arrest
Georgia officials have arrested an 18-year-old who they say threatened to kill a sheriff and his wife over the arrest of rappers Young Thug and Gunna
To avoid ‘historic shellacking’ in midterms, Biden is promoting a sunny view of US economy
Much of America does not seem to be buying the optimistic vision that Biden and his team are selling
Transgender youth treatment under fire in Florida again
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida health officials have asked the state medical board to draft new policies that would likely restrict gender dysphoria treatments for transgender youth as the state amps up its ongoing attacks on the treatments amid the country's culture wars.
Make more than $100,000? Your IRS audit risk just doubled.
The IRS is boosting audits on higher earners, with the audit rate jumping fourfold on filers earning more than $10 million.
Musk eyes Tesla jobs cuts, cites ‘bad feeling’ over economy
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company needs to slash its workforce by 10 percent due to his uneasiness about the future of the economy in an email to executives sent Thursday that was obtained by Re…
Pakistan reports 7th polio case of this year amid outbreak
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani health authorities on Friday confirmed the seventh case of polio so far this year, saying it was registered in the country's former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, a region bordering Afghanistan.
Iowa gunman kills ex-girlfriend, another woman, then himself in church parking lot, sheriff says
Two college students were shot to death Thursday evening in a church parking lot in Ames, Iowa, police said, before the shooter fatally turned his gun on himself.
20 states vying to be first to vet 2024 Democratic presidential hopefuls
Iowa and New Hampshire have been first in the nation to weigh in on the Democratic presidential nominee for decades, but that may change.
Rainbow Flap: Biden Pride tweet draws objection from Kuwait
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Embassy tweet of a rainbow-flag-festooned message by President Joe Biden in support of Pride Month has drawn a face-to-face diplomatic protest from Kuwait and sparked a rare Twitter fight between the two close allies.
Tiananmen: Hong Kong students hide tiny "democracy goddesses" on campus
The anonymous acts in Hong Kong defy a crackdown on public commemoration of the killings.
Freedom Caucus members to huddle with Trump
A group of members of the House Freedom Caucus will meet with former President Trump at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club next week. The group of Republicans, known for its confrontational tact…
2 UN peacekeepers killed in 6th incident in Mali in 2 weeks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed Friday when their armored personnel carrier hit an improvised explosive device in central Mali in the sixth incident in less than two weeks targeting the U.N.
Eddie Van Halen autopsy special slammed by his son Wolfgang and Valerie Bertinelli
A planned TV special that purports to examine the final hours of the life of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen is being slammed by some of his loved ones.
Why the war in Ukraine might make root canals more difficult
Russia's assault on Ukraine is being felt worldwide, and the U.S. health care system is not immune.
Wisconsin man killed in 'targeted' attack on judicial system
A man was fatally shot at his home in Wisconsin on Friday and a suspect was discovered in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in what appeared to be a plan to target people connected to the judicial system, Wisconsin’s attorney general said.
Graham: ‘It is time to mobilize our retired and former service members’ to secure schools
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday called for retired and former military members to step up to enhance security in schools following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uva…
US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason
More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the company's partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason
Ukraine war: Chernobyl scarred by Russian troops' damage and looting
Ukraine says the Russian army stole much equipment from Chernobyl but the radiation level is safe.
Teachers face mental health challenges dealing with school shootings
After the Uvalde shooting, America's teachers discussed fears of violence and the impact on their mental health.
Canadian and English men indicted in US Navy overdoses
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man from Canada and a man from the United Kingdom have been indicted in Georgia on charges that they sent fentanyl to two U.S. Navy petty officers who died from overdoses in October 2017.
Economy adds 390K jobs in May, unemployment holds at 3.6 percent
The U.S added 390,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held even at 3.6 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department. The May jobs report was largely in line with economi…
Arizona woman pleads guilty in ballot collection operation
An Arizona woman accused of illegally collecting early ballots during the 2020 primary election has pleaded guilty.
Suburban Chicago officer fatally shoots hatchet-wielding man
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a man who came at the officer with a hatchet during a traffic stop Friday, authorities said. The officer was conducting a traffic stop at 11 a.m.
Musk’s Twitter deal clears FTC review, company says
Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion has cleared a regulatory step with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Twitter said Friday. The waiting period under the HSR Act, or the Hart-Scott-R…
Cruise ship Mardi Gras rescues 16 people stranded at sea, Carnival Cruise Line says
While cruising in open waters not too far from Cuba Friday morning, crew members of the cruise ship Mardi Gras spotted what had to be a chilling sight: a small vessel in rough seas stirred up by a tropical weather system.
Biden to visit New Mexico as state battles record wildfire
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will travel to New Mexico next week to receive a briefing from state and federal officials as the state continues to deal with t he largest wildfire in state history, the White House announced Friday.
‘Slow-walked or watered down’: Friendly fire strafes Biden’s climate office
Top domestic climate adviser Gina McCarthy says she is "leaving no stone unturned" to meet President Joe Biden's goals. Her office's critics say it's producing interference and delay.
DeSantis vetoes funds for Tampa Bay Rays practice facility after team tweets on gun control
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) approved a new state budget Thursday, but vetoed funds for a Pasco County baseball practice facility that was to be used by the Tampa Bay Rays, a move that comes short…
Pilot killed in navy jet fighter crash in California desert
The Navy says one of its fighter jets has crashed in the Southern California desert, killing the pilot
More job gains point to a solid economy and Fed rate hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, extending a streak of solid hiring that has bolstered an economy under pressure from high inflation and rising interest rates. Last month’s gain reflects a resilient job market that has so far shrugged off concerns that the economy will...
US has eight years to cut its emissions by half. Scientists say there’s a way
Story at a glance The U.S. can achieve its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030 if it implements several strategies. These include operating the electric grid with 80 perc…
Florida Medicaid regulator sides against including gender-affirming care
Florida was one of at least 17 states in the country that had not taken a position in addressing Medicaid coverage for the treatment of gender dysphoria.
Police fatally shoot man who bit off officer's finger
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man was shot and killed by police at a public housing complex in Cleveland during a confrontation in which an officer's finger was bitten off, authorities said. The shooting at the Union Square apartment complex occurred around 5:45 p.m.
Biden welcomes 'excellent' jobs numbers, warns of 'moderation' ahead
President Joe Biden welcomed “excellent” job growth data in remarks Friday, but he warned that inflation-targeting measures could slow “blockbuster” growth as his administration works to drive down price hikes.
Tropical storm warning for parts of Florida, Cuba, Bahamas
Much of the Florida peninsula, along with parts of Cuba and the Bahamas, are under a tropical storm warning as a system that battered Mexico moves through the Gulf of Mexico, bringing threats of heavy rain and wind for the weekend
China plans to complete space station with latest mission
China is preparing to launch a new three-person mission to complete work on its permanent orbiting space station
Four killed, dozens injured in apparent train derailment in Germany
About 140 people were on the train at the time, including numerous students heading home from school for the Whitsun holiday.
More than 45,000 Americans have applied to sponsor Ukrainian refugees in the U.S.
About 6,500 Ukrainians have arrived under the Uniting for Ukraine program, which President Biden said will help the U.S. welcome up to 100,000 refugees.
At least 4 killed as train derails in southern German Alps
Authorities say a train accident in the Alps in southern Germany on Friday left at least four people dead and many more injured
5 planets to form rare alignment in the sky this weekend
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn's rare alignment will be visible to the naked eye.
Walmart adding 4 fulfillment centers, more than 4,000 jobs
Walmart is adding four new fulfillment centers to its existing capacity, a move that will bring more than 4,000 jobs and make next- or two-day shipping available to more Americans
When Harry and Meghan reunited with the Windsors
As the bells of St Paul's tolled for the monarch resting out of town in Windsor, a moment unfolded during arrivals that royal watchers had been holding out for -- the return of the Sussexes.
GOP launches first attack on Fetterman
Ad buy links the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee to Bernie Sanders and "left-wing radicals."
If you’re still waiting for herd immunity for COVID-19, it's time to move on: Experts
As scientists learn more about the virus, they say herd immunity won't work for COVID-19
Medicare fund buys time with pandemic and inflation
Medicare appears to be solvent until at least 2028, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department that extends its projected fiscal cliff by two years.
Special Olympics drops vaccine rule after $27M fine threat
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Special Olympics has dropped a coronavirus vaccine mandate for its games in Orlando after Florida moved to fine the organization $27.5 million for violating a state law against such rules.
U.S. FDA flags risk of heart inflammation after Novavax COVID vaccine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration hasraised concerns about a possible risk of heart inflammation from Novavax Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, even as the company's data showed it could reduce the chances of mild-to-severe disease.
Pandemic delays trial for Hawaii men charged with hate crime
HONOLULU (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is delaying a trial for two Hawaii men charged with a hate crime for allegedly beating a white man in 2014. The trial for Kaulana Alo Kaonohi and Levi Aki, Jr.
Paxlovid Lowers Covid Hospitalization And Death Rates Among Seniors
An Israeli study, published without peer review, notes that the Pfizer drug helped lower hospitalizations for both vaccinated and unvaccinated covid patients over the age of 65. The treatment was n…
Rising COVID rates threaten return of indoor mask mandates
A rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has Los Angeles County health officials warning of a possible return to indoor mask mandates. In fact, changes could be coming within weeks if…
Doctors advise how to get kids 5-11 boosted when COVID vaccination rates in US are low
Doctors worry it will be difficult to get 5-to-11-year-olds boosted when vaccination rates are low.
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Brad Johnson, 'Melrose Place' star, dies at 62 from Covid
Johnson, who played Dr. Dominick O'Malley on "Melrose Place," died of complications from Covid-19 on Feb. 18, his talent agent said.
Florida reports 71,797 new COVID cases as White House plans for vaccine for kids under 5
The Biden administration is planning to roll out COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 this month, if federal regulators authorize them, officials said.
Novavax stock tumbles after FDA brief on its COVID vaccine | WTOP News
Novavax stock lost a quarter of its value Friday after a Food and Drug Administration brief ahead of its COVID-19 vaccine’s review next week raised concerns.
Portugal Covid-19 deaths at 100 day high
Portugal recorded 47 deaths from covid-19 on Wednesday, 2 June, the highest number of deaths in more than 100 days, according to data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).