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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration’s estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards.
Over 24 hours in Kabul, brutality, trauma, moments of grace
Bone-tired like everyone else in Kabul, Taliban fighters spent the last moments of the 20-year Afghanistan war watching the night skies for the flares that would signal the United States was gone. From afar, U.S.
January 6 select committee refutes claim by McCarthy that the Justice Department cleared Trump of any role in insurrection | CNN Politics
The top members of the select committee investigating the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill refuted recent claims by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that former President Donald Trump has been cleared by the Justice Department of any role in the insurrection.
Cheney, Thompson slam McCarthy’s comments about Trump, Jan. 6: ‘Baseless’
Leaders of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for “baseless” comments he made about former P…
Taliban special forces bring abrupt end to women's protest
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban special forces in camouflage fired their weapons into the air Saturday, bringing an abrupt and frightening end to the latest protest march in the capital by Afghan women demanding equal rights from the new rulers.
Anti-abortion groups are fired up over the Texas ruling. They’re just getting started.
"This is a massive victory for the pro-life movement and we are excited that the law can stay in effect," said Rebecca Parma, senior legislative associate at Texas Right to Life.
Milley says civil war ‘likely’ in Afghanistan
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said he believed it was “likely” that conditions for a future civil war could develop in Afghanistan following the U.S. …
Shadow docket Supreme Court decisions could affect millions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traditionally, the process of getting an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes months and those rulings are often narrowly tailored. Emergency orders, especially during the court's summer break, revolve around specific issues, like individual death penalty cases.
Hurricane Ida turns spotlight on Louisiana power grid issues
The dismal state of power in Hurricane Ida’s wake is a distressingly familiar scenario for Entergy Corp. Louisiana’s largest electrical utility has grappled with other widespread outages after numerous previous hurricanes
There's a hot new trend in Democratic Senate primaries: They exist
Democrats used to avoid Senate primaries at all cost. Now, they have 10 candidates in Wisconsin. Four big ones in Pennsylvania.
Hurricane Ida death toll in Louisiana rises to 12
New York and New Jersey were among the four northern states that started the Labor Day holiday weekend digging through debris left by the deadly deluge that killed more than 44 people...
Cleanup boats on scene of large Gulf oil spill following Ida
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday that cleanup crews are responding to a sizable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. The spill, which is ongoing, appears to be coming from a source underwater at an offshore drilling lease about two miles (three kilometers)...
It’s not a labor shortage — it’s a wage and workers rights shortage
Employers complain that too few people are returning to work, but America’s “labor shortage” is really a shortage of good wages and workers rights on the job.
Jobs report adds fresh concerns over Monday’s unemployment cliff
More than 9 million Americans are set to lose their unemployment benefits and millions more will see their weekly incomes plummet as a host of federal pandemic jobless aid programs expire next week…
POLITICO Playbook: Texas abortion law becomes a GOP ’24 litmus test
And the Biden administration grapples with an internal split on unemployment benefits.
Five tax issues to watch as Democrats craft $3.5T bill
Democrats are scrambling to craft their multitrillion-dollar social spending package while seeking to avoid any points of contention that could threaten party unity.Many key aspects of the package …
9/11: As the decades pass, the act of remembering evolves
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Across the vast field where the plane fell out of the sky so many years ago, all is quiet. The hills around Shanksville seem to swallow sound. The plateau that Americans by the millions ascend to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial, to think of those who died in this...
Today is the last day that many unemployed workers can claim federal jobless aid - and states probably won't be renewing them
Congress and President Biden have shown no interest in renewing the jobless stimulus benefits. Millions are poised to lose a steady source of income.
Louisiana residents thankful for small miracles after Ida
MARRERO, La. (AP) — Amid the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, there was at least one bright light Sunday: Parishioners found that electricity had been restored to their church outside of New Orleans, a small improvement as residents of Louisiana struggle to regain some aspects of normal life.
Ron Johnson's evolution from Tea Party insurgent to conspiracy theory promoter
As Sen. Ron Johnson grapples with whether to run for a third term, it seems there's no controversy the Wisconsin Republican is unwilling to wade into.
Corporate America, critical of restrictive voting bills, remains largely silent on Texas abortion ban
An array of large American companies with ties to Texas have declined to stake out a position on the state's strict new abortion ban, a stark contrast with Corporate America's recent willingness to speak out on racial justice, voting rights and other polarizing social issues. Texas-based...
Taliban surrounds Panjshir Valley as resistance holds
The Taliban appears determined to snuff out the Panjshir resistance before announcing who will lead the country.
Inside the Afghan Evacuation: Rogue Flights, Crowded Tents, Hope and Chaos
WASHINGTON — On the last day of August, when President Joe Biden called the airlift of refugees from Kabul an “extraordinary success,” senior diplomats and military officers in Doha, Qatar, emailed out a daily situation report marked “sensitive but unclassified.” The conditions in Doha...
Harris to California on Wednesday to campaign with Newsom
Vice President Kamala Harris will visit California's Bay Area next week to campaign with Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces possible removal from office in a Sept.
Jan. 6 committee leaders call McCarthy’s Trump comments ‘baseless'
The committee chair and vice chair called out McCarthy’s “misinformation campaign” in a joint statement.
Why Hurricane Ida crippled the New Orleans power grid
Hurricane Ida's 150-mph winds crippled a Louisiana electric grid already vulnerable from aging transmission lines, electricity bottlenecks and $2 billion worth of damage caused by three hurricanes that hit last year.
New Zealand tried for years to deport Auckland knife attacker
Court documents identify Auckland attacker as a Tamil Muslim from Sri Lanka who was granted refugee status in 2013.
Milley: Afghan forces ‘not designed appropriately’ to secure nation in ‘lessons learned’ following withdrawal
In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin, General Mark Milley said Saturday one of the “lessons learned” from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was the pitfalls realized in the Afghan security forces.
'We do not have to stay silent': Afghan women vow to protest against Taliban as humanitarian crisis looms
ABC News interviewed one of the women vowing to continue protesting against Taliban rule, as a humanitarian crisis looms in Afghanistan.
Israel’s ‘alarmist claims’ raise the stakes against Iran
Israeli leaders have issued a series of threats against Iran over its nuclear programme, reviving ‘plans’ for action.
Saudi forces intercept three ballistic missiles, blame Houthis
Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis say rebels fired three ballistic missiles at eastern and southern cities.
'My youth is a strength': Members of Gen Z launch campaigns for Congress | CNN Politics
For the first time in 2022, members of Generation Z -- those born after 1996 -- could be elected to the US House of Representatives.
Trump loyalists Michael Flynn and MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell team up with anti-vaxx doctors for 'health and freedom' tour to spread pandemic disinformation, report says
Donald Trump loyalists and anti-vaxx doctors are embarking on the "ReAwaken America" tour to fuel disinformation about the election and pandemic.
Judge rules trial participants aren’t allowed to refer to Parkland suspect using derogatory language
A Florida judge ruled Friday that participants in the future trial of the alleged Parkland shooter cannot refer to him using derogatory language, according to CNN.In her ruling, Broward County…
Republicans keen on hammering Biden on inflation as the White House projects hike
Republicans will most likely keep using inflation as a battle line, while political strategists see it just as a talking point.
Women say they met porn actor Jeremy for fun; rape came next
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adult film actor Ron Jeremy leveraged the novelty of his celebrity to meet and often isolate women who he raped and sexually assaulted, using the same tactics for years, according to grand jury testimony from 21 women that was unsealed Saturday.
El Salvador court says presidents can serve two straight terms
Ruling paves the way for incumbent Nayib Bukele to stand for re-election in 2024.
Miami Beach to undergo increase in police presence after fatal shooting
The mayor of Miami Beach announced on Friday that the city would see an increased police presence following a fatal shooting at a restaurant that occurred more than a week ago.A tourist from Colora…
Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at 3 memorial sites
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.
US: Afghan evacuees who fail initial screening Kosovo-bound
An ardent U.S. ally, Kosovo, has agreed to take in Afghanistan evacuees who fail to clear initial rounds of screening and host them for up to a year, a U.S. official said Saturday, in an intended fix to one of the security problems of the frantic U.S.
Canada election: Conservatives under fire over gun control
Conservative leader faces mounting questions over promise to overturn a 2020 ban on some weapons such as AR-15.
Biden, first lady will travel to all three sites of 9/11 attacks
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept.
Mary Trump Rips 'Fascist' Uncle, Assumes He Doesn't Even Know What That Means
The former president is the "least intellectually curious person I've ever met," Donald Trump's niece said in a scathing new attack.
Feminists warned about America’s abortion crisis for years. We were written off as hysterical
Why has the effective end of Roe v Wade been met with shock by so many corners of political life? Supreme court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. ‘This outcome was never in doubt. Trump promised to appoint anti-choice judges. He kept that promise.’ Photograph: Doug Mills/AP This was...
Capitol rioter 'QAnon Shaman' pleads guilty, disappointed Trump didn't pardon
The U.S. Capitol rioter nicknamed the "QAnon Shaman" is disappointed former President Donald Trump did not pardon him, his defense lawyer said on Friday after the man pleaded guilty to taking part in the Jan. 6 unrest.
Abortion rights groups want Biden to use bully pulpit after Texas law
President Biden is under pressure to do more to support reproductive rights after the Supreme Court allowed Texas to move forward with its abortion law, the most restrictive in the nation.
Trump in advanced talks to sell D.C. hotel
Former President Trump is in advanced talks to sell rights to his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., sources tell Axios. Why it matters: The removal of Trump’s big, golden name from Pennsylvania Avenue would be a symbolic bombshell savored by opponents. Get market news worthy of your...
Washington test-drives a new driving fee
Tucked into the bipartisan infrastructure package in Congress is a provision that would green-light, for the first time, a national pilot program for a vehicle miles traveled fee.
Biden to visit three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate 20th anniversary
President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor the 2,996 victims who were killed that day, the White House announced Saturday.
'Common prosperity' or crackdown? China goes after its billionaires
"This is an opportunity to portray itself as a forward-thinking government that cares about its citizens," said Austin Strange of the University of Hong Kong.
Biden blasted for 'cheat sheet' he used in Louisiana while surveying storm damage: 'Weak and incompetent'
President Joe Biden traveled on Friday to Louisiana where he appeared to bring along a “cheat sheet” which featured names of photographs of local officials with certain talking points, according to a report on his visit.
Newsom nationalizes California recall as he fights for his job
When California Gov. Gavin Newsom took the lectern from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren here at Culver City High School on Saturday, his warning to the audience took a markedly national tone.
President Biden to survey Ida damage in New York and New Jersey
He will make the trip on Tuesday, days after visiting Louisiana, which was also battered by Ida.
Companies: $26B settlement of opioid lawsuits to move ahead
Four companies in the drug industry said Saturday that enough states had agreed to a settlement of lawsuits over the opioid crisis for them to move ahead with the $26 billion deal. An announcement from the three largest U.S.
Virginia GOP lt. gov. nominee says she would support heartbeat abortion legislation
Virginia Republican lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Winsome Sears said on Friday that she would support heartbeat abortion legislation amid the fallout over a Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Tuna bounce back, but sharks in 'desperate' decline
Extinction list update reveals mixed news for marine life, as world conservation summit open in France.
South Carolina lawyer shot 12 weeks after wife, son gunned down
He survived the roadside shooting, which was under investigation.
IUCN Red List: Bad news for sharks, Komodo dragon; tuna improving
Climate change, habitat loss and overfishing damage marine life, International Union for Conservation of Nature warns.
California Democratic challenger says he was barred from entering Newsom’s ‘Stop the Republican Recall’ rally
A California Democrat vying to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom says he was barred from entering a campaign event that portrayed the recall effort as a Republican stunt.
Why the White House loves the Texas renter rescue
Texas has distributed more assistance funds from Washington’s $46.5 billion rental aid program than any other state, according to Treasury Department data through the end of July.
Northeast deals with muck, waterlogged homes in Ida cleanup
CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Flood-stricken families and business owners across the Northeast were hauling waterlogged belongings to the curb Saturday and scraping away noxious mud as cleanup from the deadly remnants of Hurricane Ida moves into high gear.
How activists say Texas abortion law is undermining Native American women's reproductive justice
"It's certainly a whole other level of mental anxiety and cruelty that's forced upon us," one activist said of the law, the most restrictive in the nation.
Suspected drug trafficking leader extradited to US from Mexico
An alleged leader of an international drug trafficking organization arrived in the U.S. on Friday after being extradited from Mexico to face charges in an indictment that accuses him of managing a cocaine smuggling enterprise.
Desperation, 'crisis' at Planned Parenthood clinic under new Texas abortion law
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston has turned into a "crisis center" in the days after the most restrictive abortion law in the nation went into effect in Texas.
Origin story of the Texas law that could upend Roe v. Wade
The road to a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state, sidestepping for now the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, began in a town called Waskom, population 1,600. The Supreme Court's decision this past week not to interfere with the state's strict abortion law...
China exerts growing power right on America's doorstep
China is making its influence felt in Latin America and the Caribbean in a way officials say is harmful to the U.S. and via methods the U.S. can't employ.
Navy identifies 5 sailors who died in helicopter crash off California coast
The MH-60S helicopter was on a routine flight from an aircraft carrier when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean some 60 miles off the coast of San Diego.
Wife recounts husband’s lucky escape out of Kabul when leaving seemed impossible
"I didn’t know he was actually in the middle of all that," Zorah Aziz said of the ISIS-K suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
3 dead, 3 injured in Washington, D.C., shooting
Police said there might have been more than one shooter.
Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress on a California wildfire threatening South Lake Tahoe, officials said Saturday, lifting hopes for tens of thousands of residents who are waiting this weekend to return to the resort town.
Supreme Court ruling on Texas law was the result of decades of pressure from anti-abortion groups to shape the court
The anti-abortion movement has won its biggest return yet on its decades-long investment on reshaping the courts, with a Supreme Court order that allowed the country's second most populous state to cut off almost all access to the procedure.
Lyft and Uber to supplement legal fees for drivers sued over Texas abortion law
Rideshare companies Lyft and Uber issued separate statements announcing they will supplement legal fees for any drivers transporting women to abortion clinics who are sued under the recently passed Texas abortion law.
California requests $16.7M in aid for Afghan resettlement
California has requested $16.7 million in aid from its general funds in order to assist Afghan refugees who are resettling in the state.
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died
7 Louisiana nursing homes closed for warehousing patients before Ida
Seven patients have died since the move with five of the deaths classified as storm-related, the state health department said.
I Know Firsthand How Ugly a Wartime Evacuation Really Is
The criticism of Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal ignores the reality on the ground.
Squad members go after Biden for being 'silent' on Minnesota oil pipeline
Four members of the Democratic “Squad” went after President Biden Saturday for being “silent” on a controversial Minnesota oil pipeline.
It's a girl, and a boy: Buttigieg celebrates 2 babies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, are celebrating the arrival of not one — but two — bundles of joy.
Resistance leader describes Taliban 'invasion'
Amrullah Saleh, in the Panjshir Valley, tells the BBC that fighters face a "difficult" situation.
Cattle producers have a beef with 35-year marketing campaign
It’s one of the nation’s most iconic marketing slogans, but today the checkoff program that created the “Beef
NASA's Mars rover scores 'phenomenal accomplishment'
The Perseverance rover successfully extracted samples from a Martian rock.
Why China's bitcoin miners are moving to Texas
Beijing's crackdown on cryptocurrency sends bitcoin entrepreneurs moving to the wild wild west.
Three people shot at Towson University: Police
Three people were shot Saturday morning in Maryland at the Towson University campus, police said.
Montenegro clashes as Serb Orthodox Church leader installed
The fierce protests reflect tensions in the country, which broke away from Serbia in 2006.
Illinois lawmakers override Pritzker’s ambulance veto, fail to agree on ethics changes
Lawmakers went around Gov. J.B. Pritzker to enact a law about paying for ambulance services, delivering the first veto override of the governor’s term.
Over 30 percent of Americans experienced summer weather disaster: analysis
More than 30 percent of Americans have experienced weather disasters this summer, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal data.
Howard University installs Chadwick Boseman's name on College of Fine Arts building
The "Black Panther" star is seen as an "icon in his own right who has left an immeasurable legacy for the next generation," the university said.
Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: Thousands reported killed in clashes
Both the Tigray rebels and Ethiopian military say they have inflicted thousands of casualties.
Stunned By Ida, The Northeast Begins To Recover And Worry About The Next Storm
At least 49 people are confirmed dead, and in some areas, the search for the missing continues. Residents digging out from the wreckage are asking whether the region is prepared for the next storm.
Climate Change Is Threatening Komodo Dragons, Earth's Largest Living Lizards
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List, an assessment of the health of tens of thousands of species, Komodo dragons went from "vulnerable" to "endangered."
What can employers do if workers avoid COVID-19 vaccines?
What can employers do if workers avoid COVID-19 vaccines? They can require vaccination and fire employees who don't comply, or take other actions such as withholding company perks or charging extra for health insurance.
Kentucky governor calls special session on handling COVID-19
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear says he's calling the Republican-led legislature into a special session to shape pandemic policies in Kentucky
Poison Control Centers Are Fielding A Surge Of Ivermectin Overdose Calls
The nation's poison control centers saw a 245% jump in reported exposure cases from July to August as more people take the anti-parasite drug that some falsely claim treats COVID-19.
Analysis: Despite divides, Covid-19 vaccines are now as popular as Christmas trees
The American landscape is filled with divisive issues that split the country down the middle... we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the campaign to vaccinate Americans against Covid-19 has largely broken that mold.
Religious exemptions to vaccine mandates could test ‘sincerely held beliefs’
“I don’t think most of this is sincere. I think it’s just a way to get out of having to take a vaccine,” a bioethics professor said.
Alabama schools report 13,000 COVID-19 cases in two-week period
Alabama schools reported 13,000 coronavirus cases in a two-week period on Friday, according to
Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID
Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.
Florida grapples with COVID-19's deadliest phase yet
MIAMI (AP) — Funeral director Wayne Bright has seen grief piled upon grief during the latest COVID-19 surge. A woman died of the virus, and as her family was planning the funeral, her mother was also struck down.
U.S. administers 374.5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines -CDC
The United States had administered 374,488,924 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 450,175,825 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
COVID-19 updates: 345 children currently hospitalized with coronavirus in Texas
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads.
Biden's high-stakes booster tension with Moderna
A disagreement between the Biden administration and Moderna over booster shot details has thrown a wrench in the administration's plans, and may result in the booster effort beginning with only some Pfizer recipients later this month. Why it matters: How the dispute shakes out could have...
What to do if your child is exposed to Covid-19 at school
Here is expert advice on what parents should do when their child has been sent home after being exposed to Covid-19 at school.
6 Tips For Coping With COVID Anxiety This Fall And Winter
It's clear the next couple of seasons won't be the "life as usual" we all hoped for. Rituals, deep breathing and reaching out to friends are just a few ways to manage anxiety when the days grow dark.
Nursing homes warn vaccine mandate could lead to staff shortages
The Biden administration's vaccination requirement is putting a squeeze on nursing homes as they try to balance protecting residents and retaining low-wage staff that have been reluctant to get the shot.
Ivermectin: Oklahoma doctor warns against using drug for Covid treatment
The US National Poison Data System reported 459 cases of Ivermectin exposure across the country in August.
Labor Day could exacerbate COVID surge with millions still unvaccinated, experts warn
Holidays have proven to be a catalyst of COVID-19 spread across the country.
Analysis: How many people have died from Covid-19? We may never know
The simple truth is that far, far too many people have died from Covid-19.
If You're Unvaccinated, The CDC Wants You To Stay Home This Labor Day Weekend
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expressed concern about the further spread of the delta variant. Health officials have been concerned about holiday weekends during the pandemic.
A Florida teen who was hospitalized with Covid-19 wants to get vaccinated and says others should get the shot too
A Florida teen who spent 11 days on a ventilator after she contracted Covid-19 has a message for her peers. Get vaccinated.