Members of the Oath Keepers on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP
Also under pressure as the trial got underway with jury selection was Washington, D.C.'s federal court, tasked with finding the newly-minted group of twelve jurors plus four alternates to sit as fair arbiters on the politically-charged trial that is set to last more than a month.
Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina.
Russia to annex more of Ukraine on Friday at the Kremlin
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation of the seven-month war that was expected to isolate the Kremlin further, draw more international punishment and bring Ukraine extra military, political and economic support.
Biden administration scales back student loan forgiveness for some, amid lawsuits
Biden's federal student loan cancellation program will now exclude FFEL and Perkins loans borrowers amid legal challenges, including two lawsuits
Ian strengthens to hurricane again after pummeling Florida, now headed for Carolinas, Georgia
Ian strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane Thursday afternoon. It is now moving across Florida, headed toward Georgia and the Carolinas where it is expected to make landfall Friday. More than 2 million people are without power. Fox News is updating with the latest news surrounding the storm, its...
Judge rejects special master's request on seized documents, handing win to Trump
A judge has rejected a request from the special master she appointed regarding an inventory of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago, handing a win to Donald Trump's legal team.
Russia opens more border draft offices amid call-up exodus
Russian authorities are opening more military enlistment offices near Russia's borders in an apparent effort to intercept some of the Russian men of fighting age who are trying to flee the country by land to avoid getting called up to fight in Ukraine.
Hurricane Ian updates: Florida death toll climbs
The remnants of Ian are charging up the East Coast on Saturday after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in South Carolina on Friday afternoon.
Putin signs ‘independence’ decrees for Zaporizhia, Kherson
Putin to host formal ceremony in Moscow after declaring Ukrainian lands ‘independent’ in major escalation of war.
NY attorney general wants to expedite lawsuit against Trumps and their business | CNN Politics
The New York attorney general wants to expedite her civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, his family members and the Trump Organization, and set a trial date before the end of 2023.
Biden says Hurricane Ian "could be the deadliest hurricane in Florida's history"
Federal Emergency Management Agency officials briefed the president on the massive storm Thursday.
CIA websites' shortcomings resulted in dozens of deaths, research finds
CIA websites so flawed that even an "amateur" could find them led to the deaths of dozens of assets in China and Iran, research has found.
Trump-McConnell feud takes new turn with Electoral Count Act
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) support for the Electoral Count Act is renewing the schism between him and former President Trump, setting up a vote likely to divide the GOP caucus…
A Trump-appointed judge undermined a special master order for Trump to back up claims that FBI 'planted' evidence at Mar-a-Lago
Judge Aileen Cannon pushed back the end date for the review of records seized from Mar-a-Lago, in just her latest decision siding with Donald Trump.
Senate passes stopgap bill to avert shutdown, aid Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that would avert a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday and provide another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel Russia's brutal invasion.
Hurricane Ian sweeps away homes, memories on barrier islands
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the road into Fort Myers Beach, cars are left abandoned in the roadway, where they stalled when Hurricane Ian's storm surge flooded their engines and their drivers couldn’t continue.
Trump records probe: Tensions flare over special master
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parallel special master process spawned by the FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president.
Biden: 'Our country hurts' after Hurricane Ian slams Florida
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida after Hurricane Ian flooded communities across the state, knocked out power, forced people into shelters and raised fears of a “substantial loss of life."
Putin's new land grab is dangerous for Ukraine -- and the world | CNN Politics
Russia's new land grab in Ukraine is an act of geopolitical piracy that will make the war more dangerous, add new risk to the West's strategic calculations and deal a long-term challenge to the international rule of law.
Sanders urges 'winners and the losers' to respect results of Brazilian election
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has called for all Brazilian presidential candidates to accept the results of their election.
Trump resists request to declare accuracy of Mar-a-Lago document inventory
Former President Trump’s legal team resisted a request to declare whether an updated inventory released by the FBI of items taken during its search of Mar-a-Lago is accurate. In a letter …
FBI allegedly engaging in 'purge' of conservative employees, retaliating against whistleblowers: Jim Jordan
The FBI is allegedly engaging in a “purge” of conservative employees and retaliating against whistleblowers who have made protected disclosures to Congress, Fox News Digital has learned.
Gallup poll finds trust in Supreme Court at historic low, down 20 points in two years
Approval and trust of the Supreme Court by Americans hit an all-time low after overturning the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade.
Ginni Thomas told Jan. 6 committee she still believes the election was stolen, chair says
Thomas, a conservative activist and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said in her opening statement to the panel that she never discussed any activities surrounding the 2020 election with her husband.
Ginni Thomas tells Jan. 6 panel her husband was "completely unaware" of texts with Mark Meadows
Her husband was "completely unaware of my texts with Mark Meadows until this committee leaked them to the press while he was in a hospital bed fighting an infection," Ginni Thomas said.
Chief Justice Roberts is in the spotlight as the Supreme Court tackles race cases
Conservative arguments in favor of a "colorblind" Constitution could appeal to Roberts as the new term begins.
Ukraine war: US will never recognise Russia's annexation attempts, Biden vows
Within hours, Vladimir Putin is expected to declare that four Ukrainian regions are joining Russia.
International warnings grow over threat to democracy in Brazil
President Jair Bolsonaro’s unfounded claims of electoral fraud raise concerns he may reject October 2 vote results.
FBI seized almost 200,000 pages of documents from Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his lawyers say in new court filing
The Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation of Donald Trump over his removal of documents from the White House when he left office.
Poll: Midterm momentum shifts back to GOP as inflation fears grow
As backlash to the end of Roe v. Wade came to dominate U.S politics this summer, poll after poll showed the tide turning in Democrats’ favor. But a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll suggests the winds may be shifting again.
In ghostly Sviatogirsk, Russia's challenge in annexing territory it cannot control is laid bare | CNN
It is a road through scorched forest, open roofs and pockmarked asphalt where the devastation appears to seamlessly meld together into an endless line.
‘No legal value’: UN chief condemns Russia’s planned annexation
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Russian annexation of Ukraine regions would mark ‘dangerous escalation’.
DeSantis: Florida's Hurricane Ian recovery will be '24/7 operation'
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says relief and recovery is already going on "24/7" following Hurricane Ian. The state is working to reestablish telecommunications..
1/6 chairman: Ginni Thomas reiterates false election claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, stood by the false claim that the 2020 election was fraudulent during an interview Thursday with the House committee investigating the Jan.
Hurricane Ian statistics show why it will come to be known as 'The Big One'
Hurricane Ian culminated into the monstrous, devastating storm meteorologists predicted it would be, statistics show.
Trump attorney and adviser testified before Georgia grand jury investigating election interference | CNN Politics
Boris Epshteyn, an attorney and adviser to former President Donald Trump, testified before a Georgia grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Blumenthal, Graham call for economic, military cuts to nations that recognize Russia annexation of Ukraine
Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on Congress to pass legislation that would cut all economic and military funding to any nation that recognizes Russia's annexation of Ukraine.
Biden administration kicks off student loan debt forgiveness process | CNN Politics
The Biden administration on Thursday is kicking off its efforts toward forgiving student loan debt, sending updates on the process via email before the window to apply opens next month.
Vice President Harris mistakenly touts US 'alliance with the Republic of North Korea'
Although the vice president did not correct herself, Harris went on to hail the U.S.'s "ironclad" commitment to the defense of South Korea
Why is the Senate race between J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in red state Ohio so close?
You might think that J.D. Vance, the GOP venture capitalist and author Trump endorsed in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio, would be well ahead of Rep. Tim Ryan, his Democratic opponent. But polls show the race is tight.
High stakes for O'Rourke in Texas governor's debate Friday
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke spent his 50th birthday this week behind the wheel of his pickup in Texas, fast approaching a big moment in his uphill climb for governor.
House approves antitrust bill targeting Big Tech dominance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved antitrust legislation targeting the dominance of Big Tech companies by giving states greater power in competition cases and increasing money for federal regulators.
S. Korea, US and Japan hold anti-N. Korean submarine drills
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, U.S. and Japanese warships launched their first trilateral anti-submarine drills in five years on Friday, after North Korea renewed missile tests this week in an apparent response to bilateral training by South Korean and U.S.
US suggests Russia could be behind Nord Stream gas leaks
US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells the BBC its unlikely Nord Stream leaks are coincidence.
Biden admin preparing to take executive action to protect DACA "Dreamers"
The administration is bracing for a likely court ruling that would end the program, which has shielded more than 600,000 immigrants from deportation.
Biden administration scales back student loan forgiveness plan as states sue | CNN Politics
The Biden administration scaled back eligibility for its student loan forgiveness plan Thursday, the same day six Republican-led states sued President Joe Biden in an effort to block his student loan forgiveness plan from taking effect.
Senate confirms US ambassadors to four countries
The Senate confirmed four U.S. ambassadors on Thursday before heading out for recess, which is expected to last through the midterm elections.After approving a short-term funding bill to avoid a go…
These two types of student loans aren't eligible for forgiveness, new guidance says
The updated guidance came the same day six GOP-led states sued the Biden administration over the debt relief.
Biden administration scales back eligibility for student loan forgiveness. Here's who's affected
The Biden administration updated its guidance Thursday about which loans would be eligible for up to $20,000 in forgiveness, closing the door to some borrowers.
Ian destroys part of Sanibel Causeway, cutting off access to barrier islands
The causeway is the only way for vehicles to enter or leave Sanibel and Captiva islands.
Amid China concerns, Biden vows to address Pacific island needs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden, his administration pledging to help stave off China's "economic coercion," promised Pacific island leaders on Thursday to work harder with allies and partners to address their needs. After a two-day Washington summit, the United States and leaders...
Study finds that climate change added 10% to Ian's rainfall
Climate change added at least 10% more rain to Hurricane Ian , a study prepared immediately after the storm shows.
Pentagon working to form new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine | CNN Politics
The Pentagon is working to form a new command to coordinate arming and training Ukraine, according to two US officials, in an effort to streamline what was a largely ad hoc process rapidly created in the wake of Russia's invasion.
OnPolitics: Pennsylvania's Senate race heats up 🔥
Early in the summer, Fetterman held a nearly double-digit lead over his GOP opponent. But in the last month, Dr. Oz has been catching up in the polls.
Uvalde shooting survivors file 1st federal lawsuit against school district
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court, names the Uvalde school district, police force and gun distributors.
EPA doubles money for electric school buses as demand soars
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to “overwhelming demand,” the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day.
Civil rights lawyer John Burris confronts police narratives
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Before John Burris became the go-to lawyer for Northern California families grieving a loved one killed by police, the civil rights legend was a child suspicious of the Santa Claus narrative.
Mini-budget: PM to meet head of OBR following market turmoil
Liz Truss and the chancellor will meet the OBR as a group of MPs call for its forecast to be released.
Hurricane Ian could cripple Florida's home insurance industry
Experts say a major storm like Ian could push some insurance companies into insolvency, making it harder for people to collect on claims.
Army major and wife indicted for conspiring to give Russia medical secrets
The two, who work as healthcare providers, in August revealed to an undercover FBI agent their willingness to give Russia medical information to help its invasion of Ukraine.
Biden approves $1.1 billion more in military aid to Ukraine; Russia denies Nord Stream sabotage allegations
After a set of sham referendums in four Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine, the results have come in. Unsurprisingly, they show a majority voting to join Russia.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa stretchered off with head injury
CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained neck and head injuries after being slammed to the ground Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals and was stretchered from the field.
Stacey Abrams looks to win Black men in bid for Ga. governor
Democrat Stacey Abrams was on stage for an hour with radio and television host Charlamagne tha God and rapper 21 Savage when she faced a question from a skeptical audience member. Democrats court their votes every election year yet sometimes struggle to deliver on certain promises. A large...
Russian billionaire charged with violating US sanctions
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska was charged Thursday with violating U.S. sanctions, as part of the United States' efforts to crack down on Russian oligarchs.
"There's literally nothing to come back to": Fort Myers Beach council member says most homes are gone
Ian left Florida with flooding and destruction as it crossed the state. It has intensified again into a hurricane off the Atlantic coast.
Live Updates: Hurricane Ian wallops Florida, heads north
The Latest on Hurricane Ian : SANIBEL, Fla. — The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Ian’s passage has risen to four overall after an official said late Thursday that two people were confirmed dead on a hard-hit barrier island on Florida’s western coast.
Baltic Sea pipeline leaks will have "significant detrimental" impact on climate, researchers say
The velocity of the gas erupting from four documented leaks in the pipelines — which NATO has attributed to sabotage — is part of what makes the impacts severe.
Organizations head to Florida amid Hurricane Ian wreckage
Organizations are already mobilizing to help people affected by Hurricane Ian's destructive trail. How to help those impacted.
Lobster feud boils over in Maine
Rep. Jared Golden, fighting a tough reelection campaign, is attacked for accepting a donation from anti-lobster group.
Liz Truss to attend first meeting of European nations club
More than 40 leaders, including from all EU countries, were invited to discuss security and energy issues.
White House chief of staff's wife gets new Biden admin gig as diplomat for environment
The Biden administration tapped Monica Medina, wife of WH chief of staff Ron Klain, to be "special envoy" for biodiversity and water resources, the State Department announced
Small protests appear in Havana over islandwide blackout
HAVANA (AP) — A few hundred Cubans took to the streets Thursday night in Havana demanding the restoration of electricity, protesting more than two days after a blackout hit the entire island following the passage of Hurricane Ian .
Survivors of Hurricane Ian share harrowing stories: "I think we're going to drown"
Water flooded homes in Fort Myers, leading some to think they would not make it out alive.
Feeling Bullish, Top Democrat Predicts Party Will Pick Up House Seats In November
History is still on the side of the GOP, but Rep. Steny Hoyer was feeling confident enough to list races he thought Democrats would win.
Franciscan friar charged with blocking access to Planned Parenthood clinic
A Franciscan friar was charged with blocking access to a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New York.
Dow down more than 450 points on recession fears
Stocks dropped steeply on Thursday as investors showed fears of a potential recession and currency volatility, erasing gains made during Wednesday’s rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped …
Bill Clinton says ‘there is a limit’ to how many migrants US can take without causing ‘disruption’
As the U.S. faces a border crisis, former President Bill Clinton says "there is a limit" to how many migrants any society can accept without there being disruption.
GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.
Billions likely needed for roads and bridges ripped up by Hurricane Ian
Sen. Richard Shelby: “You’ve got to assess it all first."
Former Trump aide Lewandowski makes deal with prosecutors to avoid misdemeanor charge | CNN Politics
Corey Lewandowski, one of Donald Trump's former top campaign lieutenants, notched a deal with Las Vegas prosecutors over a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged sexual harassment of a major Republican donor's wife in 2021.
EXPLAINER: How real are Putin's nuclear threats in Ukraine?
Russian President Vladimir Putin warns that he won't hesitate to use nuclear weapons to ward off Ukraine's attempt to reclaim control of Moscow-occupied areas that the Kremlin is about to annex. While the West dismisses that as a scare tactic, a top Putin lieutenant upped the ante by boldly...
U.S. lawmakers promise more money, weapons as Ukraine faces 'Hurricane Putin'
Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they wanted to continue the flow of money and weapons for Ukraine's battle against Russia's invasion, denouncing Moscow's plan to annex four Ukrainian regions.
Biden warns of 'substantial' deaths from Hurricane Ian
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that Hurricane Ian could be Florida's deadliest, adding he would travel to the state when appropriate. Biden pledged that the federal government would do everything it could to get Florida residents what they need after the storm...
Memphis teacher Eliza Fletcher died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head, autopsy reveals | CNN
Eliza Fletcher, the Memphis teacher who was abducted while on an early morning jog earlier this month, died from a gunshot wound to the back of her head and blunt force injury, according to an autopsy report obtained by CNN affiliate WHBQ.
Husband of Marjorie Taylor Greene, controversial Georgia Republican, files for divorce
Perry Greene filed for divorce Wednesday on grounds his 27-year marriage to Marjorie Taylor Greene is “irretrievably broken.”
WATCH: Hurricane Ian relief fund receives boost from Tom Brady
As Florida prepares to begin the recovery process from Hurricane Ian, donations are also pouring in to help the victims.
Charleston is vulnerable to storm surge, and Hurricane Ian is taking aim
Another coastline known for its sensitivity to storm surge will feel Ian's wrath as the storm system strengthens back into a hurricane.
Former Tibet official latest to fall in China graft sweep
A former vice governor of China’s sprawling Tibet region has been indicted on charges of accepting bribes, state media reported Friday. Zhang Yongze is the latest high-level former official to be indicted on graft charges just weeks before a major congress of the ruling Communist Party, whose...
Nike feels squeeze from strong dollar and discounts
The sportswear giant's shares fell by more than 9% in after-hours trading in New York.
Durham target heading to trial as probe winds down
Former President Donald Trump and his allies once believed the probe would prove a “deep state” conspiracy of Democrats working to sabotage him, but the investigation has largely fallen short of those expectations.
Hurricane Ian: ‘catastrophic’ damage in Florida as trapped residents are rescued
Biden says storm could ‘be deadliest in state’s history’ as authorities express fears of a growing death toll
Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War
KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.”
USS Gerald R .Ford to go on first deployment next week after yearslong delay
The lead ship in the Navy's newest class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers is embarking on a short deployment in the Atlantic five years after it was commissioned.
Former NSA employee charged with trying to give classified information to foreign country
Jareh Dalke, of Colorado, wrote to a person he believed to be a foreign agent that he had "very high level" information and that he needed money.
Prosecutors use emails to build case against key Trump ally
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors cracked open a trove of emails and other communications at a federal trial on Thursday that they say shows how the former chair of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee worked behind the scenes in 2016 to get the future president to embrace the United Arab Emirates and...
Hundreds of kids from east Ukraine stranded in Russian camps
IZIUM, Ukraine (AP) — The Russian occupation radio and newspaper ads promoted the camps as a summer break from the war for Ukrainian children under their control, free of charge. Hundreds of families agreed in the occupied east and the south, Ukrainian officials and parents say.
US makes Pacific Islands pledge in bid to counter China
The White House announces aid and signs an agreement with Pacific nations at a summit in Washington.
Many people evacuating Hurricane Ian face dire financial choices
“For low-income people, this is a disaster,” a Miami-area food bank head said of the evacuations after Hurricane Ian.
Blown roofs, cars 'smashed up in the street': The unimaginable destruction of Hurricane Ian | CNN
A 10-foot storm surge tossed cars around like bath toys and left them "smashed up in the street." Survivors fled to their roofts, desperate to get rescued. Hurricane Ian turned cities into lakes and left a trail of destruction that defies imagination.
Justices shield spouses’ work from potential conflict of interest disclosures
Ginni Thomas, Jane Roberts and Jesse Barrett’s clients remain a mystery, fanning fears of outside influences.
Agency: joining NATO makes Finland target for Russian ops
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s future NATO membership will make the Nordic country a more interesting target for Russian intelligence and influencing operations, and Moscow may seek to acquire NATO-related intelligence through its neighbor, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service said on Thursday.
Thai court to rule on Prime Minister Prayuth’s political future
Constitutional Court is expected to deliver a decision on whether PM Prayuth Chan-ocha has exhausted his term limit.
New federal prisons chief vows to fix troubles, regain trust
The new director of the federal Bureau of Prisons vowed Thursday that “the buck stops with me” when it comes to fixing the crisis-plagued agency, ticking off a list of top priorities, from solving a staffing crisis to ending widespread misconduct. Colette Peters' testimony before the Senate...
Putin-allied oligarch who employed Christopher Steele indicted by DOJ for sanctions evasion
Putin-allied Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who previously employed British ex-spy Christopher Steele, was charged by the Justice Department with conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions imposed on him and his company.
Senators explain reasoning behind their votes on the short-term government funding bill
Republican and Democratic senators explain their reasoning behind their votes on a continuing resolution that extended government funding through mid-December.
Two migrants shot, one dies, along highway in Texas
Two migrants were shot, one of them fatally, along a Texas highway as two men in a pickup truck opened fire on a group of people who had stopped for drinking water, authorities said on Thursday.
Six GOP-led states suing Biden administration over student loan forgiveness
Six GOP-led states are suing the Biden administration to try and halt its plan to forgive student loan debt.
In Minnesota, abortion key to Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump.
Toomey, Manchin accuse Education Department of dragging feet on protecting students from predator teachers
Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona accusing the Department of Education of dragging its feet on protecting students from predator teachers.
In pictures: Floridians take in Hurricane Ian’s impact
From Fort Myers to Orlando, millions are assessing the damage in the aftermath of the storm.
‘It's a land grab’: U.S. scrambles to respond ahead of Putin's annexation claim
Lawmakers seek to punish countries that acknowledge Russia’s sham referendums.
Indonesian officials targeted by spyware: sources
Targets reportedly included chief economic minister, senior military personnel and two regional diplomats.
Two former top eBay executives charged with cyberstalking company critics
Two former top eBay executives were charged for cyberstalking and terrorizing a couple critical of the website.
Case against source for Trump dossier advances, barely
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is allowing prosecutors to move forward with their criminal case against an analyst who provided key details for a flawed dossier on ex-President Donald Trump, although the judge called his decision “an extremely close call.”
India's Supreme Court allows all women, regardless of marital status, to have abortions up to 24 weeks into pregnancies
The ruling came after an unmarried woman in a consensual relationship was denied an abortion by a lower court in July.
Trevor Noah announces exit from 'The Daily Show' after seven years
"The Daily Show" star Trevor Noah shocked his audience on Thursday by announcing his departure from the long-running Comedy Central program after seven years as host.
Bipartisan group of senators condemns Iran over Amini death
A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning the detention and death of Mahsa Amini, who was held by Iran's morality police this month for allegedly wearing the mandatory Islamic headscarf too loosely. The 22-year-old's death sparked large-scale protests across...
Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov.
WH plays damage control yet again after Biden search for deceased Rep. Walorski adds to list of walk-backs
A White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital why President Biden's remarks have repeatedly been corrected or walked back throughout his tenure.
Putin raises stakes with Ukraine annexation plans
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to move forward on Friday with the annexation of four Ukrainian territories in the latest escalation by the Kremlin of its war in Ukraine, sparking outc…
Desperate cities nationwide offer cash bonuses to new police recruits
The “defund the police” mantra that has bedeviled law enforcement since the death of George Floyd now has a silver lining for anyone wanting to be a police officer.
No. 2 U.S. House Democrat noncommittal on stock-trading bill, no vote soon
The No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives declined to say if he would hold a vote on a bill restricting members of Congress and other government officials from trading in stocks, saying lawmakers needed more time to think about it.
U.S. House approves merger antitrust bill giving states more muscle
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would sharply raise fees for antitrust reviews of the biggest mergers and strengthen state attorneys general in antitrust fights.
Opinion | Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump Are Ready for the Saudi Cash
The beleaguered LIV Golf tournament finally finds some willing partners.
Migrant children suffered panic attacks, ‘despair’ at Fort Bliss facility under Biden: watchdog
Unaccompanied migrant children housed at Fort Bliss were said to have suffered anxiety as they were held without regular updates, an internal watchdog said.
South Korea’s factory output falls in warning for global economy
Asia’s fourth-largest economy sees industrial output shrink a worse-than-expected 1.8 percent in August.
US proposal would permit eagle deaths as renewables expand
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S.
Judge overrules special master order for Trump to give 'final' objections on FBI search inventory
A district judge overruled an order by Trump Mar-a-Lago raid case Special Master Raymond Dearie that said Trump needed to provide any “final” objections or disputes regarding seized materials.
US sanctions traders of Iranian oil as nuclear talks stall
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on a group of firms it says have played a critical role in shipping sanctioned Iranian oil. The State Department designated two Chinese companies, and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control hit a network of companies based in Hong...
Statue of Harry Truman unveiled in U.S. Capitol Rotunda
Former President Harry S. Truman was remembered by Democratic and Republican leaders as one of the most consequential presidents in history during a ceremony Thursday unveiling a statue of Truman in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Speakers at the ceremony unveiling the 7.5-foot bronze statue...
Judge spares Trump from having to back up claims of planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago
Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by the former president, overruled the special master's directive to soon identify any documents allegedly planted by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago.
Musk and Twitter CEO Agrawal were briefly pals, texts show
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Newly disclosed text messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal showed that the two men briefly bonded in the spring over their love of engineering — at least until Musk publicly tweeted this message early on April 9: ‘ Is Twitter dying? ’”
Walorski veterans clinic bill signing keeps Biden gaffe top of mind
The clumsy cleanup of President Joe Biden mistakenly looking for a dead congresswoman is poised to cast a shadow over her family and friends' trip to the White House.
Biden suggests Americans aren't proud of their country at fundraiser while Hurricane Ian pummels Florida
President Biden suggested during a divisive political fundraiser speech amid Hurricane Ian that Americans weren't proud of their country.
Hurricane Ian devastates Fort Myers: 'The worst storm surge I've ever seen'
The BBC's John Sudworth talks to residents who survived a direct hit from Hurricane Ian.
Arizona AG sues Biden to stop ‘illegal’ student loan handout
President Biden's student loan relief plan is estimated to cost at least $500 billion.
ALS drug wins FDA approval despite questionable data
WASHINGTON (AP) — A much-debated drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease won U.S. approval Thursday, a long-sought victory for patients that is likely to renew questions about the scientific rigor behind government reviews of experimental medicines.
Floridians could face weeks without power if Ian leaves grid 'beyond repair'
A nationwide shortage of critical electrical equipment could complicate the restoration of power in Florida, industry officials say.
Biden says Hurricane Ian is an emergency in South Carolina
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday Hurricane Ian was an emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts, according to the White House.
Mark Hamill made ambassador in support of Ukraine Army of Drones project | CNN
May the force be with him.
AOC: Abortion is an economic issue because giving birth 'conscripts' parents to work ‘against their will’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said childbirth keeps parents "conscripted" to large companies and forces them to seek second and third jobs.
US candidate to lead UN telecoms agency after US-Russia race
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States was elected Thursday to head the U.N.’s telecommunications agency, winning a U.S.-Russia face-off for the leadership of a global agency that sets guideposts for radio, internet, satellite and television communications.
Rift in Danish royal family after Queen strips four grandchildren of royal titles | CNN
A rift has emerged in the Danish royal family following a decision by Queen Margrethe to strip four of her eight grandchildren of their royal titles in order to "future-proof" the monarchy.
Families of three Uvalde survivors file first lawsuit since fatal shooting
The families of three children who survived the fatal shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, filed the first related lawsuit in a federal court since the May massacre.
North Korea fires missiles after US VP Harris leaves South Korea
N Korea conducts third ballistic missile launch in five days, hours after US Vice President Harris leaves S Korea.
Former US Rep. Mark Souder dead at 72 after cancer battle
Mark Souder, a Republican who represented northeastern Indiana in Congress for more than 15 years, has died. Republican Sen. Todd Young of Indiana noted Souder's death Monday during remarks on the floor of the Senate. “Anyone who met Mark was struck by his intellect, his innate grasp of policy...
Hurricane Ian: Who is Ron DeSantis' wife Casey?
Florida's 'First Lady' will play a major role in the state's relief efforts after Hurricane Ian.
Indiana GOP chairman blasts White House spinning Biden's 'Where's Jackie?' gaffe
The chairman of the Indiana Republican Party is demanding answers from the White House about President Biden's recent remarks about a deceased congresswoman.
Treasury moves forward with database on corporate ownership
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of small U.S. companies will be required to provide the government with details on their owners and others who benefit from them under a regulation finalized Thursday that's intended to peel back the layers of ownership that can hide unlawfully obtained assets.
Supreme Court to hear 2 cases with major implications for 2024
The Court's new term starts in October and includes significant voting cases.
GOP candidates leading among Independent voters in key midterm state, poll shows
The GOP is leading in Wisconsin's Senate and governor's race among Republican and Independent voters, while Democrats continue to make abortion the center of their midterm focus.
Hurricane Ian - Maps and images showing destruction
Visual guide to powerful Hurricane Ian, which has caused devastation in Cuba and Florida
Biden, Harris to attend Jackson's Supreme Court investiture
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses will attend the ceremonial investiture for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson , the Supreme Court’s newest member and its first Black female justice, a White House official said.
Less than half of Latinos see 'great deal of difference' between GOP and Democrats, Pew finds
The findings come just weeks before the 2022 midterms, in which Hispanic voters could decide some key races.
Trevor Noah to step down as host of The Daily Show
The comedian says he is "filled with gratitude" as he announces his departure from the programme.
Pandemic may have made young adults more neurotic and less agreeable
The pandemic may have altered adults’ personalities over time, according to new survey results.
Harris, Yellen focus on community finance at Freedman Forum
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen plan to use this year's Freedman's Bank Forum to highlight how federal coronavirus pandemic relief program funds have helped support Black- and minority-owned businesses.
AOC, looking to match GOP’s ‘uncomfortable’ abortion conversation, talks about her IUD during House hearing
Claiming she wanted to make things 'uncomfortable' like Republicans do, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., talked about her preferred birth control method during a House hearing.
Biden: FEMA's response to Hurricane Ian is ‘reinforcing’ faith in government
During Thursday’s speech, President Joe Biden thanked FEMA again and other federal employees for their emergency response.
Climate change gets ‘highest priority’ in US, Pacific agreement
Partnership deal signed by 14 nations follows historic summit at the White House and comes as China extends influence.
Five dead following mass shooting in McGregor, Texas
At least five people were killed in a Thursday morning shooting in McGregor, Texas, according to police.
NASA spacecraft buzzes Jupiter moon Europa, closest in years
NASA's Juno spacecraft has made the closest approach to Jupiter's tantalizing, icy moon Europa in more than 20 years
Abrams fetal heartbeat comments draw GOP ire in House hearing
Recent comments made by Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams regarding fetal heartbeats were a hot topic among GOP lawmakers on Thursday during a House Oversight Committee heari…
Defense grilled on fentanyl crisis post Fort Bragg, Fort Bliss, West Point drug overdoses: 'Troubling pattern'
A letter from five U.S. senators led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., sounded the alarm to Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin about fentanyl contributing to drug overdose deaths among servicemembers.
Virus kills 100,000 cattle in India, threatens livelihoods
A viral disease that is spread by insects like mosquitoes and ticks has killed at least 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened more than 2 million
GOP oversight chief says a full-blown investigation into Hunter Biden is unavoidable if Republicans retake the House this fall: 'We believe he's compromised Joe Biden'
Examining Hunter Biden's entire existence isn't something Rep. James Comer said the GOP relishes, but it's also something they just can't drop.
Michigan election worker charged with tampering with voting equipment
The election worker in Kent County is accused of inserting a USB drive into a computer containing confidential voter registration data in the Aug. 2 primary, local officials say.
Anti-Asian hate crimes are scaring Chinese travelers away from the US
According to a recent survey, 22% of mainland Chinese respondents are "not interested at all" in visiting the US, with an additional 23% saying they are "not that interested."
Fauci and wife's net worth increased by $5M during the pandemic, analysis finds
Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, experienced millions in increased net worth as many Americans struggled during the pandemic, according to a watchdog group.
Kremlin will annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday
The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the move as illegal and rigged.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa taken off the field on stretcher during game against Bengals | CNN
The Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher on Thursday during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, after suffering apparent head and neck injuries -- less than a week after being injured in another game.
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes southern Alaska region - EMSC
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck near Southern Alaska on Thursday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
Trump's pick for governor in Michigan is left to fend for herself as money dries up
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Democratic allies are clobbering Tudor Dixon and the Republicans in ad spending, and no one seems ready to come to Dixon's rescue.
CDC no longer recommends universal masking in health facilities
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends universal masking in health care settings, unless the facilities are in areas of high COVID-19 transmission. The agency quietly i…
Scientists honored for COVID-19 tracker, prenatal test
NEW YORK (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University scientist who created a website to track COVID-19 cases worldwide is the recipient of this year’s Lasker award for public service. The $250,000 awards, announced Wednesday by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, recognize achievements in medical research.
Australia ends Covid isolation rule as it moves beyond 'emergency phase'
After enforcing particularly tough rules, the country says its "emergency phase" is probably over.
States spend federal COVID aid on roads, buildings, seawalls
Standing 14 stories tall, the Docking State Office Building is one of Kansas' largest and oldest state workplaces. It's also largely vacant, despite a prime location across from the Capitol. So Kansas officials are planning to spend $60 million of federal pandemic relief funds to help finance...
CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient | CNN
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox.
Bioactive compounds derived from Ganoderma lucidum exhibit anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity
Scientists have identified lucidenic acid A, one of the bioactive compounds of Ganoderma lucidum, as a potential inhibitor of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) host cell entry. The study has recently been published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Bulk orders of COVID-19 tests surge ahead of winter: Seller
Bulk orders for COVID-19 tests are on the rise as companies brace for a winter surge.
Mounting evidence shows autoimmune responses play a significant role in long Covid
Recent research suggests people with long Covid are more likely to have markers of autoimmune disease in their blood a year after infection.
How a major COVID-19 outbreak occurred in a naïve and vaccinated population in Taiwan with a limited number of entry events
Researchers explored the SARS-CoV-2 genome using high-throughput genome sequencing to provide novel insights into how the novel SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.3.7 variant enters and spreads among the otherwise naïve Taiwanese population.
Study reveals how COVID-19 damages the heart
University of Queensland researchers have discovered how COVID-19 damages the heart, opening the door to future treatments.