China fumes at Pelosi's Taiwan visit and announces live-fire military exercisesChina angrily denounced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan as a "serious violation" Tuesday and said it would launch a series of military exercises around the self-governing island in response. China's military “is on high alert and will launch a series of targeted military actions as countermeasures” in order to “resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement posted on its website minutes after Pelosi’s plane landed in Taipei.
Judge dismisses Trump's 'immunity' claim in Jan. 6 lawsuits
U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta denied the former president's bid to block three lawsuits brought by Capitol Police officers who blame him for their injuries in the Capitol riot.
Kansas voters resoundingly protect their access to abortion
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2022 midterm primary results in Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington
Abortion was on the ballot in Kansas, while Trump's influence was put to the test in swing state Arizona.
US House Speaker Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island claimed by China, which quickly announced that it would conduct military maneuvers in retaliation for her presence.
Primaries in key swing states test Trump's influence, endurance of false 2020 claims
Crucial GOP contests in Arizona and Michigan featured candidates who have embraced Trump's stolen election lie. Meanwhile, Kansas voters overwhelmingly supported keeping protections for abortion rights enshrined in the state Constitution.
CNN Projection: Eric Schmitt wins GOP primary for Senate in Missouri, defeating former governor Eric Greitens
The primary season continues Tuesday as voters in five states — Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Washington — head to the polls. Follow live results and news updates.
Arizona 2022 primary election results
Arizona voters head to the polls Tuesday for high-stakes primary races, which will finalize the November midterm general election ballot; polls close at 7 p.m. MST
Russian claims of destroying Ukrainian HIMARS false -Pentagon
The Pentagon on Tuesday denied Russian claims that the country had destroyed six U.S.-made HIMARS missile systems since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.
Senate approves bill to aid vets exposed to toxic burn pits
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill enhancing health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits won final approval in the Senate on Tuesday, ending a brief stalemate over the measure that had infuriated advocates and inspired some to camp outside the Capitol.
Ex-White House counsel subpoenaed by federal grand jury investigating Jan. 6 attack
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed ex-Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone in its investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, sources tell ABC News.
Sandy Hook parents: Alex Jones claims created 'living hell'
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fighting back tears and finally given the chance to confront conspiracy theorist Alex Jones , the parents of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting described being put through a “living hell” of death threats, harassment and ongoing trauma over...
China restricts trade with Taiwan amid tensions over Pelosi trip
China’s Commerce Ministry announces trade measures after warning of “serious consequences” over visit.
Some flee eastern Ukraine, others defy govt order to leave
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Maryna Havrysh struggled to hold back her tears as she helped a group of volunteers load her elderly parents into an evacuation van in Kramatorsk, near the front line of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
Poll: Americans favor Manchin-Schumer climate deal by wide margins
Amid poor economic numbers and low approval ratings for President Biden, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll suggests that Democrats’ best chance for a boost before the midterm elections would be to pass the climate change, tax and prescription drug bill that Sen. Joe Manchin agreed to support last week.
Taiwan: Nancy Pelosi meets President Tsai to Beijing's fury
The highest-ranking US politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years arrives despite warnings from China.
Midterms: Takeaways from Tuesday's U.S. primary elections
The fight over abortion rights and former President Donald Trump's influence loomed large as voters in several states went to the polls on Tuesday. Here are some takeaways from the latest 2022 midterm election primaries:
Pelosi Taiwan visit: Speaker calls out Chinese Communist Party amid heightened tensions
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a clear message to the Chinese Communist Party amid increasingly strained relations with Beijing following her arrival in Taiwan.
Ex-anchor Lake, lawyer Robson in tight Ariz. GOP gov's race
PHOENIX (AP) — Vote counting continued Wednesday in the close race to determine the Republican nominee for governor in Arizona, with former television news anchor Kari Lake narrowly leading lawyer Karrin Taylor Robson.
J.D. Vance's Senate campaign is back on air with ad emphasizing his Ohio roots
Vance, who is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Tim Ryan, puts his wife, Usha, and his "Hillbilly Elegy" story front and center in the spot.
Al-Zawahiri was on his Kabul balcony. How Hellfire missiles took him out
The missiles were launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, killing him instantly.
US uninsured rate hits record low of 8 percent, Biden admin report says
The U.S. uninsured rate fell to a record low of 8 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report from the Biden administration. President Biden touted the number on Tuesday, sayi…
China military operations 'concerning' says Japan gov't spokesperson
Japan called China's military exercises in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan 'concerning' on Wednesday, but refrained from commenting on Pelosi's visit to Asia.
Michigan GOP Rep. Meijer loses reelection after Trump vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, who witnessed the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection days after taking office and then cast one of the 10 Republican votes to impeach Donald Trump over it, has lost his reelection bid.
Six takeaways from Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Arizona and Washington primaries | CNN Politics
Kansas voters handed abortion-rights advocates a massive victory Tuesday, surging to the polls to defeat a measure that would have allowed the GOP-led legislature to impose new restrictions.
Grieving father erupts at Parkland school shooter's trial
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grieving father erupted in anger Tuesday as he told jurors about the daughter Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered along with 16 others four years ago, his voice rising as he recounted her "infectious laugh that I can only get to watch now on TikTok videos.”
DOD ‘wiped’ phones of Trump-era leaders, erasing Jan. 6 texts
The Department of Defense (DOD) failed to retain text messages from a number of its top officials relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot because it wiped their phones during the transition, a w…
Ayman al-Zawahiri: How US strike could kill al-Qaeda leader - but not his family
Extremely precise missile use and study of Zawahiri's habits were key to the targeted US killing.
Michigan battle lines drawn as GOP picks Tudor Dixon to take on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican nomination for governor of Michigan on Tuesday, capping off a dramatic primary that saw several GOP candidates disqualified from the ballot and setting up a high-profile showdown with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Conservatives Praise Nancy Pelosi For Taiwan Visit
Top Republican senators and Fox News offered Pelosi rare support after she landed on the self-governing island, which China claims as its territory.
Garland announces first DOJ lawsuit to protect abortion access
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced the first DOJ lawsuit to "protect access to reproductive healthcare'" since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
The downside: US strike shows Afghanistan still terror base
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is holding out the CIA operation that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri as a monumental strike against the global terror network responsible for the Sept.
Sen. Rick Scott labels Democrats' social spending bill a 'war on seniors,' calls for hearing
Sen. Rick Scott is opening up the latest line of attack for Republicans against Democrats' spending bill being spearheaded by Manchin -- he says that the bill will hurt seniors.
U.S. sanctions more Russian oligarchs; Senate moves toward vote to admit Sweden and Finland into NATO
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke of fears over a nuclear accident in Ukraine.
Kremlin tells U.S. time running out for new nuclear arms deal
The Kremlin told the United States on Tuesday that time was running out to negotiate a replacement for the "New START" nuclear arms reduction treaty and that if it expired in 2026 without a replacement then global security would be weakened.
Inside the secret, yearlong campaign to torpedo Eric Greitens' attempted comeback
GOP donors aligned to fund a super PAC, while top Republicans repeatedly met with Trump, urging him to not endorse the controversial candidate.
Primary elections live: Results from Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, and Washington
The primary cycle bursts back into life with several tantalizing races on the cards in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Washington.
Trump meets with Hungary’s Orban
Former President Trump on Tuesday met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a far-right nationalist and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump wrote in a post on his social n…
False claims about pens in Arizona primary prompts warning
PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for Arizona's most populous county sent a letter on Tuesday warning a local candidate to stop encouraging voters to steal the pens given to them at polling places on Election Day to mark their ballots.
To preserve women’s reproductive rights, end gerrymandering
The gray area lies in states where egregious gerrymandering has created a conflict between the majority opinion of voters and the legislative majority.
Pelosi lands in Taiwan amid high-pressure standoff with China
Pelosi said her visit was meant to honor "America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant Democracy."
Justices uphold Pennsylvania's 2019 mail-in voting expansion
A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania survived a legal challenge on Tuesday before the state Supreme Court in a case brought by some of the same Republican state representatives who voted for the legislation nearly three years ago. Millions of state voters have chosen to cast...
Biden to sign bill boosting China competition and U.S. chip production
The Chips and Science Act includes more than $52 billion in funding for U.S. companies producing computer chips, among other provisions.
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers loses state Senate bid
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers lost his bid for a state Senate seat after refusing then-President Donald Trump’s pleas to help overturn the 2020 election results and testifying before Congress about the efforts.
Trump-backed candidates prevail in U.S. midterm primaries
Republican voters on Tuesday chose a raft of candidates supporting Donald Trump's 2020 election falsehoods in multiple party primaries for the November general election - a stark display of the former president's grip on his party.
Primary recap: Kansas voters uphold abortion rights, Trump-backed candidates win in Arizona
Kansas voters upheld the right to an abortion, the first such vote after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Arizona and more also held votes.
Ukraine war: First grain ship out of Ukraine cleared to sail to Lebanon
Inspections are completed on the first grain ship to leave Ukraine since the war began.
Russia's Lavrov to meet military leader on visit to Myanmar -TASS
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Myanmar on Wednesday, TASS news agency reported, marking one of the most high-profile visits to the Southeast Asian country since the military seized power in a coup last year.
Pelosi’s husband sells off up to $5 million worth of chipmaker stock ahead of semiconductor bill vote
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) husband sold up to $5 million worth of shares of chipmaker Nvidia as the House prepares to vote on a bill focusing on the domestic chip manufacturing industr…
Ukraine war: Russia accuses US of direct role in Ukraine war
Moscow accuses the US of directly approving targets for US-made artillery used by Ukraine.
Pelosi in Taiwan latest updates: China vows ‘forceful’ response
Updates from August 3: US House speaker wraps up Taiwan trip as Beijing announces military drills and trade bans.
China ratchets up military and economic pressure on Taiwan as Pelosi begins her visit
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan's capital of Taipei on Tuesday night for a controversial visit that has infuriated Beijing.
'Squad' member Rep. Cori Bush crushes Missouri Democratic primary challenger
Far-left Rep. Cori Bush routed a centrist primary challenger on Tuesday, easily securing the Democratic nomination for Missouri's 1st Congressional District and likely another term in Congress representing the deep-blue St. Louis-area seat.
Putin's rumored girlfriend hit with latest U.S. sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new round of U.S. sanctions targeting Russian elites includes a woman named in news reports as Vladimir Putin’s longtime romantic partner. The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the government has frozen the visa of Alina Kabaeva, an Olympic gymnast in her youth and...
Michigan GOP nixes election night party after female staff member threatened, party says
"Our party won't be deterred," Gustavo Portela, communications director for the Michigan GOP, said in a statement.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds state’s mail-in voting law
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a state law that expanded mail-in voting, paving the way for the practice to be used in this year's midterm elections.
Kremlin says nuclear arms control talks hinge on US goodwill
The Kremlin says it’s ready for talks with the United States on nuclear arms control even as Moscow and Washington have remained locked in a tense standoff over Russia’s actions in Ukraine
Pelosi's Taiwan trip is a new headache for Biden, increases tension with China
American officials have long stressed that Pelosi's choice to visit Taiwan was hers alone, and not official U.S. policy. Experts now say that misses the point.
Russia brands Ukrainian steel plant defenders terrorists
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia’s Supreme Court declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization Tuesday, a move that could lead to terror charges against some of the captured fighters who made their last stand inside Mariupol's shattered steel plant.
Blake Masters wins Arizona's GOP primary for Senate, will take on Democrat Mark Kelly
Masters, who had touted his endorsement from former President Donald Trump, led the race early Wednesday with more than three-quarters of the vote in.
August 3 news on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan amid US-China tensions
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Taiwan for a high-stakes visit that China said would have a "severe impact" on US-China relations. Beijing announced the launch of exercises and "targeted military operations" around Taiwan in response.
Manchin, Sinema ‘exchanging text’ on climate, tax deal
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) says he is exchanging materials with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to help her better understand the broad tax reform and climate bill he negotiated with Senate Majority …
'There's a peace': al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri's death sparks reflection at NYC's 9/11 memorial
A day after President Joe Biden announced the killing of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri, visitors at New York's 9/11 memorial paused to reflect.
Largely aligned on policy, NY-12 debate candidates turn to biography
One area of notable disagreement was whether President Biden should seek re-election.
Ayman al-Zawahiri: US warns of possible retaliation over al-Qaeda death
Be vigilant for anti-American violence, the US warns citizens after killing al-Qaeda's chief.
Spanish research center suffers cyberattack linked to Russia
MADRID (AP) — Spain’s leading scientific research body was targeted by a cyberattack that national authorities suspect had its origin in Russia, the country's science ministry said Tuesday. Spain’s science ministry said the Spanish National Research Council was targeted by the ransomware attack...
Kentucky judge revives state’s near-total abortion ban
A judge in Kentucky on Monday night revived the state’s near-total ban on abortion, the latest legal development following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The ruling by a…
Fossil fuel side deal for U.S. climate bill slammed by green groups
A deal among U.S. Senate Democrats that would provide faster approvals for fossil fuel projects in exchange for party-line support for a spending bill focused on tackling climate change drew harsh criticism from environmental groups on Tuesday.
Paul Pelosi crash: Complaint reveals 'major' damage, failed sobriety test, and other driver in pain
Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), slurred his speech and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol when he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence in California last month.
Nashville votes down holding 2024 GOP convention, leaving Milwaukee as likely RNC host city
Nashville council members voted down a draft agreement to hold the 2024 Republican National Convention, effectively taking Tennessee’s capital city out of the running host the GOP event
Taiwan says its military has increased alertness level, citizens should feel reassured
Taiwan's cabinet on Wednesday said the military has increased its alertness level and authorities will make plans to ensure safety and stability around the island, after China announced a series of military exercises in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taipei.
GOP’s John James to face 75-year-old retired judge for swing House seat in Michigan
Voters in suburban Detroit picked nominees in a highly competitive House race on Tuesday, with Republicans choosing businessman John James and Democrats picking Carl Marlinga, a retired judge, to face off for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District.
Kansas voters block effort to strip abortion protections from state constitution
The conservative state voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject an amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to ban the procedure.
Maloney said she doesn't "believe" Biden is going to run for reelection
She's the third House Democrat to share doubts about a 2024 run for President Biden.
Yemen’s warring sides agree to renew existing truce: UN
UN says both sides also agree to try to arrive at ‘an expanded truce agreement as soon as possible’.
Myanmar violence, Ukraine war loom over ASEAN meetings
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers are gathering in the Cambodian capital for meetings addressing persisting violence in Myanmar and other issues, joined by top diplomats from the United States, China, Russia and other world powers amid tensions over the invasion of...
One GOP impeachment backer falls, two more locked in tight primaries
Two more Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump are still locked in tight primaries early Wednesday morning after GOP Rep. Peter Meijer was ousted in a primary.
SEE IT: James Webb Space Telescope reveals incredible Cartwheel Galaxy
An incredible image of a Cartwheel Galaxy captured by the James Webb Space Telescope was released by NASA on Tuesday.
Veterans have been camping out on the Capitol steps after GOP blocks burn pit bill
Veterans groups and Jon Stewart have protested for days, putting Senate Republicans on the defensive for holding up a bill to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits.
Two New York reps join growing list of Democrats who refuse to commit to supporting Biden in 2024
Two Democrats from New York — Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney — declined to say whether they would support Biden in 2024 presidential run
Senate sends veterans toxic exposure bill to Biden’s desk
The Senate on Tuesday passed legislation expanding care for veterans who suffer from illnesses because of exposure to toxins during their military service, ending a standoff after Republicans block…
Republican Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee violated a federal conflict-of-interest law with a late disclosure of a stock purchase worth up to $250,000
Insider and other media organizations have since 2021 found 67 members of Congress in violation of the STOCK Act, a federal conflicts-of-interest and transparency law.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was living comfortably in Kabul before he was killed. Why was he there in the first place?
The militant group's sheltering of another Al Qaeda leader will hinder its quest for international legitimacy and much-needed aid.
Death toll in Northern California wildfire zone rises to 4
KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. (AP) — Two more bodies were found within the burn zone of a huge Northern California wildfire, raising the death toll to four in the state’s largest blaze of the year, authorities said Tuesday.
Afghans say they know little about US killing of al-Qaeda leader
People in Kabul neighbourhood where Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed say they are surprised but don’t know more than that.
'They kill you, they kidnap you, they rape you': Trafficking victims speak of the dangers they face
“No woman should go through what I went through, no girl or adolescent,” a teen who was able to escape her situation said, speaking from a shelter in Mexico.
Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by federal grand jury examining Jan. 6: Report
Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was reportedly subpoenaed by a federal grand jury as the Justice Department investigation of the events surrounding the Capitol riot ratchets up.
Threats force Michigan GOP to cancel Election Day planned at Lansing pub
The Michigan Republican Party received multiple threats against staff members and its Lansing headquarters, a spokesman told the Detroit Free Press.
Kansas abortion constitutional amendment rejected by voters
Residents in Kansas have voted down a constitutional amendment that would have given state lawmakers the ability to ban or impose restrictions on abortion.
New York City stores lock up Spam amid shoplifting surge
Some drug stores in New York City are locking up Spam as New Yorkers resort to shoplifting food items amid spikes in both inflation and crime rates throughout the country.
James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning image of Cartwheel Galaxy
The Cartwheel Galaxy, named for its resemblance to a wagon wheel, is located about 500 million light-years away.
From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air-raid shelters
Taiwan is preparing its air-raid shelters as rising tension with China and Russia's invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the democratic island.
Airbnb bookings hit record high as travel recovers
Rising prices did not deter travellers, the lodging website said.
Winning For Women puts $1M into ad blitz supporting female GOP lawmakers fighting for lower gas prices
Winning For Women, a conservative PAC, is putting nearly $1 million in ad spending to support Republican women who are leading the charge to restore domestic energy production as gas prices rise
Pelosi’s Taiwan trip spurs new military activity in Pacific
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan this week has prompted a flurry of U.S. military activity in the region as the Biden administration looks to bolster its defenses in the face of a bellic…
Alex Jones says he never meant to hurt Sandy Hook parents with hoax claims
U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told a Texas jury on Tuesday that he never intended to hurt parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre when he claimed the shooting was a hoax, saying his comments were taken out of context.
China-Taiwan: Why young people in Taiwan are learning to fight
As the island's politicians prepare to meet the US house speaker, others learn warfare survival.
Walker says he will debate Warnock in high-stakes Georgia Senate race
Republican candidate Herschel Walker on Tuesday said he accepted a debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) in October as the two battle it out for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Walker, a former NFL p…
Senate passes veterans health bill after Republicans cave in to pressure
The $280 billion package will provide health care benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits. It passed after days of protests from former service members and comedian Jon Stewart.
Showdown primaries for Trump-backed candidates in Arizona, Missouri
As voters head to the polls in five states on Aug. 2 for high-stakes primary elections, Donald Trump faces another test of his grip over the Republican Party
Michigan GOP cancels election night watch party after staffer allegedly threatened
The Michigan GOP canceled an election night watch party after one of its female staffers was verbally assaulted outside the party's headquarters Tuesday.
Brittney Griner appears before Russian court as trial nears end
Defence lawyer says Griner hopes a prisoner swap would enable her to go home.
Same-sex marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell runs for Ohio office
The race marks the first time the Obergefell v. Hodges plaintiff has moved from activism into a political run for office.
Leaf it alone: Visitors banned from world's tallest tree
Visitors will have to make like a tree and leave the world's tallest tree alone unless they are willing to incur $5,000 fines and jail time, according to a new order from the National Park Service.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touches down in Taiwan despite China's warnings
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday despite repeated warnings not to from mainland China.
Justice Department sues Idaho over abortion law in first legal challenge since Roe's reversal
The Justice Department argues Idaho's law violates the Constitution and conflicts with federal law.
Monkeypox and children: What to know about testing, symptoms, treatments and more
Pediatric cases of monkeypox have been reported in states from Florida to California.
FBI lacks full picture of reported threats to election officials, congressional testimony says | CNN Politics
The FBI's process for receiving reports of violent threats or harassment against election officials is not built to handle the volume of reports, leaving the Justice Department with an incomplete picture of the problem's scope as the midterms approach, the executive director of a national...
Indiana doctors raise worries about proposed abortion ban
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Doctors fear they could face criminal charges when they provide emergency treatment for pregnant women if a proposal aimed at banning nearly all abortions in Indiana becomes law, several physicians told state lawmakers Tuesday.
Pelosi courts controversy with Taiwan trip that’s personal to Speaker
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has stirred a storm of controversy, heightening tensions with China and captivating the world’s attention. For the California Democrat, however, the trip is s…
Rep. Peter Meijer becomes second House Republican who voted for Trump impeachment to lose primary | CNN Politics
Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump last year, has lost to a fervent election denier running with Trump's support, CNN projected early Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Tlaib wins Democratic primary in Michigan's 12th District for Congress
The incumbent won ahead of her three challengers for the Dearborn, Detroit, Garden City, Westland district.
Faith-based groups sue to overturn Florida's 15-week abortion ban
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of multiple religious groups, including Reform Judaism, Buddhism, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Polio: Virus found in wastewater of New York City suburb
Health officials are urging vaccinations against polio after the first US case in a decade was found.
CD6: Engel, Ciscomani lead respective primary races
The winner in November will replace U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
Schumer-Manchin social spending and tax bill faces major hurdles as Dems seek quick passage
Senate Democrats need to worry about their members health, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's vote and more before they can pass their social spending reconciliation bill.
Daunte Wright's girlfriend files new suit against Brooklyn Center, Kim Potter
Daunte Wright's girlfriend files new suit against Brooklyn Center and Kim Potter for physical and emotional injuries.
'Pray' for Pelosi: Shock threat from Chinese mouthpiece ahead of speaker's Taiwan visit
A Chinese media commentator asked people to "pray" for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ahead of her planned trip to Taiwan.
Senate passes burn pits legislation after partisan imbroglio
After a brief delay, the Senate on Tuesday will likely pass a bill containing aid for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their service overseas.
Biden’s antitrust adviser Tim Wu leaving White House
Wu was key to the creation of Biden's economic policy agenda.
As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a forest near Lake Michigan, two scientists attached a backpack tracking device to a merlin they'd lured into a net. The mission: help prevent the predatory species from gobbling up piping plovers — highly endangered shorebirds that nest nearby.
Levin ousted by fellow Democrat Stevens in Michigan
Rep. Haley Stevens (D) was projected to defeat fellow Rep. Andy Levin (D) in the Democratic primary for Michigan’s 11th District. The Associated Press called the race for Stevens at 10:46 p.m. ET. …
FBI request for info on Uvalde shooter raises questions about interagency sharing
As part of its Uvalde probe, emails show the FBI made a public information request to the city -- raising questions about how well agencies are sharing information.
Paul Pelosi allegedly slurred speech, had drug in system and handed over police privilege card during DUI bust
Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, allegedly had a drug in his system and addressed police with slurred speech during his arrest on May 28.
Analysis: No winners in Deshaun Watson's case
Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension will stand only if the NFL allows it. The punishment given to the Cleveland Browns quarterback by disciplinary officer Sue L.
Kansas abortion vote: Major victory for pro-choice groups
In a major victory for pro-choice groups, the conservative state keeps abortion rights in place.
Why the stock market rallied in July and what comes next, according to experts
The explanation for the bounce back is the same reason it won't last, strategists said.
Despite dangers, deep roots make Appalachia hard to leave
GARRETT, Ky. (AP) — This tiny sliver of a town off a state highway in eastern Kentucky has been home to Brenda Francis and her husband, Paul, for decades. Paul Francis was born 73 years ago in this house, a yellow and brown one-story, which like many dwellings in Garrett is nestled in a valley...
Matt Gaetz and the R word: Florida's Democratic primary takes bitter detour
Rep. Charlie Crist has hit rival Nikki Fried with a blistering new mailer that calls her a “Republican lobbyist for big tobacco and insurance companies” and notes her previous friendship with Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Pentagon 'wiped' phones of top Defense officials despite request for Jan. 6 texts and emails
In a court filing, the Pentagon and Army said when an employee leaves the government, “the phone is wiped."
Slain al Qaeda leader’s presence in Kabul strains U.S.-Taliban ties
Tensions are high as U.S. officials hurl recriminations at the Taliban for sheltering Ayman al-Zawahri.
EXPLAINER: A look at the missile that killed al-Qaida leader
U.S. officials have said taking out a terrorist threat in Afghanistan with no American troops on the ground would be difficult but not impossible
Arizona Secretary of State Hobbs wins Democratic nomination for governor
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs won the Democratic nomination for governor on Tuesday, Edison Research projected, defeating Marco Lopez, a former Nogales mayor who served as a border official in the Obama administration.
Schumer and Manchin's $700B spending bill undercuts efforts to woo blue-collar voters
The $739 billion package agreed to by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin has provisions that could interfere with Democratic efforts to retain working-class voters.
Feds target U.S. companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade
Every year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are sliced from the backs of the majestic sea predators.
Stephen King testifies against merger of publishing giants
The cult author said claims the tie-up would not hinder competition were "a little bit ridiculous".
Asian stocks higher as US-China tensions rise
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as traders watched for signs trade might be disrupted by U.S.-Chinese tensions over an American lawmaker's visit to Taiwan. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul advanced after Beijing announced a ban on imports of some Taiwanese goods but no...
6 killed in Pakistani military helicopter crash
The helicopter lost contact with air traffic control during a flood relief operation in Balochistan province, where scores have been killed after unusually heavy monsoon rains.
Pelosi’s Taiwan trip ratchets up US-China tensions
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) touched down in Taiwan on Tuesday, prompting a furious response from China as tensions ratcheted up between Washington and Beijing. Within an hour of Pel…
First on CNN: Jan. 6 text messages wiped from phones of key Trump Pentagon officials | CNN Politics
The Defense Department wiped the phones of top departing DOD and Army officials at the end of the Trump administration, deleting any texts from key witnesses to events surrounding the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, according to court filings.
Democrats call for new Homeland Security watchdog, suggest cover-up over Jan. 6 texts
Democrats in Congress levied allegations on Monday that the government's federal watchdog for homeland security abandoned efforts to collect texts and phone records.
Brutal killing of Nigerian street vendor in broad daylight sparks outrage in Italy
Alika Ogorchukwu was beaten and left for dead on a busy shopping street in the beach town of Civitanova Marche as bystanders watched, including at least two who filmed the attack.
White House: US 'does not want a crisis' but will 'manage what Beijing chooses to do' amid Pelosi Taiwan visit
The White House said it "does not want a crisis" and is "prepared to manage what Beijing chooses to do" in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.
Shark native to the Arctic found thousands of miles south in the Caribbean
Puzzled scientists are trying to figure out what a shark native to the Arctic was doing in considerably warmer waters thousands of miles south of its frigid home.
Treasury and State add to list of sanctioned Russian oligarchs, businesses
The joint sanctions mark the latest attempt by the United States to punish Russia for its military operations in Ukraine.
List of Democrats opposed to Biden running for re-election grows with addition of vulnerable congresswoman
Democrat Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig joined fellow House Democrat Dean Phillips in opposing President Biden running for re-election in 2024.
Democrats Desperately Hoping Kyrsten Sinema Won't Tank Their Agenda
The Arizona Democrat has emerged as the final boss in Democrats’ quest to agree with themselves.
Pelosi says US will 'not abandon' Taiwan as China begins military drills | CNN Politics
During a historic trip to Taiwan Wednesday, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her visit was intended to make it "unequivocally clear" that the United States would "not abandon" the democratically governed island.
Man charged with threatening Queen Elizabeth, possessing a weapon
Man charged with threats to kill related to Christmas Day incident at Windsor Castle threatening Queen.
Tinder: CEO Renate Nyborg to leave dating app after one year
Renate Nyborg's exit is part of a major shake-up of the dating app's management and strategy.
Senate approves bill extending benefits to families of officers who die by suicide, sending it to Biden
The legislation passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
NFL suspends Dolphins owner for tampering with Brady, Payton
The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton following a six-month investigation stemming from Brian Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit against the league
Ex-Obama ambassador to China calls Pelosi trip a ‘provocation’ that makes Biden look ‘weak’
Former Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana who served as ambassador to China under former President Obama, called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) Taiwan visit Tuesday a “provocation,” …
Biden and Harris endorse Bass for Los Angeles mayor
The endorsement essentially throws the weight of the White House behind Bass.
Here are the 11 Republicans who voted against the PACT Act, which boosts healthcare for veterans exposed to toxins during war
The 11 Republicans voted against the bill a week after 30 of their GOP colleagues had joined them in stalling final passage of the measure.
BP earnings triple as energy firm profits from rising prices
BP’s earnings have tripled in the second quarter as the British energy giant profited from oil and natural gas prices that soared after Russia invaded Ukraine
Stacey Abrams hammers Kemp following reports cancellation of Atlanta music festival linked to Georgia gun laws
Stacey Abrams is hammering Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp over the cancellation of the Music Midtown festival, accusing him of prioritizing guns over the state's economy.
Wikipedia launching new restrictions for users editing ‘recession’ page
Wikipedia is setting restrictions on Wednesday for new and unregistered users who try to edit the page about recession. A spokesperson for the Wikimedia Foundation, the company behind the online en…
Federal grand jury subpoenas Trump's former White House counsel in 2020 election probe, source says | CNN Politics
Donald Trump's White House counsel has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
Oklahoma public schools requiring students complete 'biological sex affidavits' to participate in sports
Oklahoma public schools are now issuing a sex affidavit for students wishing to participate in a school sport, months after the "Save Women's Sports Act" was signed.
Dee Snider rips Kari Lake as ‘fascist moron’ over Twisted Sister hit
Dee Snider is ripping Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake as a “fascist moron” for quoting a Twisted Sister song and reportedly playing it at her rallies. A Twitter account describing its…
The oft-maligned tax increase on the verge of becoming law
The book income tax was a footnote in the debate over Biden's tax and spending plans — until Democrats needed a creative way to boost corporate taxes.
Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully dead at 94
Vin Scully, the legendary voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died at the age of 94.
Covid rebound can happen even in people who haven’t taken Paxlovid
A preprint study found that nearly a third of people with Covid experienced rebound symptoms and 12% tested positive again, regardless of whether they'd taken Paxlovid.
Travel restrictions drastically cut COVID-19 cases entering Canada, but didn't stop new outbreaks: study
A new study that looks back on the first and second waves of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 says that travel restrictions barring entry to Canada did drastically reduce the number of COVID-19 cases entering the country but couldn't stop new outbreaks.
Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely
President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease...
Heart disease after COVID: what the data say
Some studies suggest that the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as a heart attack or stroke, remains high even many months after a SARS-CoV-2 infection clears up. Researchers are starting to pin down the frequency of these issues and what is causing the damage.
COVID Exposure Guidelines: What Chicago's Top Doc Wants You to Know About Isolation or Quarantine
If you were exposed to COVID or test positive as the new BA.5 variant continues its spread across the U.S. and the globe, what do you need to do and has that guidance changed?
L.A. schools drop many COVID-19 rules ahead of new school year
The Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday updated its COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year, dropping what many viewed as overly aggressive testing, masking and vaccination requi…
COVID Variant Update: BA.5 Continues to Dominate in U.S. as Another Strain Slowly Gains Steam
An omicron subvariant has continued to strengthen its grip as the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the United States, but another version of the virus is slowly starting to pick up steam.
WYSO Morning News Update: Ohio COVID cases are rising
Your WYSO Morning News Update for August 2, 2022, with Mike Frazier:
Michigan adds 20,713 cases, 106 deaths from COVID-19 over last week
Michigan reported an average of about 2,822 cases per day over the last seven days, a slight uptick from 2,808 cases per day a week prior.
What 1 Key COVID Drug's News Might Mean For Pfizer | The Motley Fool
Oral antiviral Paxlovid saw stronger-than-expected sales in the first half of the year, but still hasn't captured the international markets.
Walt Disney World Removing Last of COVID-19 Warning Signage - WDW News Today
As Walt Disney World continues to try to move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, warning signs about the disease are being removed around resort property.
Navy Ready to Distribute Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine - USNI News
The Navy will now have doses of the Novavax vaccine available for sailors. Novavax is the latest company to receive emergency use authorization from the FDA for its vaccine to prevent COVID-19 now an option for active duty troops, who have not yet gotten vaccinated. Unlike the vaccines produced...
China’s Covid Zero Could Last for Years Because It Works for Xi
What if the country stays closed indefinitely to keep the virus out?