Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Monday evening that law enforcement needs to take the upcoming right-wing rally in support of jailed January 6 rioters "very seriously" as concerns mount about more potential violence on Capitol Hill.
US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression
BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land.
Analysis: The government's pandemic help has run out
US pandemic benefits are ending for millions of Americans. Here's what programs are affected.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs controversial election integrity bill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state's controversial election integrity bill Tuesday after a months-long battle with Democrats opposed to the legislation.
Column: The math is simple — California Republicans probably won't pull off Newsom recall
All signs point so far to a wasteful GOP misadventure and political survival for Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, columnist George Skelton writes.
After unrelenting summer, Biden looks to get agenda on track
WASHINGTON (AP) — The collapse of the Afghan government, a surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant, devastating weather events, a disappointing jobs report. What next? After a torrent of crises, President Joe Biden is hoping to turn the page on an unrelenting summer and refocus his...
Politicians fighting for stronger power grid
Parts of Tara and West Fairway off of Old Hammond Highway have been without power since 8 pm last Sunday.
Special interest groups spent more than $135,700 for Congress to travel during the August recess
The most expensive trip in August took three GOP House members abroad to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a price tag of $46,933.94.
For China, Taliban rule in Afghanistan brings opportunity and risk
“China needs to develop relations with this neighbor,” an expert in Shanghai said. “The Taliban has become a political force that can’t be ignored.”
Pretrial hearings for alleged 9/11 plotters set to resume at Guantanamo this week | CNN Politics
Pretrial hearings in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been accused of being the lead plotter behind the September 11 attacks, and four other detainees held at Guantanamo Bay are set to resume on Tuesday. The last in-person hearing in the case was held in February 2020.
'Just dads reaching across the globe' – How an Afghan interpreter and his family escaped the Taliban in Kabul
One month ago, Atifullah Ahmadzai boarded a flight from Connecticut to Kabul, eager to hold his wife and five young children again. Then the Taliban took over.
Planes Chartered To Evacuate Americans And Others From Afghanistan Remain Grounded
Travelers have spent seven days waiting to depart from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. At least 19 U.S. citizens and two green card holders are said to be among the group of about 600.
Republicans prove Texas is the most conservative one-party state in America
Republicans have just made it clear: Texas is the most conservative state in the union. And it will remain a bastion for the brand of conservatism made...
Biden marks Labor Day delivering sandwiches to union members
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden marked the Labor Day holiday on Monday by delivering deli sandwiches to union members, the people he says built the middle class. A casually dressed Biden stepped from his dark SUV holding boxes of sandwiches from Capriotti's, a restaurant chain...
Russia blocks voting website linked to Navalny ahead of elections
Russia blocked a voting website linked to opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections.The authorities blocked the website that advocated for individual…
The Race for City Hall: The politics of Atlanta’s police, fire training center vote
We’re eight weeks out from Election Day, and a closely watched Atlanta City Council vote on Tuesday could be a factor in city elections. The council is set to vote on the proposal to lease 85 acres, the site of the old Atlanta prison farm, to the Atlanta Police Foundation for a training center...
The Strange Tale of the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives
It was a pitch tuned for a politically polarized audience. Erik Finman, a 22-year-old who called himself the world’s youngest Bitcoin millionaire, posted a video on Twitter for a new kind of smartphone that he said would liberate Americans from their “Big Tech overlords.” His splashy video...
‘Flare-up in fighting’ as Myanmar opposition calls for uprising
National Unity Government calls on all citizens to revolt against military rule ‘in every corner of the country’.
Herschel Walker's empty campaign calendar sparks concern among Georgia Republicans
Herschel Walker is the favorite for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia despite a rocky rollout to his 2022 campaign that is unsettling some party activists.
Betting markets swing in favor of Gov. Gavin Newsom as California recall effort enters home stretch
California Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a tough recall election next week, but the odds of his staying in office are looking more favorable.
Candidates swarm Southern California, with a week to go before recall election
Newsom teams up with prominent Democrats, as Republican front-runner Larry Elder held rallies in Castaic and Thousand Oaks.
World Trade Center 'surfer' struggles to comprehend his survival 20 years later
As one of only two people who survived 9/11 by surfing down the Twin Towers collapse, Pasquale Buzzelli has a mixture of survivor’s guilt and gratefulness.
Growing concerns for Panjshir residents as Taliban claims victory
A resident of the holdout Afghan province says shops and medical facilities face shortages amid media blackout.
Afghanistan: Taliban claim to have taken Panjshir Valley
The Taliban raise their flag over Panjshir Valley, but resistance fighters deny being defeated.
Top official at nation's largest LGBTQ group ousted over ties to Cuomo
The Human Rights Campaign said Alphonso David violated his contract by helping the former New York governor respond to allegations of sexual misconduct.
State Dept trying to steal credit for rescue of 4 Americans from Afghanistan, organizer says: 'Total lie'
The organizer of a private mission to rescue an American mom and her three children from Afghanistan says the U.S. State Department is now trying to insert itself into the story of her evacuation, despite playing little to no role for much of the rescue effort.
Tech company CEO steps down after comments on Texas abortion law
The CEO of TripWire, an American video game company, stepped down Monday following comments he made about Texas’s controversial abortion law that passed last week. Company leader John Gi…
Swing voters, Week 4: ‘This thing is far from decided’
Pollster David Herle says the voters in his focus group are aware of campaign dynamics, making the election a referendum on Erin O'Toole.
How a Small Town Silenced a Neo-Nazi Hate Campaign
WHITEFISH, Mont. — Richard Spencer, the most infamous summer resident in the town of Whitefish, Montana, once boasted that he stood at the vanguard of a white nationalist movement emboldened by President Donald Trump. Things have changed. “I have bumped into him, and he runs. That’s actually a...
Biden adds New York to areas eligible for disaster funds after Ida devastation
President Joe Biden has added New York to the list of major disaster areas from last week's Hurricane Ida devastation.
New York Gov. discusses climate, infrastructure challenges after deadly flooding
A record 3 inches of rain fell in an hour in New York, overwhelming drainage systems and causing deadly flooding.
Hundreds of seniors evacuated in New Orleans after 5 found dead in Ida's wake
After 600 people were evacuated after officials conducted post-Hurricane Ida "wellness checks."
Bolsonaro: New bill will limit tech giants' power to remove content
Brazil's president signs a decree requiring firms to provide "just cause" before removing posts.
New York Democrats ripped by their constituents
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, reportedly does not blame New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for underpreparedness regarding the lethal storm that hit the city.
South Carolina attorney resigns and enters rehab after being shot in the head months after deaths of his wife and son | CNN
The law firm of prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh released a statement claiming he resigned from the firm prior to his shooting on Saturday, for what it says was a misappropriation of funds.
Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden has gone back to her whiteboard. After months of teaching writing and English to community college students in boxes on a computer screen, the first lady resumed teaching in person Tuesday from a classroom at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has worked...
Germany calls on Russia to end cyberattacks ahead of elections
Germany is calling on Russia to end cyberattacks against the country before its parliamentary elections.“The German government has reliable information on the basis of which Ghostwriter activities …
Official: Wildfire near Lake Tahoe largely kept from towns
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The huge wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region was about half contained Tuesday, with the head of California's firefighting agency saying crews largely have been able to keep flames away from populated areas.
Blumenthal ‘furious’ at Biden administration over failing to secure evacuee planes
Sen. Richard Blumenthal took aim at the White House and State Department on Monday, saying he is “furious” over struggles to secure planes to evacuate a group of Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Taliban accused of killing pregnant police officer
The killing comes amid increasing reports of escalating repression of women in Afghanistan.
High flying North Korean general promoted to senior party role
Appointment of Pak Jong Chon part of most significant reshuffle of ruling elite in years.
Angry families demand justice from Russia at MH17 crash trial
Relatives of the passengers and crew killed in the shooting down of flight MH17 testify in Dutch court for first time.
Blinken to testify before Senate panel next week about Afghanistan withdrawal
Blinken will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
Two decades after 9/11, Muslim Americans still fighting bias
NEW YORK (AP) — A car passed, the driver’s window rolled down and the man spat an epithet at two little girls wearing their hijabs: “Terrorist!” It was 2001, mere weeks after the twin towers at the World Trade Center fell, and 10-year-old Shahana Hanif and her younger sister were walking to the...
The coming weeks will define Biden's presidency and shape the midterm elections | CNN Politics
President Joe Biden must define the politics of this fall before they define him, as he seeks to re-establish the authority of an administration that often appeared overtaken by a relentless summer of challenges.
The media trust gap between conservatives and liberals continues to grow. Here’s why
A new study reveals a Grand Canyon-sized gap between Republican and Democratic perspectives on the national news media.
Search continues for woman missing from Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma since 2019
The 25-year-old was last seen on March 9, 2019, near Grove, part of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Claremont Institute chairman calls for Republican leadership amid 'culture war'
Claremont Institute Chairman Thomas Klingenstein says Republicans are devoid of leadership at a crucial point in history.
Sen. Hagerty picks up 'shock' from US allies over Biden's Afghanistan exit
Sen. Bill Hagerty says that NATO allies are concerned about terror threats that could emerge from Afghanistan after the botched U.S. withdrawal.
Newsom, Opponents Ramp Up Efforts With Recall Election 1 Week Away
With just about a week left until the California gubernatorial recall election, candidates along with supporters and opponents of the recall effort are hitting the campaign trail hard.
Ex-Marine sharpshooter said he killed a baby and 3 others because God told him to, affidavit states
A former Marine sharpshooter who said he received messages from God broke into two homes outside Lakeland, Florida, early Sunday and fatally shot four people he didn't know -- including a 3-month-old baby -- and wounded an 11-year-old, according to a criminal affidavit.
Germany says no indication death of its Beijing envoy was political
A German Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday there was no reason to believe that the sudden death of Jan Hecker, Germany's newly appointed ambassador to Beijing, had a political dimension.
Guinea coup leader bars foreign travel for government officials
Leader of army unit that overthrew President Alpha Conde tells government ministers there will be ‘no witch hunt’.
Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday evening refused to block a new Arizona law allowing sports gambling to be run by professional sports teams in a decision that will
Myanmar military frees Wirathu, notorious anti-Muslim monk
Monk, who was jailed after turning himself in last November, has been admitted to hospital.
Is democracy vs. autocracy the new Cold War?
“He may be an SOB, but he’s our SOB.” So said President Franklin D. Roosevelt of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza, and how very American. For, from its first days, America has colluded with autocrats when the national interest demanded it. George Washington danced a jig in 1778 when he...
India denying subsidised food grains to millions of its poor
Faulty public distribution system based on a 2011 census excludes the country’s most vulnerable reeling under pandemic.
Bear warning issued for Tahoe residents returning from Caldor Fire evacuations
Officials said they have received 15 calls of marauding bears over the last week.
Brazil will not renew maritime transport agreements with Argentina and Uruguay - The Rio Times
President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree, to be published in Wednesday's edition of the Federal Gazette, establishing that Brazil has decided not to renew, as of October 7, 2021, the Agreement on Maritime Transport signed on June 12, 1975 between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the...
As many as 48,000 civilians have been killed by US airstrikes since 9/11: monitor
The deadliest years were during the invasion of Iraq and the war against ISIS, with 2017 - Donald Trump's first year in office - potentially the worst.
Unemployment cliff looms as 9.1 million Americans set to lose aid by Labor Day
"Once that last check comes, that will be devastating," said one woman whose benefits expire on September 6.
Demise of a kingpin, rise of an empire | CNN
When FBI agent Mark Calnan finally met the kingpin whose drug syndicate he'd been investigating for the past six years, he was surprised.
'The Longest Shadow': 20 years later, 9/11 families seek justice -- and peace
Part 1 of ABC News' five-part series on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 looks at the ongoing questions of how the attacks could happen -- and who was responsible.
Analysis: McCarthy threat offers dark preview of possible Republican House
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is offering a glimpse of the Donald Trump-inspired authoritarian streak likely to animate a Republican majority if the party triumphs in next year's midterm elections.
UK extends post-Brexit grace period over Northern Ireland indefinitely
Government source says UK wants to ‘create space for talks to happen without deadlines looming’
Rupert Murdoch’s Australia News Outlets to Ease Their Climate Denial (Published 2021)
The campaign, if sustained, could put pressure on Fox News, though critics were skeptical that a sea change was in store.
Several Louisiana nursing home evacuees die in warehouse used as storm shelter
At least seven nursing home residents have died after being moved to a warehouse in Louisiana's Tangipahoa Parish.
Sri Lanka parliament approves state of emergency
President declared state of emergency to control food prices and prevent hoarding amid shortages of some staples.
US officials helped an American citizen and their family escape Afghanistan across an overland route
The Biden administration claims "around 100" Americans are still in Afghanistan and the Taliban has been reportedly stopping flights from departing.
New Pete Souzas: Meet the Biden administration’s official photographers
President Biden and Vice President Harris have their own "Pete Souzas," and they're also working to create a visual archive of the new administration.Why it matters: Photographers Adam Schultz, Lawrence Jackson and their colleagues have a number of social media sites that give a look at the...
US men's wheelchair basketball team wins final Tokyo Games gold medal, beating Japan
The U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team beat Japan 64-60 on Sunday, winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Turkey realigning ties with Egypt and Gulf rivals
Analysts say fresh round of talks between Turkey and Egypt comes amid changing dynamics in the Middle East.
Somali PM suspends intelligence chief amid political rift
Somalia's prime minister suspended the intelligence chief on Monday, prompting a public rebuke from the president and highlighting growing divisions at the heart of the political elite.
Judge says Ohio hospital cannot be forced to give ivermectin, reversing earlier decision
"Public policy should not and does not support allowing physicians to try 'any' type of treatment on human beings," the judge wrote.
Children make up more than a quarter of the weekly US Covid-19 cases, pediatricians' group says | CNN
The country's Covid-19 case rates have generally soared since the start of the summer as the highly contagious Delta variant spread -- and the current average is more than three times higher than it was a year ago.
Titans' outbreak nears end, other NFL teams deal with COVID
The Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak is nearing an end even with two starting offensive linemen still on the reserve list
Federal vaccination data show mixed record on equity
Exclusive data suggest the Biden administration's community vaccination centers, designed to promote equity, hit the mark in some cities — but fell far short in others.
Fauci: ‘Disinformation’ one of the ‘enemies of public health’
Dr. Anthony Fauci asserted that “disinformation” is one of the “enemies of public health” after CNN correspondent Jim Acosta accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson and podcast host Joe Rogan of spreading “debunked information.”
In Vietnam’s COVID epicentre, ‘everyone is struggling to survive’
Overwhelmed hospitals and food shortages in Ho Chi Minh City as authorities extend total lockdown.
Arizona reports 2,378 COVID-19 cases, 1 addition death
PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona have reported 2,378 additional COVID-19 cases and one addition death from the virus as of Monday.
China-to-Hong Kong travelers will no longer need quarantine
HONG KONG (AP) — Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from mainland China will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said Tuesday, easing curbs imposed after outbreaks of the coronavirus on the mainland.
Chile authorizes Sinovac vaccine for kids of 6 and older
Chilean health authorities have approved the use of Sinovac vaccine against the coronavirus for 6-year-old children and older, the first Latin America’s country to take that step
Ohio judge reverses decision ordering hospital to treat patient with ivermectin
An Ohio judge on Monday ruled a hospital no longer had to give a COVID-19 patient ivermectin, reversing a previous decision from another judge.“While this court is sympathetic to the Plaintiff and …
Fauci: Pfizer booster likely ready by Sept. 20, Moderna may need longer
NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday the Pfizer coronavirus booster shot may be ready by the date the administration has aimed for, while Moderna's will likely need more time for approval.The backdrop: President Biden said last month the government will offer boosters...