((Tony Overman/The Olympian via AP, File)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will send Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems, a critical weapon that Ukrainian leaders have been begging for as they struggle to stall Russian progress in the Donbas region.
‘Too many entrances’: GOP response to Uvalde massacre has roots in 2018 attack
The point-of-entry argument has gained prominence in Republican circles since 10 people died in a mass shooting at a Texas high school in 2018.
What you need to know about Russia's blockade of Odesa
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means vital food exports are stuck in Ukraine’s ports, including Odesa.
Bipartisan discussions on "red flag" laws make progress as Sens. Graham, Blumenthal revise gun control proposal
The bipartisan senators are making progress on new gun control legislation, four sources said.
Supreme Court blocks Texas law on social media censorship
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
Analysis: Donald Trump's 2016 election conspiracy theory just took a big hit
For years -- literally -- Donald Trump has insisted that Hillary Clinton engaged in a purposeful conspiracy designed to keep him out of the White House.
Uvalde police, school district no longer cooperating with Texas probe of shooting: Sources
Uvalde police and school district police are no longer cooperating with the Texas Dept. of Public Safety's probe into the Robb Elementary School shooting, sources say.
Supreme Court order could affect Pennsylvania Senate count
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the counting of some mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, an order that could affect the tight Republican Senate primary between former hedge fund CEO David McCormick and celebrity heart surgeon Dr.
How the gun debate will be won or lost in the suburbs
With opinion essentially hardened on guns in rural and urban America, the suburbs have become the political crucible for winning support for more significant restrictions.
Handful of House GOP lawmakers open to assault rifle ban
A trickle of House GOP lawmakers have expressed support for or openness to banning assault-style rifles in recent years and in wake of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas last week…
Report: China bars Russian airlines with foreign planes
BEIJING (AP) — China has barred Russia’s airlines from flying foreign-owned jetliners into its airspace, the Russian news outlet RBK reported, after President Vladimir Putin threw the aircrafts' ownership into doubt by allowing them to be re-registered in Russia to avoid seizure under sanctions...
Biden administration to announce $2.1 billion to strengthen food system
The Biden administration will announce on Wednesday more than $2.1 billion in funding to shore up weaknesses in the country's food supply system exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Jan. 6 rioter, turned in by ex he called 'a moron,' pleads guilty to a felony
“If you can’t see the election was stolen you’re a moron,” Richard Michetti texted a former romantic partner on Jan. 6.
Herschel Walker ‘mad’ at Trump over remarks about Senate bid
Herschel Walker, the Georgia Republican Senate nominee and former NFL player, said he’s “mad” at former President Trump for claiming he was the one who lured Walker into the race to unseat Sen. Rap…
Russian forces advance in factory city, U.S. to send precision rockets to Ukraine
Russian troops on Wednesday pressed their assault on a factory city targeted in their push to grab a swathe of eastern Ukraine, while the United States said it would supply advanced rockets to Kyiv to help it force Moscow to negotiate an end to the war.
Yangon bombing spurs accusations from Myanmar govt, foes
Myanmar’s military government and its opponents are trading accusations over a bomb that exploded Tuesday in the middle of the country’s largest city, Yangon, killing one and wounding nine others.
Russia's top commander in Ukraine hasn't been seen in two weeks: Report
Gen. Aleksandr Dvornikov, picked by Russian President Vladimir Putin last month to take over the invasion of Ukraine, has disappeared, according to a new report.
How New Zealand's political system restricted guns days after mass shooting
After New Zealand experienced a rare mass shooting in 2019 that left 50 people dead, gun reform took just a matter of days.
Despite acquittal, Durham trial of Sussmann added to evidence Clinton campaign plotted to tie Trump to Russia
Key allegations that tied then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia and led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller originated with individuals linked to Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign, with former officials now questioning why Mueller’s team of seasoned prosecutors...
World's largest naval exercises to include all 4 Quad nations and 5 South China Sea countries
The 2022 edition of the world's largest naval war games, the Rim of the Pacific exercises, will feature key US partners from around the globe, including India, Japan and Australia -- who have joined Washington in the Quad group -- and five nations bordering on the South China Sea, one of the...
Uvalde schools police Chief Peter Arredondo not responding to investigators, Texas authorities say
Peter Arredondo isn't responding to requests for a second interview, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Arredondo led the police response to the shooting.
Biden to push new economic agenda, migration plan at Americas summit
President Joe Biden will seek regional consensus on a new economic agenda to build on existing trade agreements with Latin America and present a plan to tackle increasing migration when he hosts the Summit of the Americas, senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Hinckley nears full freedom 41 years after shooting Reagan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is set to preside over an important hearing for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and is on the verge of being released from all remaining restrictive conditions.
Inside a Biden White House adrift
Amid a rolling series of calamities and sinking approval ratings, the president’s feeling lately is that he just can’t catch a break — and that angst is rippling through his party.
Texas DPS says teacher closed propped-open door before attack but it was not locked
Law enforcement is looking into why the door didn't lock, the Texas Department of Public Safety told ABC News.
Russian airstrike on chemical plant sends toxic smoke into the air: Reports
A Russian airstrike targeted a chemical plant in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, causing a dangerous cloud of toxic gas to rise into the air.
Biden, Democrats out of sync in pushing assault weapons ban
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are calling for bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines but they’re out of step with members of their own party who don’t want to vote on…
After mass shooting, NYC explores gun detectors in subways
NEW YORK (AP) — In the aftermath of a mass shooting on a New York City subway train, the mayor floated a high-tech idea: deploy scanners that can spot someone carrying a gun into the transit system before they have a chance to use it.
Zelenskyy says Russian bombing of chemical plant ‘insanity’; U.S. to provide Ukraine with longer-range rocket systems
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy has described the Russian bombing in the city of Sievierodonetsk as "insanity" given the presence of a chemical plant.
Two Minneapolis residents file lawsuits against ex-officer who killed Floyd
Two Black Minneapolis residents on Tuesday filed federal civil rights lawsuits against Derek Chauvin, the white former police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, alleging he had dealt with them similarly in the past.
San Francisco district attorney could lose his job in blow to national movement
Chesa Boudin's fight has become a test case for criminal justice reformers — and their foes.
BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge
WASHINGTON (AP) — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — bringing superstar sizzle to an otherwise sad and scary topic.
Ukrainian official says Russians control "most of Severodonetsk"
Russian forces are closing in on the eastern city of Severodonetsk, with a regional military administration official saying troops have now taken control of most of the city. Follow live news updates here.
In shift, White House starts to talk up economy
President Biden and his administration have shifted gears toward a month-long campaign to talk up the economy to show the White House is prioritizing inflation by pushing the positives about what i…
Ukrainian forces withdrawing from key city in Donbas mostly under Russian control
Ukrainian forces appear to be withdrawing from a key city in the Donbas region that is now mostly under Russian control.
Los Angeles-area council election overturned over alleged fraud, incumbent must give up seat to challenger
A judge declared that votes cast in the Compton City Council race were fraudulent and declared Andrew Spicer the winner over Councilman Isaac Galvan.
McCormick seeks hand recounts in Pa.'s unsettled GOP Senate primary
Meanwhile, Mehmet Oz has declared himself the "presumptive" nominee.
Asia shares slide across board amid rate hike, COVID worries
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares declined Thursday, echoing a retreat on Wall Street as investors fretted about higher interest rates and rising coronavirus cases in parts of the region. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney.
Gun lobby spent more than $580,000 on political contributions in Ohio since 2010
Nearly all of that money went to Republicans.
On gun reform, neighboring Canada takes a different tack
The Canadian government’s swift push this week for tough new limits on firearms is adding fuel to the fierce debate over gun reform south of the border in the United States, where last week&#…
Russia warns US arms shipments increase ‘risk of confrontation’
Decision by Washington to supply Ukraine with the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System draws Moscow’s ire.
After Sussmann trial defeat, what's next for the John Durham probe?
Special counsel John Durham, the Donald Trump-era prosecutor hunting for wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia investigations, came up empty Tuesday after a federal jury returned a not guilty verdict in his first major case against a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer.
Live updates | Biden explains providing Ukraine with rockets
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said in a guest essay Tuesday evening in The New York Times that he’s decided to provide the Ukrainians with more advanced rocket systems and munitions that will enable them to more precisely strike key targets on the battlefield.
BTS draws massive crowd to White House press briefing ahead of meeting with Biden
BTS came to the White House to talk to Biden about Asian inclusion and representation, and to discuss a sharp rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in recent years.
U.S. gas prices could soon top $5 a gallon, analysts say
The cost of gasoline will impact Americans' summer travel plans more than COVID-19 rates, new survey finds.
Italy imports more Russian oil despite impending embargo
MILAN (AP) — Even as the European Union decided to reduce Russian crude oil imports by 90% by the end of the year, Italy has become the only country in Europe to increase them, an unintended consequence of EU sanctions against Russia.
Grassley raises alarm over 'partisan' social media posts linked to FBI official
A top Republican senator is demanding that the leaders of the Department of Justice and FBI investigate whether a top bureau official in the nation’s capital violated DOJ guidelines through partisan posts on social media.
House panel calls emergency meeting to advance gun violence prevention bills
The Judiciary Committee plans to meet Thursday to advance a package of gun control proposals after the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Senators are holding separate talks.
Biden administration officials outline new $700 million Ukraine security package, including longer range rocket systems
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been pleading with the West to send rocket systems to Ukraine to help stop Russia's destruction of towns in the Donbas.
Sarah Palin loses bid to disqualify judge from NY Times defamation trial
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday lost her bid to have the judge who oversaw her unsuccessful defamation lawsuit against the New York Times disqualify himself and order a new trial.
Israeli troops kill Palestinian carrying knife in West Bank
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian woman in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said that an assailant armed with a knife approached a soldier “conducting routine security activity” north of...
Supreme Court puts hold on ruling that could affect undecided Pa. Senate primary
Donald Trump-backed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund executive David McCormick are locked in a nail-biter in the undecided Pennsylvania Senate GOP primary.
Top GOP senator cites 'very constructive' gun reform talks after Uvalde shooting
A top Senate Republican signaled that progress is being made as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are meeting to discuss gun legislation in the wake of the mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school last week.
Australia in talks with U.S. to supply infant formula
Australia is in talks with the United States to supply baby food, an Australian government spokesperson said on Wednesday, after the apex U.S. health regulator relaxed its import policy to address a nationwide shortage.
Ukraine applauds EU ban on most Russian oil imports; fighting rages in strategic Donbas city
The European Union has agreed on a plan to block more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports as part of new punitive measures against the Kremlin.
Sanctioned Russian oligarch's megayacht hides in a UAE creek
RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the dusty, northern-most sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates, where laborers cycle by rustic tea shops, one of the world's largest yachts sits in a quiet port — so far avoiding the fate of other luxury vessels linked to sanctioned Russian oligarchs.
Biden writes US not seeking Putin ouster
President Biden said in an op-ed published Tuesday that the United States would not try to oust Russian President Vladimir Putin from his position of power because of his invasion of Ukraine.  …
'All of these kids are angels': Family and friends say goodbye to Uvalde victims
Funerals began Tuesday for the 19 children and two teachers killed last week in a massacre at Robb Elementary School.
Danish voters give strong 'yes' to joining EU defense policy
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — With nearly all votes counted from a referendum Wednesday, Denmark is headed toward joining the European Union’s common defense policy that it long eschewed, a new example of a country in Europe seeking closer defense links with allies after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Biden to meet virtually with baby formula manufacturers amid nationwide shortage
President Biden will meet virtually with baby formula manufacturers to discuss nationwide shortages of the product that stem from a recall in February
South African carrier grounds flights after running out of funds
In May 2020, Comair filed for voluntary business rescue, similar to bankruptcy protection.
Biden battles CEOs in inflation blame game
White House officials reject the corporate complaints and say the administration has strong working relationships with the business world.
Uvalde ISD police chief sworn in as city council member
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement that members were sworn in per the city's charter.
Hochul rival attacks New York governor for past NRA endorsement in new ad
One of Kathy Hochul’s rivals in the New York gubernatorial race has released an ad highlighting an endorsement the sitting governor once received from the National Rifle Association.
Long in queen's shadow, Charles takes greater public role
LONDON (AP) — It’s good to be queen. No one knows that better than Queen Elizabeth II , who's showing no signs of stepping aside after 70 years on the throne.
Dems sweat GOP surge in South Texas special election
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas) is warning his party of a "self-inflicted tragedy" in the making among Latino voters.
South Dakota will vote on legalizing pot — with a twist
South Dakota voters will decide later this year whether to become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after supporters filed thousands of signatures with state …
Russia cuts off natural gas supply to Denmark, company says
Denmark’s largest energy company says Russia cut off its gas supply because it refused to pay in rubles
More than 100 previously undetected asteroids now under eye of powerful new tracking tool
A new open-source algorithm has already combed through existing data archives to find more than 100 previously unknown asteroids.
Former executive gets prison for $1 billion solar fraud
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a California solar power company was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $620 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said.
'They are carpet-bombing us': Ukrainian troops are getting pounded as they await heavy weapons from the West
After suffering humiliating defeats, Russia is making slow but steady progress as it employs a scorched-earth campaign.
No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations
Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage.
Driver held for allegedly injuring 2 teens, killling pursuer
BALDWIN PARK, Calif. (AP) — A driver who struck two teenagers in a hit-and-run accident was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stabbed to death a man who chased him down, authorities said. A report of a hit-and-run accident in Baldwin Park sent police to the scene at around 1:30 p.m., the Los...
‘A perfect storm’: Russia’s invasion deepens global hunger crisis
The world’s biggest security crisis may be the food that won’t appear on millions of plates from war-torn Somalia to rural America.
Weary and doubting, gun safety activists try to trust the Senate
“We can't just check the box” after the Uvalde shooting, said one influential advocate who lost his son. “But we can't also do nothing.”
Pa. GOP Senate race upended by court cases
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito dealt a blow to David McCormick's campaign Tuesday with a critical federal ruling.
Mexico agrees to review US workers' rights complaint
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has agreed to review a labor complaint filed by the United States under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The complaint filed earlier this month said workers’ rights to freely choose their union may have been violated at a...
Judge: No ‘speck’ of proof in Palin’s libel case against NYT
Palin's attorneys had asked the judge to grant a new trial or disqualify himself as biased against her.
Ethics watchdog says two Republicans may have violated STOCK Act rules
The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) said there is “substantial reason to believe” that Republican Reps. Pat Fallon (Texas) and John Rutherford (Fla.) failed to report financial transactions on…
Israeli NGOs urge UN: investigate journalist Abu Akleh’s killing
Israeli rights groups say that, based on past experiences, Israel has ‘zero accountability’ for its actions.
Drinking coffee may be linked to lower risk of death, even with a little sugar
People in the U.K. who had more than one daily cup of coffee had a lower mortality risk than non-coffee drinkers, a study found.
Wisconsin officer who killed man in park could face charges
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Special prosecutors were expected to announce Wednesday whether they'll file charges against a Wisconsin sheriff's deputy who killed a man in a park six years ago when he was a suburban Milwaukee police officer.
POLITICO Playbook PM: Trump takes false fraud claims to the GOP
And Michael Sussmann is acquitted in a case brought by special counsel John Durham.
U.S. says it will cut costs for clean energy projects on public lands
The Biden administration on Tuesday said it would substantially reduce the cost of building wind and solar energy projects on federal lands to help spur renewable energy development and address climate change.
New York joins growing number of states attempting to provide relief at the pump
As gas prices have soared across the country hitting record highs this year, states grapple with how to help consumers.
Five takeaways from Biden’s inflation plan
Ahead of a Tuesday meeting with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, President Biden laid out a plan in a Wall Street Journal op-ed to fight inflation levels that are topping 8 percent annually …
Judge hands New York man longer sentence for ISIS support, FBI attack
A federal judge on Tuesday increased her sentence for a New York City man who planned to join Islamic State and attacked an FBI agent to 25 years on Tuesday, after a federal appeals court called the original 17-year sentence "shockingly low."
Cyber agency: Voting software vulnerable in some states
ATLANTA (AP) — Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.
Brooke Baldwin: TV news companies view mass shootings as ‘ratings-generating revenue sources’
Former CNN anchor and reporter Brooke Baldwin is expressing concern at what she described as a trend of television news companies quickly decamping from coverage of mass shootings days after the tr…
FBI releases new details on police use of force as public grapples with distrust
The FBI has released new data on police use of force against civilians in 2021. It also recently released new information on 73 police officers feloniously killed in 2021.
Biden vows to give Fed Chair Powell 'space' to fight inflation
U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday met with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to discuss historic inflation that's draining American wallets, even as he assured the central bank chief he would have freedom from political interference.
Putting more police in schools will disproportionately hurt Black, Latino students, experts say
The Uvalde school shooting renewed calls for more police in schools. Experts say not only is that ineffective, but that it also invites problems for students of color.
Nicaraguan government abolishes 83 more NGOs, civic groups
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Tuesday ordered the closure of 83 more civic groups and non-governmental organizations. The move brought to 200 the number of such closures this year, and a total of 320 since protests against the Ortega regime erupted...
Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas anti-censorship social media law
The Supreme Court temporarily blocked Texas's controversial, Republican-backed social media law that would have banned major platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube from censoring most content.
New York governor says 10 gun bills have been introduced in state legislature
A total of 10 bills have been introduced in the New York State Legislature intended to tighten gun control, including one that would raise the minimum age to purchase a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Tuesday.
Pentagon reports high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water near bases
The Defense Department is reporting high levels of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water near several of its bases, according to new data released by the depa…
Yellowstone visitor dies after bison gores her, tosses her 10 feet
A woman from Ohio had come within 10 feet of a female bison, park officials said.
Police report describes Vagos bikers ambush by Hells Angels
A police report describes a Memorial Day weekend shooting on a Las Vegas-area freeway as an apparent ambush by Hells Angels members on rival Vagos biker gang members returning from a veterans cemetery ride
Trump reiterates calls for Pulitzers to withdraw awards to NYT, Washington Post
Former President Trump wrote to the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes on Friday asking again that the board rescind its 2018 prizes for national reporting awarded to The New York Times and The W…
Biden's June agenda: convince Americans the economy is healthy
President Joe Biden is planning a media blitz to lift his sagging opinion poll numbers before November's congressional election, promoting his management of America's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to cool spiraling inflation.
Victim in Brooklyn subway shooting sues gun maker Glock
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman wounded in last month's mass shooting on a New York City subway filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the maker of the handgun allegedly used in the attack and its parent company, accusing the firearm manufacturer of “reckless disregard for human life."
White House: Looking at executive actions on gun violence
President Joe Biden is looking at executive actions that he can take to combat gun violence, the White House said on Tuesday.
Biden does not support handgun ban, White House says
President Joe Biden does not support a ban on the sale of handguns, the White House said.
Your walking speed could indicate dementia | CNN
Walking slower as you age might be a sign of future dementia, a new study finds, but there are ways you can fight back.
Biden doesn’t support ban on all handgun sales, White House press secretary says
President Biden does not support a ban on all handgun sales, his White House press secretary said Tuesday while calling on Congress to pass gun reform legislation
Judge orders stop to California's pesticide spraying program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has ordered a halt to a state-run program of spraying pesticides on public lands and some private property, saying officials failed to assess the potential health effects as required.
Singapore's de-facto national dish in the crossfire as Malaysia bans chicken exports
Singapore is bracing for a shortage of its de-facto national dish, chicken rice, as major supplier Malaysia halts all chicken exports from Wednesday.
Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks out about backlash, future plans to compete
Penn swimmer Lia Thomas spoke one-on-one with ABC News' Juju Chang.
Uvalde school police chief sworn in as city council member despite not responding to state investigators
The chief of police for the Uvalde school district was sworn in as a new city council member on Tuesday, one week after 19 children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting.
Seattle passes measures to address gig worker pay, rights
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure that pushes app-based companies like food delivery services to improve wages and other working conditions for gig workers.
EU acted like a fishing trawler in antitrust data searches, Meta lawyer says
Meta Platforms Inc on Wednesday compared searches by EU antitrust regulators to a fishing super trawler as they investigate the owner of Facebook's data and online marketplace.
Li Keqiang: China’s sidelined premier back in the limelight
China’s No 2 has kept a low profile for most of his time in office but his re-emergence could signal deeper schisms.
Swiss veto Danish request to send Ukraine armoured vehicles - TV
The Swiss government has vetoed Denmark's request to send Swiss-made armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine, citing its neutrality policy of not supplying arms to conflict zones, Swiss broadcaster SRF reported on Wednesday.
Canada OKs drug decriminalization test in British Columbia
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada’s government said Tuesday it will allow British Columbia to try a three-year experiment in decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs, seeking to stem a record number of overdose deaths by easing fear of arrest by users in need of help.
China says it conducted 'readiness patrol' around Taiwan
China said it was a necessary action to respond to "collusion" between Washington and Taipei.
Hurricane Agatha leaves at least 10 dead, 20 missing in Mexico
The storm was the strongest ever recorded to make landfall in May during Pacific hurricane season.
Sorry, Biden, but there are no "rational Republicans"
Sorry, Biden, but there are no "rational Republicans" willing to work with Democrats on gun safety
Ex-Hawaii councilman sentenced to 20 years for dealing meth
A U.S. judge has sentenced a former elected Hawaii county official to 20 years in prison for leading a drug-trafficking ring
Gazprom cuts gas supply to Orsted and Shell Energy
Russian gas producer Gazprom has cut off gas supplies to Denmark's Orsted and to Shell Energy for its contract to supply gas to Germany, it said on Wednesday, citing the companies' failure to make payments in roubles.
Clinton campaign lawyer found not guilty on charge of lying to FBI in loss for Durham
It was the first in-court test of Durham's more than three-year investigation into the Russia probe.
Outrage in Pakistan after woman gang-raped on moving train
Three suspects arrested for raping the 25-year-old mother of two children in empty compartment of Karachi-bound train.
Could Iraq's political gridlock be a good sign for its democracy? | DW | 31.05.2022
Since last October's elections, Iraq has been without a government because politicians can't manage to form a coalition. That's not uncommon in democracies. But is it positive for Iraq, or will it become dangerous?
More than 550 monkeypox cases have been reported in 30 countries, WHO official says
The World Health Organization is now counting more than 550 monkeypox cases worldwide, the group's technical lead for monkeypox, Rosamund Lewis, said Tuesday on CNN International.
KK: Star Indian singer dies at 53 shortly after Kolkata concert
Krishnakumar Kunnath, better known as KK, dies at 53 following a concert in Kolkata city, prompting a flood of tributes.
Parents rally as Fairfax school board punts controversial vote on changes to sex-ed classes
Parents in Fairfax, Virginia, rallied ahead of a school board meeting to sound off on potential changes to sex-ed classes and increased penalties for students for "misgendering."
Slight thaw in gun politics opens window for Senate: The Note
Getting a Senate gun control bill after the Texas school shooting will require actual compromise among lawmakers with reputations and records on the line.
Breakingviews - Breakingviews: Oil embargo will hurt Putin more than EU
After some hesitation, the European Union has decided to ban most Russian oil imports. Replacing Urals crude with more expensive Brent will swell the bloc’s already red-hot energy bill. Still, the move will shrink Moscow’s most lucrative export revenue source and help stunt Vladimir Putin’s war...
Month before Buffalo shooting, poll finds, 7 of 10 Republicans believed in 'Great Replacement'
Weeks before the massacre of mostly Black victims in Buffalo, a polling team found, a majority of self-identified Republicans believed similar conspiracy theory.
Hundreds of Political Campaign Signs Stolen, Vandalized in San Jose
Multiple candidates in different races say someone is stealing campaign signs in San Jose, in some cases, losing hundreds of signs.
Polk County Auditor explains why there's an increase in political party changes
Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says party changes are not uncommon given Iowa law requires voters who want to participate in the primary election to choose a party.
338Canada: Ford on track for majority win in Ontario
What would it take to reduce the incumbent Progressive Conservatives to a minority? Answer: a lot.
Cosby faces sex abuse allegations again as civil trial opens
Bill Cosby is again facing sex abuse allegations in court as a civil trial begins in California
Florida man killed in suspected alligator attack, police say
Police are investigating a suspected deadly alligator attack in Largo, Florida.
CDC defends its authority to issue transportation mask mandate in brief arguing for reversal of ruling that blocked it | CNN Politics
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended its authority to issue a mask mandate for domestic travelers, in a brief filed Tuesday asking an appeals court to reverse a district court's decision in April to strike down the mandate.
Reported COVID-19 infection levels nearly 6 times higher than last Memorial Day
This week also marks the eighth consecutive week of increasing COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
COVID-19 cases plateau in New York City, indicating latest surge may be over
COVID cases in New York City have plateaued and other key metrics, such as test positivity rate, have fallen, indicating the latest surge in the Big Apple may be over.
Shanghai starts coming back to life as COVID lockdown eases
SHANGHAI (AP) — Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China’s largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has drawn unusual protests over its heavy-handed implementation.
DOJ asks court to reverse rule lifting requirement for COVID masks on public transportation
The DOJ has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that lifted a mask mandate for public transportation including commercial airplanes.
Vaccine injury compensation programs overwhelmed as congressional reform languishes
One program covers nearly three times as many vaccines today as it did when it was created three decades ago. Despite bipartisan calls for change, Congress has failed to act.
Shanghai revives after two-month COVID lockdown, wary of a new one
Shanghai sprung back to life on Wednesday after two months of bitter isolation under a ruthless COVID-19 lockdown, with shops reopening and people going back to offices, parks and markets, hoping to never go through a similar ordeal again.
Biden Justice Department appeals ruling that lifted federal mask mandate
The Department of Justice has appealed a federal judge's ruling that vacated the federal mask mandate for public transportation.
Shanghai celebrates ‘new start’ after COVID restrictions eased
People venture out after two months stuck at home, but virus-related controls including regular tests, will continue.