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Today β€” September 26th 2023Newsmax - America

Erdogan: US Linking F-16s to Getting Us to Approve Sweden in NATO

Turkey's parliament will keep its promise to ratify Sweden's NATO bid if President Joe Biden's administration paves the way for F-16 jet sales to Ankara, President Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, according to Turkish media.

Powerball Jackpot Rolls Over, Climbs to $835 Million

The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $835 million after no one beat the immense odds Monday night and won the top prize.

Trump Lawyers File Opposition to Special Counsel Gag Order Request

Donald Trump pushed back at U.S. prosecutors' request to curb some of his public statements about people involved in the federal court case on the challenge of theΒ 2020 presidential election.

US Condemns Latest Attack on Cuban Embassy

The United States on Monday condemned the latest attack on Cuba's embassy in Washington, in which a man allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails at the mission.

Is Supreme Court About to Strike Blow for Religious Freedom?

The U.S. Supreme Court may be poised to reestablish the importance of the freedoms of expression and religion, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, in a series of cases that could appear on the docket for the coming term.

Yesterday β€” September 25th 2023Newsmax - America

Poll: Most Say Inquiry Holds Biden Accountable

A new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News found that most Americans believe the House impeachment inquiry holds President Joe Biden accountable under the law.

Pompeo Slams Biden Energy Policies as 'Enormously Risky'

Former CIA director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the energy policies of President Joe Biden, saying our adversaries are stepping in to fill the void of energy producer for our allies, an "enormously risky" situation for the U.S.

Texas Walmart Shooter to Pay $5M to Families

A white Texas gunman who killed 23 people at a Walmart in 2019 after ranting about Hispanics taking over the government and economy has agreed to pay more than $5 million to victims of the racist attack, according to an order signed by a judge Monday.Patrick Crusius was...

Border Patrol Chief: Cartels Use Migrants as Diversion

The flood of illegal immigrants into the southern border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, last week was a distraction by drug cartels to divert law enforcement's attention away from areas where they can smuggle drugs and weapons into the U.S., the chief of U.S. Border Patrol said.

NY Gov. Deploys More National Guard to Deal With Migrants

Democrat New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday the deployment of 150 National Guard personnel to help deal with the migrant crisis that has overwhelmed New York City and much of the surrounding area.

US Women Seeking Abortions in Mexico

An increasing number of American women are traveling to Mexico to seekΒ abortions, The New York Times reported.

Chicago Weekend: 3 Deaths, Including Elderly Man

Three people were killed over the weekend in shootings in violence-plagued Chicago, includingΒ an 86-year-old man.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Make Rare Public Appearance

Former President Jimmy Carter and ex-first lady Rosalynn Carter made a rare public appearance in their Georgia hometown for the Plains Peanut Festival.

Report: Biden Admin Knew Migrant Surge Would Happen

The Biden administration in recent months knew a large number of migrants prepared to enter the U.S. at the southern border and did nothing about it, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Report: Biden Admin Knew Migrant Surge Would Happen

The Biden administration in recent months knew a large number of migrants prepared to enter the U.S. at the southern border and did nothing about it, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Internal documents within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that Mexican...

Biden Announces $1.4 Billion to Improve Rail Safety, Capacity in 35 States

The Biden administration announced Monday that it has awarded more than $1.4 billion to projects that improve railway safety and boost capacity, with much of the money coming from the 2021 infrastructure law.

Hillary Clinton: Putin Could Meddle in 2024 WH Election

Hillary Clinton is warning Russia is already "adept" at election meddlingΒ β€” and could do it again in the 2024 White House contest.

House to Press Forward With Spending Cuts Despite Shutdown Risk

The Republican-controlled House is due to try to advance steep spending cuts this week that stand no chance of becoming law and could force a partial shutdown of the U.S. government by next Sunday.

Hillary Clinton: Putin Could Meddle in 2024 WH Election

Hillary Clinton is warning Russia is already "adept" at election meddling - and could do it again in the 2024 White House contest. In an interview on "Inside with Jen Psaki," the former secretary of state said Moscow's election interference should be discussed more - and...

Media Ratings Firm Favors Left Leaning Outlets

A deep dive into a prominent media ratings firm's purportedly impartial and nonpartisan rankings of media bias and reliability found the chart seemingly favors left-leaning outlets while punishing others.

Before yesterdayNewsmax - America

Writers Reach Tentative Labor Agreement With Hollywood Studios

Union leaders and Hollywood studios reached a tentative agreement Sunday to end a historic screenwriters strike after nearly five months, though no deal is yet in the works for striking actors.

NY Times Review Backs DeSantis' Rejection of Gitmo Torture Tale

The New York Times has reviewed allegations tying Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to forced feeding of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay and found "no evidence to back up the claims" of detainee Mansoor Adayfi.

Weakening Ophelia Brings More Rain, Flood Risk to East Coast

Ophelia, downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, brought more rain and wind as it moved along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, forecasters said on Sunday.

Winston Scott to Newsmax: Discovery of Exoplanet Gases 'Exciting'

The discovery of methane and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of K2-18 b, a massive planet more than 100 light years away from Earth, is a "very small indication of the possibility" that it can sustain life, but humans couldn't live there, retired NASA astronaut Capt....

Meta Working on Sassy AI Chatbots to Engage Young Users

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp parent Meta is working on artificial intelligence chatbots to appeal to younger users to keep up engagement, reportedly planning to unveil them at the Meta Connect conference this week.The Gen AI, as they are called internally, are chatbots...

Government Should Pay Compensation for Secretive Cold War-era Testing, St. Louis Victims Say

Ben Phillips' childhood memories include basketball games with friends, and neighbors gathering in the summer shade at their St. Louis housing complex. He also remembers watching men in hazmat suits scurry on the roofs of high-rise buildings as a dense material poured into...

Auto Workers Still Have Room to Expand Their Strike

Even after escalating its strike against Detroit automakers on Friday, the United Auto Workers union still has plenty of leverage in its effort to force the companies to agree to significant increases in pay and benefits.Only about 12% of the union's membership is so far...

Trafalgar Polls: Trump Leads Iowa by 33 Points, Nationally by 42

With the second Republican presidential primary debate just days away, former President Donald Trump maintains a huge lead in both the first-in-the-nation Iowa and the latest nationl polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group.

Man Who Attacked Police, AP Photographer on Jan. 6 Gets 5 Years

A Jan. 6 defendant who assaulted police and an Associated Press photographer during the 2021 breach of the U.S. Capitol building was sentenced Friday to five years in prison, according to the Department of Justice.

Fmr FBI Official Admits Hiding $225K in Foreign Payments

Former high-ranking FBI counterintelligence official Charles McGonigal has entered a guilty plea, admitting to concealing his interactions with foreign officials and receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from a former operative of a foreign intelligence agency.

Rep. Tim Burchett to Newsmax: Chairman Comer 'Is a Master at This'

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., is proving to be an invaluable leader of the investigations into the Biden family's foreign influence peddling schemes, Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., told Newsmax.

Tropical Storm Ophelia Impacts North Carolina Coast

Residents in coastal North Carolina and Virginia braced for potential flooding after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island Saturday morning, bringing rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges of water.

No Deal Yet as Hollywood Writers, Studios Talk for Third Day

Striking Hollywood writers and top studio executives met for a third straight day on Friday, ending with a decision to continue talks on Saturday as they try to end a work stoppage that has shut down film and TV production for months.

Rep. Claudia Tenney to Newsmax: Biden Bigger 'Problem' for Dems

Democrats do not have a problem with Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., because he is a replaceable part, according to Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., on Newsmax.

Biden WH Releases Record Border Numbers Late Friday

During his candidacy, President Joe Biden said that if he were elected president, migrants seeking asylum should "immediately surge to the border."

Matthew Whitaker to Newsmax: We Must 'Root Out' Govt Corruption

It's very serious. What we're dealing with here is a senator that had been charged in 2017, had jury that couldn't decide on his guilt, and it appears that he was emboldened byΒ victory, however small it might have been for him at the time.

Fox Poll Graphic Obfuscates Trump's Lead on Biden, DeSantis

Fox News misled viewers on a poll in which had former President Donald Trump beating President Joe Biden, spinning it to suggest Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was performing better than Trump against the incumbent.

Tropical Storm Ophelia Moving Inland Over North Carolina

Tropical Storm Ophelia was moving inland across North Carolina early Saturday, lashing coastal areas with rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges of water, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Texas Preparing for 1M Visitors During Annular Eclipse

As hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on a Texas county of 44,000 residents, located about 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, to get a view of the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse, local first responders are getting ready for the crowds. "We have been preparing for ...

Mother Sentenced for Giving Abortion Pills to Daughter

A 42-year-old woman was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for acquiring abortion pills that her teenage daughter used to end a pregnancy, The New York Times reported. Jessica Burgess, a resident of Norfolk, Nebraska, was charged by police after they discovered in ...

Court Blocks Biden Admin Limits to Offshore Drilling Sale

A federal district court blocked the Biden administration Thursday from removing 6 million acres out of an upcoming oil and gas drilling lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico.

Former War Crimes Prosecutor Joins Special Counsel Smith

Special counsel Jack Smith has enlisted veteran war crimes prosecutor Alex Whiting, his former deputy at The Hague, to join his team as it prepares to try former President Donald Trump in Washington and Florida.

Reports: No Sign of Migrant Surge Slowing Anytime Soon

Nearly 9,000 migrants were arrested Wednesday after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, and many more are still coming despite the dangerous trek and the risk of deportation, according to The New York Times.

San Francisco Hits Drug Overdose Death Record in August

San Francisco hit a record 84 accidental drug overdose deaths last month, according to preliminary city data.

CBP Secretly Releases Trove of UFO Docs, Videos

U.S. Customs and Border Protection early last month released a trove of documents and never-before-seen videos of UFOs in fulfillment of a Freedom of Information Act request, though the material went unnoticed until UFO enthusiasts and online sleuths discovered it.

Rabbi Gold to Newsmax: Yom Kippur 'Holiest,' 'Happiest' Day

Rabbi Yoel Gold told Newsmax Friday that the upcoming Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur may be called the Day of Atonement, but that doesn't mean it's shrouded in gloom and sadness.

Rabbi Menken to Newsmax: Antisemitism Directed at Israel Instead of Jewish Race

Rabbi Yaakov Menken told Newsmax Friday that people are now expressing their antisemitism through the hatred of Israel rather than specific people of the Jewish race. "Antisemitism is subtle. When people don't know what to look for, they can confuse real antisemitic bias ...

Report: Rite Aid Plans to Shut Down Hundreds of Stores

Rite Aid is negotiating with creditors over the terms of a bankruptcy plan that would include liquidating a substantial portion of its more than 2,100 drugstores, according to a report on Friday. The company has proposed to ...

Study Warns Next Mass Extinction Under Way

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that the Earth is already undergoing its sixth mass extinction and that it is "rapidly accelerating." Researchers warned that animal species were going extinct 35 times faster than the average rate of ...

Study: NFT Market Collapses, Most Collections Worthless

A recent study has revealed that 95% of the collections of Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are worthless as the market for the once-hyped revolution in cryptocurrency and digital art has collapsed.

Some Providers Dropping Gender Care for Kids Even in Cases Where It's Legal

As Republican-led states have rushed to ban gender care for minors, some families with transgender children found a bit of solace: At least they lived in states that would allow those already receiving puberty blockers or hormone therapy to continue.But in some places,...

Braun Rubs Conservatives Wrong Way With Trans Razor Model

Braun is rubbing conservatives the wrong way after eagle-eyed observers spotted a transgender male model with double mastectomy scars shaving on the razor company's website. Conservative commentators roasted the Procter & Gamble brand on social media this week, with some...

Eagle Pass Mayor: Biden Admin 'Abandoned' Texas City

Amid the influx of thousands of migrants pouring into the border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, Mayor Rolando Salinas Jr. said his city has been "abandoned" by the Biden administration and, furthermore, he "100%" believes the president bears "some responsibility for this crisis."

GAO Finds 'Poor Living Conditions' in U.S. Barracks

A General Accounting Office report released Tuesday finds poor and potentially hazardous living conditions in U.S. military barracks, impacting the quality of life of the enlisted service members living in them.

NYC Plans to Evict Thousands of Migrants From Shelters

New York City plans to move some migrants out of shelters Saturday when their 60-day stay ends to free up space and dissuade asylum seekers from coming to the city, Politico reports.

9/11 Defendant Psychotic From Torture; Ruled Unfit for Trial

A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled one of the 9/11 defendants unfit for trial after a military medical panel found that the man's sustained abuse in CIA custody years earlier has rendered him lastingly psychotic.

UAW Invites Biden to Join Striking Workers in Picket Line

If Joe Biden accepts the United Auto Workers' invitation to visit their picket line, the U.S. President would be showing support to union workers in a labor dispute in a way that has not happened in the United States in more than a century, a presidential historian said. ...

F-35 Pilot's 911 Call Sheds Light on Crash

The pilot of the F-35 Lightning II jet that crashed in South Carolina last weekend spoke on a 911 call for about four minutes after the crash, the Washington Examiner reports. A local resident, whose name has not been released, placed a call to 911 after the F-35 pilot ...

Alfonse D'Amato Joining WABC in New York as Contributor

Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., is joining WABC radio in New York as a regular contributor.The radio station said D'Amato will "provide insights from his years of political service across 77WABC's talk programs, including 'Cats & Cosby,' the afternoon drive show hosted...

CNN Poll: Biden Leads Trump in New Hampshire

President Joe Biden has a 12-point advantage over former President Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/University of New Hampshire poll. The survey found that a 52% majority of potential 2024 Granite State voters would back Biden...

Russia-Linked Ex-FBI Agent to Plead Guilty to Payment Plot

A former senior FBI agent is expected to plead guilty on Friday to charges he concealed $225,000 in cash payments from a former Albanian intelligence officer who became a source in an FBI investigation, court records show.Charles McGonigal, who led the FBI's...

Tropical Storm Approaching US East Coast

A storm moving closer to the U.S. East Coast will deliver tropical storm conditions to North Carolina on Friday before making landfall on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.The storm was off the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina with top sustained winds...

Alabama Supreme Court Weighs Nitrogen Gas Execution

The Supreme Court of Alabama is weighing whether to allow the state to become the first to execute a prisoner with a novel method: asphyxiation using nitrogen gas. Last month, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked the court to allow the state to proceed with gassing...

Nonprofit Challenges Race-Based Education Policies

A nonprofit group opposing race-based education policies has filed more than a dozen U.S. civil rights complaints this year against universities, challenging the legality of offering minority scholarships, summer study and residency programs to promote racial diversity. The...

2 Die in Bus Crash Carrying Students to Band Camp, Many Hurt

A charter bus carrying high school students to a band camp veered off a New York highway and tumbled down an embankment Thursday, killing two adults and seriously injuring several others, officials said.

2 Die in Bus Crash Carrying Students to Band Camp, Many Hurt

A charter bus carrying high school students to a band camp veered off a New York highway and tumbled down an embankment Thursday, killing two adults and seriously injuring several others, officials said.The bus was one of six in a caravan taking the marching band, color...

Smoke Seen Rising from Nuclear Energy Lab in Idaho

Smoke was seen rising Thursday evening from the desert area above a nuclear testing facility near Idaho Falls, Idaho, the Daily Mail reported.

US Soldier Arrested in SKorea on Drug Smuggling Charge

South Korean police arrested a 24-year-old member of U.S. Forces Korea on Wednesday on charges of smuggling synthetic cannabis into the country, and 17 other soldiers are under investigation for being involved in the purchase and sale of the banned substance.

Judge Gives Phoenix 45 Days to Clear Encampment

A judge on Wednesday ordered the city of Phoenix to permanently clear out its largest homeless encampment by Nov. 4.

Boston U Launches Kendi Center Inquiry Amid Concerns

Boston University is initiating an "inquiry" into concerns surrounding the culture and financial management of Ibram X. Kendi's Center for Antiracist Research.

Recent Arrived Afghans Get Temporary Legal Status

The Biden administration said Thursday it was giving temporary legal status to Afghan migrants who have already been living in the country for a little over a year.

WH: New Gun Violence Prevention Office Will 'Dig Deep'

The Biden administration announced it is launching the first Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the White House to implement existing actions and identify additional actions President Joe Biden can take to end "the scourge of gun violence" in America.

Biden Says Rail Co. Must Be Held Accountable for Ohio Derailment but Won't Declare Disaster

President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to continue holding Norfolk Southern accountable for its February derailment in eastern Ohio and appoint a FEMA official to oversee East Palestine's recovery, but he still stopped short of declaring a disaster.Biden issued the...

Former TikTok Employees Allege Racial Discrimination

Two former employees of video-sharing platform TikTok, both African American, have initiated a federal class action lawsuit.

Third IRS Official Says DOJ Blocked Hunter Biden Charges

A third IRS official is on the record saying that the Department of Justice blocked U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware from bringing charges against Hunter Biden, further suggesting that Weiss did not have the "ultimate authority" to do so.

Former TikTok Employees Allege Racial Discrimination

Two former employees of video-sharing platform TikTok, both African American, have initiated a federal class action lawsuit. Nnete Matima and JoΓ«l Carter have lodged a formal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that they were subjected to ...

Boston U Launches Kendi Center Inquiry Amid Concerns

Boston University is initiating an "inquiry" into concerns surrounding the culture and financial management of Ibram X. Kendi's Center for Antiracist Research.

Fla. Agriculture Incurred up to $371M in Losses From Idalia

Florida agriculture losses from Hurricane Idalia are estimated at between $78 million and $371 million, with producers also suffering widespread damage to such infrastructure as irrigation rigs and fences, according to a preliminary report Thursday ...

Record Numbers of Migrants Head to US Border, in Fresh Test for Biden

Thousands of migrants have crossed into the United States in recent days, from California to Texas, with many more still arriving by bus and cargo trains to Mexican border towns on the heels of record migration flows further south.The dramatic increase along the border -...

Olympic Medalist Sues US Bobsled Team Doctor for Sexual Abuse

Aja Evans, a 2014 Olympic bobsled bronze medalist, has filed a lawsuit alleging that a doctor who worked on Team USA's medical staff subjected her to nearly a decade of sexual abuse and harassment during treatment.

Statement of Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy on Murdoch Announcement

"Over many decades no other individual has had the tremendous impact on the media landscape as Rupert Murdoch. His contributions to the news industry across several continents have been enormous, helping to ensure a balanced and truly free media. Newsmax has benefited from. ..

Biden Administration Sued Over FTC Twitter Records

The Biden Administration faces a lawsuit from a conservative legal organization over records pertaining to the Federal Trade Commission's investigation into Twitter, The Washington Examiner reports.

New COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Hits Hurdles

The new COVID-19 vaccine rollout is off to a rocky start, with reports emerging of insured Americans being billed nearly $200 for the shot, which received FDA approval last week.

Texas Governor Sends Troops for Border 'Invasion'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending Texas National Guard troops to the southern border to hold off what he declared in a letter to President Joe Biden to be an "invasion" of illegal migrants.

Brookhaven Official to Newsmax: NYC Statues Welcome Here

The longtime town supervisor of Brookhaven, New York, told Newsmax on Thursday that the residents of the Suffolk County enclave would gladly take the statues being considered for removal from New York City, saying, "We think a little bit differently."

Alex Murdaugh to Plead Guilty to Financial Crimes

Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh is expected to stand before a judge Thursday and do something he hasn't done in the two years since his life of privilege and power started to unravel: plead guilty to a crime.

Sen. Tuberville Vows Hold Will Remain: 'They Blinked'

After the Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Quinton Brown as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., claimed vindication over his hold on mass military confirmations, which he said will remain."We called them out, and they blinked,"...

High-speed Fla. Rail Line a Test for Private Travel

The first big test of whether privately owned high-speed passenger train service can prosper in the U.S.Β will launch Friday when Florida's Brightline begins running trains between Miami and Orlando, reaching speeds of 125 mph.

Man Set to Be Executed for 1996 Slaying of Dance Student

Oklahoma is set to execute an inmate Thursday morning for the 1996 slaying of a University of Oklahoma dance student, a case that went unsolved for years until DNA from the crime scene matched that of a man serving time for burglary...

Rupert Murdoch Steps Down at Fox, Lachlan Takes Over as Chair

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as the chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp, ending a more than seven-decade career during which he created a media empire spanning from Australia to the United States.

NY Post: DHS Taps 'Spies Who Lied' for New Intel Group

The Department of Homeland Security issued a press release detailing the establishment of a new "Homeland Intelligence Experts Group," which will convene four times a year to discuss, amongst other things, the vaguely referenced concern of "emerging technology."

Law School Accreditor Considers New Academic Freedom Standard

The primary accreditor of American law schools wants the next generation of lawyers to be taught in classrooms where professors are free to teach and where students can confront controversial issues without fear of tripping on the latest "woke" progressive land mines.

Trump Promises 'Full Fentanyl Blockade' on US Waters

Former President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that he would deploy the U.S. Navy to impose a "full fentanyl blockade on the waters of our region."During a campaign stop in Iowa, Trump delivered policy remarks regarding illegal immigration and border security.

Trump Promises 'Full Fentanyl Blockade' on US Waters

Former President Donald Trump promised Wednesday that he would deploy the U.S. Navy to impose a "full fentanyl blockade on the waters of our region. "During a campaign stop in Iowa, Trump delivered policy remarks regarding illegal immigration and border security. He attacked...

Judge: Biden Admin Violated Doctor's First Amendment Rights

A federal appeals court ruled that the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the FBI, and the surgeon general violated a Stanford doctor's First Amendment rights by using social media to silence him.

Border Patrol Closes Bridge on US-Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has closed Eagle Pass International Bridge on the U.S.-Mexico border due to an influx of migrants.

Biden Admin Cancels $37M in Student Loan Debt

The Biden administration has canceled $37 million in student loan debt for former University of Phoenix students defrauded by the school.

NASA Warns of Asteroid: Texas-Sized Impact Risk

Despite its slim 1-in-2,700 chance of impact, greater than a lightning strike's odds by fivefold, NASA scientists foresee a potential future collision with Bennu, which could affect an area the size of Texas.

Calif. Man Enters Insanity Plea in Fatal Shooting of Deputy

A 29-year-old man accused in the ambush killing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity during his arraignment Wednesday.

HIV Vaccine to Be Tested in US, South Africa

The National Institutes of Health on WednesdayΒ said it will launchΒ clinical trials for a novel HIV vaccine in the U.S. and SouthΒ Africa.

Autopsy Shows Patriots Fan Did Not Die From Beating

An autopsy of New England Patriots fan Dale Mooney has revealed that he was not killed by a beating at Sunday's game by a Miami Dolphins fan, as was initially thought, but that a "medical issue" contributed to his death, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

Fla. School District Bans 5 Books After Complaints

Florida's Pinellas County school district, reflectingΒ a trend taking place across the state, pulled five books from its shelves amid concerns that their graphic sexual and violent contentΒ is inappropriate for minors, the GazetteXtra reported Wednesday.

McCarthy: Ukraine Funding Not Part of Any Stopgap Deal

Funding for Ukraine will not be a part of any stopgap continuing resolution measure to keep the government funded and avoid a shutdown by the end of this month, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Wednesday.

Netflix Can be Sued by Ex-Central Park Five Prosecutor

Netflix has been ordered by a federal judge to face a defamation lawsuit by best-selling author and former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein over her portrayal in a 2019 crime drama about the Central Park Five case...

Court: 'Unborn Child' Can Stay in Ohio Ballot Language

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the term "unborn child" can remain in ballot language for a November vote on whether to enshrine abortion protections in the state's constitution.

Catch-and-Release Illegal Charged With Texas Murder

A 64-year-old illegal immigrant from Peru, who was released by federal border officials, was charged with a murder in Texas this week.

Donald Trump Jr. Account Hacked, Says Father 'Passed Away'

The X account of Donald Trump Jr. was apparently hacked Wednesday morning as the account posted new tweets saying his father "passed away," that he "will be running for president" as a result, and "f" President Joe Biden.

3 Electors Want Fulton County Case Moved to Federal Court

Lawyers for three Georgia Republicans who sought be to alternate electors in Georgia contend they were "duly elected and qualified" electors are set to argue Wednesday that criminal charges against them should be moved from state to federal court.

Iran's President Urges US to Return to '15 Nuke Deal

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Tuesday that his country will never give up its right "to have peaceful nuclear energy" and urged the United States "to demonstrate in a verifiable fashion" that it wants to return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

RFK Jr. Seen With 'Rich Men North of Richmond' Singer

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a member of one of the most famous political families in history, was seen on social media with one-hit wonder, country-folk singer Oliver Anthony.

New Initiative Exposes 'Bias' Reporting in Public Schools

A new project seeks to shine a light on the numerous school districts that have policies effectively chilling speech by encouraging students to report their peers for making what are perceived to be offensive comments.

AI Chatbot Helps Users Get Abortion

A new AI chatbot developed by two former Planned Parenthood officials provides information to pregnant women and teens on where and how to obtain abortions while discouraging them from visiting "crisis pregnancy centers."

Acting Temple President, 72, Dies at Memorial Service

The acting president of Temple University died Tuesday after becoming ill during a memorial service at the Philadelphia university.

Band Director Tased, Arrested After Refusing to Stop Music

Police body camera video shows an Alabama high school band director being shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers in front of screaming students, in a chaotic scuffle that broke out after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers.

Pilot of Downed F-35 Fighter Jet Parachuted Into Backyard

The pilot of a $100 million stealth fighter jet parachuted safely into the backyard of a home in South Carolina after a malfunction forced him to eject from the aircraft, causing the plane to crash into a wooded area about 60 miles away.

Cargo Lot at Bridge of Americas Closed to Stem Migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily shut down cargo processing at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) port of entry in El Paso, Texas, so officers could assist in processing an influx of migrants that have surged across the border in recent days.

Serial Killer of 22 Elderly Women Killed in Prison

A man accused of killing nearly two dozen older women and who was convicted last year in the slayings of two, was killed Tuesday morning by his cellmate at a Texas prison, an official said.Billy Chemirmir, 50, was found dead in his cell, said Texas Department of Criminal...

Report: VA Videos Tout Abortion as Preferred Option

The Veterans Administration reportedly is training health providers thatΒ workΒ with the agency to promote abortion as the safest option for pregnant veterans.

Census Bureau Wants to Test Sex Orientation, Gender Identity Questions on Biggest Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau asked the Biden administration Tuesday for permission to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for people age 15 and above on its most comprehensive annual survey of life in the country.The statistical agency wants to test the...

Group That Challenged Affirmative Action at SCOTUS Sues West Point

The U.S. Military Academy, known as West Point, was sued Tuesday by an anti-affirmative action group challenging the school's use of race as a factor in student admissions as a violation of the constitutional principle of equal protection. The lawsuit was brought by the same ...

Analysis Finds Few Nursing Homes Meet Proposed Biden Admin Staff Rules

Few nursing facilities currently meet staffing requirements proposed by the Biden administration earlier this month – and over 80% of them would have to go on a hiring spree to meet the new federal bar, a startling analysis found.

Vegas Prosecutors Want to Charge Teen Driver as Adult

Las Vegas prosecutors are seeking to charge the 17-year-old driver accused of killing a retired police chief on a bike in a hit-and-run last month as an adult.

JFK Grandson Maintains RFK Jr.'s WH Bid 'an Embarrassment'

Jack Schlossberg, the grandson of former President John F. Kennedy, maintains that his older cousin Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s presidential run is "an embarrassment."

First TV Painting by Bob Ross for Sale: $10M

A painting byΒ late artist Bob Ross completed on air during the first episode of his hit TV show "The Joy of Painting" is for sale for $9.85 million.

DOJ Charges Ray Epps in Connection With Jan. 6

After years of consternation among former President Donald Trump's supporters, the Justice Department has brought a charge against the man that urged Jan. 6 protesters to "go into the Capitol."

Patriots Fan Dies After Altercation at Game

A New Hampshire man was beaten to deathΒ while attending Sunday night's New England Patriots-Miami Dolphins NFL game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, according to the victim's widow.

George Soros Helped Fund Purchase of 22 Papers in Maine

George Soros' Open Society Foundation and the medical-device billionaire philanthropist HansjΓΆrg Wyss were instrumental in the nonprofit purchase of nearly two dozen respected local newspapers in Maine.

Questions Mount on How Fighter Jet Went Missing

The Pentagon is facing embarrassing questions about how it lost an $80 million F-35B Lightning II fighter jet that was located after crashingΒ in a fieldΒ 85 miles from its base after a franticΒ 28-hour search, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday.

Lawmakers, Staffers Warned Against Crime in D.C.

Lawmakers and their staffers are being warned to watch their backs in Washington, D.C., as the crime rates continue to climb.

Florida Jury Pool Might Give Trump Edge in Classified Documents Case

The classified documents indictment of Donald Trump would seem, on paper at least, to be the most straightforward of the four criminal cases the former president is facing, but that does not make the path to conviction easy.

AP Poll: GOP Almost Twice More Likely to See Israel as Ally With Shared Values

As President Joe Biden prepares to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in New York, a new poll finds, while Americans generally view Israel as a partner or ally, many question whether his far-right government shares American values.

Defense Secretary Austin: M1 Abrams Tanks to Enter Ukraine 'Soon'

Ukraine will soon receive M1 Abrams tanks from the United States as Kyiv's forces steadily advance in their counter-offensive against Moscow's troops, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday.

Prisoners Freed by Iran Land in US After $6 Billion Swap

A plane carrying five Americans freed by Iran landed in the United States on Tuesday, a day after they were swapped for the release of five Iranians held in the U.S. and the unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian funds, in a deal between the arch enemies.

Indiana AG Faces Complaint Over Abortion Investigation

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission on Monday lodged a formal complaint against the state's Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita.

Biden Attacks Trump Again on Infrastructure

President Joe Biden returned to his playbook of insults Monday to take shots at former President Donald Trump, criticizing his predecessor's work on reinforcing U.S. infrastructure.

Officials Find Debris From F-35 Fighter That Crashed in S.C.

Authorities found a debris field Monday from a Marine Corps F-35 stealth fighter jet that crashed in South Carolina after the pilot ejected and parachuted to safety. The debris field was located in rural Williamsburg County, according to the Marine ...

Public Sector Increases Hiring in Contrast to Private Firms

Public-sector jobs have increased by 327,000 positions so far this year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making up almost one-fifth of all new jobs created in the first eight months of 2023, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

ABC Will Air 10 More 'Monday Night Football' Games Because of Hollywood Strikes

ABC will be airing more "Monday Night Football" games than originally planned.An additional 10 games originally set to appear only on ESPN will be simulcast on ABC. The additional games will be on network television because of the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of...

Bill Maher Reverses Show Start Plan Amid Writer's Strike

Comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," said on social media Monday that he will hold off restarting the show during the writer's strike because both sides are heading back to the negotiating table.

Planned Parenthood in Wis. Offers Abortions Again

Planned Parenthood began offering abortion services againΒ in WisconsinΒ on Monday after stopping for more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Some Disney World Attractions Close Due to Black Bear

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, closed several attractions Monday due to sightings of a black bear at the park.

Texas Church Uses ChatGPT to Create Worship Service

With artificial intelligence (AI) making inroads into a variety of spaces, from the classroom to the workplace, it's now being used in the sanctuary as well.

House Dems Join Calls for Cameras in Federal Courtrooms

A growing number of House Democrats are urging support for a new law or new rules allowing television cameras inside U.S. federal courts, CBS News reported.

Zelenskyy Presses US for More Financial Aid Amid War

Continued U.S. financial support to Ukraine for its fight against Russia will also work as a check on further global aggression by Vladimir Putin, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy argues.

Indiana Attorney General Sues Hospital System Over Privacy of Ohio Girl Who Traveled for Abortion

Indiana's attorney general has sued the state's largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.

Erdogan Lobbies Musk for New Tesla Factory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged tech tycoon Elon Musk to open his next Tesla factory in Turkey, becoming the latest leader to lobby one of the world's richest men.

Person of Interest Held in Ambush Killing of LA Sheriff's Deputy

A "person of interest" was detained in the investigation of the fatal shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, a department spokesperson said early Monday.

Oregon Judge to Decide Whether Voter-Approved Gun Control Is Constitutional

An Oregon judge is set to decide whether a gun control law approved by voters in November violates the state’s constitution in a trial scheduled to start Monday.

GOP Clings to State Legislature Control in Wisconsin, North Carolina

Democrats are desperately trying to wrest control of state legislatures in key battleground states of North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Report: US Reaches 501 Mass Shootings in 2023

In a phenomenon that continues to grow every year, the number of mass shootings in the United States reached 501, according to Axios, delivering on a trend that continues to be on par with years prior.

Gun Safe Company's Help for FBI Spurs Backlash, Policy Change

An FBI search last month has raised concerns regarding government overreach and started a debate about the protections that companies should provide to safeguard the privacy of their customers.

'Woke' Politics 'Creeping' Into Video Games

As if dominating reality wasn't enough of a prize for progressives, video game enthusiasts are now complaining that gender politics and other elements of the "woke" political ideology are beginning to infiltrate their method of escape and entertainment.

5 US Citizens Land in Qatar as Part of US-Iran Prisoner Swap

Five U.S. citizens left Iran and landed in Doha on Monday in a prisoner swap for five Iranians held in the United States and the transfer of $6 billion in Iranian funds in a rare moment of cooperation between the long-time antagonists.

House GOP Eyes Short-Term Spending Deal as Shutdown Looms

With a possible partial government shutdown looming in two weeks, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday said he would bring a defense spending bill to a vote "win or lose" this week, despite resistance from hardline fellow Republicans.

Report: US Reaches 501 Mass Shootings in 2023

In a phenomenon that continues to grow every year, the number of mass shootings in the United States reached 501, according to Axios, delivering on a trend that continues to be on par with years prior.

Trump Calls for Autoworkers' Support: 'I'll Make You Victorious & Rich'

Former President Donald Trump sought to capitalize on the United Auto Workers strike, calling for their votes and rebuking President Joe Biden's "electric car scam."

Pilot Safely Ejects; Marine Corps Fighter Jet Missing in S.C.

A Marine Corps pilot safely ejected from a fighter jet over North Charleston on Sunday afternoon and the search for his missing aircraft was focused on two lakes north of North Charleston, military officials said.

Tens of Thousands Mob NYC to Protest Biden's Lack of Climate Action

Yelling that the future and their lives depend on ending fossil fuels, tens of thousands of protesters Sunday kicked off a week where leaders will try once again to curb climate change primarily caused by coal, oil, and natural gas.

UAW Chief: Ready to 'Amp Up' Strike if No Deal

The United Auto Workers chief warned Sunday that a historic strike at the top three car manufacturers will expand if the companies do not raise their wage offers in ongoing negotiations.

Gov. Newsom Will Sign Climate Transparency Laws for Big Business

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday that he plans to sign into law a pair of climate-focused bills intended to force major corporations to be more transparent about greenhouse gas emissions and the financial risks stemming from global warming.

Disney Sees Massive Fall Off for Disney+, Hulu Subscribers After Price Hike, Woke Policies

Disney is expected to fall tens of millions short of its 2024 goal for Disney+ and Hulu subscribers in the aftermath of big price increases for their streaming services and growing public anger over their woke policies.

Biden Aide Held 'Constructive' Talks With Chinese Diplomat

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta for hours this weekend, Beijing and Washington said on Sunday, as the world's two largest economies seek to stabilize troubled relations.

House Speaker McCarthy: 'Shutdown Would Only Give Strength to the Democrats'

With a possible partial government shutdown looming in two weeks amid what a senior Democrat called a Republican "civil war," House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Sunday vowed to bring a defense spending bill to a vote "win or lose" this week.

New Orleans DA Opts to Fight Crime the AI Way

Amid ever-increasing crime and a police department that is overworked and acutely understaffed, the New Orleans district attorney has assembled a task force composed of experts who exploit artificial intelligence to gather the evidence needed...

Indiana Attorney General Sues Hospital System Over Privacy of Ohio Girl Who Traveled for Abortion

Indiana's attorney general has sued the state's largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked...

Pence: We Need to Stand for Unborn Across America

Hoping to cut into Donald Trump's support at a major Iowa gathering of evangelical Christians, several of his top rivals on Saturday mostly avoided direct criticism of him on abortion and other issues key to social conservatives.The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual...

Goldman Sachs: Fed Likely Won't Raise Rates in Nov.

The Federal Reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates at its Oct. 31-Nov. 1 meeting, Goldman Sachs strategists wrote on Saturday, while also forecasting the U.S. central bank would lift its economic growth projections when policymakers gather next week.

Brazil President: US Economic Embargo on Cuba 'Illegal'

On his first trip to Cuba during his third term in office, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the embargo imposed by the United States on the island "illegal" and denounced the island's inclusion on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

NYC Migrant Care Firm CEO Resigns After Lie

The chief executive officer of a firm hired by New York City to house and care for hundreds of migrants abruptly resigned Friday after he admitted to lying about his educational record and as DocGo has come under scrutiny for its $432 million no-bid contract with the city.

US Intel: China Halts Spy Balloon Program

China has suspended its surveillance balloon program following a major diplomatic incident earlier this year, according to multiple sources familiar with U.S. intelligence assessments who spoke to CNN.

California Sues Oil Giants, Alleging Climate-Risks Deception

The US state of California sued five of the world's largest oil companies on Friday, alleging the firms caused billions of dollars in damages and misled the public by minimizing the risks from fossil fuels, according to a court filing.

UAW, Automakers Resume Labor Talks; Stellantis Hikes Wage Offer

Talks between the United Auto Workers and the Detroit Three automakers resumed on Saturday, a day after the union initiated the most ambitious U.S. industrial labor action in decades with simultaneous strikes targeting a trio of auto plants.

Hollywood Strikes Enter New Phase as Shows Return Despite Pickets

"The Drew Barrymore Show" will begin airing fresh episodes on Monday but a lot of off-air controversy will be clinging to its typically bubbly host.

Trump: President Biden 'Incompetent,' 'Not Too Old'

Joe Biden, America's oldest president, received support from an unexpected ally over his age: Donald Trump said the Democrat was "not too old" to seek a second term, while quickly adding: "I think he's incompetent."

Jan. 6 Rioter Was Convicted, Sentenced in Secret; No One Will Say Why

A Jan. 6 rioter was convicted and sentenced in secret and there has been reason revealed why that is.

DeSantis: 'We Have Stood Up' on 6-Week Abortion Restriction

Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made their cases to evangelical voters who gathered in Washington for a pair of events Friday.

Gen. Milley: NKorea Arms for Russia Will Not Make Difference in War

North Korea might be able to boost Russia's supply of artillery munitions for the war in Ukraine, but that is not likely to make a big difference, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said Saturday.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee Impacts New England States

Storm Lee made landfall late Saturday afternoon in Nova Scotia, Canada, at near-hurricane strength, but not before it brought high winds, rough surf and torrential rains, toppling trees, swamping coastlines and cutting power to tens of thousands.

Federal Court Hears Medicare Negotiation Lawsuit

On Friday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio hosted a clash as the federal government squared off against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sparring over the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program. The Chamber demanded the Medicare negotiation...

Poll: Most Georgia Voters Say Willis' Trump Case 'Unfair'

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday finds that most Georgia voters believe Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' criminal case against former President Donald Trump and 18 others is "unfair." A majority 56% of Georgia voters said in the poll that the former ...

N.M. Governor: No Guns in City's Parks, Playgrounds

New Mexico's governor on Friday narrowed her heavily criticized blanket suspension on the right to carry guns in the state's largest metropolitan area to one just covering parks and playgrounds in Albuquerque and its surrounding county. Michelle Lujan Grisham framed the...

Special Counsel Smith Asks Judge to Limit Trump Public Statements

Special Counsel Jack Smith on Friday asked federal district court Judge Tanya Chutkan for a narrow gag order on Donald Trump in the criminal case accusing the former U.S. president of attempting to subvert the results of the 2020 election, according to a court filing. "The ...

New Yorkers Shout Down AOC at Migrant Press Event

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was shouted down by furious New Yorkers Friday at a press conference to address the Big Apple's migrant crisis.

Rabbi Menken to Newsmax: Rosh Hashanah an 'Opportunity to Reset'

Rabbi Yaakov Menken told Newsmax that the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, which begins tonight at sundown, is an opportunity to "reset" for the new year.

Kansas to Stop Changing Birth Certificates to Reflect Gender Identities

Kansas will no longer change transgender people's birth certificates to reflect their gender identities, the state health department said Friday, citing a new law that prevents the state from legally recognizing those identities.

Jury Clears 3 Men in Last Trial Over Plot to Kidnap Michigan Gov.

A jury acquitted three men Friday in the last trial connected to a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a scheme that was portrayed as an example of homegrown terrorism on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. William Null, twin brother Michael Null and Eric...

Ramaswamy: Hunter Biden Indictment a 'Smoke Screen'

On Thursday, entrepreneur and Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy denounced the indictment of Hunter Biden on gun-related charges, labeling it a "smoke screen."

Chicago Mayor Explores City-Owned Grocery Store

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has announced that his administration is looking into opening a city-owned grocery store in the crime-ridden metropolis. Johnson, whose city is facing a projected half-a-billion-dollar deficit, announced a partnership with the Economic Security...

California School Districts Ban LGBTQ Pride Flags

Two school districts in California banned the display of LGBTQ+ pride flags, moves that were praised and criticized by local residents, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

Jack Smith: Trump Has 'No Valid Basis' for D.C. Judge's Recusal

There is "no valid basis" behind former President Donald Trump's call for U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from his case in Washington, D.C., special counsel Jack Smith says in a motion filed in response to Trump's demands.

Hurricane Lee to Strike Weather-Worn New England

After a deluge of rain, flooding, sinkholes and tornadoes this week, New England is about to face Hurricane Lee.

Oregon's First Legal Psilocybin Center Faces High Demand

Psilocybin tea, wind chimes and a tie-dye mattress await those coming to an office suite in Eugene to trip on magic mushrooms.

Hurricane Lee to Strike Weather-Worn New England

After a deluge of rain, flooding, sinkholes and tornadoes this week, New England is about to face Hurricane Lee. As the Category 1 system impacted Bermuda, Maine was under its first hurricane watch in 15 years and a state of emergency declared Thursday by Gov. Janet Mills....

9/11 Families Back Bill to Hold Terrorists 'Accountable'

Survivors of the 9/11 attacks and the family members of those slain are urging Congress to pass a bipartisan bill that they contend will finally hold the terrorists who were responsible for the slaughter "accountable in the courts of the United States."

Trump: 'Very Unlikely' I'd Pardon Myself

Republican front-runner and former President Donald Trump told NBC News on Thursday that it's "very unlikely" he would pardon himself if he were to win the 2024 general election.

Trump: 'Very Unlikely' I'd Pardon Myself

Republican front-runner and former President Donald Trump told NBC News on Thursday that it's "very unlikely" he would pardon himself if he were to win the 2024 general election. Trump made the comments in an excerpted interview with Kristen Welker, the new moderator of ...

Hurricane Lee: Good and Bad News Breakdown

Hurricane Lee will continue to weaken as it moves toward the U.S.-Canada border; however, the storm will still produce high winds, along with a deluge of water set to soak regions already inundated by a summer of heavy rainfall.

Hurricane Lee: Good and Bad News Breakdown

Hurricane Lee will continue to weaken as it moves toward the U.S.-Canada border; however, the storm will still produce high winds, along with a deluge of water set to soak regions already inundated by a summer of heavy rainfall.

'Trifecta of Harm': Judge Blocks Calif. School's Gender Policy

A California federal court issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against a school district's policy that prevents teachers from discussing a student's gender identity with their parents.

Gallup Study: Gen Z Lacks Trust in Major US Institutions

Generation Z, representing those born between 1997 and 2011, expresses low levels of trust in U.S. political and societal institutions, according to a study released Thursday by Gallup and the Walton Family Foundation.