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Virginia Thomas Appears for Interview With Jan. 6 Panel

Virginia "Ginni"Β Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

US Will Not Nominate Another Candidate for IDB, Treasury Says

The Biden administration will not nominate a candidate from the United States to head the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) after this week's ouster of Mauricio Claver-Carone after an ethics scandal, a Treasury spokesperson told Reuters.

Ian Expected to Make Landfall Again in Southeast

Hurricane Ian is leaving Florida as a tropical storm, but forecasters are warning that, as it moves back over the water, it could regain strength and create hazardous conditions from Florida to North Carolina.

Army Doctor, Wife Charged With Attempting to Give Medical Info to Russians

A former U.S. Army doctor and his physician wife have been charged with plotting to provide confidential medical information to the Russians.

New York State to Adopt California 2035 EV Rules

New York state plans to adopt California's rules approved in August that would require all new vehicles sold in the state by 2035 to be either electric or plug-in electric hybrids, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday.

US Charges Oligarch Deripaska With Violating Sanctions

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday unveiled criminal sanctions violations charges against Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who was among two dozen allies of President Vladimir Putin blacklisted by Washington over Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Miffed Fan Misses Judge's $2 Million Ball, Hurls Glove

As New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday, aΒ fan was devastated when he missed catching the baseball by inches.Β 

Poll: Majority Supports Principles of 'Commitment to America'

A majority of voters (55.1%) are more likely to vote for a candidate in the 2022 midterm elections who backs the GOP's "Parental Bill of Rights," according to a new poll released Thursday by The Trafalgar Group.

30 Former FBI Agents Show Support for Agency Whistleblower

Thirty former FBI agents have sent messages in support of suspended FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend, according to the New York Post.

After Ian, Florida Hospitals Evacuate Hundreds of Patients

Hundreds of hospital patients were being evacuated from facilities across the Fort Myers region Thursday after damage from Hurricane Ian cut off water supplies. One area hospital began assessing the full damage from ferocious winds that tore away parts of its roof and swamped its emergency room.

Jim Jordan Sides With Big Tech Over Conservative Opposition, Jordan Responds

With a House floor vote set this afternoon on three antitrust bills that will undermine the power of Big Tech and increase competition, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is opposing these bills.

Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Florida

President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a major disaster in Florida and approved federal disaster assistance for the state following widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ian, Politico reports.

GOP States Sue Biden Admin Over Student Loan Plan

Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.

Mortgages Climb to 6.7%, Highest in 15 Years

Thirty-year mortgages have jumped to 6.7%, the highest rate since 2007, just before the financial crisis of 2008, according to data from Freddie Mac released Thursday.

Florida Gov. DeSantis: Ian a '500-Year Flood Event'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis described Hurricane Ian as a "500-year flood event," during a news conference Thursday morning in which he gave an update on the catastrophic damage the storm has caused.

Stopgap Govt Funding Bill Heading to Possible Thursday Passage in Senate

The Senate was aiming to finish work Thursday on a bill that would eliminate the threat of federal agency shutdowns Saturday by extending expiring federal funding through Dec. 16, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.

Yankees Star Judge Hits 61st Home Run, Ties Maris' AL Record

Aaron Judge had gone seven games since his last home run, 34 plate appearances of fans quieting to a hush and snapping photos with every pitch.

Video Report: Iranian Protests Intensify

Newsmax Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Cohen reports on Thursday's "Wake Up America"Β on the latest out of Iran, where protests are intensifying after a 22-year-old woman was killed as a result of not wearing her hijab correctly.

US Defense Contractor Victimized by Ransomware Attack

An information technology company that supports U.S. defense and intelligence apparently was victimized by a ransomware attack.

North Korea Fires 2 Missiles After VP Harris Leaves South Korea, DMZ

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles Thursday just hours after Vice President Kamala Harris left South Korea, where she had toured the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone which divides the peninsula.

Missouri GOP Senate Candidate Schmitt Skewers Biden in TV Ad

Eric Schmitt, Missouri's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, released his first broadcast TV ad for the 2022 election.

Fewer Seek Unemployment Amid Solid Hiring

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits dropped last week, a sign that few companies are cutting jobs despite high inflation and a weak economy.

Residents Search for Missing After Hurricane Ian Rips Through Florida's Gulf Coast

Rescue workers and residents of Florida's Gulf Coast searched for missing people and picked up the pieces from wrecked homes on Thursday after Hurricane Ian tore through the area with howling winds, torrential rains and raging surf.

US Confirms GDP 0.60% Decline in 2Q22

Battered by surging consumer prices and rising interest rates, the U.S. economy shrank at a 0.6% annual rate from April through June, the government announced Thursday, unchanged from its previous second-quarter estimate.

Jeff Bezos' Ex, MacKenzie Scott, Files for 2nd Divorce

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, wife of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos for 25 years, has filed for divorce from former science teacher Dan Jewett.

North Korea Fires Missile After Kamala Harris Leaves South Korea

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.

Florida Sheriff: Ian's Death Toll in the 'Hundreds'

Lee County, Florida, Sheriff Carmine Marceno estimates the number of dead in his area from Hurricane Ian to be in the "hundreds."

Philadelphia Sets Record for Carjackings

Philadelphia hit a citywide record of 1,000 carjackings this year as vehicle theft and overall crime continues to skyrocket, Fox's WTXF-TV 29 reported.

3 Russian Cosmonauts Return Safely From Intl Space Station

Three Russian cosmonauts returned safely on Thursday from a mission to the International Space Station.

EU Leaders to Meet Over 'Sabotage' of Nord Stream Gas Pipelines

European Union leaders will discuss next week what the bloc has denounced as sabotage on the subsea Nord Stream gas pipelines, an EU official said on Thursday, adding that the incident had changed the nature of the conflict in Ukraine fundamentally.

Putin Moves to Ban Some Western Trucks From Transiting Through Russia

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Thursday authorizing the Russian government to ban some Western trucks from transiting across Russian territory.

Kremlin Says Nord Stream Incidents Look Like State-Sponsored 'Terrorism'

The Kremlin said on Thursday that incidents on two major undersea gas pipelines from Russia to Germany look like acts of state-sponsored "terrorism."

Sen. Warren Leads Bloc to Stop Amazon's Roomba Deal

A group of lawmakers led by Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject Inc.'s $1.7 billion deal to buy Roomba vacuum maker iRobot Corp., Axios reported Thursday.

Russia's Annexation Plan in Ukraine: Kremlin Signing Ceremony

President Vladimir Putin will host a signing ceremony in the Kremlin on Friday to incorporate four Ukrainian regions into Russia, a major step towards formally annexing around 15% of Ukraine.

Philadelphia Sets Record for Carjackings

Philadelphia hit a citywide record of 1,000 carjackings this year as vehicle theft and overall crime continues to skyrocket, Fox's WTXF-TV 29 reported. With time still left in 2022, the 1,005 total carjackings surpassed the previous record of 847 in 2021, itself a double...

Finland Closes Fighter Jet Drill Highway for First Time in Decades

Finland has shut down a section of one of its main highways for five days for the first time in decades to allow its fighter jets to practice landings and take-offs on a reserve road runway.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Husband Seeking a Divorce

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband, Perry, has filed for divorce, saying in court documents that their marriage is "irretrievably broken," noting that he and his wife are already separated.

Putin to Illegally Annex Provinces in Kremlin Ceremony Friday

President Vladimir Putin will on Friday begin formally annexing 15% of Ukrainian territory, presiding at a Kremlin signing ceremony to add four Ukrainian regions to Russia.

Ian Downgrades to Tropical Storm, Will Recharge in Atlantic

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast on Thursday.

Highland Park Shooting Victims Sue Gun Maker Smith & Wesson

The Chicago Edelson PC law firm and the anti-gun violence organization Brady filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Liz Turnipseed, one of the victims of the July 4 shootings in Highland Park, Illinois, against gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.

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Trial Attorneys Target Gunmakers, Smith & Wesson Again

Survivors of a mass shooting in July that killed six people and injured dozens in a Chicago suburb sued gunmaker Smith & Wesson Brands Inc on Wednesday, accusing it of deliberately marketing its weapons to violence-prone young men through social media and advertisements...

Sirhan Sirhan, RFK's Assassin, Asks Judge for Freedom

Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, is requesting a judge free him from prison by reversing a decision by the California governor denying him parole, the Guardian reports.

Rohingya Seek Reparations From Facebook for Role in Massacre

With roosters crowing in the background as he speaks from the crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh that's been his home since 2017, Maung Sawyeddollah, 21, describes what happened when violent hate speech and disinformation targeting the Rohingya minority in Myanmar began to...

WH Struggles to Defend Biden Calling for Deceased Congresswoman

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled to defend President Joe Biden's slip-up Wednesday when he seemed to call for a deceased congresswoman at a conference on health and nutrition.

Fort Myers Police Issue Citywide Curfew to Prevent Looting During Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers police have issued an emergency citywide curfew beginning at 6 p.m. to prevent looting during Hurricane Ian.

Putin Sabotaged Pipelines to Escalate Crisis, Top Intel Expert to Newsmax

Russian President Vladimir Putin has two goals in mind behind the Kremlin's alleged sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, top intelligence expert John Jordan tells Newsmax.

Hurricane Ian Slams Fort Myers With Massive Storm Surge

As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County, Florida, Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm, it brought a devastating storm surge of up to 16 feet that flooded the county seat of Fort Myers.

Report: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Clear One Last Hurdle Before Reinstatement

The so-called Iran Nuclear Deal has one last "huge obstacle" to clear before being reinstated, citing an Axios report.

Ukrainian Troops Encircle Russian Forces in Lyman

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing a significant defeat in eastern Ukraine, with maps showing his forces getting encircled by Ukrainian troops in the town of Lyman.

US Approves Temporary Shipping Waiver for Puerto Rico After Hurricane

The Biden administration on Wednesday agreed to approve a waiver of U.S. shipping rules to address Puerto Rico's immediate needs in the wake of a devastating hurricane.Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas approved "a temporary and targeted Jones Act Waiver."The...

Poll: 59 Percent of Dem Voters Think Biden Should Run Again in '24

Fifty-nine percent of Democrat voters think President Joe Biden should run again in 2024, a six-point increase compared to August, according to a new Morning Consult-Politico poll.

Politico-Morning Consult Poll: GOP Makes Gains in Midterm Elections

With just under six weeks to go until the midterm elections, a new poll suggests the GOP is narrowing the gap with Democrats after a summer of backlash over the reversal of Roe v. Wade and a series of Democrat legislative gains.

Sen. Cruz Casts Lone Vote Against Reforming Election Certification

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, cast the lone dissenting vote in the 15-member Senate Rules Committee's greenlighting of a bill designed to revise the procedure for certifying future presidential elections in Congress.

At Least 4 Times the FBI Passed on Presidential Raids

Former President Donald Trump is far from the first commander in chief or top White House official to bring home alleged "classified documents" or purportedly store them improperly, but he's the only one who's been raided by the FBI for doing so.

Russian Ambassador: US Approaches 'Dangerous Brink' in Ukraine War

Russia's Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, warned on Wednesday that Washington D.C. is on a "dangerous brink" in its support of Ukraine, Newsweek reported.

House GOP Pushing Members to Oppose Funding Agreement

House Republicans are calling on their members to unite against a continuing resolution to fund the government until mid-December, claiming that Democrats refuse to negotiate on major issues.

US Chamber of Commerce Endorses Republican Oz in Senate Race

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday endorsed Republican celebrity physician Mehmet Oz in a high-stakes race for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, lauding what it called his "commitment to free enterprise and pro-growth policies."Oz, backed by former President Donald...

Border Patrol: Migrants Missing After Boat Capsizes off Miami Coast

Border Patrol agents saidΒ 19 Cuban immigrants are missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Miami on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour, made landfall on the west coast of Florida.

Wall Street Ends Sharply Higher as Treasury Yields Dip

Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday following its recent sell-off, helped by falling Treasury yields, while Apple dropped on concerns about demand for iPhones.

Home Prices Decline for 1st Time in a Decade

U.S. home prices on a seasonally adjusted basis declined 0.2% in July from June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, the Wall Street Journal reports, the first decline in this measurement in a decade.

Record Methane Leak Flows From Damaged Baltic Sea Pipelines

Methane leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines is likely to be the biggest burst of the potent greenhouse gas on record, by far.The Nord Stream pipeline leaks that were pumping huge volumes of methane into the Baltic Sea and atmosphere could discharge as much as...

US Announces $1.1 Billion More in Military Aid for Ukraine

The U.S. will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.

Senators Push New Oversight to Combat Federal Prison Crises

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Wednesday to overhaul oversight and bring greater transparency to the crisis-plagued federal Bureau of Prisons following reporting from The Associated Press.

1 Person Shot Dead at Arkansas Hospital, 1 in Custody

One person was fatally shot Wednesday morning at a Little Rock-area hospital, and authorities have a person in custody in the shooting, police said.

EU Tells Countries Gas Price Cap Would Come With Risks

The European Commission has warned EU countries that a broad cap on gas prices could be complex to launch and pose risks to energy security, amid calls from countries for Brussels to step in to tame high fuel prices.

Some 349,000 Still Without Power in Puerto Rico After Fiona

An estimated 349,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Wednesday after Hurricane Fiona hit on Sept. 18, causing an island-wide power outage for its 3.3 million people.

Poll: Rep. Zeldin Edges Gov. Hochul Among Independents in N.Y.

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin has a 3-point edge over Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul among political independents in New York, but he trails her 54% to 37% among likely voters overall, according to a Siena Poll released Wednesday.Β 

1 Migrant Dead, Another Wounded in Texas Border Shooting

Two migrants were found shot, one fatally, Tuesday night in Hudspeth County, Texas, a government source told Newsmax.

GOP Reps Probe Education Department's Funding of Universities

House Republicans have launched an investigation into the Department of Education's funding of colleges and universities that "suppress free speech," according to a letter from Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., and Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.

Another $372M on Way to Bernie Madoff Victims

Victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme can expect to soon receive another $372 million to help cover their losses, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday, putting total recoveries above $18.5 billion.

Amazon Device Tracks How You Breathe While Sleeping Inc. on Wednesday announced a contactless device to monitor customers' sleep as well as a new version of the Kindle which allows users to write on the e-reader.

FDA Proposes New Rules for Packaged Foods to Qualify as 'Healthy'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules for labeling packaged foods as "healthy," as it seeks to help people make informed nutritional choices which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases. The proposed changes to food labeling come on...

Israel Willing to Share Nuclear Tech With Abraham Accords Allies

Moshe Edri, head of Israel's Atomic Energy Commission, on Wednesday said Jerusalem is willing to share its nuclear technology with countries in the Middle East that have joined the Abraham Accords.

Alec Baldwin Shares Cryptic Note After Possible Charges Over Shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin shared a cryptic life update on Instagram, writing that there were "lots of changes coming. But my family has kept me alive."

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in the UK. Is the US Next?

The recent rise in coronavirus cases in the U.K. isn't due to a new variant say experts, but rather a signal that the predicted fall surge is upon us. Experts calculated COVID-19 cases would rise in October and continue to increase during the winter as people spend more...

Video Report: Russia May Prevent US Dual Citizens From Leaving

The State Department is warning that Russia may try to prevent U.S. citizens from leaving the country, and may try to conscript dual nationals. National correspondent Logan Ratick reports.

Jacked-Up Russia Sanctions to Focus on Finance, IT

The United States is working with allies and partners to quickly impose even more severe economic costs on Moscow over "sham" referendums held by Russia in occupied regions of Ukraine, according to the U.S. State Department.

Trump Blasts Biden: 'World War III Anyone?'

Former President Donald Trump slammed President Joe Biden for previously appearing to promise the start of a world war if Russia invaded Ukraine.

Biden's Latest Gaffe: 'Where's Jackie?' About Late Rep. Walorski

President Joe Biden, while speaking at the White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health on Wednesday, asked the audience where Rep. Jackie Walorski was β€” almost two months after the Indiana Republican congresswoman was killed in an automobile accident in Indiana in August.

Trump Counties Weather Pandemic Better Economically Than Dem-Run Ones

The counties where former president Donald Trump won in the 2020 election are collectively seeing stronger labor markets in the Biden economy, according to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group.

Brands Blast Twitter for Ads Next to Child Porn

Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda and chemicals company Ecolab have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions are appearing alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told...

Video Report: West Rejects Moscow's 'Sham' Referendum

Newsmax Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Cohen on Wednesday's "Wake up America," provides the latest on Israel's foreign ministry's rejection of the referendum in Russian-occupied Ukraine territory.

Fleeing Russians Served Call-Up Papers at Border

As the Kremlin looks to bolster its fighting forces in Ukraine, units have been dispatched to Russia's borders with orders to serve fleeing young Russian men with military call-up papers, according to The New York Times.

Katie Couric Says She's Been Treated for Breast Cancer

Katie Couric said Wednesday that she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery and radiation treatment this summer to treat the tumor. Couric, who memorably was tested for colon cancer on the "Today" show in 2000, announced her diagnosis in an essay on her...

Alzheimer's Drug Trial Breakthrough for Roche, Eli Lilly

The results of a key Alzheimer's drug trial on Wednesday have reignited decades-old hopes that targeting a particular protein helps arrest the progression of the fatal brain disease, giving a big boost to similar studies being run by Roche and Eli Lilly.

Rep. Ken Buck Targets Big Tech as GOP Leadership Wobbles

Big Tech hawk Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., is helping Congress take what he calls a "great first step" in the bipartisan battle against Silicon Valley and growing Chinese encroachment.

State Dept. Issues Urgent Advisory to US Citizens to Leave Russia Immediately

Americans with Russian dual citizenship might be denied the ability to leave President Vladimir Putin's country so they can be drafted into military service to support the war in Ukraine.

Iran Protests Raise Pressure on State

Iranian riot police deployed in Tehran's main squares on Wednesday to confront people chanting "death to the dictator" as nationwide protests over the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody piled pressure on authorities.

Congress Wants Biden Order to Boost China Oversight

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to issue an executive order to boost oversight of investments by U.S. companies and individuals in China and other countries.

Ex-Ukraine President Poroshenko to Newsmax: Referendum Held Under Gulag-Like Conditions

Former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko told Newsmax on Wednesday that people conducting the "fake, sham" referendum vote in Russian-occupied Ukrainian territories should be "prosecuted."

Musk Seeks to End SEC's 'Muzzle' on Tweets

Elon Musk's lawyers urged a federal appeals court to throw out a provision in his 2018 consent decree with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requiring a Tesla Inc lawyer to vet some of his posts on Twitter.

Mortgages Jump to 6.5%, Highest Since '08

The average interest rate on the most popular U.S. home loan climbed to its highest level since August 2008, data from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) showed Wednesday.

Western Official: Leaks in Nord Stream Pipelines Very Serious, Highly Suspicious

Leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines from Russia to Europe are a very serious development and highly suspicious, but a full investigation is needed to establish what happened, a Western official said on Wednesday.

Alzheimer's Drug Succeeds in Slowing Cognitive Decline

Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen Inc on Tuesday said their experimental Alzheimer's drug significantly slowed cognitive and functional decline in a large trial of patients in the early stages of the disease, marking a rare win in a field littered with failed drugs.

Ukraine Denounces 'Null' Vote Amid Russian Annexation Plan

Russia is poised to formally annex areas of Ukraine where it has military control after referendums there reportedly endorsed Moscow's rule.

Ian Blasts SW Florida as Cat. 4 Monster Hurricane; 1.3M Without Power

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in southwest Florida as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamping streets with water and smashing trees along the coast while moving at a crawl that threatened catastrophic flooding across a wide area.Barely an...

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Zelenskyy: Remove Russia From U.N. Security Council

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday called for the removal of Russia from the United Nations Security Council, of which it is a permanent member.

Trump Decries New York AG for Lawsuit: 'She's a Disaster'

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried New York Attorney General Letitia James for her lawsuits against him and his children.

One Dead, Four Injured in Philadelphia High School Football Shooting

A 14-year-old boy was killed in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon while walking home from a football scrimmage, ABC's WPVI-TV 6 reported.

US Lawmakers Want Biden Order Boosting Oversight of Outbound Investments in China

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to issue an executive order to boost oversight of investments by U.S. companies and individuals in China and other countries.

Warnock, Abrams Dodge Addressing Braves' Name Change

Georgia Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams dodged taking positions regarding an Atlanta Braves name change after the White House on Monday said it supports having a "conversation" about it.

US Fines 16 Wall Street Firms $1.8B for Talking Deals, Trades on Personal Apps

U.S. regulators on Tuesday fined 16 financial firms, including Barclays, Bank of America , Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and UBS, a combined $1.8 billion after staff discussed deals and trades on their personal devices and apps.

Saudi King Names Crown Prince MBS as Prime Minister

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister, a royal decree showed on Tuesday.

Trump Endorses Sen. Lankford for Reelection in Oklahoma

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his support for Republican James Lankford for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.Lankford, who took over for Republican Tom Coburn after his resignation in 2015, faced a primary challenger in 2022. He beat Jackson...

Scientists Alarmed by Antibiotic-Resistant Sexually Transmitted Infection

Bacterial scientists fear a sexually transmitted infection, mycoplasma genitalium, could soon become a "superbug," in terms of causing infertility among women or potentially even leading to death.

DOT Approves Plans for EV Charging Stations in All 50 States

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved plans to build electric vehicle charging stations in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. CNBC reports that earlier this year, the Biden administration allocated $5 billion to fund the building ...

Capitol Rioter, a 'One-Man Wrecking Ball,' Gets 7-Year Term

A judge sentenced a Capitol rioter to seven years in prison Tuesday, calling the Iowa man a "one-man wrecking ball" who helped in a sustained assault on a police officer.Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Kyle Young in U.S. District Court in Washington to the long term,...

Manchin Ends Pipeline Push, Easing Path for Spending Bill

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has abandoned, for now, his push to speed up the permitting process for energy projects, easing the Senate's path toward passing a stopgap spending bill that would keep the federal government running when the fiscal year ends at midnight Friday.A...

Ride-Hailing Firm Lyft Slams Brakes on US Hiring as Recession Fears Mount

Lyft Inc. is freezing all hiring in the United States through the end of the year, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday, making the ride-hailing firm the latest to pause recruitment as high inflation forces cost-cutting measures.The company, which in July cut nearly 60...

IRS Mistakenly Sent $1.1B in Child Tax Credits to Wrong Taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service accidentally sent out $1.1 billion in advanced child tax credits, meant for lower to middle-income families, to 1.5 million taxpayers who should not have received them last year.

Kremlin Announces Vote, Paves Way to Annex Part of Ukraine

The Kremlin paved the way Tuesday to annex more of Ukraine and escalate the war by claiming that residents of a large swath overwhelmingly supported joining with Russia in stage-managed referendums the U.S. and its Western allies have dismissed as illegitimate. Pro-Moscow...

GOP Senators Accuse FBI of Whistleblower Retaliation

Republican senators accused FBI leadership of retaliation against a whistleblower who claimed the agency is creating misleading domestic terrorism crime statistics.

McConnell Backs Post-Jan. 6 Revisions to Elections Law

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will "proudly support" legislation to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections, bolstering a bipartisan effort to revise a 19th century law and avoid another Jan. 6 insurrection.The legislation would...

Manchin Wants His Energy Permitting Legislation Pulled From Funding Bill

Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday said he has asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to remove his energy permitting legislation from a stop-gap government funding bill because it would not have received enough support in the chamber. This is a developing story....

High Interest Rates and Low Housing Pose Problems for Latino Wealth

Hispanic Americans face difficulties when it comes to long-term wealth building due to low housing, rising interest rates, and a lack of retirement accounts, according to a new report.

NASA Moon Rocket Back in Hangar, Launch Unlikely Until Nov.

NASA's moon rocket returned to the safety of its hangar Tuesday as Hurricane Ian approached Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November.Instead of trying to send it on its first test flight, the launch team moved the 322-foot (98-meter) rocket off the pad at...

Virginia Students Walk Out Over Younkin's Floated Transgender Policies

In protest of new transgender rule proposals by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Virginia students staged a walkout on Tuesday demanding their reversal.

S&P 500 Sinks to 2-Year Low as Bear Market Deepens

Wall Street sank deeper into a bear market on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a two-year intraday low as Federal Reserve policymakers showed an appetite for more interest rate hikes, even at the risk of throwing the economy into a downturn.

Sen. Cotton Probes Funding of China-Backed Lithium Battery Company

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wants answers about the agency helping fund a Chinese Communist Party-backed lithium battery manufacturing company, Lithium Americas, that is trying to build a mine in Nevada.

Biden's $400B Student-Loan Forgiveness Order Draws First Legal Challenge

The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a national nonprofit legal group which defends Americans from government overreach, has become the first organization to formally challenge the Department of Education's student loan cancellation policy.

Iranians Take to Streets for 12th Night of Women-Led Protests

Iranians on Tuesday staged a 12th straight night of protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, in defiance of a crackdown that a rights group says has killed more than 75 people.

Sen. Kaine Opposes Manchin's Permit-Reform Bill

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Tuesday announced his opposition to a motion to debate the permitting reform bill submitted by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-Wa., expressing concerns about a pipeline provision, The Hill reports.

Philadelphia Mayor Issues Ban on Guns at City Parks, Pools

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order Tuesday banning guns and deadly weapons from the city's indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools.

No Change to US Nuclear Posture Due to Russia Threats, Pentagon Says

Despite Russian threats to Ukraine and NATO about the use of nuclear weapons, the Pentagon has not seen any changes that would lead it to alter the posture of American nuclear forces, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mickelson, 3 Others Drop Out of LIV Golf Lawsuit vs PGA Tour

Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and three other golfers dropped out of a lawsuit on Tuesday which had been filed against the PGA Tour last month over its decision to suspend players who participated on the new LIV Golf circuit.

Report: CIA Warned Berlin About Possible Attacks on Gas Pipelines in Summer

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had weeks ago warned Germany about possible attacks on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, German magazine Spiegel said on Tuesday, after gas leaks in Russia pipelines to Germany were reported.

Record $9.3 Billion Will Be Spent on US Midterm Elections

Billions of dollars are being spent on the midterm elections in 2022 - more than $9.3 billion - up from $7.1 billion spent four years ago. Money is being lavished on TV, radio, and digital ads for U.S. House, Senate, gubernatorial, and local races.

Prototype Electric Airplane Takes 1st Flight

A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state.

Rep. Stefanik Blasts Efforts to Rename Columbus Day

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., is ripping "far-left" Democrats for their efforts to rename Columbus Day in New York.

Former Student Convicted of Spying for Chinese Government

A former graduate student has been convicted of spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. who had knowledge about aerospace technology and other technology.

Biden Medicare Victory at Expense of Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. President Joe Biden will claim victory Tuesday for a drop in costs for tens of millions of Americans covered by the Medicare health program - though it is primarily due to a decision to severely limit coverage of an expensive, new Alzheimer's drug.

DOJ Accused of Trying to 'Intimidate People of Faith'

The lawyer for pro-life activist Mark Houck, who was arrested Friday after the FBI stormed his home, denounced the Department of Justice on Monday and said Houck is "innocent," according to the National Review.

Appeals Court Rules Presidency Could Shield Trump in Defamation Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that being president may give former President Donald Trump immunity in a defamation case brought by a woman that claimed he raped her in the 1990s due to being a government employee.

GOP Blasts Biden, Democrats Over Inflation

The Republican National Committee is slamming President Joe Biden and the Democrats, calling them β€œout of touch.”

Obama Suggests Racism Behind GOP's Border Security Push

Former President Barack Obama recently criticized the Republican Party for using "toxic" and "dangerous rhetoric" when talking about immigration and border security.

Over 96 Percent Said to Favor Joining Russia in First Vote Results From Occupied Ukraine Regions

First partial voting results from four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine showed majorities of more than 96% in favor of becoming part of Russia after so-called referendums that Kyiv and the West have denounced as a sham.

Secret Service Confiscated Phones of 24 Agents Involved in Jan. 6

The Secret Service reportedly confiscated the cellphones of 24 agents involved in the agency's response to the Jan. 6 protestΒ at the U.S. CapitolΒ and gave them to the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general, according to two sources, NBC News reported.

Report: Navy Sending 'Hypersonic Missile' Capable Warship to Eastern Asia

The United States Navy is deploying its "most advanced" surface warship, capable of being armed with "hypersonic missiles" to eastern Asia, CNN reported Tuesday.

Elon Musk's Twitter Deposition Rescheduled for Oct. 6-7

Elon Musk is scheduled to be questioned under oath by Twitter Inc lawyers on Oct. 6-7 as the social media company prepares for a trial next month over the billionaire' s bid to walk away from a $44 billion takeover, according to a Tuesday court filing.

China's Xi Appears Tuesday After Debunked Coup Rumors

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television, in his first public appearance since returning to China from an official trip to Central Asia in mid-September.

New Russian Citizen Snowden Welcomes 'a Little Stability'

Former government intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who fled prosecution in 2013 after revealing highly classified U.S. surveillance programs, reacted on Monday to his newly acquired Russian citizenship.

LGBTQ-Friendly Church OK With Getting Southern Baptist Boot

When her teenage daughter came out as a lesbian several years ago, one of the first things Caroline Joyce did was to Google, "Can you be gay and be a Christian?"

Walmart to Cover Fertility Treatments Under Insurance Plan

Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families.

US New Home Sales Unexpectedly Surge in August

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes unexpectedly increased in August, but the rebound is likely temporary, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate soaring to levels last seen during the Great Recession.

Harris Focuses Asia Trip on Security, Adds Tour to Korea DMZ

In meeting after meeting with Asian leaders Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the U.S. commitment to regional security and the White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the rival Koreas.

Video Report: Protests Intensify After Putin's Mobilization Orders

Newsmax Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Cohen has the latest for Tuesday's "Wake Up America" on Russian women speaking out against the mass exodus of men due to President Vladimir Putin's mobilization orders.

Poll: Texas Voters Back Trump Over Biden by 9 Points

Almost half β€” 49% β€” of likely Texas voters would vote for former President Donald Trump, while 40% would back President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 matchup, according to a new Emerson College/The Hill poll.

Video Report: Florida Braces for Hurricane Ian

Miami correspondent Leonardo Feldman,Β via "National Report" reports on the latest out of Florida as hurricane Ian approaches.

US Challenges American Air, JetBlue Ties at Antitrust Trial

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday urged a judge to force American Airlines and JetBlue Airways to scrap a partnership in the U.S. Northeast that it said could make airline competition worse if JetBlue acquires Spirit Airlines.

Video Report: Protests Intensify After Putin's Mobilization Orders

On Tuesday's "Wake Up America," Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Cohen has the latest on Russian women speaking out against the mass exodus of men due to President Vladimir Putin's mobilization orders.

Chris Wallace's New CNN Show Bombs in Debut

Former Fox News host Chris Wallace suffered embarrassingly low ratings for the debut of his new CNN show.

Poll: Texas Gov. Abbott's Lead Over O'Rourke Increases

Half β€” 50% β€” of likely voters in Texas back Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, while 42% support Democrat challenger Beto O'Rourke, according to a new Emerson College/The Hill poll.

Sen. Sinema Chided for Midterm Election Forecast

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., scolded fellow state lawmaker Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on Twitter on Monday after Sinema said there would be a "likely change" in the majorities of the House and Senate after November's midterm elections.

Schumer Keeps Permitting Reform Promise to Manchin

Senate Democrats on Monday night released a short-term government funding bill that includes Sen. Joe Manchin's controversial permitting reform.

Patrol Spots Chinese, Russian Naval Ships Off Alaska Island

A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday.

Schumer Keeps Permitting Reform Promise to Manchin

Senate Democrats on Monday night released a short-term government funding bill that includes Sen. Joe Manchin's controversial permitting reform. Most Republicans and some progressive Democrats oppose the reform, championed by Manchin, D-W. Va., to expedite energy project...

No House Freedom Caucus Challenger Expected to Go Against McCarthy for Speaker

The House Freedom Caucus, the group that derailed Rep. Kevin McCarthy's bid to be speaker in 2015, isn't backing any single challenger this time around, Politico is reporting.

US VP Harris to Meet With Japanese Chip Firms

Vice President Kamala Harris will meet on Wednesday in Japan with heads of semiconductor-related businesses as the Biden administration works to boost U.S. chips manufacturing, according to a senior administration official.

Medical Journal: 17M Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19

A new report from a medical journal highlights tremendous global failures in the global response to COVID-19.

Meta Disables Russian Propaganda Network Targeting Europe

A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.

Russians Paying Nearly $25K for Plane Tickets to Flee Putin's Draft

Russians are paying exorbitant prices for airplane tickets to escape the country following President Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization of reservists.

Russian 'Provocations' Not Ruled Out as Pipelines Leak Into Baltic Sea

A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about possible sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline in Poland that will bring Norwegian gas to Europe.

Shakira to Face $14M Tax Fraud Trial in Spain

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud.Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014.

Russia Issues New Nuclear Warning as 'Sham' Referendums Wrap Up

An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as referendums billed by Russia as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions entered their fifth and final day.

As Hurricane Ian Nears, Millions in Florida Told to Evacuate

Residents of Florida's Gulf Coast on Tuesday boarded up their homes, packed up their vehicles and headed for higher ground as Hurricane Ian drew near, threatening to bring a deadly storm surge and more than a foot of rain to some areas.Before heading to Florida, Hurricane...

NFL Coach's Viral Outburst Fuels Wave of Twitter Memes

A video of Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Ken Dorsey going ballistic after a player's game-losing misstep against the Miami Dolphins Sunday has gone viral.

Musk, Twitter CEO Delay Questioning Ahead of October Trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was reprieved from questioning by Twitter lawyers Monday, according to several press reports.

WashPost Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Say Biden Economy's in Bad Shape

President Joe Biden has had difficulty getting traction with American voters on the economy, just six weeks before the midterm elections (Nov. 8).

Bam! NASA Spacecraft Crashes into Asteroid in Defense Test

A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.

Medical Journal: 17M Excess Deaths Due to COVID-19

A new report from a medical journal highlights tremendous global failures in the response to COVID-19. The report, which was published by The Lancet medical journal, concluded from data collection methods that "as of May 31, 2022, there were 6.9 million reported...

Report: Inflation, Supply Chain Malaise Could Result in Beer, Candy Shortages

American's struggles with high inflation and supply-chain logistics could soon spill over to two of this nation's most popular consumer products - beer and candy.

Blinken Urges Pakistan to Seek China Debt Relief after Floods

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Monday on Pakistan to seek debt relief from its close partner China as floods devastate the South Asian country.

Brett Favre's Podcast, Radio Show Suspended Over Welfare Scandal

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has had his podcast and local ESPN radio show put on hold as he faces allegations of welfare fraud, according to Front Office Sports.

CBO: Biden's Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Could Cost $400 Billion

President Joe Biden's federal student debt forgiveness plan, which would cancel up to $20,000 for low- and middle-income borrowers, could cost $400 billion, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report shows. Bowing to pressure from the progressive wing of his party, Biden...

New Coins, Banknotes, Stamps and Cipher for Britain's King Charles

Britain will gradually see coins, banknotes and stamps bearing the image of King Charles, while the new monarch's cipher will also appear on government buildings and red mail pillar boxes, manufacturers and Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

New Mexico DA: Alec Baldwin May Soon Be Charged in 'Rust' Shooting Death

New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has hinted that actor Alec Baldwin could be charged soon, regarding the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, while they were on set for the movie, "Rust.

Russian Officer Shot at Enlistment Office Over Recruitment Fears

A young man shot a Russian military officer on Monday at an enlistment center, citing grievances of the Kremlin's partial mobilization for its ongoing invasion of Ukraine, The Associated Press reported.

Migrant Encounters Hit 1,500 per Day in El Paso

Border Patrol agents are encountering an average of 1,500 migrants per day along the El Paso, Texas, stretch of the southern border, The Hill reports, as public discord rages over the transport of migrants to Democrat-run cities.

Nikki Haley Questions Pelosi Continuing Pandemic Remote Voting in Congress

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is questioning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to continue the pandemic health emergency allowing House members to vote remotely, despite President Joe Biden declaring the pandemic over.

Biden Urges Companies to Lower Costs for Consumers

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday urged companies running gas stations, banks and cell phone services to lower costs for consumers coping with inflation.

Stephanopoulos: Polling Shows Trump Beats Biden in '24

Host of ABC's "This Week," George Stephanopoulos, said during a Sunday airing of his program that according to his network's polling, former President Donald Trump beats President Joe Biden in a 2024 presidential run.

Authorities: Man Shot After Breaking Into Chicago Police Facility

Chicago police officers shot a man on Monday after he allegedly broke into a law enforcement facility using a fire escape, later stealing and pointing a gun at several officers, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Biden Admin Freed Taliban Drug Lord on DEA 'Kill' List

The Biden administration executed a prisoner swapΒ last week that brought Mark Frerichs home to the United StatesΒ after being held captive in Afghanistan for more than two years.

Wall Street Ends Lower, Sinks Deeper Into Bear Market

Wall Street slid deeper into bear market territory on Monday, with the Dow joining the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to close for the first time in bear market territory this year.

France's Macron Lands 1st State Visit of Biden's Presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by pomp and pageantry that is designed to celebrate relations between the United States and its closest allies.

Cubans Approve Gay Marriage by Large Margin in Referendum

Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday.

Lindsey Graham: 'Putin's Days Are Numbered'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., mocked Vladimir Putin's decision to grant Russian citizenship to National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, and added that the president's "days are numbered."

Calif. Man Arrested for Planning 'Las Vegas-Style' Massacre

A California man, who has apparent ties to the U.S. Army Delta Force, was arrested Sunday for allegedly planning a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting and threatening to kill police officials.

Dick Morris: Tucker Carlson's Dangerous Pro-Russian Stance Continues

Carlson appears to have a lot invested in Russia winning its war against Ukraine. But Russia is losing that war. And badly.

CBS Poll: 87 Percent of GOP Voters Approve of Migrant Relocations

According to a new poll from CBS News, the vast majority of Republican voters, almost 9-in-10, expressed approval for the recent busing and flying of asylum seekers from southern states to northern areas.

Rep. Cheney: I'll Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Stop Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., pledged to do "whatever it takes" to ensure that former President Donald Trump is not the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, according to The Texas Tribune.

Canada to Remove All COVID Travel Restrictions Oct 1

Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers on Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday.

Claver-Carone Ousted in IDB Vote After Probe of Intimate Relationship

The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) voted on Monday to fire Mauricio Claver-Carone, a person with knowledge of the vote said.

Video Report: Survivors Recount Lebanese Boat Disaster

Jerusalem correspondent Daniel Cohen has the latest on the tragedy out of Lebanaon via "National Report.

Sen. Sinema: Restore 60-Vote Senate Threshold

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., on Monday said the Senate should reinstate the 60-vote threshold for judicial and executive branch nominees.

Protests in Iran Continue, at Least 50 Killed Amid Internet Blackout

Protests continue to spread across Iran, a week after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was reportedly beaten to death by Iranian "morality" police for not wearing her hijab, or headscarf, according to the Islamic Republic's strict regulations. Videos of Iranian women removing their hijabs and...

Hurricane Ian Prompts NASA to Roll Moon Rocket Off Launchpad

NASA on Monday said it will roll its giant moon rocket off its launchpad in Florida and back to the assembly building to protect the vehicle from an advancing Hurricane Ian, whose strengthening winds are forecast to lash the Kennedy Space Center later this week.

Jimmie Johnson to Retire From Full-Time Racing

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events.

NFL's Pro Bowl Replaced by Skills Competition, Flag Football Game

The National Football League said Monday it has decided to replace its annual Pro Bowl exhibition match between all-stars with a week-long skills competition and a flag football game starting next year in Las Vegas.

Twitter to Interview Elon Musk, Known for Combative Testimony

Billionaire Elon Musk's tendency to dish out insults while being questioned under oath will be tested anew Monday, when lawyers for Twitter Inc are due to interview the Tesla Inc CEO about his abrupt decision in July to ditch his $44 billion deal for the social media giant.