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2024-04-15 21:03:08
by Dan McCue
House Freedom Caucus Doubles Down on Ukraine Aid Opposition

WASHINGTON — The House Freedom Caucus on Monday warned House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and other GOP leaders in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Freedom Caucus on Monday warned House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and other GOP leaders in the chamber not to try to use Iran’s attack on Israel this past weekend as “bogus justification” for sending additional military aid... Read More

2024-04-15 20:59:44
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Dismisses Most Prospective Jurors on First Day of Trump’s Hush Money Trial

NEW YORK — Dozens of prospective jurors were dismissed Monday on the first day of jury selection for the hush... Read More

NEW YORK — Dozens of prospective jurors were dismissed Monday on the first day of jury selection for the hush money trial of former President Donald Trump in New York City. He faces felony charges for allegedly paying $130,000 in... Read More

2024-04-15 20:00:07
by Dan McCue
Attorneys General, State Legislature Seek Stay of EPA Methane Rule

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 24 states and one state legislature have asked a federal appeals court to stay a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 24 states and one state legislature have asked a federal appeals court to stay a new methane emissions rule rolled out by the Environmental Protection Agency. Unveiled in December and finalized on March 8, the... Read More

2024-04-15 19:51:53
by Dan McCue
EPA Finalizes Permit for Largest Offshore Wind Farm in US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a key air quality permit to Dominion Energy’s planned offshore... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week issued a key air quality permit to Dominion Energy’s planned offshore wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The agency issued the project’s final Clean Air Act Outer Continental... Read More

2024-04-15 12:44:36
by Jesse Zucker
The Truth About Metabolism

WASHINGTON — Metabolism is a common buzzword used to sell products and convey different theories. Many popular myths and questions... Read More

WASHINGTON — Metabolism is a common buzzword used to sell products and convey different theories. Many popular myths and questions surround this process. Are certain foods good or bad for your metabolism? Do some people have a slower or faster... Read More

2024-04-13 21:38:19
by Dan McCue
Iran Launches Drone Attack Against Israel

WASHINGTON – Iran launched a drone against Israel, the Israeli military said Saturday afternoon, in apparent retaliation for a deadly... Read More

WASHINGTON – Iran launched a drone against Israel, the Israeli military said Saturday afternoon, in apparent retaliation for a deadly Israeli airstrike in early April on the Iranian Embassy complex in Damascus, Syria. President Joe Biden cut short his weekend... Read More

2024-04-12 20:02:24
by Dan McCue
Shopping Mall Finds It’s Not Always Easy to Go Green

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — With a nod toward Kermit the Frog, it’s not always easy going green, no matter how... Read More

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — With a nod toward Kermit the Frog, it’s not always easy going green, no matter how good one's intentions. At least that appears to be the experience of shopping center giant Tanger, which wants to install... Read More

2024-04-12 19:39:01
by Kate Michael
IMF Director Sets the Stage for IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings 

WASHINGTON — As the world's finance ministers and central bank governors prepare to convene in Washington, D.C., for the IMF-World... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the world's finance ministers and central bank governors prepare to convene in Washington, D.C., for the IMF-World Bank spring meetings next week, Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, spoke about how this event comes... Read More

2024-04-12 19:32:51
by Tom Ramstack
US Office of Special Counsel Warns Federal Agencies About Gag Orders

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent an advisory this month to federal agencies warning them to be... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Office of Special Counsel sent an advisory this month to federal agencies warning them to be careful about trying to squelch employees’ right to complain about workplace issues. The advisory follows incidents in which supervisors overstepped... Read More

2024-04-12 17:10:30
by Dan McCue
West Picks Fellow Professor, Black Lives Matter Activist, as Running Mate

LOS ANGELES — Independent presidential candidate Dr. Cornel West has chosen fellow university professor and Black Lives Matter activist Dr.... Read More

LOS ANGELES — Independent presidential candidate Dr. Cornel West has chosen fellow university professor and Black Lives Matter activist Dr. Melina Abdullah, of California State University, to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election. West, the popular author,... Read More

Tennessee GOP Senators OK Criminalizing Helping Minors Get Transgender Care, Mimicking Abortion Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering criminalizing adults who help minors receive gender-affirming care without parental consent, a... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering criminalizing adults who help minors receive gender-affirming care without parental consent, a proposal advancing in one of the most eager states to enact policies aimed at the LGBTQ+ community. Republican senators advanced the... Read More

2024-04-12 14:54:52
by Dan McCue
277,000 More Student Loan Borrowers to Benefit From Biden Debt Relief

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Friday that it is canceling the student loan debt of another 277,000 borrowers as... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Friday that it is canceling the student loan debt of another 277,000 borrowers as part of a new repayment plan intended to speed relief to those buckling under the load of excessive educational expenses. ... Read More

2024-04-12 14:14:44
by Dan McCue
President Hosts ‘Historic’ Trilateral Meeting With Japanese, Philippines Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to the... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippines President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to the White House Thursday afternoon for a trilateral meeting he called the beginning of a “new era of partnership” in the... Read More

2024-04-11 21:20:11
by Dan McCue
Administration Promoting ‘Responsible’ Clean Energy Projects on Public Lands

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday unveiled the latest steps it is taking to promote responsible clean energy development... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration on Thursday unveiled the latest steps it is taking to promote responsible clean energy development on public lands while continuing to nudge the nation closer to the president’s goal of creating a carbon-free energy sector... Read More

2024-04-11 21:09:29
by Tom Ramstack
Journalists Tell Congress Federal Law Needed to Protect Confidential Sources

WASHINGTON — Former CBS television investigative reporter Catherine Herridge told a congressional panel Thursday about how reprisals she endured for... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former CBS television investigative reporter Catherine Herridge told a congressional panel Thursday about how reprisals she endured for her reports demonstrate a need for a federal law to protect journalists’ news gathering. Herridge refused a court order in... Read More

2024-04-11 18:35:06
by Dan McCue
Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Block NIH Funding of Animal Experiments

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill introduced in the House on Thursday would amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill introduced in the House on Thursday would amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit federal funding for medical research that involves experiments on dogs and cats. If passed and signed into law, the Preventing... Read More

2024-04-10 23:12:07
by Dan McCue
President Celebrates ‘Unbreakable Alliance’ During Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden feted his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the latter’s state visit here on... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden feted his Japanese counterpart Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during the latter’s state visit here on Wednesday, while also announcing a series of moves intended to deepen cooperation between the two nations on several fronts. “The... Read More

2024-04-10 20:57:02
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Seeks to Limit Intellectual Property Derived From Artificial Intelligence

WASHINGTON — A House panel on Wednesday tried to get its hands around the slippery issue of when inventions or... Read More

WASHINGTON — A House panel on Wednesday tried to get its hands around the slippery issue of when inventions or artistic works developed with artificial intelligence should receive intellectual property rights. Intellectual property normally refers to patents for inventions or... Read More

2024-04-10 18:18:27
by Kate Michael
Social Media: Shaping or Shattering Modern Society?

WASHINGTON — Many studies have been done on the detrimental effects of technology on American life, with social media in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Many studies have been done on the detrimental effects of technology on American life, with social media in particular being named a major cause of psychological distress. One social researcher says there’s a reason the youngest generation is... Read More

Justice Department Blasts GOP Effort to Hold Attorney General Garland in Contempt Over Biden Audio

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday blasted Republicans' effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Monday blasted Republicans' effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over unredacted materials related to the special counsel probe into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. In a... Read More

2024-04-09 21:34:49
by Dan McCue
Arizona’s Highest Court Upholds 19th Century Law on Abortion

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court held Tuesday that with Roe v. Wade and the federal right to an abortion... Read More

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court held Tuesday that with Roe v. Wade and the federal right to an abortion it once recognized now null and void, there’s no reason Arizona can’t enforce a 160-year-old law that bans nearly all... Read More

2024-04-09 18:29:07
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Move Forward on Data Privacy Bill

WASHINGTON — The heads of the House and Senate Commerce committees reached an agreement on a data privacy bill this... Read More

WASHINGTON — The heads of the House and Senate Commerce committees reached an agreement on a data privacy bill this week that would override state laws limiting what information corporations can gather on private individuals. It also would give consumers... Read More

2024-04-08 19:55:29
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Considers Clamping Down on Conservative Judge Shopping 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to stop judge shopping after a Texas federal judge rejected pleas to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to stop judge shopping after a Texas federal judge rejected pleas to revise his jurisdiction’s method for assigning cases. The threat to use legislation to force federal judges to follow a case... Read More

2024-04-08 19:54:29
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Invests $6.6B to Bolster US Chip Manufacturing

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is awarding up to $6.6 billion in grants to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is awarding up to $6.6 billion in grants to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the largest maker of the most advanced microchips in the world, to help support construction of the company’s first major hub... Read More

2024-04-05 21:34:22
by Dan McCue
White House Unveils New Safeguards to Protect Nonpartisan Civil Servants

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday announced new safeguards intended to bolster job protections for career civil servants. The... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday announced new safeguards intended to bolster job protections for career civil servants. The new rule was issued through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which said on its website the measure both “clarifies... Read More

2024-04-05 18:03:57
by Dan McCue
Ag Groups Urge EPA to Issue E15 Emergency Waiver

WASHINGTON — Several agricultural groups representing hundreds of thousands of farmers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to swiftly... Read More

WASHINGTON — Several agricultural groups representing hundreds of thousands of farmers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to swiftly grant the biofuel sector an emergency waiver for E15 sales. In a March 26 letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan,... Read More

2024-04-05 17:37:12
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Pursues New Strategies for Port Security

WASHINGTON — Maritime experts told a congressional panel Friday that the March 26 collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge... Read More

WASHINGTON — Maritime experts told a congressional panel Friday that the March 26 collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge served as an example of potentially devastating risks confronting U.S. ports. The collapse after collision with a cargo ship temporarily... Read More

2024-04-05 16:53:55
by Dan McCue
4.7 Magnitude Quake Hits New York, New Jersey Metro Area

LEBANON, N.J. — A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook New York City and much of New Jersey on Friday, with anecdotal... Read More

LEBANON, N.J. — A 4.7 magnitude earthquake shook New York City and much of New Jersey on Friday, with anecdotal reports suggesting the shaking was felt as far away as Boston, Philadelphia and Stamford, Connecticut. The quake, which occurred at... Read More

2024-04-05 15:50:58
by Dan McCue
Clearway Announces Commercial Operations at Idaho Wind Farm

BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho — The Clearway Energy Group, an independent clean energy company based in San Francisco, announced Thursday that... Read More

BINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho — The Clearway Energy Group, an independent clean energy company based in San Francisco, announced Thursday that its first project in Idaho, Cedar Creek Wind, has begun commercial operations. The 152 MW wind farm, for which there... Read More

2024-04-05 15:08:57
by Dan McCue
President Biden to Travel to Site of Baltimore Bridge Collapse

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit the site of the Baltimore bridge that collapsed after it was rammed by... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will visit the site of the Baltimore bridge that collapsed after it was rammed by a fully loaded cargo ship and is expected to reaffirm his commitment to rebuild the structure and reopen the Port... Read More

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