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2022-07-14 17:17:33
by Madeline Hughes
FCC Issues $116M Fine to ‘ScammerBlaster’

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is fining the company responsible for about 10 million robocalls that directed customers to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is fining the company responsible for about 10 million robocalls that directed customers to call “ScammerBlaster” — which scammed customers. The commissioners voted unanimously to fine the company $116 million at their monthly meeting... Read More

2022-07-12 16:38:57
by Dan McCue
National Park Service Considering Reopening Park’s Beach Drive to Traffic

WASHINGTON — One aspect of the diminishing pandemic that bicyclists and pedestrians actually enjoyed could soon be falling by the... Read More

WASHINGTON — One aspect of the diminishing pandemic that bicyclists and pedestrians actually enjoyed could soon be falling by the wayside. The National Park Service has announced that it is considering reopening Beach Drive in the District of Columbia’s Rock... Read More

2022-07-09 18:15:49
by Dan McCue
Researchers Derive New Method for Turning Plant Materials Into Better Green Energy

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new chemical method to break down the strong... Read More

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new chemical method to break down the strong chemical bond in plant matter using electricity and water that has the added bonus of destroying pollutants that are a... Read More

2022-07-08 17:02:20
by Dan McCue
Vendor’s Delay in Depositing Contributions Has DNC Seeking FEC Advice

WASHINGTON — Trouble with a longtime “caging” vendor has the Democratic National Committee and its senatorial campaign arm asking the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Trouble with a longtime “caging” vendor has the Democratic National Committee and its senatorial campaign arm asking the Federal Election Commission whether they can retain and use contributions deposited after the 10-day deadline mandated by agency regulation. In... Read More

2022-07-07 19:33:40
by Reece Nations
Advanced Nuclear Reactors to Play Key Role in National Decarbonization, Experts Say

BERKELEY, Calif. — New modeling from climate and nuclear energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute has shown how advanced nuclear... Read More

BERKELEY, Calif. — New modeling from climate and nuclear energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute has shown how advanced nuclear reactor development can complement clean energy technologies to reliably meet the country’s future electricity demand. In the report, the analysts... Read More

2022-07-07 13:49:32
by Dan McCue
Dulles International Nets $49.6M in Federal Funds for Terminal Improvements

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington Dulles International Airport has been awarded $49.6 million to replace an aging temporary concourse, part of a $1 billion outlay from the Biden administration to replace or improve terminals at 85 airports across the country. The money... Read More

2022-07-05 17:10:51
by Dan McCue
Inflation Woes, Gas Prices Continue to Weigh on Biden Poll Numbers

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — With just 126 days until the midterm elections, President Joe Biden’s overall job approval rating... Read More

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — With just 126 days until the midterm elections, President Joe Biden’s overall job approval rating is continuing its downward trend, while a record percentage of Americans — 88% — believe the country is headed in... Read More

2022-07-02 17:56:14
by Dan McCue
What’s Next for the Supreme Court? Affirmative Action, 1st Amendment Rights, Wetlands Protection

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate... Read More

WASHINGTON — With its ruling on Biden v. Texas, a case in which it allowed the Biden administration to terminate the controversial Trump-era asylum policy known as "remain in Mexico," the Supreme Court on Thursday concluded what was undoubtedly one... Read More

2022-06-29 23:11:10
by Dan McCue
Matthews Wins Runoff to Challenge Incumbent Sen. Tim Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — S.C. Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews has won the Democratic primary runoff in South Carolina and with it the right to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Tim Scott in November. With 99% of precincts reporting as of Wednesday... Read More

2022-06-29 15:42:08
by Kate Michael
Georgia Power to Launch Largest Ever Coal Ash Harvesting Project

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia Power on Wednesday unveiled a new project with a leading U.S. producer of sustainable cement alternatives. The project calls for millions of tons of stored coal ash to be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges,... Read More

2022-06-28 12:52:50
by Natalie McCormick
Gen Z Reacts to No-Roe World

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion... Read More

WASHINGTON — Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday, anti-abortion groups have been celebrating their victory and abortion rights groups have been mourning their loss, worried about what this means for the future of the country.  Each generation... Read More

2022-06-27 21:21:14
by Dan McCue
Justices Side With Two Doctors Snared in Opioid ‘Pill Mill’ Case 

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said on Monday that prosecutors must prove doctors knowingly misprescribed drugs... Read More

WASHINGTON — In a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court said on Monday that prosecutors must prove doctors knowingly misprescribed drugs to secure convictions against them for the unlawful distribution of controlled medicines, like opioids. The decision came down in a... Read More

Abortion Ruling a Galvanizing Moment in American Life

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly... Read More

WASHINGTON — From the president of the United States to ordinary citizens as far away as Hawaii and Guam, nearly everyone, it seemed by Friday afternoon, was talking about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn two landmark precedents enshrining... Read More

2022-06-23 16:23:23
by Dan McCue
Justices Significantly Expand Gun Rights in Major Second Amendment Ruling

WASHINGTON — New York State’s “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license is unconstitutional because it prevents law-abiding citizens... Read More

WASHINGTON — New York State’s “proper cause” requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license is unconstitutional because it prevents law-abiding citizens with self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for that purpose, a divided Supreme... Read More

2022-06-23 13:35:57
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Rules Boycotts Are Not Protected Free Speech

ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas law targeting boycotts of Israel did not infringe on constitutionally protected free speech rights because... Read More

ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas law targeting boycotts of Israel did not infringe on constitutionally protected free speech rights because it was intended to serve “a purely commercial purpose,” the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The... Read More

2022-06-21 12:56:50
by Eden Metzger
Delaware Passes Assault Weapons Ban

DOVER, Del. — A ban on sales of AR-15 rifles and other assault style weapons passed the Delaware Senate last... Read More

DOVER, Del. — A ban on sales of AR-15 rifles and other assault style weapons passed the Delaware Senate last week, by a 13-8 vote, with every Republican in the chamber voting no on the measure and all but one... Read More

2022-06-17 19:54:47
by Dan McCue
Cert Petition Decisions on Tuesday Could Spell the True End of Bivens Precedent

WASHINGTON — The line originally comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the King James version of The Bible, but is likely... Read More

WASHINGTON — The line originally comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the King James version of The Bible, but is likely better known to generations of music fans due to the autumn 1965 hit “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds. “To... Read More

2022-06-13 21:30:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Power, Mitsubishi Complete World's Largest Hydrogen Fuel Blending 

SMYRNA, Ga. — Georgia Power and Mitsubishi Power have validated fuel blending of hydrogen and natural gas at both partial... Read More

SMYRNA, Ga. — Georgia Power and Mitsubishi Power have validated fuel blending of hydrogen and natural gas at both partial and full load on an M501G natural gas turbine at Georgia Power’s McDonough-Atkinson power plant. The demonstration project, which was... Read More

2022-06-13 17:43:08
by Madeline Hughes
Two Vie In GOP Faceoff In Maine With Hopes of Unseating Golden

AUGUSTA, Maine — The primary this Tuesday in Maine’s northernmost congressional district is worth watching as two Republicans vie for... Read More

AUGUSTA, Maine — The primary this Tuesday in Maine’s northernmost congressional district is worth watching as two Republicans vie for the chance to face Democratic incumbent Jared Golden in November. Former Rep. Bruce Poliquin — who is running for an... Read More

2022-06-11 16:19:56
by Dan McCue
Rudy Giuliani Slapped With Ethics Charge Over Baseless Election Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hero after 9/11, has been slapped with ethics charges by... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hero after 9/11, has been slapped with ethics charges by the disciplinary office of the D.C. Court of Appeals over claims he made in a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn... Read More

2022-06-10 17:07:05
by Dan McCue
Baker Bows Out of Maryland Governor’s Race

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Rushern Baker II, a former Prince George’s County executive, said Friday he is suspending his campaign for... Read More

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Rushern Baker II, a former Prince George’s County executive, said Friday he is suspending his campaign for Maryland governor. The decision, which he said in a series of tweets is “effective immediately,” makes him the first of... Read More

2022-06-08 23:14:02
by Madeline Hughes
FCC Levies Largest Fine to Amateur Radio Operator

WASHINGTON — While firefighters were battling a blaze near Elk River, Idaho, in 2021 an unknown voice came over the... Read More

WASHINGTON — While firefighters were battling a blaze near Elk River, Idaho, in 2021 an unknown voice came over the radio waves they were using to coordinate an airplane to help fight the fire. The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement... Read More

2022-06-08 23:09:44
by Natalie McCormick
New Dems Roll Out Sweeping Inflation Action Plan

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden... Read More

WASHINGTON — The New Democrat Coalition released an Inflation Action Plan Wednesday, urging their colleagues in Congress and the Biden administration to take further, pragmatic steps to ease the financial pressures on American families.   In doing so, the coalition acknowledged... Read More

2022-06-06 16:01:49
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Florida Medicaid in Settlement Dispute

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Monday in favor of Florida's Medicaid program in a dispute over... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Monday in favor of Florida's Medicaid program in a dispute over how much money the state can take from an accident victim's private settlement to recover the costs of their care.... Read More

2022-06-02 18:41:29
by Dan McCue
You Better Watch Out: Santa Claus May Be Coming to Congress

NORTH POLE, Alaska — It’s probably a phone call generations of children have dreamt of receiving. For me it happened... Read More

NORTH POLE, Alaska — It’s probably a phone call generations of children have dreamt of receiving. For me it happened when an unfamiliar number appeared on the screen of my cell phone. “Hello, Dan,” the voice on the other end... Read More

2022-06-01 17:40:04
by Dan McCue
Koch Companies Partner to Build Massive Solar Farm to Power Oil Refinery

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of... Read More

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of its kind in the United States to help power Minnesota’s largest oil refinery. The Flint Hills’ Pine Bend oil refinery... Read More

2022-05-31 22:02:07
by Madeline Hughes
Broadband Buildout Will Be Slow to Reach Everyone

WASHINGTON — Slow and steady will be the approach for getting everyone connected to the internet while the government disperses... Read More

WASHINGTON — Slow and steady will be the approach for getting everyone connected to the internet while the government disperses billions of dollars to build out broadband over the next few years. “We are going to go as quickly as... Read More

2022-05-27 15:56:27
by Dan McCue
Feds Approve 416-mile Electric Transmission Line in West

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado and on into central Utah. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the so-called Energy Gateway South Transmission line will... Read More

2022-05-24 13:44:23
by Dan McCue
Hyundai to Build $6.5B Electric Vehicle Plant Near Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai Motor Group is planning to invest $6.5 billion in a massive electric vehicle factory just south... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Hyundai Motor Group is planning to invest $6.5 billion in a massive electric vehicle factory just south of the city of Savannah. The plans were jointly announced by Gov. Brian Kemp and Hyundai Chairman Char Euisun Chung.... Read More

2022-05-20 19:48:26
by Dan McCue
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday, May 16, and Thursday, June 2, to accommodate the National Memorial Day concert. The concert itself will be broadcast live... Read More

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