Florida monitors a growing Tropical Storm Ian in Caribbean
Authorities and residents in Florida are keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian as it rumbles through the Caribbean, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane in the coming days on a forecast track toward the state.
Biden administration launches environmental justice office
Forty years after a predominantly Black community in Warren County, North Carolina, rallied against hosting a hazardous waste landfill, President Joe Biden’s top environment official has returned to what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution.
Michael Moore predicts a 'landslide' against the GOP 'traitors' in midterms, thanks SCOTUS for abortion ruling
Michael Moore appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" and offered a sunny forecast for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, giving credit to the Supreme Court's abortion ruling.foxnews.com
Biden awards Elton John humanities medal after White House performance
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted Elton John to play on Friday night at the White House’s South Lawn during “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme,” an event funded by A&E Networks and The History Channel.
Biden expected to take aim at Gov. Ron DeSantis during his Florida rally
On Tuesday, President Biden will head to Florida to stage a showdown with potential 2024 rival Gov. Ron DeSantis. It will be the first time since Biden became president that he will hold a political rally in a state where he lost in 2020.news.yahoo.com
Arizona GOP chair's try to quash Jan. 6 panel subpoena fails
An effort by Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and her husband to block a subpoena of their phone records issued by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has been rejected by a judge.
Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc.
Top allies of ex-President Donald Trump are creating a new super PAC that's expected to serve as the main vehicle for his midterm spending and could become a key part of his campaign infrastructure if he moves forward with a 2024 White House run.
Ex-Texas police officer acquitted of murder in shooting of Black man
A former police officer in a small Texas town was found not guilty of murder Thursday in the slaying of a Black man who offered a handshake as the officer arrived to respond to a call about a fight at a convenience store.news.yahoo.com
Billionaire Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich met Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman to help broker a Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap, report says
The Russian oligarch and the crown prince met in late August to discuss the release of the prisoners, three anonymous sources told Bloomberg.news.yahoo.com
Ron Klain slammed for description of economy Biden inherited: ‘Hellish conditions…perpetuated by your party’
Ron Klain, President Biden's' Chief of Staff, was slammed on Twitter for falsely claiming the unemployment rate was 10% when Biden took office and that the economy has improved.foxnews.com
McCarthy unveils House GOP's midterm agenda in Pennsylvania
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday directly confronted President Joe Biden and the party in power, choosing battleground Pennsylvania to unveil a midterm election agenda with sweeping Trump-like promises despite the House GOP’s sometimes spotty record of delivering and governing in Congress. McCarthy, who is poised to seize the speaker’s gavel if Republicans win control of the House in the fall, hopes to replicate the strategy that Speaker Newt Gingrich used to spark voter enthusiasm and sweep House control in a 1994 landslide.news.yahoo.com
Post-Fiona fuel disruptions spark fear in Puerto Rico
A growing number of businesses including grocery stores and gas stations are temporarily closing across Puerto Rico as power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona drag on in the U.S. territory, sparking concern about the availability of fuel and basic goods.
4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters
U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s recent remark that “the pandemic is over.” The White House said more than 5 million people received the new boosters by its own estimate that accounts for reporting lags in states. “No one would go looking at our flu shot uptake at this point and be like, ‘Oh, what a disaster,’” said Dr. David Dowdy, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.news.yahoo.com
Kamala Harris talks abortion, appeals to voters in Milwaukee
Vice President Kamala Harris has met with college students and Latino leaders in Milwaukee during a visit meant to energize voters weeks before an election in which Wisconsin's Democratic governor, Tony Evers, and Republican U.S. senator, Ron Johnson, are on the ballot.
Sen. Paul, conservatives warn of ‘violent consequences’ of Biden rhetoric following death of North Dakota teen
Conservatives on social media are slamming President Biden's recent anti-MAGA speech in response to news of a teenager being killed in North Dakota in a political dispute.news.yahoo.com
When Does Relocating Migrants Cross a Legal Line in the US?
The governors of Texas, Florida and Arizona have escalated a showdown with the administration of President Joe Biden over its immigration policies along the southern US border by sending thousands of undocumented people north and dropping them off without advance notice in so-called sanctuary states. Critics say the Republican governors have gone too far to score political points, particularly after Florida’s Ron DeSantis took credit for flying about 50 Venezuelans to the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts. That episode has spurred a criminal investigation and a class-action lawsuit that will determine whether laws were broken and migrants’ rights were violated.washingtonpost.com
EXPLAINER: What's behind referendums in occupied Ukraine?
Four occupied regions in eastern and southern Ukraine are set to start voting Friday in Kremlin-engineered referendums on whether to become part of Russia, setting the stage for Moscow to annex the areas in a sharp escalation of the nearly seven-month war.
Police: Inmates used pandemic loans to exit jail
More than two dozen people have been charged in Illinois with fraudulently obtaining pandemic relief money, with authorities alleging some were behind bars and used the money to post bond and free themselves from jail. (Sept. 22)news.yahoo.com
Biden seeks closer ties with Philippines after 'rocky' past
President Joe Biden has pledged in his first face-to-face meeting with new Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to work to strengthen relations with the key Pacific nation after what he acknowledged had been some “rocky times” in the past.
Biden to Meet with Families of Brittney Griner and Paul Wheelan
The announcement has fueled speculation that the Biden administration may have reached a deal to bring Griner and Whelan home or be closing in on securing their freedom. The announcement has fueled speculation that the Biden administration may have reached a deal to bring Griner and Whelan home or be closing in on securing their freedom. However, the Democrat did so against the wishes of the White House, which had earlier successfully discouraged former NBA star Dennis Rodman from taking the trip. The White House didn’t want news of the planned meeting to give false hope of the detainees’ release. Griner and Whelan’s families hope Biden uses those deal-making skills with Russian President Vladimir Putin.thewestsidegazette.com
Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event the Gateses’ foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.