US officials to meet with counterparts in Mexico on drugs, arms trafficking and migration
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is leading a U.S. delegation to Mexico on Wednesday to discuss shared security issues, including trafficking of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, arms trafficking and soaring migration.
Schumer to lead a bipartisan delegation of senators to China, South Korea and Japan next week
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to China next week, traveling to the country amid heightened tensions and after several members of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet visited.
More evidence that the US job market remains hot after US job openings rise unexpectedly in August
U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose in August, another sign the U.S. labor market remains strong despite higher interest rates — perhaps too strong for the inflation fighters at the Federal Reserve.
Selma Blair helps White House salute landmark disability legislation
Actor and disability rights advocate Selma Blair has helped President Joe Biden salute the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, displaying a touch of the comedic timing that made her a star in Hollywood hits like “Legally Blonde” and “Cruel Intentions.”.
The Supreme Court opens its new term with a case about prison terms for drug dealers
The Supreme Court has opened its new term with a case about prison terms for drug dealers and rejections of hundreds of appeals, including one from an attorney who pushed a plan to keep former President Donald Trump in power.
‘We need our paychecks’: Local federal workers demand urgent action as countdown for government shutdown begins
Local members of the American Federation of Government Employees are calling on their elected officials in Washington to pass a budget so they can keep receiving their paychecks as the countdown begins for the government shutdown expected on Sunday.
Proud Boy who disappeared ahead of his Jan. 6 sentencing was found unconscious by agents at his home
FBI officials say a member of the Proud Boys extremist group who disappeared days before he was supposed to be sentenced for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot was found unconscious by federal agents after he tried to “covertly return” to his home.
LIVE: President Biden delivers democracy speech and pays tribute to John McCain in Arizona
President Joe Biden is in Arizona to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who represented the state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades.
US government estimates economy grew last quarter at a 2.1% rate, unchanged from previous projection
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.1% annual pace from April through June, extending its sturdy performance in the face of higher interest rates, the government said Thursday, leaving its previous estimate unchanged.
New rules aim to make foster care with family easier, provide protection for LGBTQ+ children
The Biden administration is moving to make it easier for caregivers to take in family members in the foster care system, requiring states to provide them with the same financial support that any other foster home would receive.
Trump lawyers say prosecutors want to 'silence' him with gag order in his federal 2020 election case
Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are slamming prosecutors’ request for a narrow gag order in his 2020 election subversion case in Washington, calling it an effort to “unconstitutionally silence” his political speech.
Gun violence is the ultimate 'superstorm,' President Biden says as he announces new federal effort
President Joe Biden says he is determined to stop gun violence in the U.S. as he formally launches the first-ever federal office to be dedicated to uncovering solutions and supporting communities ravaged by shootings.
Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from ballot agrees to order banning threats and intimidation
The Colorado judge overseeing the lawsuit attempting to bar former President Donald Trump from The White House using a rare constitutional clause has issued an order prohibiting threats and intimidation regarding the case.
Braves ace Fried returns to IL with blister issue. The lefty hopes to be back for the playoffs
The Atlanta Braves have placed ace Max Fried on the 15-day disabled list with a recurring blister issue on his left index finger, but they hope the extra rest will ensure he's ready for the NL Division Series.
Biden to deliver democracy speech and pay tribute to John McCain in Arizona next week
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona next week to deliver a democracy-focused address that will also pay tribute to the late John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate who represented the state in the U.S. Senate for more than three decades.
Did your kids buy gear in Fortnite without asking you? The FTC says you could get a refund
The Federal Trade Commission announced late last year that Epic Games would pay $520 million in penalties and refunds to settle complaints revolving around children’s privacy and its payment methods that tricked players into making unintended purchases.
Why the power of a US attorney has become a flashpoint in the Hunter Biden case
House Republicans have grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Justice Department investigation of Hunter Biden in a contentious hearing that delved into aspects of the criminal justice system that typically play out long before the case enters a public courtroom.
A 96-year-old federal judge is barred from hearing cases in a bitter fight over her mental fitness
A 96-year-old U.S. federal appeals court judge has been barred from hearing cases for a year after a judicial panel said she refused to undergo medical testing over concerns she's no longer mentally fit to serve on the bench.
Biden administration announces $600M to produce COVID tests and will reopen website to order them
The Biden administration has announced that it is providing $600 million in funding to produce new at-home COVID-19 tests and is restarting a website allowing Americans to again order up to four free tests per household.
Pentagon working to restore benefits to LGBTQ+ veterans forced out under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
The Pentagon is beginning a new effort to contact former service members who may have been forced out of the military and deprived of years of benefits due to policies targeting their sexual orientation, starting with those who served under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”.
Judge rejects defense effort to throw out an Oath Keeper associate's Jan. 6 guilty verdict
A federal judge in Washington has upheld an obstruction conviction against a Virginia man who stood trial with members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in one of the most serious cases brought in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.
Former top US diplomat sentenced in Qatar lobbying scheme
A former top U.S. ambassador has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $93,350 fine for improperly helping a wealthy Persian Gulf country influence U.S. policy and for not disclosing gifts he received from a disgraced political fundraiser.
Biden aims to beef up safeguards for government workers as GOP hopefuls vow to slash workforce
The Biden administration is taking steps meant to strengthen protections for government employees as leading Republican presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, campaign on shrinking and remaking the federal workforce.
Man who threw flagpole at police during Jan. 6 riot gets more than 6 years in prison
A Tennessee man who wrote on social media about wanting to “take over the Capitol building” before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, where he threw a flagpole at a police officer’s head, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Trump, legal team must use secure facility to review classified evidence in documents case
A federal judge in the case charging Donald Trump with illegally hoarding top secret documents at his Florida estate has directed the former president to use a secure facility to review classified evidence and has sharply restricted his ability to discuss that information with others.
Vivek Ramaswamy proposes mass federal layoffs as more GOP hopefuls look to slash US government
Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy says he wants to reduce the federal employee headcount by half in his first year in office and by 75% during his first term if he makes it to the White House.
US sanctions Lebanon-South America network accused of financing Hezbollah
The United States has slapped terrorism sanctions on a family network of seven individuals and businesses in Lebanon and South America accused of financing the militant group Hezbollah, including a Lebanese man who officials say was involved in two deadly attacks in Argentina in the 1990s.
House committee chairman says Sen. Tuberville is 'paralyzing' the Pentagon by blocking promotions
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is slamming a fellow Republican in the Senate for waging an unprecedented attempt to change Pentagon abortion policy by holding up hundreds of military nominations and promotions.
Mar-a-Lago worker struck cooperation deal with prosecutors in Trump documents case, ex-lawyer says
An information technology director at Mar-a-Lago struck a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors last summer in their investigation of Donald Trump’s retention of classified documents at the former president’s Florida property.
SafeSport Center 'in potential crisis' according to panel's survey of Olympic system
A wide-ranging survey into the state of the U_S_ Olympic system leveled criticism at the U_S_ Center for SafeSport, with a draft analysis concluding that feedback collected about the 6-year-old agency “paints a picture of a center in potential crisis.”.
Mark Meadows pleads not guilty to charges in Georgia election case and waives right to arraignment
Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of participating in an illegal scheme to try to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, and he will not appear in court in Atlanta this week.
National civil rights leaders plan hate crime summit in Jacksonville
Nearly one week after a gunman killed three Black people in New Town, National civil rights leader Al Sharpton, the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and the Anti-Defamation League announced plans Monday to bring a hate crime summit to Jacksonville.
US says a smuggler with terrorist ties helped get migrants from Uzbekistan into the country
The Biden administration says it has detected and stopped a network attempting to smuggle people from Uzbekistan into the United States and says at least one member of the network had links to a foreign terrorist group.
Job vacancies, quits plunge in July in stark sign of cooling trend in the US labor market
Businesses posted far fewer open jobs in July and the number of Americans quitting their jobs fell sharply for the second straight month, clear signs that the labor market is cooling in a way that could reduce inflation.