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Defense Department estimates $270M to repair bases after hosting Afghan refugees

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 22:33
The U.S. Defense Department estimates $270 million in costs to repair facilities that hosted Afghan refugees as part of Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome.

State Department sanctions 10 entities for Russian Navy links

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 22:11
The State Department has sanctioned 10 entities for links to the Russian Navy.

Target pulls weighted blankets from shelves after 2 girls suffocate in N.C.

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 21:48
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered Target to recall Children's Pillowfort Weighted Blankets after two girls in North Carolina suffocated in them earlier this year.

Jennifer McClellan wins Virginia Democratic primary for Congress

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 21:12
Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan took another step to becoming the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress after winning the Democratic primary early Thursday.

Parents to post $250 million bond for FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 21:06
A federal judge in the Southern District of New York granted bond to one-time crypto whiz kid Sam Bankman-Fried on Thursday.

Senate passes $1.7 trillion spending bill

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 20:11
The Senate passed a $1.7 trillion government spending bill on Thursday after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the floor that an agreement had been reached to break a stalemate.

Biden urges caution during severe winter storm; thousands of flights canceled

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 19:00
President Joe Biden urged the public to take precautions while a severe winter storm grips the greater part of the United States, causing thousands of flight cancelations.

U.S. population grew 0.4% amid increases in births, migration

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 18:32
Even though the average lifespan declined because of the pandemic, data show the U.S. population increased this year following something of a lull.

Average U.S. gas prices may fall below $3 a gallon, but declines could be limited

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 17:17
Some analysts expect $3 gas by Christmas, but a recent increase in crude oil prices could keep declines to the minimum.

Arizona agrees to tear down makeshift border wall, ending standoff with Washington

Thu, 12/22/2022 - 16:04
Arizona has agreed to dismantle a makeshift border wall that Gov. Doug Ducey ordered built on the southern border with Mexico -- an effort that began in August and put the state at odds with the federal government.

In executive summary, Jan. 6 committee alleges Ivanka Trump not 'forthcoming'

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 21:32
The House select committee investigating the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, released an executive summary Monday that highlighted observations. including that Ivanka Trump was not "forthcoming.

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried backs out of extradition at last minute

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 21:20
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried made the surprise decision to consent to extradition to the United States over the weekend and on Monday pulled another surprise by changing course and going back to a Bahamian prison.

Jan. 6 panel recommends 4 criminal charges against ex-President Donald Trump

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 20:17
The U.S. House committee investigating the violent insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, unanimously recommended four criminal charges against former President Donald Trump in its final hearing Monday.

Joe Kennedy III appointed Northern Ireland envoy

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 19:20
The Biden administration announced the appointment of former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III to the role of special envoy to Northern Ireland for economic affairs.

NYC braces for migrant influx as buses arrive ahead of Title 42 expiration

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 18:22
Mayor Eric Adams has said that a new influx of migrants would strain New York City as officials braced for the expiration of Title 42, a policy of the administration of former President Donald Trump.

White House shares plan to reduce homelessness 25% by 2025

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 17:56
Housing is a particular concern on the West Coast, where L.A.'s mayor declared a state of emergency to tackle the issue.

Tremors recorded in Texas shale

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 16:58
Seismic activity follows a magnitude-5.4 tremor Friday near Midland, Texas.

Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, fined $275M for violating children’s privacy

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 16:46
Epic Games, the maker of the hit video game Fortnite, has agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars in fines including a $275 million fine for violating children's privacy laws.

Gasoline prices continue to decline, but floor is in sight

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 15:53
Gasoline prices might not be this low for very long, but an upcoming winter storm should keep a lid on demand and prices.

Amber Heard settles Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 15:47
Amber Heard on Monday announced that she had settled a defamation lawsuit that had been brought against her by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.