Armed man arrested near Brett Kavanaugh home

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. Tom-Williams | Pool | Reuters A California man armed with a handgun, a knife, pepper spray and burglary tools was … Read more

US goes after more Russian yachts linked to Putin in expanded sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council involving the Eurasian Economic Union’s (EAEU) heads of states via a video link in Moscow, Russia May 27, 2022. Sputnik | Reuters The Treasury Department on Thursday said it expanded its Russian sanctions to further crack down on Moscow’s access to yachts … Read more

Biden addresses Uvalde Texas elementary school shooting

[The stream is slated to start after 8:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Joe Biden is delivering a primetime address Tuesday evening, hours after a gunman killed 18 children and three adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Earlier, I ordered … Read more

Musk denies ‘wild accusations’ against him in apparent reference to harassment report

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk participates in a postlaunch news conference inside the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020, following the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. NASA/Kim Shiflett SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in a tweet late Thursday that “wild accusations” … Read more

Trump-backed Rep. Madison Cawthorn grants North Carolina GOP primary

Rep. Madison Cawthorn speaks before a rally for former US President Donald Trump at The Farm at 95 on April 9, 2022 in Selma, North Carolina. Allison Joyce | Getty Images Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the scandal-prone freshman lawmaker backed by former President Donald Trump, conceded defeat in his Republican primary election on Tuesday night. Cawthorn … Read more

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed has died at age 73

The President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on Friday May 13, 2022, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced. In this 2013 photo, he is greeted by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on the Royal Dais on April 30, 2013 in … Read more

Biden says White House could drop Trump China tariffs to lower consumer prices

President Joe Biden said he could drop some of the tariffs imposed against Chinese imports to help control rising consumer prices in the US — just as Wall Street braces for another inflation report north of 8%. The White House is reviewing the penalties imposed under former President Donald Trump — which raised prices on … Read more

Biden calls Congress to pass major Ukraine aid package before new Covid funding

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a Rose Garden event at the White House in Washington, May 9, 2022. Kevin Lamarques | Reuters President Joe Biden urged Congress on Monday to quickly approve a multibillion-dollar aid package for Ukraine before trying to pass a new round of Covid-19 funding, warning that US aid for … Read more

Biden demands Congress pass chips innovation bill to counter China

US President Joe Biden arrives to deliver remarks during a visit at United Performance Metals in Hamilton, Ohio, May 6, 2022. Elizabeth Franz | Reuters President Joe Biden on Friday demanded Congress swiftly pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act, a multibillion-dollar investment in the US semiconductor industry that both Republican and Democrat say will help insulate … Read more

Italy freezes superyacht reportedly linked to Vladimir Putin

The Scheherazade 459-foot superyacht docked at the shipyard in Marina Di Carrara, Italy, on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Francesco Mazzei | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The Italian government on Friday froze a yacht with reported links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, blocking the vessel from leaving its port. The Italian Finance Ministry said an investigation … Read more