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DOJ seeks 40 years for DePape’s attack on Paul Pelosi during attempted kidnapping

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 20:16
The Department of Justice asked a federal judge to sentence David DePape to 40 years in prison for his hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in San Francisco in 2022.

Judge blocks Biden adminstration rule to cap late credit card fees

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 19:03
A Texas judge has blocked President Joe Biden's attempts to implement a rule that would cap credit card late fees at $8.

VCU graduates walk out during Gov. Youngkin commencement address

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 18:46
Dozens of graduating students protested Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's commencement address by walking out during Virginia Commonwealth University's commencement Saturday morning.

Deadly storms and tornadoes trigger state of emergency in northern Florida

Sat, 05/11/2024 - 17:13
A dozen counties in northern Florida are under a state of emergency following severe thunderstorms, high winds and a likely tornado that claimed at least one life.

Biden administration: It's 'reasonable' to suspect Israel violated international law in Gaza

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:45
The Biden administration on Friday said it is "reasonable to assess" that Israel used U.S. weapons to violate international law in Gaza, but it stopped short of issuing a full verdict.

GOP senators introduce 'pro-life' bill to boost resources for mothers

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:16
A group of Republican senators on Friday introduced legislation aimed to steer women away from abortion by boosting access to resources for pregnant women.

Barron Trump will not attend Florida RNC as delegate after all

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 22:34
Donald Trump's youngest son Barron Trump has turned down an offer to serve as a delegate for Florida at this year's Republican National Convention.

NBA's Glen 'Big Daddy' Davis sentenced to 40 months for healthcare fraud

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 21:56
A federal court on Friday sentenced former NBA champion Glen "Big Daddy" Davis to 40 months in prison for his part in a scheme to defraud the league's health care plan.

Chinese EV maker Zeekr launches on N.Y. Stock Exchange as it seeks expansion

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 21:21
Chinese EV electric vehicle maker Zeekr, owned by Geely, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Shares climbed some 38% for a potential $7 billion valuation in Zeekr's initial public offer.

Trump hush-money trial: Fourth week of testimony concludes as Michael Cohen expected on stand next week

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 20:44
Former White House executive assistant Madeleine Westerhout's testimony wrapped up the fourth week of Donald Trump's hush money trial, as his former "fixer" Michael Cohen is expected to take the stand Monday.

Billionaire quantitative investor Jim Simons dies at 86

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 19:50
Billionaire mathematician Jim Simons, who pioneered quantitative trading, died Friday in New York City. He was at 86.

Target cites employee safety in limiting Pride collection to select stores

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:39
Citing threats affecting a sense of safety among its 400,000 employees, Target will not offer its collection of Pride-related products at all of its retail stores.

After 11-hour search, authorities find 2 hikers' bodies on Mount Whitney

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:38
An 11-hour search succeeded in finding the bodies of two hikers who went missing Tuesday on Mount Whitney in California. It's the tallest mountain in the Sierra Nevada.

Despite wide opposition, all-white Virginia school board votes to restore Confederate school names

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 18:26
Virginia's all-White Shenandoah County School Board voted 5-1 Friday to restore Confederate names to a high school and an elementary school.

Customs officers seize shipment of fake sports championship rings

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:56
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they have seized a large shipment of fake NFL, NBA and MLB championship rings.

Cornell University President Martha Pollack resigns amid widespread campus turmoil

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 17:15
After a tumultuous last six months, Cornell University President Martha Pollack is resigning, ending a 7-year tenure at the Ivy League institution.

Washington appeals court upholds Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress conviction

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 16:21
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Friday upheld Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress conviction for ignoring a subpoena and refusing to testify before a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riots.

Sheriff releases body camera footage of deputy fatally shooting Airman Roger Fortson

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 15:50
The Okaloosa County, Fla., sheriff's department released body camera video of the fatal shooting of Airman Roger Fortson last week by one of its deputies.

At least nine arrested as police dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment at MIT

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 13:23
Authorities arrested nine Massachusetts Institute of Technology students and an encampment they built the Cambridge campus taken down on Thursday during their protest of the Israel-Hamas war.

Biden admin. proposes new immigration rule to improve national security, public safety

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 07:30
The Biden administration has announced a new rule that would permit immigration officers considering asylum applications to remove those deemed to be national security threats earlier in the screening process.