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Supreme Court begins new term Monday, facing cases on gun rights and free speech

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 21:59
The Supreme Court will begin a fresh docket of cases starting Monday, highlighted by challenges to free speech and gun rights.

Jimmy Carter turns 99, receives more than 17,000 well wishes

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 19:33
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, turned 99 Sunday as messages poured in from around the world wishing him a happy birthday.

Economists wary of economic impact as student loan payments resume

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 19:23
More than 40 million U.S. student loan borrowers faced requirements to resume making their payments starting Sunday as a pause for the COVID-19 pandemic expired, sparking concerns the economy could suffer.

Rep. Matt Gaetz to file motion for removal of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 17:53
Rep. Matt Gaetz said Sunday he will file a motion this week to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy as House speaker in the wake of this weekend's passage of a stopgap government funding bill.

90-degree heat, humidity force cancelation of Twin Cities Marathon

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 16:17
Record-breaking, 90-degree temperatures predicted for Sunday prompted the organizers of the prestigious Twin Cities Marathon to cancel the event, fearing for the safety of the participants.

Biden signs 45-day funding measure to avert government shutdown

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 14:29
The Senate approved a 45-day stopgap funding resolution and President Joe Biden signed the measure into law late Saturday with only hours to spare before a government shutdown.

Prosecutors cite Trump's attacks on Milley in new push for gag order

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 16:17
Federal prosecutors have again asked for a gag order on Donald Trump ahead of his upcoming election interference trial in Washington, D.C., citing a recent social media attacks on Gen. Mark Milley and others.

IRS consultant charged with leaking tax info on Trump, others

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 15:55
The Justice Department has charged an Internal Revenue Service consultant with leaking the tax information of former President Donald Trump and "thousands" of other wealthy Americans to news organizations.

Government shutdown practically assured after House GOP stopgap measure fails

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 00:58
Far-right Republicans on Friday voted down a GOP House bill that would have provided a temporary stopgap against the looming government shutdown that now would appear to be almost certain to occur this weekend.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency amid 'life-threatening' flooding

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 00:45
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency Friday in response to heavy rains and flooding in New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island.

FBI arrests Proud Boy who went missing ahead of his Jan. 6 riot sentencing

Sat, 09/30/2023 - 00:11
FBI agents in Tampa, Fla., arrested a man convicted of assaulting officers during the Jan. 6, 2001, attack on the U.S. Capitol after he went missing last month while awaiting sentencing.

Under new contract, United Airlines pilots could see salaries soar 40% higher

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 23:40
United Airlines pilots approved a new contract Friday that provides up to a 40.2% increase in pay over the course of the four-year deal, union representatives announced.

In farewell speech, Gen. Mark Milley says military serves Constitution, not despots

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 23:01
As a new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman was sworn in on Friday, outgoing Gen. Mark Milley said in a farewell speech that America's military serves the Constitution, not a "wannabe dictator."

Vegas police arrest man suspected in shooting of Tupac Shakur

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 22:31
Las Vegas police on Friday arrested a man they said was "the shot caller" in the 1996 shooting death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Donald Trump co-defendant pleads guilty in Georgia election interference case

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 21:49
A co-defendant in former President Donald Trump's election interference case in Georgia pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts Friday.

Supreme Court agrees to take social media content moderation First Amendment case

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 18:42
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday chose to take a case on whether Florida and Texas laws that ban social media companies from removing content violates the First Amendment.

Judge rules Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley eligible for life in prison without parole

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 15:57
A Michigan judge on Friday ruled that Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley was eligible to spend the rest of his life in prison without parole for the 2021 slaying of four classmates when he was 15.

Dianne Feinstein, longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate, dies at 90

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 15:43
Diane Feinstein, the longest serving woman in the U.S. Senate, died Friday. The California Democrat was 90.

UAW expands strike, calling 7,000 more Ford, GM workers to picket lines

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 15:30
UAW President Shawn Fain on Friday expanded the autoworker strike against Ford and GM, citing a lack of progress in negotiations.

One man dead, another critically wounded in Michigan shootout

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 14:23
A man in Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed early Friday in an apparent shootout with another person who was critically wounded, police said.