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Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will product its own insulin

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 05:14
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that the state will begin producing its own insulin in an effort to reduce the cost of the life-saving medication.

FCC orders carriers to stop delivering auto warranty robocalls

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 03:29
The FCC on Thursday said it has ordered major voice carriers to stop delivering robocalls seeking personal information from consumers by claiming their auto insurance or warranty has expired.

Haitian gang member charged in U.S. for kidnapping 17 missionaries

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 03:07
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Haitian gang member in connection with the armed kidnapping of 17 missionaries in the Caribbean country last fall.

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 20 years federal charges for George Floyd slaying

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 02:23
A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis, Minn., police officer Derek Chauvin on Thursday to more than 20 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights when he killed him in 2020.

GameStop fires CFO, announces layoffs

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 02:09
GameStop on Thursday fired CFO Michael Recupero while also announcing a wave of layoffs in an internal memo to employees.

Michigan gubernatorial candidate pleads not guilty to involvement in Jan. 6 riots

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 00:30
Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Officer who killed Tamir Rice resigns days after being hired on new force

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 23:08
The former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 resigned from a new position at a police force in Pennsylvania on Thursday after receiving backlash over his hiring.

Secret Service Director James Murray announces retirement

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 22:31
Secret Service Director James Murray announced Thursday that he will retire from his post after 27 years with the agency.

President Joe Biden awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, Gabrielle Giffords, 15 others

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 22:21
Gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington and the late war hero and Sen. John McCain will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden on Thursday.

House oversight committee asks gun manufacturers to testify

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 21:41
The House oversight committee on Thursday invited the CEOs of three gun manufacturers to testify before the panel next week amid a recent spate of mass shootings.

Senate Democrats agree to close tax loophole for rich to save Medicare from bankruptcy

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 21:21
Senate Democrats have agreed to close a tax loophole for rich people to raise money to save Medicare from going bankrupt.

S&P 500 posts gains for fourth consecutive day

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 21:09
The S&P 500 posted a four-day winning streak Thursday after markets have broadly fallen in recent weeks amid recession fears.

In photos: President Joe Biden awards Medal of Freedom to 17

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 20:24
President Joe Biden awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to 17 people in the East Room of the White House on July 7, 2022. In addition to those pictured, Oscar winner Denzel Washington and Hispanic activist Raúl Yzaguirre were also honored.

Georgia Guidestones demolished for safety after explosion

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 19:13
The rest of the Georgia Guidestones has been demolished for safety reasons after an explosion damaged part of the 19-foot-high granite monument on Wednesday, investigators said.

Bumble Bee voluntarily recalls PFAS contaminated canned clams

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 18:46
Bumble Bee Foods is recalling cans of smoked clams due to PFAS chemical contamination found after FDA testing. The clams came from a third-party manufacturer in China.

Initial jobless claims soar over 200,000 for eighth straight week

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 17:46
The number of people filing for unemployment insurance for the first time is on the rise with 4,000 more people applying for jobless claims last week than the week before, the highest level since January.

Earthquake near U.S.-Mexico border shakes San Diego area

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 17:04
An earthquake was felt in far Southern California late on Wednesday, a region where seismic activity is commonplace.

House Oversight Committee invites gun company CEOs to testify

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 15:18
In the wake of a spate of shootings over the July 4 holiday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform invited the CEOs of major gun manufacturers to testify, the committee's chair confirmed Thursday.

American Airlines to pay pilots triple to fill open routes

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 14:40
An automated scheduling snafu at American Airlines that left thousands of flights without pilots led the carrier to offer triple pay to get the routes filled.

FAA gives $1 billion to make upgrades, repairs at 85 U.S. airports

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 13:41
About $1 billion from the bipartisan infrastructure law that was passed last fall will go to dozens of airports across the United States to make upgrades and repairs, the federal government said on Thursday.