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Tropical Storm Fiona projected to become a hurricane next week

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 21:12
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Fiona heads toward the Caribbean.

Moments from Washington the week of September 12, 2022

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 20:20
President Joe Biden pledges to fight hate-based violence at the United We Stand summit, announces a tentative deal to avert a national rail strike and celebrates the Inflation Reduction Act. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a leadership conference and meets with Caribbean and Dominican leaders. Federal health officials speak at a congressional committee hearing on monkeypox, among the highlights in Washington for the week of September 12, 2022.

7 plead guilty to fraud costing the VA more than $100 million

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 20:04
Seven defendants pleaded guilty in various schemes to defraud the Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits program, involving over $100 million in losses to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Justice said.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signs bill banning most abortions

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 19:00
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill into law Friday that outlaws abortion in nearly all cases.

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker houses migrants at Cape Cod temporarily

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 17:39
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday that 50 migrants shipped to Martha's Vineyard from Texas have been moved to the Joint Base Cape Cod on humanitarian grounds.

Most in U.S. support same-sex marriage and Democrats' efforts to codify in law

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 17:18
Most Americans nationwide say they support the legal right for same-sex couples to marry in the United States and favor legislative efforts to codify it into federal law, according to a new survey.

Social media execs testify on efforts to stop online anti-Semitism

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 16:14
Social media executives explained on Friday efforts to combat hate on their platforms at the first hearing of the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Anti-Semitism.

Treasury says U.S. should explore creating official cryptocurrency, a 'digital dollar'

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 13:14
President Biden's administration has moved closer to developing an official cryptocurrency -- known presently as a digital dollar -- after extensive research and projections that say it could be in the national interest.

Officials: 1 student missing after boat capsizes on Orlando lake following lightning strike

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 08:09
Authorities were searching an Orlando lake overnight for one middle school student who went missing after a boat they and four other students were aboard capsized following a lighting strike.

Biden lambasts GOP governors over migrants' treatment; DOJ asked to investigate

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 07:48
President Joe Biden lambasted the Republican governors of Florida and Texas for sending migrants north to Democratic states, saying they are putting politics above the lives of vulnerable people.

U.S. targets Russia with punitive measures; Moscow warns Biden admin. against crossing 'red line'

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 04:02
The Biden administration imposed a slew of punitive measures targeting Russia on Thursday as the Kremlin warned the United States against crossing the "red line" by sending Kyiv longe-rang artillery.

Kamala Harris meets with Caribbean leaders to discuss climate change

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 02:43
Vice President Kamala Harris met with Caribbean leaders to discuss climate change at Blair House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

Judge appoints Trump pick Raymond Dearie as special master for Mar-a-Lago review

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 01:57
A federal judge on Thursday appointed Raymond Dearie, one of Donald Trump's picks for special master, to review the trove of documents seized from the former president's Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida last month.

Texas anesthesiologist allegedly caused woman’s death by injecting saline IV bags with drugs

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 00:55
An anesthesiologist in Texas was hit with federal charges Thursday for allegedly causing the death of a woman by injecting heart-stopping drugs into a saline IV bag, prosecutors said.

New York mother charged with murder in deaths of her three children

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 23:43
The mother of three children accused of drowning them in Brooklyn early Monday morning has now been formally charged with murder, police confirmed.

More than 6,000 people lose power in Sacramento area

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 23:37
More than 6,000 homes and businesses were affected by a sudden power outage in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon.

Mississippi lifts boil notice in Jackson after seven weeks of water crisis

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 22:14
Mississippi has lifted a boil notice in Jackson and surrounding areas after a water crisis spanning nearly seven weeks, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday.

Biden to meet families of Russian prisoners Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 21:18
President Joe Biden will meet with the family of Brittney Griner, the WNBA player who remains imprisoned in Russia on drug charges, White House officials confirmed on Thursday.

U.S. stocks fall as traders consider latest economic reports

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 21:08
The three major U.S. stock indexes fell Thursday as traders considered the latest jobs and retail sales economic reports.

President Joe Biden pledges to fight hate-based violence at 'United We Stand' summit

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 20:46
The White House hosted a summit on Thursday to bring together leaders, experts and survivors to form a strategy to repudiate hate-based violence in the United States.