New photos show the Navy recovering downed China spy balloon off U.S. coast

Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 recover a high-altitude surveillance balloon off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Feb. 5, 2023. Photo: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy on Tuesday released photos showing the recovery of the remnants of a Chinese spy balloon that was shot down over the weekend on the orders … Read more

Biden Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to become head of NHL players union

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh listens as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will leave his post in the Biden administration to become head of the NHL players’ union, sources confirmed … Read more

Failure to raise U.S. debt ceiling would lead to ‘economic and financial catastrophe,’ Yellen says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Jan. 10, 2023 in Washington. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.S. government risks “economic and financial catastrophe” if the House fails to pass a bill to raise the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Monday. The nation hit the statutory limit … Read more

Judge suggests abortion might be protected by 13th Amendment despite Supreme Court ruling

Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (C) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision later … Read more

George Santos denies sexual harassment accusation from ex-prospective staffer

Representative George Santos, a Republican from New York, arrives for a vote at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Republican Rep. George Santos on Monday denied groping a former prospective staffer in his congressional office, calling the sexual harassment allegation “comical.” Santos, … Read more

Trump appeals nearly $1 million in sanctions for ‘frivolous’ suit he filed against Hillary Clinton

presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attend campaign rallies in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016 and Manchester, New Hampshire U.S., October 24, 2016 in a combination of file photos. Mike Segar | Carlos Barria | Reuters Former President Donald Trump and one of his lawyers said Monday they are appealing nearly $1 million in … Read more

Neo-Nazi and woman charged with conspiring to attack Maryland power grid

Brandon Russell is seen in this mugshot from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office via AP An admitted neo-Nazi and a Maryland woman were arrested and charged with plotting to attack several electrical substations in the Baltimore area, federal authorities announced Monday. Prosecutors said the admitted neo-Nazi, Brandon Clint Russell, 27, and … Read more

U.S. military shoots down suspected Chinese surveillance balloon

A balloon flies in the sky over Billings, Montana, U.S. February 1, 2023, in this picture obtained from social media. Chase Doak via Reuters The U.S. military on Saturday shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that had been transiting across the country for several days. In a statement Saturday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin … Read more

New York office of Rep. George Santos vandalized with graffiti, police say

U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-NY) leaves the Capitol Hill Club as members of the press follow him on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty Images The New York district office of U.S. Rep. George Santos was vandalized with graffiti that spelled out a tri-lingual string of vulgarities … Read more

China’s suspected spy balloon prompts Blinken to postpone Beijing trip as Congress seeks answers

WASHINGTON –U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will postpone his trip to China next week following a suspected Beijing-operated spy balloon looming over parts of Montana. “After consultations with our interagency partners, as well as with Congress, we have concluded that the conditions are not right at this moment for Secretary Blinken to travel to China,” … Read more

Nancy Pelosi endorses Adam Schiff for Senate seat from California if Sen. Dianne Feinstein doesn’t run

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on October 2, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tom Brenner | Getty Images Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday in the already competitive 2024 U.S. Senate … Read more

Apple and Google should boot TikTok from their app stores, Democratic senator urges

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks on a mobile phone after a vote the day after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 25, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., urged the CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their mobile app stores … Read more

2024 GOP presidential primary starts to take shape as Trump’s potential rivals Haley, Scott, Pence make moves

Former President Donald Trump may soon get some company on the campaign trail. A flurry of recent moves from Trump’s potential Republican primary competitors signals that at least one candidate, and possibly more, are ready to join him in the 2024 presidential race as early as this month. The first to take that plunge may … Read more

GoodRx to be barred from sharing health data for ads under proposed FTC settlement

GoodRx signage on the outside of the Nasdaq on the day of its IPO, September 23, 2020. Source: GoodRx The Federal Trade Commission proposed to permanently bar prescription drug comparison site GoodRx from sharing users’ health data with third parties for advertising purposes, the agency said Wednesday. In a “first-of-its-kind proposed order,” the FTC also … Read more

Meta acquisition of Within reportedly approved by court in loss for FTC

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta Platforms Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook-owner Meta will be permitted to buy Within Unlimited, the maker of virtual reality fitness app Supernatural, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and … Read more

‘God Bless Elon Musk’: Top Republican lauds Twitter owner ahead of key hearing

U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, speaks at a media event at the National Press Club on January 30, 2023 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., effusively praised Twitter owner Elon Musk Wednesday for “being transparent” about the … Read more

FBI searching Biden home in Rehoboth, Delaware, in classified documents probe

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden walk on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on November 7, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images FBI agents on Wednesday are searching the Rehoboth, Delaware, beach home of President Joe Biden as part of an investigation into the previous discovery of classified documents at other locations … Read more

New York AG will seek sanctions on Trump, lawyers over ‘false’ court filings in fraud suit

Former US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a 2024 election campaign event in Columbia, South Carolina, on January 28, 2023. Logan Cyrus | AFP | Getty Images The New York attorney general’s office on Tuesday said it will ask a judge to impose sanctions on former President Donald Trump and his attorneys in … Read more

Rep. George Santos says he won’t serve on House committees while investigations are ongoing

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves a meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York will not serve on the two House committees to which he was recently assigned until the … Read more

Google’s ex-CEO Eric Schmidt tapped for federal biotech commission that allows members to keep biotech investments

On Dec. 30, leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees announced the selection of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and 11 others to serve on a new federal commission on biotechnology. Tasked with reviewing the biotech industry and suggesting investments that would benefit U.S. security, the National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology is … Read more

Biden administration plans to end Covid public health emergency on May 11

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before receiving a second COVID-19 booster vaccination in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 30, 2022. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration plans to end the Covid public health emergency this spring, which … Read more

Trump sues Bob Woodward and publisher for $50 million over use of his interview recordings

Former President Donald Trump speaks on May 28, 2022 in Casper, Wyoming. The rally is being held to support Harriet Hageman, Rep. Liz Cheneys primary challenger in Wyoming. Chet Strange | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump sued famed journalist Bob Woodward on Monday over the release of audio recordings of his interviews with Trump, … Read more

New York grand jury starts getting evidence on Trump hush money payments: report

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop to unveil his leadership team, at the South Carolina State House in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., January 28, 2023. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Monday are set to begin presenting evidence to a grand jury as part of … Read more

How the Supreme Court could soon change free speech on the internet

Bloomberg Creative | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images When Elon Musk announced his offer to buy Twitter for more than $40 billion, he told the public his vision for the social media site was to make sure it’s “an inclusive arena for free speech.” Musk’s actions since closing the deal last year have illuminated … Read more

TikTok CEO to testify before House panel about app’s security and ties to China

Shou Zi Chew, chief executive officer of TikTok Inc., speaks during the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. The New Economy Forum is being organized by Bloomberg Media Group, a division of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News. Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg | … Read more