Thursday, March 31, 2022

US passports to start including 'X' as gender option

State Department has announced the addition of the "X" gender option for American passport applicants.

Newly released video shows fake newscast about Indianapolis nuclear strike

A newly released video from 1986 shows a fake nuclear attack on Indianapolis as part of a secret governmental exercise.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams praises hammer attack victim who says she won't ride subway, 'Lucky to be alive'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is praising a research scientist who was attacked with a hammer while entering a subway station earlier this year, after the now-recovered woman sat down for her first interview since the assault left her with a fractured skull.

NYC man shot point-blank in head by man he's walking with on residential street, video shows

Police in New York City are searching for a suspect who was caught on video suddenly shooting a man in the head at point-blank range while walking with him on a residential street in Queens over the weekend, authorities said Wednesday.

RNC contrasts Dem support of 'woke' Disney to GOP backing of American values heading into 2022 midterms

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News Digital exclusively that Democratic support for increasingly politicized corporations such as Disney could be a target going into this year's midterm elections.


There's a lot of activity in the January 6 committee's investigation

News out of Ukraine, where citizens are taking up arms to defend their democracy from an invading Russian army, has distracted Americans, for a time, from the investigation into the attempt to overturn democracy here at home.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hagerty introduces bill to allow Title 42 to be used to protect US from drug smuggling

Sen. Bill Hagerty on Wednesday is introducing legislation that would allow the Title 42 public health order -- currently in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- to be used to protect the U.S. from the smuggling of deadly drugs like fentanyl.


Incredible before and after photos show just how much this critical US reservoir has dried up


NYC shoplifting suspect attacks security guard with syringe, police say

A New York City shoplifter is on the run after he attempted to stab a Duane Reade security guard following an attempted robbery Saturday morning.

Wake Forest medical student suggests she stuck patient twice with needle after he called out her pronoun pin

Wake Forest School of Medicine fourth-year student in North Carolina said she purposely missed a vein so a patient had to get "stuck twice" because he asked about her pronoun pin.

Fire engulfs Philadelphia-area bowling alley, collapses roof as firefighters battle blaze

Firefighters in Levittown, Pennsylvania, battled a three-alarm fire that engulfed a bowling alley and collapsed the structure's roof.

Biden to receive second COVID-19 booster shot on camera

President Biden is to receive a second COVID-19 booster shot on camera.


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Border Patrol chief says US on track to hit 1M migrant encounters in 6 months as crisis accelerates

Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz on Tuesday said that the U.S. is currently on track to hit one million migrant encounters so far in Fiscal Year 2022 -- a number that shows that the brewing migrant surge is already outpacing last year’s overwhelming numbers.


US troops in Poland are training Ukrainians on how to use weapons sent by the West

US troops in Poland have been providing Ukrainians with some instruction on how to use the weapons the West has been shipping into Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.


Oil prices fall sharply, briefly dipping below $100 a barrel

Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday after Russia indicated it will dial back its assault in parts of Ukraine.


Correspondent details what happens if you test positive for Covid-19 in Shanghai

CNN's David Culver gives us a look into what it's like in Shanghai, China, amidst the countries biggest lockdown since the beginning of the pandemic. For more from "CNN Go There," subscribe to CNN+.


Will Smith's mother and siblings respond to confrontation at the Oscars

CNN affiliate Philadelphia's WPVI has the exclusive interview with Will Smith's mother, Carolyn Smith, who shares her excitement and pride after her son, Will Smith, wins his first Oscar. Carolyn Smith and Will's sisters all share the same surprise at the slap and the mother stated that was the first time she has ever seen him "go off."


Canadian gymnasts allege 'abuse, neglect and discrimination' within the sport

More than 70 former and current gymnasts in Canada have called for an investigation into "ongoing toxic and abusive practices" gymnasts are allegedly subject to in the country.


Virginia woman found guilty of murdering mother, sister then staging scene

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to life in prison after killing both her mother and sister in 2017.

Florida FreeFall teen death: Operator error to blame, ride safety expert says

An operations manual released for the Orlando amusement park ride a teenager fell to his death from shows the boy exceeded the attraction's weight limits.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Biden's improvised comment on Putin during Warsaw speech looms over White House

Two days after President Joe Biden's return from Europe, one improvised comment about Russian President Vladimir Putin hovers over the White House: "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."


GOP Senate candidate calls for confirmation of Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

Republican Senate candidate Christina Nolan of Vermont calls for the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's Supreme Court nominee


Judge: 'More likely than not' that Trump 'corruptly attempted' to block Congress from counting votes on January 6

A federal judge said Monday that former President Donald Trump and right-wing attorney John Eastman may have been planning a crime as they sought to disrupt the January 6 congressional certification of the presidential election.


‘Razzmatazz Robber' linked to 4 Arizona holdups, including 3 banks: Police

The FBI has arrested an Arizona man nicknamed the "Razzmatazz Robber" in connection with 4 Arizona holdups, including 3 banks

NYPD seek suspect who assaulted 73-year-old man in attempted robbery

NYPD investigators are searching for a male suspect who was caught on video shoving a 73-year-old man to the ground in a broad daylight robbery attempt in Midtown Manhattan on Sunday.

Biden's $5.8T budget proposes one of the 'largest' investments in US national security amid war in Ukraine

President Biden on Monday released his $5.8 trillion budget proposal for 2023, which he said calls for “one of the largest investments in our national security in history,” amid the invasion of Ukraine.


Sunday, March 27, 2022

France's Macron warns against escalation after Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power'

French President Emmanuel Macron said he wouldn't use the same type of wording President Biden used to describe Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "butcher" who "cannot remain in power," saying his goal was to negotiate a ceasefire and then withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.


Shanghai to lock down each half of city for mass Covid-19 testing

Shanghai has said it will lock down each half of the city by turns for mass Covid-19 testing starting Monday amid surging infections.


Florida's Panama City Beach spring break revelers prompt police street closures, report says

Florida spring break revelers crowded parts of Panama City Beach on Saturday night, prompting police to descend upon the area and causing several businesses to close for the day, according to a local report.

Biden approval ratings plummet amid war and inflation fears in new public opinion poll

President Biden’s job approval rating declined to 40%, the lowest level of his presidency, and Republicans enjoy a 2-point lead over Democrats ahead of the midterms, a new NBC News poll shows.


Boeing's problems in China go far beyond the latest grounding

Another Boeing plane has been grounded after a fatal crash, this time in China. That may be the least of the company's problems in a crucial market.


Four people are dead after a driver crashed a vehicle into Salem, Oregon, encampment of unhoused people

Four people died early Sunday morning after a motorist crashed a vehicle into an encampment of unhoused people in Salem, Oregon, according to a news release from the Salem Police Department.


Former nurse guilty of homicide in medication error death

Former Tennessee nurse is found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a patient who was accidentally given the wrong medication.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

All 132 people on board China airliner reported dead in Monday's crash

All 132 people on board the China Eastern Airlines jetliner that crashed Monday are dead, official sources said Saturday night, according to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.


The US Constitution does not guarantee women equality. We intend to change that.

The US Constitution does not guarantee women the same rights and protections as men. To the surprise of many, it contains no explicit protection against discrimination on the basis of sex.


Explosions rock Lviv in western Ukraine, amid speculation Russia is changing strategy

Smoke billowed over the city of Lviv in western Ukraine Saturday after multiple explosions were heard near an oil depot.


Biden calls Putin 'a butcher' after meeting with refugees in Poland

President Joe Biden on Saturday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "butcher" after visiting with refugees in Warsaw, Poland, marking another escalation in his criticism of the Russian leader as the war in Ukraine enters its second month.


Fort Hood soldiers sentenced in Texas human smuggling operation

Two active-duty soldiers with the US Army stationed at the Fort Hood base in Texas were ordered to federal prison on Friday for "conspiring to transport" undocumented immigrants within the state, US Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery said in a statement


Orlando amusement park ride horror: Father of deceased teen speaks out

The father of a 14-year-old who tragically fell to his death from an Orlando amusement park ride on Thursday is speaking out.

Friday, March 25, 2022

NYC event planner Lauren Pazienza indicted for attack on Broadway singing coach

NYC event planner Lauren Pazienza was indicted Friday in connection to the death of a beloved 87-year-old Broadway singing coach.

Michigan governor kidnap plotters wanted to disrupt a Biden presidency, one member testifies

The alleged plotters who wanted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 also had a goal to disrupt a possible Joe Biden presidency, one of the men told a federal court this week.


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Manhattan prosecutor who quit team investigating Trump insists ex-President is guilty

A former Manhattan prosecutor who investigated Donald Trump and his business empire said in his resignation letter obtained by CNN that the former President was "guilty of numerous felony violations" in connection to his annual financial statements.


Wife of Trump chief of staff appears to have used invalid address on voter forms

Debra Meadows, the wife of former congressman and Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, signed voter forms attesting she resided at a Macon County, North Carolina, mobile home that reports indicate the couple never lived in.


NATO calls on China to refrain from supporting 'Russia's war effort,' use 'significant influence' for peace

NATO called on China Thursday to abandon any plans to assist Russia militarily or economically during its war in Ukraine.


10-year-old NYC boy collapses during gym class, dies in hospital

A 10-year-old Staten Island boy died after collapsing during gym class in New York City

Are you better off today than a year ago? Most Americans say no

Inflation, political division, and economic instability have led to stalled U.S. growth, Americans told Fox News.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Judicial Crisis Network puts $1.5M behind ad accusing Judge Jackson of misunderstanding Justice Thomas

EXCLUSIVE: The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a $1.5 million ad buy Wednesday that is critical of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s previous statement that she does not understand Justice Clarence Thomas, the nation’s second Black justice.


San Francisco shop owners fight hammer-wielding smash-and-grab robbers with sandwich sign

San Francisco business owners fought off attempted smash-and-grab robbers at a camera shop in Chinatown.

Harris unhappy with 'border czar' title that came with Northern Triangle assignment: book

Vice President Kamala Harris has received a lot of criticism over her performance as "border czar," but, according to a new book, it is not a role she wanted.


Russian hacking suspect indicted in Texas for running 'marketplace' of stolen logins, information

A Russia hacker has been indicted for operating a cybercriminal marketplace in Eastern Texas

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

NY woman charged with manslaughter after turning self in for death of Broadway vocal coach, sources say

New York City police on Thursday announced the arrest of a Long Island woman in connection with the death of an 87-year-old Broadway vocal coach earlier this month.

Under attack by Trump, Georgia Gov. Kemp gets reinforcements from pro-GOP governors group, Chris Christie

The Republican Governors Association goes up with a second ad supporting Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp; Former Gov. Chris Christie argues Kemp ‘deserves the support of every Republican'


Removing Iran's IRGC from terror list would be 'colossal mistake,' former US counterterror official says

A former counterterrorism official is warning that removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)list would be a “colossal mistake."


Severe storms, possible tornadoes batter Texas, injuring at least 4 people

Severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes devastate Northern Texas, injuring at least four people.

Destructive tornadoes sweep through Oklahoma, Texas

A massive tornado has swept across Oklahoma, destroying many homes and leaving several residents trapped under the debris of their destroyed homes, according to a report.

Ketanji Brown Jackson cites Justice Amy Coney Barrett as she dodges question on court-packing

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson dodged questions about court-packing from senators saying she'd follow the lead of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett and not wade into policy matters during her confirmation hearings before the Senate.


Monday, March 21, 2022

Pro-life group slams abortion rights 'ice cream' truck in Austin, Texas, as 'monstrosity'

After an "abortion-themed" ice cream truck was seen making its way through the streets of Austin, Texas, during the recent South by Southwest film festival, a pro-life group has pushed back on the "pro-choice" messaging.


Florida Dem governor candidate hacked, campaign Twitter account turned into NFT page

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only statewide elected Democrat in the Sunshine State, was reportedly hit by a phishing attack over the weekend that left her account hawking "Skulltoons" non-fungible tokens, or NFTs.


Harris taps new national security advisor

Vice President Kamala Harris appointed Dr. Philip Gordon to serve as her national security advisor Monday to replace Amb. Nancy McEldowney, who served in the role since January 2021.


Over 500 workers at California Chevron refinery go on strike

More than 500 workers at a California Chevron Corp. refinery went on strike Monday morning after they voted down a contract offer.

Cherry Blossom Festival marks 110 years, celebrates 'multilayered' relationship between US, Japan

Tokyo and Washington, D.C., celebrated 110 years of cherry blossoms and friendship Sunday at the U.S. capital's Cherry Blossom Festival opening ceremony.


No charges for South Carolina boater who shot jet skier dead after rescuing him

South Carolina officials say they won’t file charges against a boater who fatally shot a man that he helped rescue from the water.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Why Zelensky is 'very frightened' of Putin believing his own claims

Ukrainian President Zelensky reacts to Russian President Putin's "denazification" claims to justify invading Ukraine, warning if Putin believes his own claims, he "might be capable of very horrendous steps."


Virginia reporter discovered dead in shooting when paper tries to assign her the story

A Virginia newspaper reporter was one of two people killed during a shooting early Saturday outside a restaurant and bar, authorities said.

Women's History Month: Celebrating women in American history

US Ambassador ‘can’t imagine’ Biden will visit Ukraine during Europe trip: ‘This is a country at war’

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on Sunday said there are no plans for President Biden to stop in the country this week during an expected trip to Europe for a NATO summit.


Sasse: Saudi oil deal with China is 'big, bad thing,' that could be sign of global shift away from US

News that Saudi Arabia is considering pricing oil sales to China using the Chinese yuan instead of the U.S. dollar has Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., concerned the U.S. could be losing its footing on the world stage.


School where hundreds were believed to be sheltering bombed in Mariupol

• UN official: 10 million forced to flee homes


Saturday, March 19, 2022

When is the spring equinox?

Sunday marks the astronomical first day of spring around the Northern Hemisphere.

Border Patrol told to consider exempting Ukrainians at southern border from Title 42 restrictions: report

Border Patrol agents have been told to consider exempting Ukrainians who present themselves at the southern border from Title 42 restrictions that are being used to quickly expel migrants.


Sister of US citizen killed in Ukraine recounts Jimmy Hill's final days

Jimmy Hill was killed by a Russian bombing while seeking medical treatment for his partner.

Attorneys help Ukrainian immigrants stay in US, bring family members from war-torn home

American attorneys are working to help Ukrainian immigrants avoid deportation and reunite with family members still in Ukraine.


ICE accuses DHS inspector general of staging photograph in critical report on migrant facility

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is accusing the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General of having staged a photograph which the watchdog used to show poor conditions at a New Mexico migrant facility.


Bulgarians protest during US Defense Sec. Austin's visit, PM says no Ukraine military aid

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov says he will not send military assistance to Ukraine as protests gathered for his press conference with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.


Friday, March 18, 2022

American gun companies are helping Ukrainians fight back against Putin

Americans collecting guns, ammunition, body armor, helmets and other tactical gear to send to Ukraine

Cherokee Nation expects delegate in House of Representatives by 2023, activating centuries-old treaty

The Cherokee Nation is preparing the last leg of its campaign to have a delegate to the House of Representatives ratified into office – a process over a century in the making.


Retiring Florida Democrat hits out at leadership for promising 'rainbows,' then targeting moderates

Moderate Rep. Stephanie Murphy took aim at House Democratic leadership, charging heavy-handed tactics in a new interview.


Mayorkas relaunches Homeland Security Advisory Council, a year after removing Trump-era officials

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced the relaunching of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), almost a year after he removed most members of the panel.


Inflation 'sucks,' say people in Wyoming feeling cost of gas and groceries

People in Wyoming spoke to Fox News about impact of inflation.

Biden, Xi discuss Russia's war against Ukraine and 'other issues of mutual concern' in video call

President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke on a secure video call for nearly two hours Friday morning, discussing Russia's war against Ukraine and "other issues of mutual concern."


FLASHBACK: Ex-intel officials claimed the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation

The New York Times confirmed the authenticity of the Hunter Biden's missing laptop that turned up in a Delaware repair shop and contained dozens of damning emails from his time at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.


Thursday, March 17, 2022

Labor union falsely claims Florida anti-CRT bill would ban teaching on slavery, Holocaust

AFSCME Local 199 sent a mailer to Miami-Dade County residents falsely claiming a new bill passed by Florida Republicans bans school lessons on slavery and the Holocaust.


Dems tout Supreme Court pick Jackson backing from GOP-appointed judges, police groups: 'Wide range of support'

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is supported by retired GOP-appointed Judge Thomas Griffith, and other Republican legal luminaries.


Defense Secretary Austin stops short of accusing Russia of war crimes

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday stopped short of characterizing Russia’s attacks against civilians as war crimes, but called on President Vladimir Putin to "cease these horrible actions."


2022 GOP showdown: New Hampshire Gov. Sununu to veto redistricting map written by Republicans

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire says he'll veto a redistricting map passed by his state's GOP controlled legislature


Biden names new COVID-19 response coordinator with Jeff Zients stepping down

White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients is stepping down from his post in April and will be replaced by Dr. Ashish Jha.


Liberal Yale Law students derail bipartisan 'free speech' event in chaotic protest; police called to scene

A bipartisan panel on civil liberties at Yale Law School was disrupted last week when more than 100 law students tried to drown out and intimidate the speakers, who eventually needed police to escort them out of the building, according to reports.

Russia accuses West of 'Russophobia,' threatens to 'put in place' its enemies

Moscow accuses the West of "Russophobia" and threatened to "put in place" its enemies following support for Ukraine.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

2 Washington SWAT officers shot serving high-risk warrant, dead suspect identified

Deputies tried to arrest 40-year-old Jeremy Dayton for felony assault around noon at a mobile home park in Spanaway, Washington, but shots were fired. Two deputies were injured, and Dayton was shot and killed.

NSA Sullivan calls on Russian official to 'stop attacking' Ukraine, warns against using chemical weapons

National security adviser Jake Sullivan called for Russia to "stop attacking" Ukrainian cities and towns, warning of "consequences" should Russia use any chemical or biological weapons on Ukraine.


Sasse calls for action after Zelenskyy's address to Congress: 'We're a superpower. We should act like it.'

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called on the U.S. to do whatever is necessary to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Congress asking for assistance.


Georgia father, 20, hit and killed during street racer followed by 3 more cars while walking from store

A 20-year-old Georgia man was killed after being struck by four cars and later dragged down the road during a hit-and-run accident.

'Heart-wrenching' Zelenskyy speech gives Congress 'vivid reminder' of Putin's brutal war

Members of Congress Wednesday praised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his "heart-wrenching" speech about Russia's war on his country.


AFL-CIO Photoshops Ukraine flag after being mocked for having it upside down

The AFL-CIO reportedly tweeted, then deleted, a digitally altered photo of the more than two dozen Ukraine flag posters held by members after they were called out for holding them upside down.


Biden admin gives Temporary Protected Status to tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees

The Department of Homeland Security is designating Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status for an initial 18-month period.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Russia announces sanctions against Biden and top US officials

Russia has imposed "retaliatory sanctions" against President Biden, a number of his top administration officials, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden's son Hunter Biden amid its ongoing war with Ukraine.


Russia ambassador to UN says war in Ukraine will only stop once its 'special military operations are achieved'

Russian ambassador says war in Ukraine will only stop once Putin's "special military operations are achieved."


Belarus leader Lukashenko hit with new US sanctions

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced sanctions against a list of foreign officials, including Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his wife.


Haley says Iranian regime joining UN's commission on women's rights is a 'complete joke'

Nikki Haley said Iran's inclusion in the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women is a "slap in the face" to Iranian women.


Eric Trump thinks he knows why Putin didn't invade Ukraine while his dad was president

Much has been made by Donald Trump and his allies that Russian President Vladimir Putin didn't invade Ukraine until the Republican had left office.


Tiananmen Square protester-turned-immigration lawyer stabbed in New York City

Li Jinjin, a Chinese legal scholar who participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest and was jailed for two years for it, was stabbed to death in his New York office.

Philadelphia homeless man punches pregnant woman on SEPTA bus over seat, police say

A homeless man in Philadelphia punched a pregnant woman in the face after she refused to give up her seat aboard a SEPTA bus on Sunday, authorities said.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Tesla's cruise control woes put damper on 'full self-driving' hopes

Ben Morris bought his Tesla in 2020 believing that it would drive itself one day. Now he says he would settle for continuing to feel safe using its cruise control.


NYPD investigating whether recent NYC homeless death linked to startling multi-city pattern

NYPD is investigating whether a third homeless individual found fatally wounded in Manhattan is connected to a string of incidents in the Big Apple and Washington, D.C., authorities said Monday.

Russia-Ukraine: Parliament of NATO country Estonia calls for 'immediate' establishment of no-fly zone

The Parliament of Estonia on Monday called for UN member states to “take immediate steps to establish a no-fly zone” over Ukraine to prevent further civilian casualties as Russia’s multi-front war against the country rages on.


'Urgent' manhunt underway to find suspect in shootings of 5 homeless men in New York City and DC

Five shootings targeting sleeping homeless men in New York City and Washington, DC, over the past two weeks were carried out by a single suspect who is now the subject of an "urgent" manhunt, officials said Sunday.


Baltimore shooting leaves 3 men inside vehicle dead: police

Baltimore Police are investigating a shooting that killed three and wounded one inside a vehicle on Saturday in the city's Howard Park neighborhood.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Russia ‘broadening’ target set after airstrike on western Ukrainian airbase near Poland border: Pentagon

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby on Sunday addressed concerns over Russia launching attacks in western Ukraine near its border with NATO ally Poland.


NYPD identifies suspect who stabbed 2 employees at Museum of Modern Art

The New York Police Department has identified the man they say stabbed two employees at the Museum of Modern Art Saturday.

US senators dismiss 'World War III' worries, say US forces would dominate Russian troops

Russia has yet to take Kyiv despite indications that Putin expected to succeed in only a few days and to take the whole of Ukraine in 15 days.


Jake Sullivan says ‘there will absolutely be consequences’ if China aids Russia's invasion of Ukraine

President Biden’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan wouldn't say Sunday whether he considered China President Xi Jinping a "co-conspirator" in Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine, but he did say "there will absolutely be consequences" if China supports the war economically.


US, China officials to meet as tensions mount over Russia

As concerns grow over Russian disinformation, Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is set to meet with senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi to discuss competition and the Russia-Ukraine war threat on regional and global security.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Russia warns US it would fire on weapon shipments to Ukraine, raising risk of direct confrontation

The Russian assault across Ukraine raged Saturday as explosions were heard in Kyiv and fighting intensified around the capital. Hours later, Russia warned the United States that it would fire on weapon shipments to Ukraine, raising the risk of direct confrontation between Moscow and a NATO country.


Saudi Arabia executes 81 men in one day, the biggest mass execution in decades

Saudi Arabia executed 81 men on Saturday, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian, for terrorism and other offenses including holding "deviant beliefs," authorities said, in the biggest mass execution in decades.


Beto O'Rourke speaks at SXSW as he faces Greg Abbott in bid for Texas gov

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke is expected to speak at SXSW (South by Southwest) on Saturday, a music festival and media event in Austin, Texas.


Kamala Harris to address DNC after returning from Europe trip

Vice President Kamala Harris will rally Democrats at their winter meeting Saturday following her return from Europe to address the Russia-Ukraine war.


Democrats seek to 'sell' accomplishments ahead of tough midterms

Faced with tough upcoming midterm elections, inflation and high gas prices, Democrats say they need to do a better job selling the American people on President Biden's accomplishments.


EXPLAINER: What charges did Jussie Smollett face at trial?

Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on five counts of disorderly conduct and sentenced to 30 months of felony probation after being convicted of staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself in 2019.

Friday, March 11, 2022

GOP lawmakers demand ‘decisive action’ from Biden amid increase in fentanyl at the border

18 Republican lawmakers are urging President Biden to take “decisive action” on the fentanyl crisis -- expressing “deep concern” over what they say is inaction by the administration.


Ukraine halts half of world's neon output for chips, clouding outlook

Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the country, threatening to raise prices and aggravate the semiconductor shortage.


Off-duty NYC police officer's gun stolen during early-morning fistfight, cops say

An off-duty New York City police officer was beaten and robbed of his gun during a fight in Manhattan.

ICE releases FY 2021 report showing drop in arrests, deportations as Biden-era rules went into effect

ICE has released its long-awaited end of year report for FY 2021, showing a decisive drop in arrests and deportations.


Immigration arrests in the US plunge under Biden administration, data show

Immigration arrests in the United States have plunged under President Joe Biden compared to his predecessor, who cast a wide net of who was eligible to be taken into custody, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data released Friday.


Divers search Florida park after remains found in alligator's mouth

Sheriff's office divers searched a gator-infested canal in a Florida wilderness preserve after human remains were found in the mouth of a large alligator, officials said.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

States push Biden to rescind Head Start mask mandate for children as young as 2

Nearly two dozen attorneys general demanded the Biden administration immediately rescind its mask mandate for tens of thousands of preschools and day care centers with Head Start programs across the country.


Europe's populists are rushing to distance themselves from Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has for years enjoyed life as an influential political figure in many European Union member states.


China goes all in on Russia's disinformation campaign

In public statements and at international summits, Chinese officials have attempted to stake out a seemingly neutral position on the war in Ukraine, neither condemning Russian actions nor ruling out the possibility Beijing could act as a mediator in a push for peace.


Thieves steal luxury cars worth nearly $1M from suburban Chicago dealership

An overnight heist at high-end car dealer Autobarn Collection in Evanston, Illinois, saw a group of thieves drive off with 14 luxury vehicles worth nearly $1 million.

Iranian dissidents warn that removing IRGC's terror designation will lead to ‘terrorism and mayhem’

Iranian dissidents fear taking the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp off the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organization list will “heighten terrorism and mayhem” in the region.


Suspect wanted in hit-and-run that left California father, 3-year-old girl dead

Police say Octavio Montano Islas was behind the wheel in a hit-and-run crash that left a father and his 3-year-old daughter dead inside their home.

Bipartisan House group 'highly concerned' about potential Iran deal, calls on Biden for answers

A bipartisan group of 21 House members has many questions for President Biden about a potential new Iran nuclear deal, as reports of a possible agreement have them worried that it is not strong enough.


Stefanik endorses Schumer's challenger for Senate

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., endorsed Republican Joe Pinion for New York's U.S. Senate seat in his bid to defeat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in November and to retire the longtime politician from Congress.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pilot, passenger survive small plane crash on Colorado highway, officials say

A pilot and passenger walked away from a fiery plane crash on a major highway near Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday with minor injuries, officials said.

NYC McDonald's staffer slashed by customer just blocks from Burger King slaying

A McDonald’s employee is fighting to survive after he was slashed in the face by an irate customer Wednesday — two blocks from the Burger King where a cashier was fatally shot, police said.

Is this, finally, Kamala Harris' moment?

It's been a rough first year as vice president for Kamala Harris.


Collins calls Supreme Court pick Jackson 'impressive' after meeting, but remains undecided

Sen. Susan Colllins, R-Maine, had "a lengthy and very productive" meeting with President Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Tuesday, almost two weeks before Jackson's confirmation hearing is set to begin.


4 dead in Chicago suburb after SUV hits freight train

Four people died early Wednesday in a south Chicago suburb when an SUV hit a moving freight train at a crossing and caught fire, an official said.

NYC subway rider attacked with hammer, suspect at large

A suspect remains on the loose after striking a New York City subway rider in the head with a hammer on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Republicans push 'No Oil From Terrorists Act' to ban Biden from buying Iranian energy

EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Study Committee (RSC) Tuesday unveiled new legislation to block the United States from purchasing oil products from Iran, arguing the Biden administration needs to focus on boosting domestic energy supplies rather than funding terrorist regimes.


New York City man, 28, rescued twice in 2 days while on Arizona hikes

A New York City man needed to be rescued twice on consecutive days while hiking in a northern Arizona mountain range, authorities said.

Squad's Ilhan Omar warns US sending Ukraine weapons could be 'disastrous'

The Biden administration has made it clear that the U.S. will not fight in Ukraine, opting instead to provide assistance in the form of arms to the Ukrainians, but Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., argues that even this is too much.


Cruz blasts Biden admin for 'war on energy,' says Dems would 'rather fund terrorism' over energy independence

Cruz torched the administration in a Tuesday statement to Fox News Digital, saying President Biden and his administration have “created the energy crisis that we’re facing with their war on energy.”


Pro-GOP group takes aim at Democratic Sens. Schumer, Durbin, Whitehouse, for SCOTUS confirmation ‘hypocrisy’

A right leaning group is launching new ads that take aim at Democratic Sens. Schumer, Durbin, Whitehouse, for SCOTUS confirmation ‘hypocrisy’


Biden to be greeted in Texas with near-record gas prices

When he travels to Texas Tuesday, President Biden will be greeted with near-record gas prices as the Russia-Ukraine war stretches into a thirteenth day.


Florida wildfires force evacuation of 1,100 homes as firefighters battle blazes

Florida firefighters were battling raging wildfires that have scorched nearly 30,000 acres and forced evacuations of 1,100 homes since Friday.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Eastern US faces hail, wind, severe weather risk

After deadly tornadoes tore through the Midwest this weekend, the risk has now moved into areas stretching from the Southeast to the Northeast.

Minneapolis city council to review tentative police contract giving officers raises, $7K in incentives

Minneapolis officials on Monday are expected to review a tentative contract that would give officers raises and bonuses totaling $7,000. Police staffing is down since the death of George Floyd.

Seattle teachers union demands forced masking until May to ensure 'sense of normalcy'

Seattle public schoolchildren could be required to wear masks until at least May amid ongoing negotiations with the teachers union that argues masks bring a sense of "normalcy" to children.


Amazon near tipping point of shifting from rainforest to savannah, study suggests

The Amazon rainforest may be nearing a critical tipping point that could see the biologically rich and diverse ecosystem transformed into a grassy savannah.


Donald Trump has a bonkers theory on how to win the war in Ukraine

It's sometimes useful to remind yourself what things might have been like if Donald Trump had actually won the 2020 election.


Chicago-area mayor running for Congress rips Kim Foxx: 'Putting rest of us at risk'

Keith Pekau, the mayor of Chicago suburb Orland Park, is criticizing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and the court system for nearly letting a federal attempted murder and armed robbery parolee out on bond.

DC truck convoy to return to Beltway, back up traffic but will not enter city

A U.S. trucker convoy was expected to bring traffic to Washington D.C. area on Monday as the group plans to drive a circuit around the Capital Beltway to protest Covid-19 mandates and other issues.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Ukraine urges world to 'step up,' impose no-fly zone, while US lawmakers warn this would mean 'World War III'

As the war between Russia and Ukraine rages on, Ukraine is urging the international community to impose a no-fly zone over their country, but the Biden administration and lawmakers from both parties are firmly against such a move.


Ukraine application for EU will 'take time,' 'hard to say' when process will end

Several member states had signed a request to accelerate Ukraine's admission, but EU President Ursula von der Leyen tried to cool expectations of such a process.


At least 22 injured as fights break out among fans at Mexican soccer game

A mass brawl broke out in the stands of a soccer game in Mexico on Saturday and left at least 22 people injured, two of whom are in a serious condition.


Blinken says U.S. weighing Russian oil ban ‘in coordination’ with allies

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the U.S. is considering a ban on Russian oil imports "in coordination" with European and NATO allies.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

'How fast could you sell this?' Russian elites scramble to move, sell assets to get ahead of international crackdown

Two hours after emailing a real estate newsletter of luxury homes to thousands of ultra-wealthy clients Friday morning, Shawn Elliott, president of the ultra luxury division at Nest Seekers International, said he received three inquiries. They were not from potential buyers, but sellers.


The Russian Tea Room in New York City suffers as Ukraine invasion escalates

The Russian Tea Room is a 100-year-old New York City icon that has long drawn in locals and tourists alike. In its heyday, the restaurant hosted such luminaries as choreographer George Balanchine, artist Salvador Dali and composer Leonard Bernstein, and it was featured in the movies "Tootsie," "When Harry met Sally" and "Manhattan."


Zelensky calls for no-fly zone and harsher sanctions on Russia in Zoom meeting with US lawmakers

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US lawmakers Saturday that his country urgently needs more assistance from the US, including the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine, as it fights against Russia's invasion.


Biden and his team believe Russia's war in Ukraine could define his presidency

More than a week into Russia's war in Ukraine, President Joe Biden and his team at the White House are settling in for what many of them believe will become one of the defining backdrops to his presidency: A grinding war in Europe led by an increasingly unsound combatant.


'You don't leave your friends in a fight': Why this US businessman is staying in Kyiv

One recent evening, American businessman Brent Reynolds was chatting by phone from his fourth-floor apartment on Pushkinskaya Street in downtown Kyiv, when a sudden blast interrupted the conversation.


Stoli vodka announces rebrand

The maker of Stolichnaya vodka announced a major rebrand Friday, in direct response to its founder's "vehement position" against the Putin regime and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Hawley pledges to support Ukraine's Zelenskyy: 'Indefensible' the US is importing Russia's 'blood oil'

FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is pledging support for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the country's fight against Russia, beginning with an immediate ban on Russian oil and gas.


Gas prices continue to surge with biggest jump since Hurricane Katrina

US gas prices jumped another 8 cents a gallon in Saturday's reading, a bit slower than Friday's 11-cent increase but still faster than any other spike in prices since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Ukraine President Zelenskyy requests more lethal aid during virtual meeting with US senators

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to U.S. senators virtually as Congress weighs additional aid requests to help the country fight off a brutal Russian invasion.


Friday, March 4, 2022

Russia seeking 'leverage' by seizing nuclear power plant: US defense official

An American defense official said Russia could "punish" Ukrainians for their resistance using their control of the country's largest nuclear power plant.


NYC lifting school mask rules, vaccine mandates for dining next week

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday announced that the Big Apple is rolling back mask mandates at indoor businesses and schools.

US aid to Ukraine compressed process from months to ‘hours and days’

A U.S. defense official said that the Defense Dept. continues to that it can exceed what people thought was possible in terms of processing and delivering assistance.

Amid Russia war on Ukraine, Bill Clinton relaunching Clinton Global Initiative

Former President Bill Clinton is restarting his family's dormant Clinton Global Initiative.


Supreme Court reimposes Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence

The Supreme Court has reinstated the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.


Thursday, March 3, 2022

NYPD searches for suspect in subway slashing caught on video

Police are trying to locate a suspect who allegedly slashed a stranger in the arm after they bumped into each other inside a New York City subway station.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot launched into expletive-filled rant during Columbus statue dispute, lawsuit claims

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched into an expletive-filled tirade before blocking a deal the city made with an Italian American group regarding the display of a Christopher Columbus statue, according to a lawsuit reportedly filed Tuesday.


Donald Trump calling Vladimir Putin a 'genius' was no mistake

On Wednesday, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham insisted that former President Donald Trump had made a "mistake" when he referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "genius" for his invasion of Ukraine.


Man accused of shooting Georgia officer turns himself in

Man accused of shooting Georgia police officer, another person during armed robbery has turned himself into police.

Russia-Ukraine war: GOP senators demand Biden sanction alleged Putin cronies plotting Zelenskyy assassination

Sen. Joni Ernst, of Illinois, and four other Republicans are asking for investigation and sanctions against Russian Wagner Group amid reports mercenaries are in Kyiv to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Europe is making once-unimaginable decisions to counter Putin's aggression

Whatever the ultimate outcome of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has succeeded in one thing: the security map of Europe has been fundamentally altered and things will never return to the way they were before.


Why Biden's key Mideast allies aren't condemning Russia's Ukraine invasion

The United Arab Emirates surprised its Western allies last week when it abstained on a US-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


Robbery suspect pepper sprays Massachusetts TJ Maxx employee

Police in Massachusetts say a woman stole thousands of dollars in merchandise and then pepper sprayed a store employee who tried confronting her.

Ghislaine Maxwell juror who falsely answered questionnaire may be forced to testify

The Ghislaine Maxwell juror who falsely wrote on a pretrial questionnaire that he had not been a victim of sexual abuse could be compelled to testify at an upcoming hearing, according to new court papers.

NYPD subway crimes skyrocket over 200% in week after Mayor Eric Adams deploys more police, services

New York City subway crimes skyrocketed by more than 200% this past week compared to the same time in 2021, after several reports of heinous attacks in the transit system and despite Mayor Eric Adams’s crackdown efforts.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Trump's not on the ballot but in the spotlight as Texas kicks off primary season

Even though he’s not on the ballot, former President Donald Trump’s front and center in several of the most high-profile showdowns as Texas holds primaries on Tuesday


White House official claims Biden's Russia response 'unified' US, citing poll showing 41% approval

White House official said Tuesday President Biden had "unified" the country with his response to Russia's attack on Ukraine, but cited a poll showing Biden's approval rating remains well underwater.

Nigel Farage questions whether America has 'retreated' amid Russia-Ukraine conflict

Former Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage questioned American leadership, saying "something happened" after the Biden administration’s unilateral from Afghanistan without consultation of its allies.


Blinken condemns Russia for killing civilians in Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Russia on Tuesday for killing civilians in Ukraine, telling the United Nations Human Rights Council that Russian strikes "are hitting schools, hospitals and residential buildings."


Woman shot in head dies, Philly homicides up 11 percent year to year: report

A woman was found on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to her head in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Republicans respond to Biden's SOTU: 'Biden’s domestic crises have caused a global catastrophe'

EXCLUSIVE: President Biden's "failures" on Russia, Afghanistan and energy have caused a "global catastrophe," according to a Republican Study Committee memo circulated ahead of the State of the Union.


Utah construction worker rescued after being fully buried at site, fire officials say

A Utah construction worker was rescued after being "completely buried" in an apparent accident on Monday evening, authorities sai...