WASHINGTON — Suspects did not want to be caught in the crosshairs of William J. Walker.
“If you were a target of mine, I had your picture in the [car] visor,” said the former agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. “I knew as much about you as I could, and I just focused on you.”
Walker, who now heads up security on the House ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities have charged the owner of a Fairhill pizza shop with lying to federal investigators and setting his own business ablaze, triggering a three-story building collapse that killed a 27-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, according to charging documents unsealed Tuesday.
Authorities allege that Al-Ashraf ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is expected to be the first state to offer food benefits to immigrants residing in the U.S. illegally under a state budget plan revealed this week.
The unique policy fills in safety net gaps, as immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status are not eligible for federal benefits such as food stamps.
But ...Read more
A brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon in Northern California’s remote Nevada County prompted evacuation orders, officials said.
The Rices fire grew to about 350 acres as of 4 p.m., according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It was burning near Bridgeport.
One structure is known to have been fully involved...Read more
DETROIT — The city is providing COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna for children ages 6 months up to 5 years of age, following emergency authorization from the federal Food and Drug Administration and approval from the state health department.
Pediatric vaccinations and booster doses for children ages 5-11, who are eligible five months ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore on Tuesday denied an allegation made by the mother of a police officer that her son was beaten during a fatal training exercise last month.
Officer Houston Tipping, 32, died after suffering a spinal cord injury while he was training with other officers last month at the police academy in ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an unprecedented plan to return Bruce's Beach to a Black family that had been run out of Manhattan Beach almost a century ago — paving the way for more efforts by the government to rectify historic injustices that were racially motivated.
In a heartfelt moment ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO — The number of migrants who died after being abandoned in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas rose to 51 on Tuesday in what may be the deadliest human-smuggling accident in U.S. history.
As federal investigators sought to connect the tragedy to the sprawling human trafficking networks that span from Central America to the ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of people killed in the Amtrak train crash in Missouri on Monday has risen to four, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The patrol announced Tuesday that a fourth person had died at University Hospital in Columbia. Law enforcement officials and Amtrak estimated that about 150 people were taken to 10 ...Read more
A three-day Group of Seven summit hosted by Germany ended on Tuesday, with leaders backing a plan to discuss how to cap energy prices and pledging to support Ukraine indefinitely.
Leaders will have the opportunity to resume talks on defense and Russia’s invasion at a NATO summit in Madrid. As they make their way there from the Bavarian Alps, ...Read more
The Biden administration unveiled a new plan to vaccinate eligible Americans against monkeypox, prioritizing those who have been exposed to the virus in states with the highest infection rates.
Hundreds of thousands of doses of the Jynneos vaccine from Bavarian Nordic A/S will be made available under the administration’s new plan through a ...Read more
HARRISBURG, Pa. — If the University of Pittsburgh wants its annual $151 million appropriation from the state, it will have to stop its fetal tissue research.
Pennsylvania House Republicans amended this requirement into the state's appropriation bill for its four state-related universities by a 108-92 vote. Three GOP members, including Rep. ...Read more
Elmo got his Covid-19 vaccine.
Sesame Street’s iconic, perpetually 3-year-old Muppet got his COVID-19 shot in a public service announcement released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. The video comes just days after the vaccinations became available for children five years and younger. The U.S. Food and Drug ...Read more
COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell long-term virus symptoms in patients, study says
While researchers already discovered a trained dog’s nose can identify COVID-19 with its scent-detecting capabilities, dogs have now demonstrated they can also sniff out long-term virus symptoms — often called “long COVID” — in patients, researchers in...Read more
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, were aware the Capitol was a target of violence and that Trump supporters were armed with weapons when the president urged them to march to the building on Jan. 6, 2021, a former aide testified in a bombshell hearing Tuesday that also revealed Trump repeatedly ...Read more
President Joe Biden is under pressure from progressive Democrats to safeguard access to abortion in states where it’s at risk of being outlawed — including by allowing clinics on federal land and offering travel vouchers to people who want the procedure.
Yet Biden faces steep legal and political hurdles in meeting those demands as his ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO — The number of migrants who died after apparently being abandoned in a sweltering tractor-trailer in Texas rose to 50 on Tuesday in a suspected human-trafficking attempt now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.
Federal officials said agents had detained three people believed to be a part of the “smuggling...Read more
WASHINGTON — In testimony before a House panel Tuesday, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson outlined a stunning series of events surrounding the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, including an account that then-President Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent in a desperate bid to travel to the Capitol after his speech that day.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There’s a new start date for the Kristin Smart murder trial, a Monterey County Superior Court spokeswoman announced Tuesday.
Opening statements will begin July 18, rescheduled from July 6.
The beginning of the trial against Paul and Ruben Flores was pushed back because of “a health concern among one of the trial ...Read more
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Final arguments in Scott Peterson’s attempt to overturn his murder conviction were postponed Tuesday after one of his lawyers contracted COVID-19 and Peterson was put on “loose quarantine” at San Quentin State prison after his pod was exposed.
The hearing in the notorious case that dates back two decades had been ...Read more
- 'They're not here to hurt me': Trump knew supporters were armed on Jan. 6, aide says
- Death toll of migrants found in abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas rises to 50
- Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies before Jan. 6 panel
- Inside an abortion clinic when the Supreme Court overturned Roe
- Trump tried to strangle Secret Service agent in attempt to reach Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies