WASHINGTON — Philadelphia International Airport is now the main U.S. hub for receiving evacuees from Afghanistan, top Biden administration officials said Friday.
“Originally a lot of the folks were coming in through Dulles, but now a lot of that activity has switched to Philadelphia, which will be the main hub for a bit longer,” said ...Read more
ATLANTA — A panel of federal appeals court judges indicated Friday that it may delay ruling on Georgia’s restrictive anti-abortion law, which was initially struck down last year.
Chief Judge Bill Pryor of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals told lawyers that it might make more sense to suspend the case until the U.S. Supreme Court rules ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A Palo Alto woman has been charged with arson for allegedly sparking the Fawn fire burning in Shasta County, officials announced Friday.
Alexandra Souverneva, 30, was arrested Wednesday after the fire ignited in the Mountain Gate area near Redding. The fire grew quickly, fueled by dry timber and heavy winds, and by Friday it had...Read more
DETROIT — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's office plans to a strike a controversial provision embedded in Michigan's new state budget that would ban health orders requiring kids to wear face masks.
Whitmer's spokesman Bobby Leddy labeled the language "dangerous" in a Friday afternoon statement, adding that it's unconstitutional and "the governor will ...Read more
It was up to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky to sort out a crucial question: which Americans should be the first to get COVID-19 booster shots.
And there was little consensus.
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice on Thursday voted narrowly to restrict eligibility for boosters of the ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The last remaining Haitian migrants who were living in squalid conditions in makeshift encampments underneath a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border have been cleared out, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
“As of this morning there are no longer any migrants in the camp underneath ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — As if fulfilling the forecasts for a fire-filled fall, crews on Friday were battling multiple large wildfires across California — including one that has been linked to arson.
The Fawn fire in Shasta County ignited Wednesday and quickly became a priority as it fed on dry timber and steep terrain, growing to 5,850 acres by ...Read more
WASHINGTON — When foreign leaders come to the White House these days, Vice President Kamala Harris is often among the first officials they see.
Harris and President Joe Biden are taking a divide and conquer approach to meetings with world leaders in which Harris regularly greets and holds separate sessions with heads of government before they...Read more
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., started an ugly shouting match over abortion with Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., on the steps of the Capitol, yelling that she should “try being a Christian.”
The right-wing firebrand interrupted Dingell and several other Democratic lawmakers who are in favor of abortion rights as they tried to discuss the...Read more
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The 15-year-old charged in the double shooting at Heritage High School on Monday has pending charges stemming from a 2020 shooting in Southeast Newport News.
He’s accused of shooting another teenager on 34th Street and Orcutt Avenue on July 6, 2020, multiple sources familiar with the case told the Daily Press. They spoke...Read more
DETROIT — A key informant who helped the FBI infiltrate an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won't spend a day in prison despite pleading guilty to a 10-year gun crime, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court Friday.
The plea agreement for Wisconsin resident Stephen Robeson raises questions about why prosecutors were ...Read more
NEW YORK — R. Kelly’s fate is now in the hands of the jury hearing his federal trial in New York.
After a six-week trial featuring the testimony of 50 witnesses and three days of closing arguments, jurors in the racketeering case against Chicago-born R&B star began their deliberations at about 12:40 p.m. Chicago time on Friday.
U.S. ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday expressed outrage at how Border Patrol agents on horseback confronted Haitian migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the situation brought to mind how such tactics have been “used against the Indigenous people of our country, (have) been used against African Americans during times of ...Read more
The Shasta County, California, district attorney’s office has filed 31 criminal charges against Pacific Gas & Electric for its role in the 2020 Zogg fire, which killed four people and destroyed more than 200 buildings last year, officials announced Friday.
The charges include 11 felonies and 20 misdemeanors, as well as multiple enhancements, ...Read more
CNN host Chris Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by a former superior during his stint at ABC and she’s calling on him to “journalistically repent” on air.
It’s the latest scandal swirling around the “Cuomo Prime Time” host, who was criticized in recent months for advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to...Read more
WASHINGTON — The morning after health officials approved the first round of booster shots to prevent coronavirus infections, President Joe Biden said a third dose of the vaccine will provide the "highest level of protection to date."
"We have the tools to beat COVID-19 if we come together as a country and use the tools that we have," he said ...Read more
MIAMI — Police have arrested one man for his alleged role in the mass shooting that killed three people and wounded 20 others outside a Northwest Miami-Dade banquet hall in May.
Davonta Barnes, 22, of Miami Gardens, was booked into a Miami-Dade jail Thursday night on three counts of first-degree murder and 20 counts of attempted murder, ...Read more
CHICAGO — Five years ago, then-President Barack Obama chose Chicago’s Jackson Park as the future site of his presidential center, stirring the South Side with the promise of long-overdue transformation and the distinction of being the place where the story of the nation’s first Black president and first lady is told.
On Tuesday, the ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Over the next month, President Joe Biden will try to get his stalled policy agenda moving again, prevent a harmful government shutdown and raise the nation’s debt ceiling to avoid economic catastrophe.
It’s a tumultuous stretch that could define — and possibly derail — his presidency.
Biden, who was already grappling ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday denounced the treatment of Haitian migrants at the border as “horrible” and promised that “there will be consequences.”
“It’s outrageous,” he said. “I promise you, those people will pay.”
He added that there’s an investigation underway into how Border Patrol agents on horseback ...Read more
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