Wed, 22 May 2024 19:12:09 EDT

Harris Poll: Most Americans Believe US in Recession

Most Americans believe the United States is currently in the midst of an economic recession despite recent improvements in the market, according to a new poll conducted by The Harris Poll and released this week.

Wed, 22 May 2024 19:11:59 EDT

McConnell Allies Mum on Support of Trump If Found Guilty

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s GOP allies were mum recently when asked whether they would support Donald Trump should the former president be found guilty in his Manhattan hush money trial.

Wed, 22 May 2024 19:08:08 EDT

UCLA Police Chief Reassigned Amid Criticism of Protest Management

The police chief at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been reassigned following criticism over his handling of recent campus demonstrations that included a mob attacking a pro-Palestinian encampment.Chief John Thomas was temporarily reassigned Tuesday "pending...

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:51:39 EDT

Schumer Proposes Right to Contraception Law

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on Wednesday that the upper chamber will take up a bill in June to protect contraceptive access, shortly after presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was "looking at" new restrictions.

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:41:58 EDT

Report: DOJ to Seek Breakup of Live Nation-Ticketmaster

The Department of Justice will seek a break up of Live Nation and its unit Ticketmaster for antitrust violations, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday.

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:28:44 EDT

Florida Judge Hears Bids to Dismiss Trump Documents Charges

A Florida judge held hearings on Wednesday on bids by former president Donald Trump and his co-defendants to dismiss the charges they face for allegedly mishandling classified documents.The hearings were held in Fort Pierce, Florida, before District Judge Aileen Cannon, who...

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:22:23 EDT

2nd Flag Carried by Jan. 6 Rioters Displayed Outside House Owned by Justice Alito: Report

A second flag of a type carried by rioters during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was displayed outside a house owned by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, The New York Times reported Wednesday.An "Appeal to Heaven" flag was flown outside Alito's beach...

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:12:07 EDT

Second Human Case of Bird Flu Tied to Dairy Cows

A Michigan dairy worker has been diagnosed with bird flu - the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. The male worker had been in contact with cows at a farm with infected animals. He experienced mild eye symptoms and has recovered, U.S. and...

Wed, 22 May 2024 18:06:46 EDT

Thirteen Counties in Oregon Approve Measure for Secession

On Tuesday, Crook County, Ore., voted in support of a ballot measure to begin negotiations to secede from the state and join Idaho. The movement known as Greater Idaho seeks to move the border between Oregon and Idaho.

Wed, 22 May 2024 16:03:27 EDT

Stocks Fall After Fed Sounds Caution on Inflation

U.S. stocks fell Wednesday as investors digested minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting.

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:41:21 EDT

Feds Suspend Funding for Wuhan-Linked Scientist

HHS suspended and began formal proceedings to permanently ban federal funding to EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, who's at the center of a controversy involving gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:38:17 EDT

Hunter Biden's Tax Trial Set for Sept; Gun Trial, June

Hunter Biden is scheduled to stand trial on federal tax charges in September after a judge on Wednesday granted his request to delay the California trial that had been approaching next month. U.S. District Judge Mark C. Scarsi agreed to delay the trial until Sept. 5, citing...

Wed, 22 May 2024 15:18:00 EDT

Judge Blocks Florida's Immigrant Transportation Law

A federal judge temporarily blocked a Florida law that penalizes anyone who knowingly transports an illegal immigrant into the state, the Daily Caller reported.

Wed, 22 May 2024 14:26:07 EDT

Inflation Knocking 61% of Americans' Retirement Plans

Retirement dreams have been "significantly" curtailed in the past five years for 61% of Americans - with nearly half delaying, altering or cancelling their retirement plans, according to a Nationwide survey.

Wed, 22 May 2024 13:55:46 EDT

Uvalde to Pay $2 Million to Families of School Shooting Victims

The city of Uvalde, Texas, has reached a $2 million settlement with most of the families of the children killed in a 2022 mass shooting at an elementary school, a lawyer for the families said at a news conference Wednesday.

Wed, 22 May 2024 13:48:31 EDT

Rep. McCaul Mulls Subpoena of Psaki in Afghanistan Probe

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, is threatening to subpoena former White House press secretary Jen Psaki if she refuses to schedule an interview with the House Foreign Affairs Committee over its probe into the U.S.' chaotic 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Wed, 22 May 2024 13:37:30 EDT

Disgruntled Worker Fatally Shoots 2, Wounds 3 Near Philadelphia

A disgruntled employee opened fire at a linen company near Philadelphia on Wednesday, killing two coworkers and injuring three others, authorities said.

Wed, 22 May 2024 13:15:59 EDT

Bloomberg Poll: Trump Leads Biden in Swing States

Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden 48% to 44% across the seven swing states included in a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday.

Wed, 22 May 2024 12:59:53 EDT

Senate Republicans Oppose Border Security Bill

Senate Republicans have united to block a bipartisan border security deal that many previously supported.

Wed, 22 May 2024 09:50:10 EDT

Study: Daily Marijuana Use Outpaces Daily Drinking

Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data over four decades. Alcohol is still more widely used, but 2022 was the first time this intensive level of marijuana use...