Here’s the latest for Saturday, August 6: Senate rules referee weakens Dem drug plan in economic bill; Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after strikes; Biden tests negative for COVID; 17 missing, dozens hurt as fire rages in Cuban oil tank farm.
- The Independent
Uncontrollable blaze rages through night after oil storage tanks explode
Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict.
A lightning strike started a significant fire at an oil tank in Matanzas, Cuba, on Friday, August 5, according to officials.Matanzas government officials reported that 77 people were injured from the fire and those in serious or critical condition were receiving medical treatment. The President’s Office reported that 17 firefighters who “were in the closest area trying to prevent the spread” of the fire were not accounted for as of Saturday.The fire threatened power supply for the island, which was already experiencing an energy crisis which spurred government scheduled power outages that began the previous week, reports said.Footage released by the Ministry of Energy of Cuba shows heavy smoke emerging from two of the oil tanks at the plant. Credit: Cuba Ministry of Energy via Storyful
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One of the seven school district regions within the county would receive a “high” grade, where the CDC suggests masking for everyone.
- Washington Post
On Aug. 5, lightning struck a crude oil storage tank and set it on fire in Matanzas, Cuba. The fire led to four explosions which injured nearly 80 people.
- The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…
- Palm Beach Daily News
Florida specialty license plate that features "Don't Tread on Me" message warning of government tyranny. DeSantis says a message for out-of-state cars
The 2020 election conspiracy theorist added that those criminally charged "for things they shouldn't have done" during the Capitol attack are being unfairly treated.
Donald Trump said White House doctor 'loved looking at my body' as he boasts about his health in CPAC speech
Former President Donald Trump used a speech at the CPAC in Dallas to make the case that he is a healthy and energetic 76-year-old.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Governor Greg Abbott and his GOP cronies have raised your property taxes through the roof and run the state into the ground. | Opinion
- The Hill
CORRECTION: Seven Democrats voted for the GOP amendment that would extend a cap on the SALT tax deduction. A previous version of this story included incorrect information. Maverick Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Sunday backed a Republican amendment to shield businesses that rely on capital investment from private equity groups from the 15 percent corporate minimum…
- Fox News
Tulsi Gabbard blasts Kamala Harris' 'hypocrisy' for Brittney Griner response after marijuana lockups as AG
Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slammed Vice-President Kamala Harris in response to her tweet condemning Russia on WNBA star Brittney Griner's imprisonment.
- Fox News
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being slammed on Twitter after making comments about her so-called "connection" with China during her trip to the Indo-Pacific.
Trump baselessly claims that Jan. 6 instigators and Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot were 'fake' in CPAC speech, video shows
Donald Trump alluded to baseless conspiracy theories about the Capitol riot being orchestrated by FBI agents while speaking at CPAC in Dallas, Texas.
- Business Insider
Claims of new Russian atrocity after gruesome image appears to show the head of a Ukrainian POW stuck on a pole
The disturbing image from the Russian-occupied Ukrainian town of Popasna follows an incident where a prison was bombed, killing 53 Ukrainian POWS.
Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip has intensified the US and China’s chips showdown. Now the world’s chipmakers may be forced to pick a side
The U.S.-China chips battle, which has already been brewing for years, has now reached a critical crossroads.