House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back on the decision by San Francisco's conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights.Pelosi made the comments on MSNBC »
While the multinationals were leaving, thousands of Russians who had the economic means to do so were also fleeing, frightened by harsh new government moves connected to the war that they saw as a plunge into full totalitarianism. Some young men may have also fled in fear that the Kremlin would impose a mandatory draft to feed its war machine. But fleeing had become much harder than it once was — the European Union's 27 nations, along with the United States and Canada had banned flights to and from Russia.
The Greater Idaho movement proposed a more modest map on Tuesday after two counties in southwest Oregon voted against a ballot initiative last week to join Idaho. The movement, which began in February 2020, wants to allow Oregon residents who feel like they have more in common with Idahoan values to join the state. “I understand the frustration of some of my Oregon friends about the rules, the laws, the regulations that are coming out of Oregon, but that's really a decision that's got to be made there,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little said shortly after the movement was announced.
Hannah Dolins has maple syrup urine disease and needs a metabolic formula to live. The last three months have been some of the most stressful of my life — because from the moment I heard about the Abbott formula recall, I was terrified.
The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him make up ground. McCormick's lawsuit, filed after hours, asks the state's Commonwealth Court to require counties to promptly count mail-in ballots that lack a required handwritten date on the return envelope. It is the first — but likely not the last — lawsuit in the contest between Oz and McCormick, a former hedge fund CEO.
Hopefully, this is a wake up call for the people in Frankfort – who are just voting with the agenda of the lobbyists – that that's not going to get it done anymore,” Massie said. But some in the Republican party say the results are a little more muted than 'a wakeup call. Tres Watson, a former spokesman for the Republican Party of Kentucky who launched his own moderate conservative Super PAC this election cycle, was quick to point out that House GOP incumbents' losses came mostly at the hands of Boone County voters, though Koenig's district is split between Boone and Kenton counties.
A passenger's powerful punch knocked a United Airlines worker through the ticket counter and bloodied his face at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey during a dispute, video shows. The ticketed passenger, identified as Brendan Langley, 27, of Georgia, was arrested after the May 19 incident resulted in the United Airlines customer service representative getting sent to the hospital, a Port Authority media representative confirmed to McClatchy News in a statement. Port Authority oversees transportation in New Jersey and New York.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Tuesday on the decision by San Francisco's conservative Catholic archbishop to deny her Communion over her support of abortion rights, saying she respects that people have opposing views but not when they impose them on others. In a letter last week to Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he would refuse her Communion after she vowed to codify into law the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion. Cordileone has said he told Pelosi that she must either repudiate her support of abortion rights or stop speaking publicly about her Catholic faith.
Ukrainian special operations forces published a video for the first time showing a kamikaze drone attack. It said in a Tuesday Facebook post that the attack destroyed a Russian tank and its operators. Ukraine said the footage was captured by a camera on the drone.
An Oklahoma teenager is hospitalized after a horse kicked him in the chest at his family's farm in the panhandle, his family says. The force of the kick was so great that it tore part of Dalton Bruton's heart, according to a GoFundMe page launched by family and friends. Bruton went into cardiac arrest and fluid began building up around his heart.
When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court's police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Earlier this month, however, Curley was handed a bombshell of an assignment, overseeing an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court secrecy, the leak of a draft opinion and apparent votes in a major abortion case. People who know Curley, 53, described the former Army colonel and military lawyer as possessing the right temperament for a highly charged leak investigation: smart, private, apolitical and unlikely to be intimidated.
It appears China has put at least one other semi-submersible transport ship into service with the People's Liberation Army Navy, according to photos published by state media showing the ship transporting an amphibious hovercraft. The official China Military Online website showed the semi-submersible heavy ship Yinmahu transporting a Type 958 air-cushioned landing craft. The Yinmahu is similar in layout to the semi-submersible expeditionary transfer dock of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command.
A new species of invasive jumping worms has been discovered in at least 34 states, and scientists are concerned. CBS Minnesota's Erin Hassanzadeh reports from Minneapolis.
On Monday's The Lead With Jake Tapper, a portion of Tapper's interview with Trevor Reed and his family aired, in which they voiced displeasure with the actions of Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Reed is the former Marine who returned to the U.S. following a prisoner swap with Russia last month after spending 985 days in a Russian prison on bogus charges. Legislation pushing for Reed's release was delayed last year due to Greene and other House Republicans.
A church pastor in Indiana publicly confessed to his congregation this week that he'd committed “adultery” two decades ago—but he was quickly called out by a woman who took the stage to say she had only been 16 when he preyed on her. The public confrontation that played out Sunday at the New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw has now sparked an investigation by local prosecutors in Kosciusko County, according to local reports. The footage shows the pastor, John Lowe II, announce his resignation from the stage after he revealed that he had “committed adultery.”
A woman spotted a 4-foot “surprise” resting in a tree outside her home and called 911, firefighters in New Jersey say. Then, an unusual animal rescue ensued in Swedesboro on May 22, according to the Woolwich Fire Company. Fire crews, police and animal control arrived to rescue a large, scaly reptile — a monitor lizard — that was sunbathing in the woman's tree, the department's Facebook post said.
Argentine scientists discovered a new species of a huge flying reptile dubbed "The Dragon of Death" that lived 86 millions of years ago alongside dinosaurs, in a find shedding fresh insight on a predator whose body was as long as a yellow school bus. The new specimen of ancient flying reptile, or pterosaur, measured around 30 feet (9 meters) long and researchers say it predated birds as among the first creatures on Earth to use wings to hunt its prey from prehistoric skies. The team of paleontologists discovered the fossils of the newly coined Thanatosdrakon amaru in the Andes mountains in Argentina's western Mendoza province.
Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe. The former US secretary of state and architect of the Cold War rapprochement between the US and China told a gathering in Davos that it would be fatal for the West to get swept up in the mood of the moment and forget the proper place of Russia in the European balance of power. Dr Kissinger said the war must not be allowed to drag on for much longer, and came close to calling on the West to bully Ukraine into accepting negotiations on terms that fall very far short of its current war aims.
A man who said he'd committed fraud for Todd Chrisley described their relationship as intimate. Mark Braddock said he became close with Chrisley in the early 2000s and began working for him. A former employee of Todd and Julie Chrisley's who told the FBI he committed bank fraud on their behalf testified in court on Monday that he and Todd Chrisley had an "intimate" relationship.
The Israeli Prime Minister's Office, which oversees intelligence agency Mossad, declined to comment on the events in Tehran. The killing on Sunday only reinforces the Guard's determination to confront the enemies of Iran and to defend Iran's security and national interests, Guards spokesman Ramazan Sharif said, quoted by the semi-official Mehr news agency. "The thugs and terrorist groups affiliated with global oppression and Zionism will face consequences for their actions," he said.
One passenger found herself being shamed by an Alaska Airlines flight attendant and decided to insist she boards the plane. On this occasion, the passenger took to TikTok (@badbish1078) and posted a video of her sitting on the plane with the caption: “Alaska Airlines just told me I had to 'cover up' if I wanted to get on the plane”. In the video the TikToker pans down to reveal the outfit deemed 'inappropriate': a tank top and a pair of denim shorts.
Turtles and alligators were left without food, water or shade when a concrete retention pond in Florida was drained, prompting an employee in the area to get them help that might have saved their lives. Melissa Murray, an employee in the Shoppes of Boot Ranch shopping center in Palm Harbor, said she noticed the animals inside the pond in mid-April. The water had been drained and workers were cleaning it out, leaving the animals with nothing but mud and very little water.
Ukraine is gathering the bodies of dead Russian soldiers strewn among the rubble of formerly occupied towns and using everything from DNA to tattoos to verify their identities in the hope of exchanging them for prisoners of war. Volunteers have helped the military gather 60 bodies in the northeastern region of Kharkiv where Russian forces have retreated in recent weeks, stacking them up in a refrigerated rail carriage. Bodies are sometimes used as part of prisoner exchanges and other times in exchanges for Ukrainian bodies, said Anton Ivannikov, captain of military-civil cooperation branch, Ukrainian Armed Forces, which is coordinating the effort.
A former postal worker received hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of disability payments for about a decade after he reported a work-related back injury, prosecutors said. Between January 2009 and March 2019, the 56-year-old Army veteran received over $732,000 worth of benefit payments by reporting false statements about his medical condition and other sources of income, prosecutors said.
POKROVSK, Ukraine — Camouflaged in a heap of branches cut from nearby trees, the weapon that Ukraine hopes will make a critical difference in its war with Russia is all but invisible from more than a few feet away. Soon, a single round shoots out with a boom and a howling, metallic shriek as it sails toward Russian positions. It is the American-made M777 howitzer. It shoots farther, moves faster and is hidden more easily, and it's what the Ukrainian military has been waiting for. Sign up for The
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Ford Motor Co will pay $19.2 million to resolve allegations it falsely advertised real-world fuel economy and payload capacity for some hybrids and pickup trucks, the Iowa Attorney General's Office said on Tuesday. In 2013, Ford lowered the advertised fuel economy ratings on its C-Max hybrid by up to seven miles per gallon and sent checks to owners of $550 to make up the difference in fuel costs. "For years, Ford advertised impressive fuel economy and payload capacity for its cars and trucks,” Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said.
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“Unlike a number of other policy issues, student debt relief doesn’t need to be pushed through a narrowly controlled Congress.”