Thursday, June 1, 2023
After sailing though House on bipartisan vote, debt ceiling deal now goes to Senate
Veering away from a default crisis, the House overwhelmingly approved a debt ceiling and budget cuts package, sending the deal that President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy negotiated to the Senate for swift passage in a matter of days, before a fast-approaching deadline.
NATO presses Turkey to approve Sweden's membership, eyes Ukraine security frameworkNATO on Thursday ramped up pressure on its member Turkey to drop its objections to Sweden's membership as the military organization seeks to deal with the issue by the time U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts meet next month.
Trump returns to campaign trail in Iowa as DeSantis makes case to New Hampshire votersFormer President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail Thursday as his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is undertaking his first swing through early voting states as an official candidate.
Coast Guard suspends search for Carnival Magic passenger who went overboard off FloridaThe U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 35-year-old man who was reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship off of Florida's Atlantic Coast.
Decorated Australian war veteran unlawfully killed prisoners in Afghanistan, judge saysAustralia's most decorated living war veteran unlawfully killed prisoners and committed other war crimes in Afghanistan, a judge ruled Thursday in dismissing the claims by Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith that he was defamed by media.
In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justiceOne year ago on a Friday afternoon, Bruno Pereira, an expert on Indigenous peoples, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist, motored along the Itaquai river in far western Brazil, to the settlement of Ladario. The line of wooden houses here marks a boundary -- between the sprawling Javari Valley Indigenous Territory in the Brazilian Amazon and the non-Indigenous world.
India pauses plans to add new coal plants for five years, bets on renewables, batteriesThe Indian government will not consider any proposals for new coal plants for the next five years and focus on growing its renewables sector, according to an updated national electricity plan released Wednesday evening.
North Korean leader's sister says US hypocritical for criticizing failed satellite launchThe powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday accused the United States of "gangster-like" hypocrisy for criticizing her country's failed launch of a military spy satellite and insisted a successful launch will be made soon.
The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is now underway. Here's what to know.It's time for residents along the southeastern U.S. coastlines to make sure their storm plans are in place as the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway on Thursday.
U.S. turns up pressure on air bag inflater company that refuses a recall despite deathsThe U.S. government is turning up the pressure on ARC Automotive to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators by ordering the company to answer questions under oath and threatening fines if it doesn't respond.
Jordan's royal wedding to get underway in ceremony packed with stars and deep symbolismThe wedding of Jordan's crown prince to the scion of a prominent Saudi family was set to begin on Thursday in a palace celebration that drew massive crowds and a mood of excitement around the kingdom, while presenting the young Hashemite royal as a new player on the global stage.
Renewable energy surges, driven by solar boom and high fuel prices, report findsThe world is set to add a record amount of renewable electricity capacity this year as governments and consumers seek to offset high energy prices and take advantage of a boom in solar power, according to a new report Thursday.
CEOs got smaller raises. It would still take a typical worker 2 lifetimes to make their annual payThe typical compensation package for chief executives who run S&P 500 companies rose just 0.9% last year, to a median of $14.8 million, according to data analyzed for The Associated Press by Equilar. That means half the CEOs in the survey made more and half made less. It was the smallest increase since 2015.
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- 8:59 AMReport: Small plane crashes into cornfield in Sugar Grove
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- 8:21 AMKane State's Attorney Jamie Mosser to seek second term
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