Saturday, June 3, 2023
India train crash kills over 280, injures 900 in one of nation's worst rail disasters
Rescuers found no more survivors in the overturned and mangled wreckage of two passenger trains that derailed in eastern India, killing more than 280 people and injuring hundreds in one of the country's deadliest rail crashes in decades, officials said Saturday.
Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented defaultWith just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation's debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government's debt.
Turkey's Erdogan takes oath of office, ushering in his third presidential termANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's longtime leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took the oath of office on Saturday, ushering in his third presidential term that followed three stints as prime minister. Erdogan, 69, won a new five-year term in a runoff presidential race last week that could stretch his 20-year rule in the key NATO country that straddles Europe and Asia into a quarter-century. He took the oath in a session in parliament before an inauguration ceremony to be attended by dozens of foreign dignitaries.
How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt limit deal and staved off a catastropheIt was advice that Mitch McConnell had offered to Joe Biden once already: To resolve the debt limit standoff, he needed to strike a deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy -- and McCarthy alone. But after the first meeting of the top four congressional leaders with the president in early May, the Senate minority leader felt the need to reemphasize his counsel.
Blinken says no cease-fire until Ukraine gains upper hand in warU.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday the United States won't support peace talks in the war in Ukraine until Kyiv holds the upper hand, possibly after a Ukrainian counteroffensive that appears to be taking shape.
America's religious leaders sharply divided over abortion, a year after Roe v Wade's reversalIn the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America's religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways -- some celebrating the state-level bans that have ensued, others angered that a conservative Christian cause has changed the law of the land in ways they consider oppressive.
White House wants to engage Russia on nuclear arms control in post-treaty worldThe Biden administration is ready to talk to Russia without conditions about a future nuclear arms control framework even while taking countermeasures in response to the Kremlin's decision to suspend the last nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Friday.
Fort Bragg to drop Confederate namesake for Fort Liberty, part of U.S. Army base rebrandingFort Bragg will shed its Confederate namesake to become Fort Liberty in a Friday ceremony that some veterans view as a small but important step in making the U.S. Army more welcoming to current and prospective Black service members.
US hiring jumped last month, but so did unemployment. So how healthy is the economy?The nation's employers stepped up their hiring in May, adding a robust 339,000 jobs, well above expectations and evidence of enduring strength in an economy that the Federal Reserve is desperately trying to cool.
State Supreme Court: Ohio abortion question will go forward as single issueIn a blow to abortion opponents in Ohio, a fall ballot issue aimed at enshrining access to the procedure in state's constitution will not be split into two separate issues -- one about abortion, and one about all other reproductive care.
Amazon to pay $31 million in privacy violation penalties for Alexa voice assistant and Ring cameraAmazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations it violated a child privacy law and deceived parents by keeping for years kids' voice and location data recorded by its popular Alexa voice assistant.
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