Sunday, May 28, 2023
What's next on the debt ceiling: Selling the plan and making a deal into a law
After weeks of negotiations, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have announced an " agreement in principle " to raise the nation's debt ceiling and avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
Government tries to claw back money so Jan. 6 rioters don't profit from online appealsLess than two months after he pleaded guilty to storming the U.S. Capitol, Texas resident Daniel Goodwyn appeared on Tucker Carlson's then-Fox News show and promoted a website where supporters could donate money to Goodwyn and other rioters whom the site called "political prisoners."
Voters in Turkey choose between Erdogan and Kilicdaroglu in presidential runoffVoters in Turkey returned to the polls Sunday to decide whether the country's longtime leader stretches his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade, or is unseated by a challenger who has promised to restore a more democratic society.
Diverse Republican presidential primary field sees an opening in 2024 with voters of colorAt a recent town hall, Republican presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy sat alongside ex-convicts on the city's South Side and promised to defend Trump's "America First" agenda. In return, the little-known White House hopeful, a child of Indian immigrants, found a flicker of acceptance in a room full of Black and brown voters.
What Chicago, other cities are doing to head off summer violenceAn expected bump in violent crime this summer has mayors and police officials around the U.S. rolling out familiar strategies of making officers more visible and engaging with community groups, in some cases leaning on civilians to enforce curfews and keep the peace.
Oath Keeper who stormed Capitol gets more than 8 years in prison in latest Jan. 6 sentencingAn Army veteran who stormed the U.S. Capitol in a military-style formation with fellow members of the Oath Keepers was sentenced Friday to more than eight years in prison, a day after the far-right extremist group's founder received an 18-year prison term in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack.
Legislature approves tighter restrictions on red-light camera industryLawmakers in Springfield have unanimously approved a measure that would place new restrictions on the red-light and speed camera industry's involvement in state and local elections and government.
Debt ceiling talks making progress, McCarthy says, as deadline nearsHouse negotiators are making progress toward an agreement with the White House to raise the nation's debt ceiling, racing to close out a deal ahead of a looming deadline to avert a potentially catastrophic government default, Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Friday.
Indiana doctor reprimanded, fined $3,000 for talking publicly about 10-year-old's abortionAn Indiana board decided Thursday night to reprimand an Indianapolis doctor after finding that she violated patient privacy laws by talking publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio.
Russia says its border regions attacked; Moscow's forces hit clinic in Ukrainian cityRussia's southern Belgorod region bordering Ukraine came under attack from Ukrainian artillery fire, mortar shells and drones Friday, authorities said, hours after two drones struck a Russian city in a region next to the annexed Crimea Peninsula.
A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve increased in AprilA key index of U.S. prices ticked higher in April as consumer spending rebounded, a sign that inflationary pressures in the economy remain high.
Why Texas' GOP-controlled House wants to impeach Republican Attorney General Ken PaxtonAfter years of legal and ethical scandals swirling around Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, the state's GOP-controlled House of Representatives has moved toward an impeachment vote that could quickly throw him from office.
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