Pretrial detention amendment to SAFE-T Act passed, will head to governor
Lawmakers on Thursday passed a long-awaited amendment to the SAFE-T Act's provisions that will eliminate cash bail when the calendar hits 2023, with some Republicans objecting to some parts of it. It now heads to the governor.
Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcyInfowars host Alex Jones filed for personal bankruptcy protection in Texas on Friday as he faces nearly $1.5 billion in court judgments over conspiracy theories he spread about the Sandy Hook school massacre.
Bidens entertain more than 330 guests at 1st state dinnerhe first White House state dinner of President Joe Biden's administration drew big names Thursday from fashion, entertainment, politics and business who turned out to help celebrate French President Emmanuel Macron and the return of large social events after the pandemic.
Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow seasonThe spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world's largest volcano.
LGBTQ chorus in Colorado Springs unifies community with songIn Colorado Springs, members of Out Loud Men's Chorus have been preparing for three sold-out concerts, their first performances since the COVID-19 pandemic. The rehearsals brought laughter, and at times damp eyes, chins raised and heads defiantly held forward. They're sending a clear message: "We are saying we are still here," said Marius Nielsen, a transgender man who sang from the front row at a Wednesday night rehearsal.
Lawmakers advance $1.8 billion unemployment fund bailoutOn the final day of their fall veto session, Illinois lawmakers on Thursday advanced a pair of bills that would infuse $1.8 billion into the state's unemployment trust fund, which was depleted during the economic shutdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika postTwitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David. It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts.
US hiring stayed strong in November as employers add 263,000The nation's employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy -- a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes.
Official says over 10,000 Ukrainian troops killed in warA top adviser to Ukraine's president has cited military chiefs as saying 10,000 to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the country's nine-month struggle against Russia's invasion, a rare comment on such figures and far below estimates of Ukrainian casualties from Western leaders.
Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 RaiderAmerica's newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon's answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China.
Appeals court halts special master review of documents seized from Mar-a-LagoA unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government information.
Legislation would create safe spaces for using opioidsA proposal in Springfield would allow state-licensed drug injection sites to open across Illinois in an effort to reduce fatal overdoses amid a nationwide opioid crisis that has hit Cook County particularly hard.
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