Press Release Category: US News

DeSantis Vetoes Bipartisan Crime Reform Bill

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed a criminal justice reform bill that received almost unanimous support from both houses of the Florida state Legislature. The veto was issued without an explanation from the governor’s office. The bill in question, House Bill 605, aimed to modify the Florida statute related to the expungement of criminal

Beijing Exports Its Religious Suppression to US Textbooks: Report

The Chinese regime has exported its ultra-leftist suppression of religions to U.S. soil through defamatory materials in college textbooks, a new report has found. Titled “Surveillance, Slander, and Censorship,” the report released on May 25 by the New York-based Falun Dafa Information Center (FalunInfo) surveyed dozens of university campuses across the United States with a presence of

Ex-San Diego Resident Sentenced for Tax Crimes, Fleeing Country Over 20 Years Ago

SAN DIEGO—A former San Diego resident who fled the United States more than 20 years ago to avoid being sentenced for tax crimes was sentenced April 28 to over five years in federal prison. Robin McPherson was slated to appear for a March 2001 sentencing hearing following his convictions for tax evasion and conspiracy, but

Trump Lawyer Provides More Detail on Trump Indictment, Timing of Arraignment

Former President Donald Trump is set to be arraigned sometime “early next week” after a Manhattan grand jury voted for his indictment, Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina said on Thursday. “We’re working that out—maybe Tuesday, but early this week,” Tacopina, who has represented high-profile clients such as Michael Jackson and rapper Jay-Z, told The Epoch Times

Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection Bid for Mayor

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will lose her reelection bid, The Associated Press projects. Lightfoot, a Democrat, lost the race to former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, who will be headed to a runoff election on April 4 after no candidates received a majority of votes. The race was officially

2nd Suspect Arrested in East Village Shooting Death

SAN DIEGO—A second suspect was arrested in the Jan. 20 shooting death of a 29-year-old man during a confrontation with a group of people near Petco Park, police said Jan. 29. Jaelen Dower, 20, was arrested Saturday at 6500 Broadway in San Diego for his role in the shooting of John Reed, 29, of San

TV News Pioneer and Creator of ‘The View’ Barbara Walters Dies Aged 93

Barbara Walters, a high-profile journalist widely known for being the first female anchor on an evening television news broadcast, as well as being the creator of the daytime talk show “The View,” has died at the age of 93. ABC announced her death late Friday. The news station also posted an announcement of her death on

Russia Warns US That Its Deeper Involvement in Ukraine Brings Growing Risks

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov arrives for a meeting with a U.S. special envoy in Vienna on June 22, 2020. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters) Russia is trying to make the United States understand that Washington’s increasing involvement in the Ukraine conflict carries growing risks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday, according to Russian

Family in Oklahoma Murder-Suicide Faced Financial Pressures

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.—An Oklahoma couple considered “primary suspects” in last week’s killings of their six children faced growing financial pressures and the husband experienced recurring pain from a workplace head injury, according to family members. Eight people were found dead Thursday in a burning home in a Tulsa-area suburb in what authorities are investigating as

Several Members of Congress Want to Block Amazon’s Acquisition of iRobot

Several members of the U.S. Congress issued a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the announced acquisition of iRobot Corporation by Inc. Here’s why the lawmakers have concerns over the purchase. What Happened A letter recommending the FTC reject the planned acquisition of iRobot by was signed by some members of

Parents of Boy Who Fatally Shot Sister Charged With Neglect

Police tape in a stock photo. (Carl Ballou/Shutterstock) MUNCIE, Ind.—The mother and father of a 6-year-old eastern Indiana boy who fatally shot his 5-year-old sister in their home were each charged Tuesday with four counts of neglect, a prosecutor said. If convicted of the most serious charge—level one felony neglect of a dependent resulting in