Press Release Category: US News

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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com 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

Biden’s SEC Reacts Negatively to Bipartisan, Pro-Market ‘Responsible Financial Innovation Act’

Gary Gensler, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has publicly expressed concerns about new bipartisan legislation drafted by Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wy.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that would provide clarity around laws concerning the use and trade of bitcoin, stablecoin, and other cryptocurrencies, and the regulatory jurisdiction under which such commodities fall.

Newsom’s CARE Court Plan for Mentally-Ill Moves Forward With Bipartisan Support

SACRAMENTO—Gov. Gavin Newsom’s radical plan to address the state’s worsening homelessness problem—by forcing some individuals with mental illnesses into medical treatment—made it through an Assembly committee this week, raking in bipartisan support. Authored by Senator Thomas Umberg (D-Santa Ana) and Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), the bill passed the Assembly Health Committee in a 14–0

Ex-minneapolis Officer Who Killed 911 Caller to Be Released

MINNEAPOLIS—The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on a lesser charge. Mohamed Noor, 36, is scheduled

Closing Prices for Crude Oil, Gold, and Other Commodities

A driver unloads raw crude oil from his tanker to process into gas at Marathon Refinery in Salt Lake City, Utah., on May 24, 2022. (George Frey/Getty Images) Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose $1.09 to $110.65 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude for August delivery rose 52 cents to $114.65 a barrel. Wholesale

Apple Store Workers in Maryland Become First Ever to Support to Unionization

Workers at an Apple store in Maryland have voted to join a union, making theirs the first of the company’s over 270 stores in the United States to be unionized. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore “have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,” the union said in…

US Already Descending Into Recession: Economist

The United States economy is already in the process of entering recession, according to an economist specializing in how sentiment affects markets. He predicted that a large amount of malinvested capital will be wiped out and areas of the economy that have historically been resistant to crises may not be so this time. His research…