Press Release Category: US News

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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At Least 46 People Found Dead in a Truck Carrying Suspected Migrants in San Antonio: Reports

Members of law enforcement investigate a tractor trailer in San Antonio, Texas, on June 27, 2022. (Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images) At least 46 people were found dead in an 18-wheeler truck carrying suspected illegal immigrants in southwest San Antonio, according to officials. Police Chief William McManus said that a city worker was alerted to the situation

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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

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