Alex Murdaugh Gets Life in Prison in Murder of Wife, Son
A judge has sentenced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh to life in prison a day after he was convicted of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and son.
Benedict XVI, Reluctant Pope Who Chose to Retire, Dies at 95
In 2013, Benedict announced that he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign.
NTSB: Communications Outage a Factor in Seacor Lift Boat Disaster
An outage involving a Coast Guard marine warning system and “data gaps” in radar systems were factors in last year’s deadly capsize of an oil industry vessel during severe storms off of Louisiana’s coast, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report issued Tuesday.
NY Attorney General Sues Donald Trump And His Company
The lawsuit comes after a three-year investigation.
Man Who Stormed Capitol With Gun Gets Longest Prison Term
A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.
Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19, Returns to Isolation
President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Saturday, slightly more than three days after he was cleared to exit coronavirus isolation, the White House said, in a rare case of “rebound” following treatment with an anti-viral drug.
House Passes Bill Banning Certain Semi-Automatic Guns
The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootingsripping through communities nationwide.
Jan. 6 Panel to Share 20 Transcripts With Justice Department
The House Jan. 6 committee will share 20 of its interview transcripts with the Justice Department as federal prosecutors have been increasingly focused on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the election.
UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency
The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.
Trial Expected to Begin for Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of Steve Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump who faces criminal contempt of Congress charges after refusing for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.
Louisiana Judge Blocks Enforcement of Abortion Ban
Abortion rights activists are arguing that the law is unclear.
Federal Reserve Raises Its Key Interest Rate
They also indicated that more hikes could be on the way.
Justice Department Opens Probe Into Louisiana State Police
The “pattern-or-practice” investigation comes amid mounting evidence that the agency has looked the other way in the face of beatings of mostly Black men, including the deadly 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene.
Multiple Shot, Unexploded Devices Found at NYC Train Station
A photo from the scene showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the floor of the station.
Jackson Confirmed As First Black Female High Court Justice
Jackson was confirmed was confirmed 53-47, mostly along party lines but with three Republican votes.
Pelosi Positive for COVID-19, Was at White House with Biden
Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic.
Ukraine Slows Russian Advance Under Shadow of Nuclear Threat
Belarus could send troops to help Russia as early as later today.
Russian Military Says It Takes Strategic Airport Near Kyiv
Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv and gunfire was reported in several areas.
Russia Attacks Ukraine, ‘Shattering’ European Peace
Russian President Vladmir Putin threatened any foreign country attempting to interfere with “consequences you have never seen.”
Lawmakers Launch ‘All Levels’ Probe Into Ronald Greene Death
House Speaker Rep. Clay Schexnayder said he launched the probe.