US mulls pulling diplomats’ family members from Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia

U.S. 01/23/22, 03:46

The United States is considering evacuating members of diplomat families in Ukraine as the West’s tensions with Russia rise. Bloomberg, citing sources, mentioned the evacuation plan, described as prudent preparation, after Russia masses more than 100,000 troops near its borders with Ukraine. Following the plan, U.S. diplomats’ family members stationed in Ukraine ...

Gov. Kristi Noem seeks to ban most abortions in South Dakota in new proposal

News 01/22/22, 17:42

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has released a proposal on Friday, Jan. 21, in which she is seeking to ban almost all abortions in the state. Under the proposal, abortions would be prohibited once medical professionals can detect fetal cardiac activity, which is usually around the sixth week of pregnancy, CBS ...

FBI finds conclusive evidence that Gabby Petito was murdered by her boyfriend

U.S. 01/22/22, 12:53

The FBI closed the Gabby Petito murder case, which made headlines around the world for several days, after finding conclusive evidence that her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, was the sole perpetrator of her death. According to agency sources, Brian sent a series of messages between his cell phone and Petito's trying to ...

Tax season to kick off next week, below are key IRS tax deadlines

U.S. 01/22/22, 00:52

The 2022 tax season begins next week, but taxpayers may have to brace for delays as the Internal Revenue Service faces a pileup of unprocessed returns due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other related disruptions, according to Fox Business.  The National Taxpayer Advocate has sent a report to Congress in which it estimated that the ...

Judge suspends Biden’s mandate to vaccinate federal employees

News 01/22/22, 00:36

Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas temporarily stayed the mandate to vaccinate federal employees put in place by President Biden.  "While vaccines are undoubtedly the best way to avoid serious illness from COVID-19, there is no reason to believe that the public ...

Speaker Pelosi warns US allies not to go near China’s Huawei

U.S. 01/21/22, 13:51

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has warned the U.S. allies against doing business with Huawei, a telecom giant in China, calling on them to work with the United States in developing 5G wireless networks. Her warning come after U.S. Justice Department brought new charges against Huawei, accusing the Chinese company of ...

Omicron isn’t going to stop us, says Mayor Adams

News 01/21/22, 13:45

“Let’s be clear on this—we are winning, we are going to win because we’re resilient.” the mayor stated at a press conference at the City Hall. Mayor Eric Adams declared on Tuesday, Jan. 18, that New York City was winning the battle against the Omicron virus outbreak, saying that, while the ...

Bernie Sanders may endorse primary challenges to Sens. Manchin and Sinema

U.S. 01/21/22, 04:31

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, suggested that he would back primary challengers to two Democratic colleagues, Sen. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Sanders said that he thinks “there is a very good chance” that Manchin and Sinema could face challenges ...

US puts sanctions on 4 Ukrainian officials for helping Russia

D.C. 01/21/22, 04:18

The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned some Ukrainian officials, claiming they helped Russia set the pretext for its further invasion of Ukraine. According to the Associated Press, the United States implemented the new sanctions on Thursday, January 20. The sanctions name two current parliament members of Ukraine, including Taras Kozak and Oleh ...