Month: February 2024

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Dueling Biden, Trump visits to besieged border come amid fresh slew of violent crimes by illegal immigrants

President Biden and former President Trump will both head to the southern border on Thursday as the besieged southern border becomes a top political issue — and as the nation is gripped by a wave of stories of violent crimes…

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Maine Democrats seek comprehensive gun control measures following state’s deadliest shooting

Democrats in the Maine Legislature unveiled sweeping gun violence measures on Wednesday including a 72-hour waiting period for most gun purchases, adding to firearm bills and mental health spending already proposed by the governor after the deadliest shooting in the…

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Lloyd Austin to face grilling from lawmakers over secret hospital visits

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will face a grilling from lawmakers in his first appearance before Congress since his secretive hospital visits in January. Austin will appear before the GOP-controlled House Armed Services Committee. Several lawmakers on the committee have…

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Nevada’s secretary of state says lawyers who fill poll worker gap should earn continuing education credits

With Nevada counties struggling to find poll workers in a pivotal election year, the top election official in the Western swing state is taking a page from his counterparts elsewhere and is asking the legal community to help fill the…

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GA proposals to drop sex ed, ban foreign-owned farmland in limbo at legislative deadline

Georgia lawmakers face a key deadline Thursday, the last day for legislation to pass either the House or Senate and advance to the other legislative chamber for consideration this year. Lawmakers on Monday will decide questions including whether to tighten…

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New York governor urges online sites to hide illegal cannabis stores

After failing to wipe illegal cannabis dispensaries off the map, New York is asking online sites to hide them. Since the state legalized marijuana in 2021, unlicensed pot shops have proliferated across New York City, with limited pushback from authorities….

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Philadelphia escapee spotted leaving home still wearing handcuffs in new video after fleeing from officers

U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia released new video Wednesday showing escaped prisoner Alleem Bordan leaving a home while still in handcuffs after escaping from police at a hospital earlier this week. Bordan, 29, remains on the run after fleeing from officers…

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Hand grenade, other dangerous objects found during arrest of former leftist militant, German police say

A hand grenade and other dangerous objects were found in searches of the Berlin apartment where a suspected former member of the left-wing militant Red Army Faction group was arrested this week after more than three decades in hiding, police…

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10 Amazon kitchen gadgets both beginners and home chefs will love

Instead of spending thousands of dollars on takeout like the average American does, beef up your kitchen arsenal with tools that can help you make professional-quality meals from home. Whether you’ve been cooking for years or want to enhance your…

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Iowa’s Lisa Bluder rips NCAA as Caitlin Clark surpasses Lynette Woodard for major college scoring record

Caitlin Clark notched another milestone on her way to the top of the scoring charts Wednesday. The Iowa sharpshooter scored 33 points in the Hawkeyes’ 108-60 win over Minnesota. Clark surpassed Lynette Woodard for the major college scoring record with…