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Deal on Ukraine aid, border security stalls

January 31, 2024, 6:53pm Latest News

With time slipping to bolster Ukraine’s defenses, Senate negotiators struggled Wednesday to finalize a bipartisan deal that would pair policy changes at the U.S. southern border with wartime aid for Kyiv as their carefully negotiated compromise ran into strong resistance from House Republicans and Donald Trump. Read story

FILE - This photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers. Chambers is one of the two SEALs who were lost at sea during a raid on a boat carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen.

US military revises account of what happened to 2 SEALs who died trying to board Yemen-bound ship

FILE - This photo provided by the Department of Defense shows Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers. Chambers is one of the two SEALs who were lost at sea during a raid on a boat carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen.

January 31, 2024, 11:42am Politics

U.S. officials are revising their preliminary findings on what happened to two Navy SEALs who died during a mission to board an unflagged ship that was carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen. Read story

FILE - FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 5, 2023. Wray is preparing to tell House lawmakers that Chinese government hackers are busily targeting water treatment plants, the electrical grid, transportation systems and other critical infrastructure inside the United States.

Chinese hackers are determined to ‘wreak havoc’ on U.S. critical infrastructure, FBI director warns

FILE - FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 5, 2023. Wray is preparing to tell House lawmakers that Chinese government hackers are busily targeting water treatment plants, the electrical grid, transportation systems and other critical infrastructure inside the United States.

January 31, 2024, 8:10am Business

Chinese government hackers are busily targeting water treatment plants, the electrical grid, transportation systems and other critical infrastructure inside the United States, FBI Director Chris Wray will tell House lawmakers on Wednesday in a fresh warning from Washington about Beijing’s global ambitions. Read story

Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee, from left, Rep. Seth Magaziner, D-R.I., Rep. Glenn Ivey, D-Md., Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., and Rep.Troy Carter, D-La., confer during a break as Republicans move to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

House GOP takes party-line vote toward Mayorkas impeachment as border becomes 2024 campaign issue

Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee, from left, Rep. Seth Magaziner, D-R.I., Rep. Glenn Ivey, D-Md., Rep. Dan Goldman, D-N.Y., and Rep.Troy Carter, D-La., confer during a break as Republicans move to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. (AP Photo/J.

January 31, 2024, 8:08am Politics

House Republicans voted along party lines early Wednesday to move toward impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a “willful and systematic” refusal to enforce immigration laws as border security becomes a top 2024 election issue. Read story

US sets rules to make gas and electric stoves more efficient

January 30, 2024, 3:58pm Politics

The Biden administration has finalized first-of-their-kind energy-savings rules for kitchen stoves designed to lower utility bills and improve reliability of the appliances. They will not, however, ban ones that burn gas. Read story

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.

Biden says he’s decided on response to killing of 3 US troops, plans to attend dignified transfer

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Maj. Gen. Patrick Ryder, speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.

January 30, 2024, 1:56pm Latest News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday indicated he had decided how to respond after the killing of three American service members Sunday in a drone attack in Jordan that his administration has pinned on Iran-backed militia groups, saying he does not want to expand the war in the Middle East but… Read story

President Joe Biden speaks at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 28, 2024. Biden is heading to Florida to raise money for his reelection campaign. He&rsquo;ll be on the home turf of his likely Republican opponent, Donald Trump, who is close to locking down his party&rsquo;s nomination.

Biden calls Trump a ‘loser’ as he raises money on ex-president’s home turf in Florida

President Joe Biden speaks at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 28, 2024. Biden is heading to Florida to raise money for his reelection campaign. He&rsquo;ll be on the home turf of his likely Republican opponent, Donald Trump, who is close to locking down his party&rsquo;s nomination.

January 30, 2024, 1:15pm Politics

Donald Trump's private jet, emblazoned with his last name in bold white letters, was parked nearby when Air Force One landed in Florida, where President Joe Biden labeled his predecessor and potential opponent in this year's campaign as a “loser” while raising money for his reelection on Tuesday. Read story

FILE - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies on Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2023, in Washington.

House Republicans taking a key vote toward impeaching Mayorkas as border becomes 2024 campaign issue

FILE - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testifies on Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2023, in Washington.

January 30, 2024, 8:28am Politics

House Republicans are taking a key vote Tuesday toward impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over what they call his “willful and systematic” refusal to enforce immigration laws. He argued in a personal appeal they should instead be working with the Biden administration on U.S.-Mexico border security. Read story

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a campaign event in Concord, N.H., Jan. 19, 2024. Black voters support the reelection of President Joe Biden at a surprisingly low level, according to recent AP polling. For Republican strategists and former President Donald Trump, that&rsquo;s an opportunity to make inroads into the Democratic Party&rsquo;s most loyal voting bloc. Both parties are fine-tuning efforts to win over Black voters. Scott, who once challenged Trump for the GOP nomination, has emerged as one of his most prominent surrogates and speaks often about his record on race.

Republicans see an opportunity with Black voters, prompting mobilization in Biden campaign

FILE - Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, left, listens as Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks at a campaign event in Concord, N.H., Jan. 19, 2024. Black voters support the reelection of President Joe Biden at a surprisingly low level, according to recent AP polling. For Republican strategists and former President Donald Trump, that&rsquo;s an opportunity to make inroads into the Democratic Party&rsquo;s most loyal voting bloc. Both parties are fine-tuning efforts to win over Black voters. Scott, who once challenged Trump for the GOP nomination, has emerged as one of his most prominent surrogates and speaks often about his record on race.

January 29, 2024, 5:03pm Politics

Donald Trump isn’t known for fostering deep connections with the Black community. Read story

A truck carrying Benito the giraffe is escorted by a convoy of vehicles with officers from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection and the National Guard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024. After a campaign by environmentalists, Benito left Mexico&rsquo;s northern border and its extreme weather conditions Sunday night and headed for a conservation park in central Mexico, where the climate is more akin to his natural habitat and already a home to other giraffes.

President Biden has said he’d shut the US-Mexico border if given the ability. What does that mean?

A truck carrying Benito the giraffe is escorted by a convoy of vehicles with officers from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection and the National Guard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024. After a campaign by environmentalists, Benito left Mexico&rsquo;s northern border and its extreme weather conditions Sunday night and headed for a conservation park in central Mexico, where the climate is more akin to his natural habitat and already a home to other giraffes.

January 29, 2024, 1:46pm Politics

President Joe Biden has made some strong claims over the past few days about shutting down the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to salvage a border deal in Congress that would also unlock money for Ukraine. Read story