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US News | The Epoch Times Sat, 21 May 2022 23:06:07 +0000
  • Republicans in Congress Attack Biden for Restricting Energy Production as Gas Prices Reach New Record High Republicans in Washington have accused the policies of the Biden administration and of his political allies of worsening a global energy crisis that is causing pain at the pump for Americans nationwide. The average gas price for the week ending May 20 reached $4.59 a gallon, after eleven days of record-high consecutive price increases. Global […]
  • Costa Mesa Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Disruption’ for Jan. 6 Capitol Breach WASHINGTON—A California man pleaded guilty May 19 to a felony charge for his actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. According to a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department, “his and others’ actions disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes […]
  • Orange County’s Largest School District Projects Declining Enrollment, Funding The Capistrano Unified School District is calling on the state to increase its base rate of funding for its schools as it faces declining enrollment and a projected funding shortfall. The Capistrano Unified Board of Education projected enrollment would drop by 812 students from the current school year, putting the district at 41,942 for the […]
  • Trump After Testimony Shows Clinton Behind Russia Allegations Against Him: ‘Where Do I Get My Reputation Back?’ Former President Donald Trump called the Russia probe against him “one of the greatest political scandals in history” after a May 20 testimony revealed that Hillary Clinton had given the approval to disseminate the claims linking him to a Russian bank. “This is one of the greatest political scandals in history,” Trump told Fox News […]
  • Major Retailers Sound Inflation Alarm as High Prices Hit Profits A number of major retailers missed Wall Street expectations this week by wide margins while the vast majority of the nearly 150 U.S. retailers that have reported first-quarter earnings so far explicitly mentioned inflation, as surging prices squeezed bottom lines. Refinitiv data showed that, of the 145 retailers that have reported first-quarter earnings so far, […]
  • Michigan Gov. Whitmer Declares State of Emergency for Otsego County After Rare Tornado Hits City Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday declared a state of emergency for Otsego County after a tornado hit the Gaylord area and left significant damage to buildings and roads. “I have declared a state of emergency for Otsego County to rush resources to the affected areas, and the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated […]
  • Biden Says First Shipments of Baby Formula Flying in From Europe This Weekend The first shipments of infant formula from Europe to address a critical shortage in the United States should begin arriving this weekend, President Joe Biden said on Friday amid criticism of his administration’s handling of the issue. Biden said on Twitter the initial military cargo plane flights under “Operation Fly Formula” meant that “up to […]
  • Elon Musk Calling for ‘Hardcore’ Legal Team Made of ‘Streetfighters’ Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is assembling a “hardcore” legal team made of “streetfighters” amid a series of quarrels with some of the most powerful people in the country. “Tesla is building a hardcore litigation department where we directly initiate & execute lawsuits,” said Musk in a May 20 tweet. “The team will report […]
  • NYC Health Department Investigates Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Bronx The New York Health Department announced Friday that an investigation is being conducted into a community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease in the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx and adjacent areas. Since May 9, four individuals have been diagnosed with the disease—a type of pneumonia characterized by flu-like symptoms, cough, fever, muscle aches, diarrhea, and breathing […]
  • Meet the Candidates: California State Senate’s New 38th District Three candidates will be vying to win California’s recently redrawn 38th Senate District. Completed in 2021, the redistricting moved the district from California’s inland empire and San Diego County farther northwest, covering the coast from San Clemente all the way to the city of San Diego. The candidates running consist of business owner Matt Gunderson, […]
  • New York Investigates Potential Monkeypox Case A possible case of monkeypox infection is being investigated in New York City following one confirmed incident that was earlier reported in Massachusetts. NYC health officials confirmed Friday (pdf) that a resident from the city has tested positive for the family of viruses that includes monkeypox. The patient is currently in isolation. Officials had earlier […]
  • 1 Killed, 8 Wounded in Shooting at Southern California Party LOS ANGELES—One person was killed and eight people were wounded following an overnight shooting at a large party in Southern California, police said Saturday. Officers from the San Bernardino police dispatched late Friday found the one person who was killed outside the party, which was at a business in a strip mall in the city […]
  • Braver Angels Seeks to Heal Partisan Wounds; Anatomy of a Childcare Crisis Are there people in your life it’s impossible to talk to about politics? Braver Angels is here to help. They’ve got tools and workshops to help people depolarize their conversations to rebuild civic trust. We talk to the director of events, Randy Lioz, to find out how it works. Then in America Q&A, we ask: […]
  • Lawmaker Demands Capitol Police Release Tapes After ‘False’ Allegation by Jan. 6 Panel Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), ranking GOP member of the House Administration Committee, is demanding that U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) release security footage tapes from Jan. 5, 2021, after the Jan. 6 panel made “demonstrably false” allegations against another House Republican. Specifically, in a letter to the USCP, Davis cited “recent press reports, [that] the partisan […]
  • Coast Guard Warns Boaters One Type of Fuel Could Be ‘Catastrophic’ As boaters enter the new boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detriot issued a warning to boaters about one type of fuel and said it could be “catastrophic.” The agency warned that boaters should not use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol, also known as E15 fuel. “This type of fuel is federally prohibited for recreational […]
  • First Biden-Yoon Summit Discusses North Korea, Supply Chains, and Security President Joe Biden, on Friday, landed in South Korea on his first trip to Asia since taking office. The five-day itinerary, which will also take him to Japan, aims to strengthen Indo-Pacific alliances to counter Chinese influence. After touching down in Seoul, Biden first toured Samsung’s chip complex in Pyeongtaek, accompanied by the new South […]
  • Nearly 3,500 Former Convicts Regain Right to Vote in Virginia The civil rights of 3,496 formerly incarcerated Virginians were restored by the state’s Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Friday. “I am encouraged that over 3,400 Virginians will take this critical first step towards vibrant futures as citizens with full civil rights,” Youngkin said in a May 20 press release. “Individuals with their rights restored come […]
  • Georgia’s Record-Breaking Early Voting Turnout Defies ‘Voter Suppression’ Accusations Early voting in Georgia broke records this week despite last year’s adoption of election integrity measures that critics derided as “voter suppression” and President Joe Biden called a “blatant attack” on the Constitution and compared to a Jim Crow-era relic. More than 710,000 people had voted early in Georgia’s primary election as of May 19, […]
  • NYC Teen Arrested for Murder in Connection to Shooting Death of 11-Year-Old Girl A 15-year-old boy in New York City is facing murder charges in connection to the fatal shooting of Kyhara Tay in the Bronx earlier this week, authorities said. Keechant Sewell, the commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), confirmed during a news conference that the teen, identified as Matthew Godwin, was arrested for murder, […]
  • Justice Department Releases Guide on How Convicted Individuals Can Exercise the Right to Vote The Justice Department announced Friday a guide to address the issue of voting rights in different states after being convicted of a felony. The guide details steps that can help one understand whether and how a convicted American citizen, who meets the age and residency requirements, can exercise their right to vote. It also provides […]
  • Lagarde Calls for Crypto Crackdown, Says They’re ‘Based on Nothing’ European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has taken aim at cryptocurrencies, arguing in an interview on Dutch television that they’re essentially “worth nothing” as they lack underlying assets “as an anchor to safety” while calling for them to be regulated. Lagarde made the remarks in an interview on the Dutch television program “College Tour,” due […]
  • Cybercriminals Steal Records of 500,000 Chicago Students in Huge Data Breach Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has revealed that nearly half a million students and over 50,000 staff members have fallen prey to a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information via a ransomware attack. A technology vendor for CPS called Battelle for Kids notified the school district that, on Dec. 1, 2021, an unauthorized […]
  • Pfizer Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit From COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Citing ‘Prototype’ Agreement Pfizer has asked a U.S. court to throw out a lawsuit from a whistleblower who revealed problems at sites that tested Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Brook Jackson, the whistleblower, alleged in a suit that was unsealed in February that Pfizer and associated parties violated clinical trial regulations and federal laws, including the False Claims Act. In […]
  • Rare Northern Michigan Tornado Kills 1, Injures More Than 40 GAYLORD, Mich.—A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings, and downed trees and power lines. The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about 4,200 people roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit, at […]
  • UK Minister Meets With US Delegate Amid Northern Ireland Tensions British International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan met Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) on Saturday amid tensions over the post-Brexit deal with Northern Ireland. The head of the powerful ways and means committee in the U.S. House of Representatives also spoke with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer on Saturday and was due to meet Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. […]
  • 3M Ordered to Pay $77.5 Million to Veteran in Latest Earplug Trial A jury in Pensacola, Florida federal court on Friday ordered 3M Co to pay $77.5 million to a U.S. Army veteran who said he suffered hearing damage as a result of using the company’s military-issue earplugs. The verdict for veteran James Beal is the largest yet for an individual in a sprawling litigation over the […]
  • Biden Signs $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package Into Law President Joe Biden on May 21 signed a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. Biden signed the bill, H.R. 7691, while traveling in Asia. The legislation primarily features money for military assistance but also makes available $8 billion for economic support for both Ukraine and countries “impacted by the situation in Ukraine, including for programs […]
  • Trump Lawyers Demand Intelligence Agencies Punish Ex-employees Who Claimed Russians Were Behind Hunter Biden Laptop The former employees at the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies should be punished for claiming stories about emails on a computer belonging to President Joe Biden’s son were part of a Russian scheme, lawyers for former President Donald Trump said. Top officials at the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), […]
  • The Pandemic of Fear “Fear,” Dr. Mark McDonald says, “is the mechanism by which people lose their ability to think rationally.” In this recent episode of “American Thought Leaders,” host Jan Jekielek sits down with Dr. Mark McDonald to discuss the physical and psychological damage done to the American people by COVID-19 rules and regulations and what we as […]
  • Probe of NSBA ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Letter Ends In Apology, Pledge to ‘Ensure This Does Not Happen Again’ Top officials at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) have apologized for a controversial letter that called on the Justice Department to probe parents under domestic terrorism laws, blaming a “concerning lack of internal process and accountability” on the part of the association and vowing policy changes “to ensure this does not happen again.” The […]
  • US, South Korea to Consider Expanding Military Drills to Deter North Korea’s Nuclear Threat The United States and South Korea have agreed to initiate talks on expanding joint military drills on the Korean Peninsula in response to North Korea’s growing nuclear threat. U.S. President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-yeol, held their first meeting in Seoul on Saturday, during which they discussed measures to deter North […]
  • Surgeon: Pilot Had Remarkable Recovery After Passing Out WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—The 64-year-old pilot of a small plane who became incapacitated, leaving his passenger with no flying experience to land the Cessna in Florida earlier this month, suffered a tear in his aorta, his surgeon said. Dr. Nishant Patel, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, said in a news conference […]
  • Health Authorities Investigate Monkeypox Outbreak Health authorities in Europe, North America, and Australia have begun to investigate an outbreak of monkeypox, raising concerns that a broader outbreak of the viral infection could be underway in the West. As of writing, monkeypox has been reported in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. […]
  • 6 Injured in Explosion and Fire at Wisconsin Pier Factory EAGLE, Wis.—Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, in an explosion and fire that rocked a Wisconsin marine construction company Thursday with a blast so thunderous it shook a nearby elementary school. About 100 firefighters responded after the explosion and fire was reported at Summerset Marine Construction in the small Waukesha County community of Eaglea, […]
  • NY State Supreme Court Reinstates Ban on Police Choke Holds During Arrests A New York state law that bans police officers from using any move that makes it hard for a suspect to breath during an arrest, such as a choke hold, was reinstated Thursday. The state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division overturned a June 2021 ruling that allowed the use of moves that compress the suspect’s diaphragm during […]
  • Consecutive High Gas Prices Are ‘Unprecedented’ With Summer Season Around The Corner, AAA Says U.S. gas prices have been climbing for the past 11 consecutive days in a row, amid the worse energy supply crisis in decades, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The drivers association said that the current stretch of record high prices is unprecedented. The national average for a gallon of gas hit $4.59 on May 20, a slight […]
  • Florida Court Overturns Ruling on DeSantis Redistricting Map A Florida appeals court ruled Friday to reinstate a redrawn congressional map that Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed ahead of the 2022 midterm elections after it was struck down by a lower court judge on May 11. DeSantis sought to redraw the north Florida district of Democratic U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, arguing the district was gerrymandered […]
  • CDC Advises Doctors to Be on Alert for Monkeypox as WHO Confirms Outbreaks in 11 Countries The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory on Friday asking doctors across the United States to be on the watch for monkeypox, as the World Health Organization has confirmed 80 confirmed cases across 11 countries. Monkeypox is a viral disease typically endemic to central and western Africa, but since the start […]
  • Vintage ‘Base Ball’ and a Sunday in the Park On any given Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area, cranks and players lean back in time to enjoy 1886 vintage “base ball.” Last week, this crank (baseball fan) watched the San Jose Dukes and San Francisco Sea Lions battle it out at Raynor Park in Sunnyvale, Calif. The players used equipment and wore uniforms […]
  • Feds Halt Sales of Homemade Guns Before August Rule Is Implemented The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has told one of the nation’s largest homemade firearms parts retailers, JSD Supply, to stop selling its products. The move comes more than three months before President Joe Biden’s controversial “ghost gun” regulation goes into effect on Aug. 24, 2022. The new rule, which is expected […]
  • Incumbent Oregon District Attorneys Fend Off Well-Funded Progressive Challengers Of the only two contested district attorney races in Oregon, both incumbents won reelections against progressive challengers backed by a wealthy Portland donor. In Washington County, the second populous of Oregon, district attorney Kevin Barton defeated Brian Decker in the nonpartisan race held on May 17. Decker, a public defender, ran on a progressive platform […]
  • Biden Appoints John Kirby as NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications at White House President Joe Biden on May 20 announced John Kirby as the new National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the White House. After media speculation on the move, the White House confirmed Kirby will “coordinate interagency efforts to explain United States policy” and be a senior Biden administration voice on related matters. “John Kirby […]
  • Man Who Admitted to Killing Georgia Teacher Acquitted of Murder In an unexpected turn of events, a man who admitted to investigators that he killed a high school history teacher and burned her body was found not guilty of murder by a jury. On May 20, Ryan Duke shivered in tears as Judge Bill Reinhardt announced his verdict: the jury found him not guilty of […]
  • DOJ Announces Hate Crimes and ‘Bias-Related’ Initiatives Including Reporting Hotline The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 20 announced new initiatives worth $10 million to curb hates crimes and other “bias-related incidents.” This comes just days after the House passed legislation to authorize dedicated offices within U.S. federal government departments to monitor domestic terrorism and hate crimes. As part of the DOJ’s efforts, it […]
  • Big Cities’ Climate Lawsuits Against Big Oil Scrutinized A recent wave of government climate change lawsuits against oil and gas firms may prove deeply harmful, actually inhibiting the growth of new, greener technologies by diverting resources that would otherwise fuel innovation, according to a May 16 issue brief from the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). “There are many serious adverse consequences from state and […]
  • Anaheim Political Consultant Among Many Suspected of Corruption in FBI Probe ANAHEIM, Calif.—A multi-year FBI investigation in Anaheim has brought to light possible corruption among a network of officials and consultants and has stirred theories about who might be involved. A criminal complaint filed May 16 in federal court against former Director of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Todd Ament mentions several conversations between him and […]
  • Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Lifting Title 42 A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a border policy that has enabled border authorities to quickly expel illegal immigrants at the southern U.S. border back to Mexico on public health grounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a 47-page ruling on Friday, Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana granted a nationwide […]
  • Clinton Supporter Who Led Disinformation Board Until Resignation Says She Wasn’t a Partisan Actor The woman who led the Biden administration’s Disinformation Governance Board until resigning this week is claiming she was going about her job in a nonpartisan way despite previously declaring publicly her support for Democrat Hillary Clinton. “To say that I’m just a partisan actor was wildly out of context,” the woman, Nina Jankowicz, said on MSNBC […]
  • OC Dems Call for California Democratic Party Secretary’s Resignation Some Democrats are calling for Melahat Rafiei, the former head of the Orange County Democratic Party and current secretary of the California Democratic Party, to resign after it was revealed she was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of bribing public officials in 2019 prior to her involvement as a cooperating witness in a corruption […]
  • Inside the Michael Sussmann Trial—Kash Patel Talks ‘October Surprise’; Fusion GPS Employee Testimony; Rodney Joffe | Kash’s Corner Was the Russia collusion narrative an “October surprise” to damage the Trump 2016 campaign? Why was tech executive Rodney Joffe terminated as an FBI confidential informant? Will he be charged next by special counsel John Durham? We discuss all this and more in this episode on the trial of ex-Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann.     * […]
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