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US News | The Epoch Times Tue, 09 Aug 2022 05:48:06 +0000
  • Data Is the New Oil, But Partisanship and Lack of Leadership Lead to Losses: Shark Tank Investor Digital transformation investment levels will reach $6.3 trillion between 2022-2024, according to the global research firm International Data Company (IDC). “For the first time ever, we see that the majority of enterprise organizations [at 53 percent] have an enterprise-wide digital transformation strategy, a 42 percent increase from just two years ago,” stated Shawn Fitzgerald, IDC’s research […]
  • Nebraska Cancels Special Session to Change Abortion Laws Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday canceled a proposed special session of the state legislature intended to reduce the current abortion ban from 20 weeks to 12 weeks. Ricketts’s decision came after Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers indicated in a letter that an insufficient number of state senators would vote to amend Nebraska’s abortion laws. […]
  • Axios Sold for Over $500 Million to Family-Owned Firm Founded by Ex-Democrat Nominee for President Cox Enterprises announced on Monday that they had acquired the media outlet Axios in a deal expected to close later this month, bringing the Twitter-era news outlet into the fold of a company with deep roots in American history. The announcement on Monday afternoon revealed that the news site, known for its bullet-point presentation of technical […]
  • ‘Enough’: House GOP Pledges Investigation of DOJ With November Win After FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago House GOP leaders have pledged to take action on the “weaponized politicization” of the Department of Justice (DOJ) “when Republicans take back the House” in the midterm elections, after federal agents raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property on Monday. “I’ve seen enough,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in a statement late Monday. […]
  • Hearing Delayed for Vegan Mother in Starvation Death of Son FORT MYERS, Fla.—A vegan woman convicted of murder in the malnutrition death of her young son must wait a bit longer to learn her sentence. Sheila O’Leary, 38, whose family followed a strict vegan diet, was convicted in June on six charges—first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, aggravated manslaughter, child abuse, and two counts of child […]
  • Biden Admin Sends $1 Billion to Ukraine in Largest Yet Arms Package Drawn From US Stockpiles Nearly six months into the Russia–Ukraine war, the Biden administration on Monday announced a $1 billion security assistance package for Ukraine, coming on the same day it announced some $4.5 billion in aid to keep Ukraine’s government running. Acting Pentagon press secretary Todd Breasseale announced that the latest $1 billion in aid “to meet Ukraine’s critical […]
  • Lisa Murkowski Faces Close Challenge in Alaska Primary A contentious electoral battle pitting four-term incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) against Donald Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka will go to Alaska’s voters in the Aug. 16 primary. Voting in the ranked-choice election will take place in person throughout America’s Last Frontier. The primary ballot has seven Republicans, three Democrats, five Independents, two Alaska Independent Party candidates, […]
  • Hageman-Cheney Costliest Congressional Race in Wyoming History, but Money May Not Matter CASPER, Wyo.—More than $20 million has been collectively raised by the five candidates in Wyoming’s Aug. 16 Republican congressional primary, making it the most expensive U.S. House race in state history. More than $15 million has been raised by just one of the hopefuls, embattled incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Much of the money came […]
  • Gilbert Challenges Trump-Endorsed Lombardo’s GOP Gubernatorial Win in Nevada Lawsuit During a rally in a circus tent spiked into the sun-broiled blacktop of an East Las Vegas shopping center two days before Nevada’s June 14 primary elections, Joey Gilbert claimed there was fraud afoot in his Republican gubernatorial primary against Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Gilbert, a Reno attorney and former professional boxer endorsed by […]
  • Sheriff’s Deputy and Woman Killed in Colorado Home Shooting COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A woman and a sheriff’s deputy were fatally shot at a home in southern Colorado over the weekend and the suspected gunman was later found dead inside the home, authorities said Monday. El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Peery, 39, was wounded Sunday after he arrived with two other law enforcement officers to […]
  • Trump Family Reacts to FBI Raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Family members of former President Donald Trump have reacted to the FBI raiding his Mar-a-Lago home and accused the federal law enforcement agency of being politically motivated. Donald Trump Jr., the eldest child of the former president, wrote on Twitter that the Biden administration is “out of control, [Department of Justice] is ripping this country […]
  • Returning Community College Students May Have Tuition Waived Under California Bill More Californians may soon go to community college for free under a bill introduced by a Los Angeles Assemblyman, which passed in the California Assembly in May and will be heard in the state Senate next week. Assembly Bill 2266, known as the “Free Community College for All” program, was introduced by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago […]
  • Laguna Beach to Add Hiring Incentives to Remedy Police Shortages The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously approved a proposal to remedy police workforce shortages by increasing overtime pay and offering hiring incentives last week. “Police agencies across Orange County and the nation are struggling to attract and retain officers due to the changing business and political environment,” Police Chief Jeff Calvert said during the Aug. […]
  • CDC Falsely Claims That Connection Between Heart Inflammation and MRNA Vaccines Wasn’t Known for Most of 2021 | Facts Matter The CDC claimed that, as late as October 2021, there was no known association between heart inflammation and the vaccines. Last month, The Epoch Times submitted a Freedom of Information request to a specific team at the CDC. The team that we targeted our request to was the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease […]
  • Nurse in Deadly LA Crash Facing 6 Murder Charges: Gascón LOS ANGELES—A nurse from Houston accused of running a red light and speeding into a Windsor Hills intersection, sparking a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed six people—including a pregnant mother, her infant son, and her unborn baby—was charged Aug. 8 with six counts of murder. Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, was also charged with five counts […]
  • Trump: FBI Has Raided Mar-a-Lago, Property ‘Under Siege’ Former President Donald Trump said his Florida Mar-a-Lago home is “under siege” and “occupied by a group of FBI agents” in a statement late Aug. 8. “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI […]
  • Capitol Report (Aug. 8): New Bill to Provide 87K New IRS Agents; Trump, Biden Weigh In on China Threat Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing to close out a big package this week, expanding the government’s role in multiple sectors including health care and energy. Virginia Congressman Bob Good spoke with NTD to discuss the implications of the bill and how he plans to vote on it when it lands in the House later […]
  • Did Fox News Ban Trump? Experts Weigh In News Analysis With the calendar now up to over 100 days since Trump has been interviewed on the Fox News network, media reports, citing people close to Trump, say that the former president is complaining that the network has turned against him. Rather than giving air time to Trump rallies and speeches, Fox has helped […]
  • Leader in School Board Recall Bid Facing False Complaint Charges With a looming recall election swirling around the culture wars in a small Colorado town, authorities confirmed their arrest of a recall leader on false complaint charges. The Woodland Park Police Department confirmed in a press release late last week their arrest of Samantha Peck, one of the leaders of a recall campaign aimed at […]
  • Michigan Charter Schools Sue US Department of Education Over New Rule An organization representing Michigan charter schools is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a new rule that its lawyers say will undermine charter schools. The Biden administration, which is closely aligned with public school teachers unions, is hostile to charter schools. On the campaign trail in 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden said he’s “not a […]
  • Biden Administration to Spend Additional $4.5 Billion to Keep Ukrainian Government Functioning The United States will send out another $4.5 billion to help keep the Ukrainian government afloat, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said Monday. The government of Ukraine, which is running on a deficit almost six months into its full-scale military conflict with Russia, is expected to receive the first payment of $3 billion […]
  • California: A Transgender Mecca for Minors Commentary England’s publicly funded healthcare system, The National Health Service, recently made a big announcement: By spring of 2023, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust will shut down its Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS). For the uninitiated, GIDS offers various services to children struggling with gender identity issues. The NHS announcement was long overdue. In truth, […]
  • ‘This Is About Power’ Critical Race Theory Trainer Tells Pennsylvania Educators Far-right white people are in a moral panic over Critical Race Theory (CRT) because they fear losing political power. These are the sentiments taught to Pennsylvania educators about parents who attend board meetings in opposition to CRT. The training was a webinar presented by Justice Leaders Collaborative, a Michigan-based social justice training organization that did […]
  • Gabby Petito’s Family Plans to File $50 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Police SALT LAKE CITY—Gabby Petito’s family on Monday notified Utah officials of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit alleging that police failed to recognize their daughter was in a life-threatening situation last year when officers investigated a fight between her and her boyfriend. The fight happened weeks before authorities say the boyfriend killed her while […]
  • Election Integrity Tops Concerns for Attendees at CPAC Dallas Conference Thousands of conservatives ranked election integrity as the No. 1 concern in a poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas last week, outweighing border security and inflation. The Aug. 6 poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, asked some 5,000 CPAC attendees to rank three topics from greatest to least important. Election integrity was […]
  • Trump Threatens to Campaign Against Sen. Manchin Over Inflation Bill Former President Donald Trump on Aug. 5 said he would go to West Virginia to campaign against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) if the Democrats’ $740 billion tax hike and climate change deal, the “Inflation Reduction Act,” is passed. The remark was made at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Texas when the Senate was […]
  • Florida Board of Medicine Moves to Ban Transgender Treatments for Minors PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–The Florida Board of Medicine voted on Aug. 5 to advance a plan that would ban doctors from providing gender-affirming treatments such as hormone therapy and puberty blockers to youth under the age of 18. Florida Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Joseph Ladapo acknowledged at the public hearing in Broward County, that there […]
  • Gov. DeSantis to Headline Rallies Supporting Trump-Endorsed Candidates: ‘Unite’ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is embarking on a multi-state campaign to support GOP candidates backed by former President Donald Trump, according to Turning Point Action. DeSantis, a Republican, will travel to Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Mexico to support GOP candidates such as Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, Arizona Republican candidate for Senate Blake Masters, Arizona GOP […]
  • White House Speaks Out Against New Indiana Pro-Life Law The Biden administration has spoken out against a new abortion ban in Indiana—the first U.S. state to pass such restrictions following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. “The Indiana Legislature took a devastating step as a result of the Supreme Court’s extreme decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate women’s constitutionally-protected right to abortion,” […]
  • Body Found in Indiana Identified as 18-Year-Old Girl Missing Since 2016 Authorities in Indiana were notified on Aug. 5 that the human remains of a woman recovered in a rural area of Miami County last month are those of Karena McClerkin, an 18-year-old who went missing years ago. In a press release, Kokomo Police Department (KPD) Lt. Richard Benzinger announced that a regional laboratory made a […]
  • Olivia Newton-John, Star of ‘Grease,’ Dies at 73 Legendary Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John, the star of “Grease” and a pop sensation in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Monday, according to her family. She was 73. “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over […]
  • Father, Son Get Life Sentences for Hate Crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s Death BRUNSWICK, Ga.—The father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday—for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder—at a hearing that brought a close to more than two years of criminal proceedings. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood […]
  • Terminated NYPD Officer Suing Over Denied Religious Exemption NEW YORK—Marjel Kola was living the American dream. After attending college in Italy, he emigrated to the United States from his home country of Albania at age 22. He joined the New York Police Department at 33. He and his wife own their own house in the suburbs. But the dream came to an end […]
  • Rent Control Backfiring Against California Renters Commentary If you’re a renter you well could get hit with much higher rent—after already paying a lot more the past decade. The culprit is California rent control laws. That’s because rent control always backfires, constricting the rental market and in the end increasing prices for most people. I’m a renter myself. So I’ll be […]
  • Oklahoma Football Coach Resigns After Reading Aloud ‘Shameful’ Word on Player’s iPad Cale Gundy, a long-time assistant head coach for the Oklahoma Sooners, announced his resignation on Aug. 7 over an unspecified word he “read aloud” during a film session. The 50-year-old coach said in a statement on Twitter that he “should never—under any circumstance—have uttered” the word after he picked up a “distracted” player’s iPad and […]
  • Researcher Admits to Fabricating Data in Paper, NIH Grant Applications A primate researcher in Texas has admitted to fabricating data in a paper and two grant applications but won’t lose his job. Deepak Kaushal, director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), falsified the numbers of treated and untreated primates in a study published in 2020, the U.S. […]
  • Inflation Reduction Act Will Increase Middle Class, Small-Business Taxes: Tax Law Expert While Democrats insist that the Inflation Reduction Act won’t boost taxes on people making less than $400,000 a year, collateral effects from the legislation will cause workers and small businesses alike to pay more, according to Preston Brashers, a senior tax policy analyst at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation. The measure, hammered out as a compromise agreement between […]
  • Vast Majority of Toddlers Haven’t Got COVID-19 Vaccine Weeks After CDC Approval: Data More than a month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended COVID-19 vaccines for very young children, only a small percentage have actually received the vaccine, according to federal data. Data published by the CDC on Aug. 8 show that about 755,730 children aged 6 months to 4 years have received at least […]
  • Did Policy Error Cause the Recession? News Analysis The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 has reignited the debate over the root cause of today’s inflationary environment and recession. From global supply chain snafus to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many economists and market analysts have alluded to a wide range of issues adding to the highest level of the Consumer Price […]
  • Palin, Begich Battle in Alaska Special Election for Late Congressman’s Seat Trump-endorsed Sarah Palin, her Republican rival Nick Begich III, and Democrat Mary Peltola will go head-to-head in Alaska’s special general election on Aug. 16 to serve out the remainder of late Republican Rep. Don Young’s term. In a 48-way special primary on June 11 following Young’s death in March, Palin, Begich, Peltola, and Al Gross, […]
  • California Republicans Claim Bill Attempts to Silence Parents California Republicans are condemning legislation they say is a part of a continued “assault on parents” who have flocked to local school board meetings over the last year to protest curriculum changes and policies. Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) said in an Aug. 1 statement Republicans oppose the passage of Senate Bill 1100 (SB 1100) […]
  • Michigan Attorney General Wants Opponent Investigated Over 2020 Election Claims Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed a request for an investigation into a Republican who is likely to be her November election opponent. The petition to the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council asks for a special investigator to probe Matthew DePerno for what is described as a “coordinated plan” to gain access to voting tabulators used […]
  • Bicyclist Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in La Habra LA HABRA, Calif.—A 53-year-old bicyclist was critically injured Aug. 7 when he was hit by Chevrolet Silverado in La Habra. The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. in the 500 block of West La Habra Boulevard, La Habra police reported. The man was transported to a hospital by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and was […]
  • Lia Thomas Competitor Riley Gaines Responds to Rumors She Tried to ‘Dodge a Kiss’ From Trump College swimmer Riley Gaines has responded to claims that she tried to “dodge a kiss” from former President Donald Trump during a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event in Dallas. A former college swimmer at the University of Kentucky, Gaines made headlines after she spoke against transgender athletes, or biological males, competing in women’s sports. A […]
  • GOP Issues Warning as Democrat ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Includes Hiring of 87,000 New IRS Agents Republicans say a piece of Democrat-backed legislation worth $740 billion includes funding to hire 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, which they say will target Americans. The measure, known as the “Inflation Reduction Act,” was approved in a 51–50 vote as Vice President Kamala Harris served as a tie-breaker for Democrats. A provision includes […]
  • Woman Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles, Suspect Flees in White Minivan CANOGA PARK, Calif.—A woman in her 40s was stabbed to death Aug. 7 in Canoga Park and police are looking for the suspect, a man who fled the scene in a white minivan, authorities said. The two had some type of altercation prior to the stabbing, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported. Officers responded […]
  • Biden Administration and Florida Agriculture Commissioner to Approve Christian School Lunches PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—The Biden administration and Florida’s agriculture commissioner say they intend to approve applications for funding to continue to serve free meals for low-income children at Grant Park Christian Academy—just days before the school was to begin a new school year and a lawsuit was to be heard in federal court over the lunch […]
  • Nunes Calls for Special Congressional Committee to Investigate DOJ A former congressman who uncovered key details about the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier and the U.S. government’s involvement in utilizing the document says the House of Representatives should form a special panel to investigate the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI. “If you look at the most important issue at the highest level in terms […]
  • Dermatologist Accused of Poisoning Husband in Irvine IRVINE, Calif.—A Mission Viejo dermatologist was behind bars Aug. 5 on suspicion of poisoning her husband in Irvine. Dr. Yue Yu was arrested Aug. 4 evening, according to Irvine police Lt. Bill Bingham. The victim suffered “significant internal injuries but is expected to recover,” and told police he suspected he was being poisoned by his […]
  • Americans Sour Further on Biden’s Economy as Pessimism Hits Highest Since 2008: Poll Americans have soured further on the economy under President Joe Biden, according to the latest ABC News /Ipsos poll, which shows that the share of U.S. respondents who think the economy is getting worse has soared to its highest level since the financial crisis of 2008–09. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of American adults believe […]
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