A federal judge temporarily blocked portions of a new Florida law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans transgender minors from receiving puberty blockers, saying that gender identity is real and the state has no rational basis for denying patients treatment.
Normandy marks D-Day’s 79th anniversary, honors World War II veterans
This year’s tribute to the young soldiers who died in Normandy also reminds veterans, officials and visitors what Ukraine faces today.
California investigating whether Ron DeSantis involved in flying asylum-seekers from Texas to Sacramento
Officials were investigating whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was behind a flight that picked up asylum-seekers on the Texas border and flew them to California's capital.
Collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine triggers emergency as Moscow and Kyiv blame each other
The wall of a major dam in southern Ukraine collapsed, triggering floods, endangering Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and threatening drinking water supplies.
Unresponsive pilot seen slumped over before deadly Virginia plane crash, officials say
A wayward and unresponsive business plane that flew over the nation’s capital Sunday afternoon caused the military to scramble a fighter jet before the plane crashed in Virginia.
Oklahoma school board approves what would be first taxpayer-funded religious school in US
A state school board in Oklahoma voted to approve what would be the first publicly funded religious school in the nation.
Robert Hanssen, former FBI agent who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies
A former FBI agent who took more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Russia and the former Soviet Union in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history died in prison Monday.
Hundreds of Gannett journalists walk out
Hundreds of journalists for the country’s largest newspaper chain walked off the job on Monday, accusing the company’s chief executive of decimating its local newsrooms.
Amount of warming triggering carbon dioxide in air hits new peak, growing at near-record fast rate
The cause of global warming is showing no signs of slowing as heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere increased to record highs in its annual Spring peak, jumping at one of the fastest rates on record.
Former Vice President Mike Pence files paperwork launching 2024 presidential bid in challenge to Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork on Monday declaring his campaign for president in 2024, setting up a challenge to his former boss.
Joe Biden, looking to shore up Hispanic support, faces pressure to get 2024 outreach details right
Joe Biden vowed in 2020 to work “like the devil” to energize Hispanic voters, and flew to Florida seven weeks before Election Day to do just that.
Hundreds of thousands march in Poland anti-government protests to show support for democracy
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in an anti-government protest in Poland’s capital on Sunday, with citizens traveling from across the country to voice their anger at officials who they say have eroded democratic norms and created fears that the nation is following Hungary and Turkey down the path to autocracy.
Slow start to New York’s legal pot market leaves farmers holding the bag
New York pot farmers aren’t the only ones struggling with difficult economic conditions. Marijuana growers in western states have also complained that low prices, tough competition from the black market, high state taxes and federal banking and exporting restrictions have made it tough for legal growers to make money.
Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian appear on Forbes’ richest self-made women list
Forbes released its list of America’s richest self-made women on this week, and all your faves are on it.
Signaling system error led to fatal train crash that killed 275 in India, official says
The derailment in eastern India that killed 275 people and injured hundreds was caused by an error in the electronic signaling system that led a train to wrongly change tracks and crash into a freight train, officials said Sunday.
Apple is expected to unveil a sleek, pricey headset. Is it the device VR has been looking for?
Apple appears poised to unveil a long-rumored headset that will place its users between the virtual and real world, while also testing the technology trendsetter’s ability to popularize new-fangled devices after others failed to capture the public’s imagination.
DeSantis hits Trump from the right while the ex-president looks ahead to the general election
In his first week on the campaign trail as a presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis repeatedly hit his chief rival, Donald Trump, from the right.
Transgender adults in Florida `blindsided’ that new law also limits their access to health care
Debate surrounding Florida’s new restrictions on gender-affirming care focused largely on transgender children. But a new law that Republican presidential candidate and Gov. Ron DeSantis signed last month also made it difficult – even impossible – for many transgender adults to get treatment.
Missing man’s body recovered at Iowa apartment collapse site; two others still missing
The body of one of three men who had been missing after the partial collapse of an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, has been found, a city official confirmed Sunday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill banning gender-affirming care for minors
The GOP-controlled Texas legislature sent the bill to Abbott last month. Republicans in the Senate took the final vote over the objections from Democrats, who used parliamentary maneuvers to delay passage but could not derail it entirely.
Debt deal imposes new work requirements for SNAP benefits, frustrating many Democrats
Bargaining over toughening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is commonly known as food stamps, became the focal point for the White House and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy up until the end.
President Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default
The White House announced the signing, done in private at the White House, in an emailed statement in which Biden thanked congressional leaders for their partnership.
Over 280 killed and 900 injured in India’s deadliest train crash in decades
Rescuers in India have found no additional survivors from the massive derailment involving two passenger trains that left more than 280 people dead and hundreds injured.
Mary Trump and E. Jean Carroll are teaming up for a new novel
The novel came out of an unusual collaboration between Mary Trump and two of her close friends.
President Biden will address budget and debt agreement from Oval Office Friday night
President Joe Biden planned to discuss the contentious, just-passed budget deal in a speech to the nation Friday night.
What to know about the 3 other Donald Trump investigations
In the coming months, Donald Trump’s mounting legal troubles could get even worse. At least three investigations could bring more criminal charges against him.
Justice Department says it won’t charge Mike Pence over handling of classified documents
The news comes days before Mike Pence plans to launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination for president
Fort Bragg drops Confederate namesake for Fort Liberty, part of US Army base rebranding
The cost to rename Fort Bragg — one of the largest military installations in the world by population — will total about $6.37 million, according to a commission report.
How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt limit deal and staved off a catastrophe
It’s a tale of an underestimated House speaker determined to defy expectations that he couldn’t address a complex debt limit fight, and a president who tuned out the noise from his own party to ensure a default would not happen on his watch.
Some transgender people turn to crowdfunding to leave Florida after anti-LGBTQ+ laws
Dozens of transgender people in Florida have turned to crowdfunding appeals to help them leave the state after the passage of new legislation that targets the LGBTQ+ community.
Despite flags, Border Patrol staff didn’t review fragile 8-year-old girl’s file before she died
Border Patrol medical staff declined to review the file of an 8-year-old girl with a chronic heart condition and rare blood disorder before she appeared to have a seizure and died on her ninth day in custody, an internal investigation found.