Tag: politics

Ransomware attack: What we know about the pipeline cyberattack: How it happened, who is responsible and more

The victim of the attack, Colonial Pipeline is a company that transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily from Houston...

Liz Cheney: House Republicans are preparing to oust No. 3 leader this week. Here’s what to watch.

Cheney’s refusal to embrace Trump’s election lies, and her rebukes of his role in the US Capitol insurrection, has highlighted a tumultuous rift in a...

Chinese rocket debris is expected to crash into Earth soon. It’s not the first time.

The good news is that debris plunging toward Earth — while unnerving — generally poses very little threat to personal safety. As Jonathan McDowell, an...

Colonial pipeline: Cyberattack forces major US fuel pipeline to shut down

The operator, Colonial Pipeline, said Saturday that the incident involves ransomware. The attack comes amid rising concerns over the cybersecurity vulnerabilities in America’s critical infrastructure...

Kamala Harris’ Family in India Where COVID Rages

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Vice President Kamala Harris’ maternal uncle, Balachandran Gopalan, talks to media...

From stimulus checks and bitcoin to mask write-offs — read this checklist before the tax filing deadline on May 17

If taxes are a certainty in life, so are the people who wait until the last minute to file. Well, that last minute is getting...

One culprit in the IRS backlog of 1.7 million tax returns? Broken printers and copiers, watchdog report says

Long-languishing 2019 tax returns and tardy tax refunds are being held up partly because of a shortage of working printers and copiers at Internal Revenue...

US supports vaccine patent waiver proposal at World Trade Organization

The move is preliminary and will not guarantee the global patent rules are lifted right away. But the Biden administration’s signal of support amounts to...

Facebook oversight board upholds ban on Trump’s account, but says company must clarify penalty

Facebook’s oversight board upheld the company’s decision to restrict former President Donald Trump’s access to to Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, but said that the...

Facebook oversight board to decide whether to reinstate Trump account Wednesday

Facebook’s oversight board will issue a ruling Wednesday morning on the social media network’s decision to ban former President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram...

Caitlyn Jenner opposes transgender girls participating in girls’ sports

A brief TMZ interview with Jenner Saturday — where she outlined her views on trans athletes participating in school sports — makes it clear why....

Afghanistan: Country’s security forces could face ‘bad possible outcomes,’ says US Gen. Mark Milley

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley pointed to an Afghan military that numbers more than 300,000 and “has been leading the fight for quite a...

Return to pre-pandemic life seems close, but Covid-19 confusion remains for many Americans

Despite declining case and death rates, many Americans are still living their lives in a frustrating gray area at a time when only about 30%...

New York City sets goal to reopen fully on July 1: De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that New York City will set a goal to ‘fully reopen’ on July 1, citing the city’s strong...

5 takeaways from Joe Biden’s address to Congress

Coming later than usual, on the eve of his 100th day in office, Biden delivered his speech amid swirling health and economic crises he has...

Rudy Giuliani: Federal agents execute search warrants on Manhattan home and office

Giuliani, who served as former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been the focus of an investigation concerning his activities in Ukraine, including whether he...

Gavin Newsom: Critics of California governor gather enough signatures to force recall election

The recall had long been expected to qualify because it was driven by a well-organized grassroots group that gathered signatures in every county of the...

Census 2020 results: Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats

Additionally, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon will each gain one seat in Congress. California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia...

Joe Biden has been pitching free community college since the Obama administration — can he now make it a reality?

During his state of the union address in 2015, then-President Barack Obama pitched Congress and the American public on what he described as a “bold...

Troy Carter wins Louisiana special election runoff, CNN projects

Carter, a former New Orleans city council member, ran as the more moderate candidate in the runoff and as someone willing to work across the...

The government promised to forgive military members’ student loans after 10 years of service — it’s only worked for 124 of them

Almost 3 million people are employed by the Department of Defense, many of whom are performing a quintessential form of public service: Serving in the...

Kamala Harris cements her place in Biden’s inner circle during a consequential week

“She wants to say something,” Biden told the group, gathered in a hallway at the courthouse in Minneapolis, before ceding the line to his vice...

Vaccine hesitancy among Republicans emerges as Biden’s next big challenge

The nation’s vaccine supply got a boost on Friday when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration...

Homeowners’ new safety net leaves many at risk

As the federal government hastily stitches together a new safety net for struggling homeowners, housing advocates fear the relief may come too late for some...

US Capitol Police officer allegedly told units to only monitor for ‘anti-Trump’ protesters on January 6

Rep. Zoe Lofgren described the radio broadcast, the existence of which was not previously known, during a House Administration Committee hearing on security failures around...