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Mint Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday issued a new letter to Congress stating the government won’t begin to run out of money to pay its bills until June 5 — slightly later than the agency’s previous prediction of as soon as June 1. “Based on the most recent available data, […]

Creativeye99/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A former leading member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group was sentenced Friday to eight years and six months in prison for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jessica Watkins led a small group into the Capitol building, but prosecutors said her actions enabled many more […]

Marilyn Nieves/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — What started as a rocky presidential campaign launch marred with technical issues ended with a massive roll-in of cash for the first 24 hours of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign. DeSantis raised $8.2 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to sources familiar with the […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With potential default just six days away, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy arrived at the Capitol Friday telling reporters he remained optimistic despite no deal in hand. McCarthy said negotiators “made progress” overnight but wouldn’t get into specifics of the framework being discussed. “And I’m gonna work as hard as we […]

Tetra Images – Henryk Sadura/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Gridlock in Washington over raising the debt ceiling threatens to disrupt payments to millions of Americans who rely on government benefits each month. Seniors, veterans and Americans living with disabilities could be the first to suffer if the federal government is unable to pay its bills as […]

Courtesy Reanna Bendzak (NEW YORK) — A mom in Canada is sharing a warning about eating and drinking outdoors as summer approaches. Reanna Bendzak said she, her husband and their two children were at an outdoor barbecue in March when she gave her then-7-month-old daughter a piece of celery to chew on. “Our daughter was […]

JazzIRT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With Memorial Day weekend travel underway, U.S. airports recorded the highest number of passengers on Thursday since before the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 2,658,057 people at checkpoints across the country on Thursday, the highest daily number since 2019. Even more passengers could be screened […]

Office of the Inspector General/Dept. of Justice (WASHINGTON) — The 123 federal prisons in the United States need roughly $2 billion worth of “maintenance” and most are “aging and deteriorating,” according to a DOJ inspector general report. In three prisons, the conditions are so bad they had to be closed — including the Metropolitan Correctional […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — The landscape of abortion rights has shifted dramatically in the 11 months since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending federal protections for abortion rights. The decision left it up to states to decide how to regulate abortion services. States in the West and Northeast have since taken […]

joe daniel price/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday significantly rolled back federal safeguards for wetlands under the Clean Water Act, siding with Idaho property owners in a decision that curbs Environmental Protection Agency power. The case, Sackett v. EPA, pitted Michael and Chantell Sackett against EPA regulators over a bid […]

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