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Biden to sign executive order making military harassment a crime

President Biden on Wednesday is expected to sign an executive order that would make sexual harassment an offense under the military's justice system and increase penalties for troops sharing explicit photographs of other service members without their permission. White House officials have not disclosed what the penalties could be for ...

Viral video shows illegal immigrants released at the border

A new viral video shows illegal immigrants nabbed at the border in Texas being released, ferried to airports and dropped off to catch flights taking them deeper into the U.S. Bill Melugin, a Fox News reporter, posted a video taken from Brownsville, putting the Biden administration’s practice of catch-and-release ...

Coast Guard searching for 38 people lost off Florida coast after at least one died, another survived

The Coast Guard is searching an area the size of Rhode Island for any signs of 38 people believed to have been in a boat that capsized off the coast of Florida after one survived and at least one other died. A single survivor was found about 8 a.m. Tuesday ...

New York mask rule back in effect -- for now; appeals court grants stay on COVID-19 rule

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s indoor mask rule will remain in effect for a while longer after an appeals judge granted a stay late Tuesday blocking a lower court’s ruling against the COVID-19 mandate. The volley of decisions will likely cause whiplash, especially at Long Island schools that started to ...

Coast Guard searches sea for 39 people lost off the Florida coast

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard searched through the night Wednesday for 39 people missing from a capsized boat after a solitary survivor was found clinging to the overturned hull off the Florida coast. Crews on at least four ships and five aircraft already scanned a vast area about the ...

As Fed meets, investor angst over rate hikes spooks markets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wild volatility in the stock market this week has put heightened scrutiny on the Federal Reserve's meeting Wednesday and whether the Fed will clarify just how fast it plans to tighten credit and potentially slow the economy. With high inflation squeezing consumers and businesses, the Fed is ...

Cardi B wins defamation lawsuit against blogger Tasha K over herpes, prostitution allegations

ATLANTA — A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger who she says posted videos falsely stating the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes and engaged in prostitution. The jury on Monday found Latasha Kebe, known ...

Senate Republicans call for probe into NEA, possible role in DOJ's school-board memo

Senate Republicans called Tuesday on inspectors general to investigate possible collusion between the Biden administration and the National Education Association on squelching pushback over critical race theory in schools. The senators cited an Oct. 8 letter from NEA president Becky Pringle urging tech platforms to block “disinformation” on critical...

San Jose approves first U.S. insurance law for gun owners

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States. The San Jose City Council overwhelmingly approved the measure despite opposition from gun owners who said ...

Rep. Henry Cuellar: 'No wrongdoing on my part' after FBI search

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar posted a video Tuesday saying he took part in “no wrongdoing” after FBI agents last week conducted a search at the Texas Democrat's home, which was part of an investigation that relates to the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan, The Associated Press has learned. The FBI ...

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