US appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to revive student debt plan

US appeals court rejects Biden's bid to revive student debt plan

Nov 30 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday declined to put on hold a Texas judge’s ruling that said President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in student loan debt was unlawful. The New Orleans-based 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Biden administration’s request to pause a … Read more

US House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader

US House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hakeem Jeffries was unanimously elected on Wednesday to become the Democratic Party’s top leader in the US House of Representatives beginning in January, making him the first Black American to hold such a high-ranking position in Congress. The vote by Jeffries’ fellow Democrats also marked the rise of a younger … Read more

US Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

US Senate passes same-sex marriage protection bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The US Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would protect federal recognition of same-sex marriage, a measure taken up in response to worries the Supreme Court could overturn a 2015 decision that legalized it nationwide. The narrowly tailored bill, which would require the federal government to recognize a marriage … Read more

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

Oath Keepers founder guilty of sedition in US Capitol attack plot

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, and another leader of the right-wing group, were found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for the attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, an important win for the Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations … Read more

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader urges world to cut ties with Tehran -online video

Niece of Iran's Supreme Leader urges world to cut ties with Tehran -online video

DUBAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s niece, a well known rights activist, has called on foreign governments to cut all ties with Tehran over its violent crackdown on popular unrest kindled by the death in police custody of a young woman. A video of a statement by Farideh Moradkhani, an … Read more

Judge rejects lawsuit by daughter seeking to attend Missouri father’s execution

Judge rejects lawsuit by daughter seeking to attend Missouri father's execution

JEFFERSON CITY — A federal judge on Friday denied a request by the daughter of a man on death row seeking to attend her father’s execution on Tuesday. Corionsa Ramey, the 19-year-old daughter of Kevin Johnson, asked US District Judge Brian Wimes to pause her father’s Tuesday execution until he ruled on her request to … Read more

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

Democrats weigh options after Supreme Court decision on Trump taxes

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – US congressional Democrats on Wednesday grappled with the daunting task of reviewing six years of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns as Republicans prepared to take control of the House of Representatives in less than six weeks. Members of the Democratic-led House Ways and Means Committee said they hope to … Read more

Maryland man accused of killing 3 children, former girlfriend in Chester

Maryland man accused of killing 3 children, former girlfriend in Chester

A Maryland man was arrested this afternoon and charged in a quadruple fatal shooting in Chester that killed his former girlfriend and her three children. The suspect is the father of the two youngest victims, both 4. Police said Jonah Adams, 35, was apprehended by agents with the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and … Read more

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the ‘most regulated’ crypto exchange

Exclusive: How FTX bought its way to become the 'most regulated' crypto exchange

FTX bought a 10% stake in IEX with an option to acquire 100% FTX spent $2 billion on ‘acquisitions for regulatory purposes’ Documents show FTX saw its regulatory status as a way of luring new capital from major investors Nov 18 (Reuters) – Before it collapsed this month, FTX stood apart from many rivals in … Read more

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to step down from US House leadership, passing to a new generation

Pelosi to remain in the House but not in the leadership In 35 years in the House, she has twice served as speaker Pelosi allies rally around Jeffries as successor WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the trailblazing Democrat who as the first woman US House of Representatives speaker shepherded landmark legislation and led … Read more