US and India to boost defense and technology cooperation as China threat grows

CNN — The United States and India are taking steps to strengthen their defense partnership, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of cooperation between the two countries in the face of an increasingly assertive China. The plans emerged after two days of meetings in Washington between government and business officials from both countries and … Read more

U.S. Company Offers Advanced Drones to Ukraine for One Dollar, With Some Costs

A US arms manufacturer is offering to sell the Ukrainian government two Reaper MQ-9 drones for one dollar in an effort to help the country defend itself as it prepares for an expected Russian offensive. The deal would also require Kyiv to spend around $10 million to prepare and ship the plane to Ukraine, and … Read more

Ransomware: New US strategy prioritizes victims but could make it harder to catch cybercriminals

Washington CNN — Last week’s disruption by US and European law enforcement of a $100 million ransomware gang is the clearest public example yet of a new high-stakes strategy by the Biden administration. to prioritize protecting victims of cybercrime – even if that means warning suspects and potentially making it difficult to stop them. The … Read more

Iran plant: Israel was behind drone attacks, US media report

CNN — US officials believe the drone attacks on a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan were carried out by Israel, according to US media. Tehran said on Sunday that drones attacked the Isfahan factory late the previous evening, calling the operation “a failure”. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported … Read more

District reassigns principal of Virginia school where boy, 6, allegedly shot teacher, spokesperson says

CNN — The principal of Richneck Elementary School in Virginia has been reassigned to Newport News Public Schools, according to a district spokesperson. In an email to CNN confirming the reassignment, the district did not specify where it was reassigning former manager Briana Foster Newton. School and district management have come under fire in the … Read more

Schiff, Omar, Swalwell: Democrats targeted by McCarthy defend their committee assignments

Washington CNN — The trio of Democrats that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has targeted for removal from committee duty offered a unified rebuke in a joint interview on CNN that aired Sunday. Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell, who were removed from their positions on the House Intelligence Committee, and Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, … Read more

Paul Pelosi attacker trafficks in conspiracy theories in call to TV station after video release

CNN — The man who attacked Nancy Pelosi’s husband at their home last year showed no remorse and continued his dangerous fixation on the former Speaker of the House in a bizarre phone call to a San reporter. Francisco on Friday, according to reports from the Bay Area station. David DePape called KTVU’s Amber Lee … Read more

Donald Trump hits the trail in New Hampshire and South Carolina as he looks to rejuvenate 2024 campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump will deliver the opening remarks at the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting on Saturday as he returns to the track to ramp up his 2024 presidential campaign. Trump will address hundreds of Republican leaders and grassroots activists at the meeting in Salem before headlining a second campaign event … Read more

Ronna McDaniel: Republican National Committee chairwoman elected to fourth consecutive term

Dana Point, California CNN — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel was elected to a fourth consecutive term on Friday after winning the support of around two-thirds of RNC members who gathered here for their winter meeting. McDaniel fended off a stronger-than-expected challenge from Harmeet Dhillon, an RNC committee member from California and an attorney … Read more

Jan. 6 rioter who assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick sentenced to over 6 years in jail

CNN — A man who assaulted United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with pepper spray on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Friday to 80 months behind bars. Julian Khater pleaded guilty in September to two counts of assaulting, resisting or obstructing officers with a dangerous weapon. His co-defendant, George Tanios, pleaded guilty last summer … Read more