Footage from attack on Paul Pelosi released by authorities

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Authorities in San Francisco released video footage on Friday showing the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Paul Pelosi, being struck by an intruder’s gavel as the police rushed to their home to stop the attack. Police-worn camera footage of the Oct. 28 violence was released alongside surveillance … Read more

U.S. Senate Republicans put Biden on notice over debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Two dozen U.S. Senate Republicans warned Democratic President Joe Biden on Friday that they would not support raising the federal debt ceiling without at least an equal amount of spending cuts in the government programs or structural reforms. In a Jan. 27 letter, lawmakers backed legislation requiring the U.S. Treasury … Read more

North Korea slams United States for pledging tanks to Ukraine

SEOUL, Jan 28 (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday denounced U.S. tank battle pledges to Ukraine, saying Washington was “further crossing the red line” to win hegemony through proxy warfare, reports the official KCNA media. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, made the remarks in a statement carried by KCNA, … Read more

Tyre Nichols death: Memphis braces for release of police beating video

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Memphis braced for public outrage on Friday after it released video of five police officers, now charged with murder, during a traffic stop that authorities said resulted in the brutal beating and death of Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man. Officials who viewed the video said it was deeply … Read more

In Beijing’s backyard, U.S. demonstrates its military might

ABOARD THE NIMITZ, SOUTH CHINA SEA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – For a few hours under gray skies, dozens of fighter jets and helicopters roar on and off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, in a show of American military might in some of the most contested waters in the world. MH-60 Seahawk helicopters … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla’s Musk met top Biden officials on EVs in Washington Friday

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) chief executive Elon Musk met with two senior White House officials in Washington on Friday to discuss how the automaker and Democratic President Joe Biden could work together to advance electric vehicle production and accelerate electrification. networks of American vehicles. Musk met with John Podesta, a Democratic stalwart … Read more

‘Trump fatigue’ in New Hampshire complicates 2024 White House bid

WEARE, New Hampshire, Jan 27 (Reuters) – When Donald Trump beat his Republican rivals in the 2016 New Hampshire primary, the stunning victory signaled to other states that the reality TV showman was a strong contender. Trump went on to win the Republican nomination and then the White House. But as the former president launches … Read more

Five ex-Memphis police officers charged with murder in death of Tyre Nichols

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Five former Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with the murder of black motorist Tire Nichols from injuries he sustained in a violent encounter following a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Nichols, a 29-year-old father, died while hospitalized on January 10, three days after the confrontation when he was arrested by … Read more

U.S. EPA administrator contemplating stepping down – sources

Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is considering resigning, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Regan seriously considered leaving and explored options outside of the Biden administration but made no decision, a source said. “No imminent plans, but I know it’s been on the radar screen for a … Read more

Oil prices edge up on strong U.S. economic data, Chinese demand hope

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices edged higher on Friday, extending for a second session on strong U.S. economic data and bolstering hopes that the reopening of China’s economy would boost demand. Brent crude futures gained 30 cents, or 0.3%, to $87.66 a barrel at 01:13 GMT, while U.S. crude rose 21 cents to $81.22 … Read more