U.S. House passes massive climate and health bill in victory for Biden, Democrats – National

A divided U.S. Congress gave final approval on Friday to the Democrats’ landmark climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a triumph back from the dead over coveted priorities the party hopes will will bolster their chances of keeping their grip on Congress in November. elections. The House used a 220-207 party line … Read more

Over 600 flights cancelled in the U.S. as thunderstorms hit Texas – National

Airlines canceled more than 600 flights in the United States on Thursday morning as thunderstorms in Texas disrupted operations at one of the nation’s busiest airports for a second straight day. A total of 1,213 flights were canceled across the country on Wednesday, according to flight tracking website Flightaware.com. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said … Read more

22 people arrested as police take down alleged large-scale Ontario, U.S. drug network

Ontario police say they busted a criminal network that allegedly trafficked cocaine and fentanyl and smuggled firearms into Canada from the United States York Regional Police said a joint operation with a number of other Ontario police forces, as well as Canadian and American border agents, resulted in the arrest of 22 people for more … Read more

Kiss’ farewell tour might be the End of the Road, but it’s also given Paul Stanley a chance to reflect

Goodbyes are often opportunities for reminiscence, but for frontman Paul Stanley, Kiss’ global farewell tour is also a chance to reflect on ways the band’s legacy will live on. Key points: Kiss is about to take its End of the Road tour across Australia For frontman Paul Stanley, it is an opportunity to reflect on … Read more

U.S. embassy officials attended detained American’s hearing in UAE, State Department says

US embassy officials attended a hearing in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday for detained US citizen and human rights lawyer Asim Ghafoor, a State Department official said. Authorities in the United Arab Emirates said Virginia-based Ghafoor was arrested last month while transiting through Dubai airport. He was tried in absentia and convicted in May … Read more

Pelosi to urge U.S. House to pass Biden’s inflation-reduction bill without changes

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi attends a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 29.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday she would ask members of the House of Representatives to pass without change a $430 billion climate and prescription drug bill approved by … Read more

‘Dark times for our nation’: Former United States president Donald Trump’s claims Florida mansion was raided by FBI

Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate, Mar-a-Lago, has been raided by the FBI, according to a statement from the former President of the United States. The 45th president released a lengthy statement Monday night local time in which he said his Florida home was “under siege.” “These are dark times for our nation, as my beautiful … Read more

U.S. spy agencies to focus resources on China while fighting al-Qaida – National

In a recent closed-door meeting with the leadership of the agency’s counterterrorism center, CIA official No. 2 made it clear that the fight against al-Qaeda and other extremist groups will remain a priority _ but that the agency’s money and resources would increasingly be reallocated to focusing on China. A year after the war in … Read more

U.S. launches new Africa strategy to counteract Russian and Chinese power

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor leave after a press conference following a meeting at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in Pretoria, South Africa, on August 8.POOL/Reuters In a recently unveiled African strategy, the United States says it will support an arsenal of democratic … Read more

U.S. to return to Cambodia 30 antiquities looted from historic sites

Some of the Cambodian antiquities recovered by the United States Attorney’s Office, August 8.Seth Wenig/Associated Press The United States will return 30 looted antiquities to Cambodia, including bronze and stone statues of Buddhist and Hindu deities carved more than 1,000 years ago, U.S. officials said Monday. Archaeological sites in the Southeast Asian country – including … Read more