Russia rejects UK claim of trying to replace Ukraine leader
Russia's Foreign Ministry has rejected a British claim that Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration and that former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate.
CBP proposal would nearly wall off entire Rio Grande Valley
Despite President Joe Biden's executive order halting the construction of border wall construction and recent representations by the government in federal court that no new border wall will go up on untouched land, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is planning for 86 proposed new miles of the barrier.myrgv.com
UN chief: World more unpredictable than during the Cold War
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the current world is “much more chaotic, much less predictable” than during the Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States, and it’s dangerous because there are no “instruments” to deal with crises.
DHS: ‘Remain in Mexico’ restarts in the Valley
The Department of Homeland Security has once again begun enrolling migrants seeking asylum in the United States into the Migrant Protection Protocols, more than a year after the department issued a memorandum recommending the program be terminated.myrgv.com
Wisconsin GOP lawmaker calls for election cheating in video
A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker was recorded on video telling constituents that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats or bend the rules” to win upcoming elections and also made a vague threat of violence against Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The video of state Rep. Elijah Behnke was posted online Thursday and circulated over Twitter late that night. The Wisconsin State Journal first reported about it Friday.news.yahoo.com
Trump appointee blocks Biden federal worker vaccine mandate
A U.S. judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction barring the federal government from enforcing President Joe Biden’s requirement that federal workers without qualifying medical or religious exemptions be vaccinated for COVID-19.
US, Russia to try more diplomacy amid tensions over Ukraine
Top U.S. and Russian diplomats agreed to keep talking in the standoff over Ukraine, even though their meeting produced no movement in the crisis that has seen Moscow mass tens of thousands of troops at the border and the West ramp up supplies of weapons to Kyiv.
UN chief: World worse now due to COVID, climate, conflict
As he starts his second term as U.N. secretary-general, Antonio Guterres says the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere.
Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats "made progress” toward changing the Senate’s filibuster rules to advance voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that his party says is central to protecting democracy.
Schumer: 'We made progress' on voting bill, filibuster rules
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an interview Thursday that Democrats “made progress” toward changing the Senate's filibuster rules to advance sweeping voting legislation, despite the dramatic collapse of the package that his party says is central to protecting democracy. From his office overlooking the National Mall with portraits of the Roosevelts above his desk — Franklin D. on one side, Theodore on the other — Schumer took stock of what was widely seen as a striking setback for President Joe Biden on his first anniversary in office as the Democrats’ signature voting bill unraveled. “If the choice was to go forward or not go forward, we’re much better off having gone forward,” Schumer told The Associated Press.news.yahoo.com
"Magical" massive coral reef discovered deep below surface in Tahiti "twilight zone"
Researchers have discovered one of the largest coral reefs on record — more than 100 feet underneath the Pacific Ocean near the Tahiti islands. One diver compared it to the work of a "great seamstress," and said "it was like a work of art."news.yahoo.com
US military options to help Ukraine if Russia acts
President Biden is not planning to answer a further Russian invasion of Ukraine by sending combat troops. But he could pursue a range of less dramatic yet still risky military options, including supporting a post-invasion Ukrainian resistance. (Jan. 20)news.yahoo.com
Jen Psaki's All Smiles and Laughs During Fox News Interview
Fox NewsWhite House Press Secretary Jen Psaki marked the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Thursday by walking into the lion’s den. For the first time in her role as Biden’s top flack, she appeared on a Fox News weekday show.Those expecting a knock-down, drag-out fight between the spokesperson and Fox anchors, however, would have been left largely disappointed. In the end, the 13-minute interview was a mostly friendly affair that ended with light questioning and well-news.yahoo.com
US sanctions Ukrainian officials accused of helping Russia
The U.S. Treasury Department says it's levying new sanctions against four Ukrainian officials, including two current members of parliament who administration officials say are part of a Russian influence effort to set the pretext for further invasion of Ukraine.
CIA: Most 'Havana syndrome' cases not linked to US adversary
U_S_ officials say the CIA believes it's unlikely that Russia or another foreign adversary is using microwaves or other forms of directed energy to attack hundreds of American diplomats and intelligence officers who attribute their brain injuries and other symptoms to what's come to be known as “Havana syndrome.”.
EXPLAINER: What are US military options to help Ukraine?
President Joe Biden is not planning to answer a further Russian invasion of Ukraine by sending combat troops. The United States has no treaty obligation to Ukraine, and war with Russia would be an enormous gamble, given its potential for expanding in Europe, destabilizing the region, and escalating to the frightening point of risking a nuclear exchange. It might suggest an acquiescence to future Russian moves against other countries in eastern Europe, such as the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, although as NATO members those three have security assurances from the United States and the rest of the alliance.news.yahoo.com
Biden's news conference takes abrupt, lengthy turn
It started when CNN's Jeff Zeleny broke in with a question that referenced concerns many Americans hold about the competence of government, after the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal and the recent shortage of testing for COVID-19. Zeleny's question opened the floodgates. Biden took to calling on reporters at random, and what started as a very traditional presidential news conference became something else entirely, stretching to nearly two hours.news.yahoo.com
New York AG investigation zeroes in on alleged fraud at Trump Organization
In a new court filing, New York Attorney General Letitia James says there is "significant evidence" that former President Trump's business inflated property values and wealth statements. The Supreme Court has also refused to block the release of his records to the House January 6 committee. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest developments,news.yahoo.com
Jon Stewart pushes Congress to help veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
Comedian Jon Stewart spoke at a virtual roundtable of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Wednesday, urging congressional support for service members suffering from the effects of toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.news.yahoo.com
U.S. says Russia may attack Ukraine on short notice
Russian troops arrived in Belarus for war games, raising concerns in the U.S. that Ukraine's neighbor may help Russian President Vladimir Putin attack. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia could attack with "very short notice." Margaret Brennan reports.news.yahoo.com
Watch live: Biden holds press conference as the U.S. grapples with inflation, Covid and Russia
President Joe Biden is set to hold a formal press conference Wednesday as he marks the end of his first year in office and contends with a stalled agenda, inflation, the Covid pandemic and a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine. Legislation that the president campaigned on, such as the Voting Rights Act, appears doomed. His social safety net and climate change bill, the Build Back Better Act, is stalled. His disapproval rating reached an all time high in December, according to a CNBC Change Research poll. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.cnbc.com
White House: Texas hostage-taker had raised no red flags
A White House spokeswoman says an armed British man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended in his death entered the United States without raising any red flags during multiple checks against law enforcement databases.