Covid’s toll in the U.S. reaches a once unfathomable number: 1 million deaths

A white flag with a memorial written on it is one of the thousands of white flags representing Americans who have died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) placed over 20 acres of the National Mall in Washington, September 26, 2021. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The United States on Wednesday surpassed 1 million Covid-19 deaths, according … Read more

U.S. sanctions Putin’s adult children, bans all new investment in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on agriculture via a video link at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 5, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday announced it would impose a new slate of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and … Read more

Darknet Hydra Market site seized and shut down: Department of Justice

US Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks to the press at the Justice Department after all three defendants were found guilty of federal hate crimes for murder of a young Black man, Ahmaud Arbrey in Washington, DC, US, February 22, 2022. Nicholas Kamm | Reuters Hydra Market, which was considered to be the world’s largest and … Read more

Walmart saved millions from elder gift card scams

A gift card display stands at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Technology developed by Walmart helped the retail giant identify and freeze nearly $4 million in gift cards that had been bought by thousands of primarily elderly victims at the direction of con artists who … Read more

Biden calls for Putin war crime trial over genocide in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with the head of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Alexander Shokhin in Moscow, Russia March 2, 2022. Mikhail Klimentyev | sputnik | Reuters President Joe Biden on Monday called for evidence to be gathered to put Russian leader Vladimir Putin on trial for war crimes related … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell denied new trial in Jeffrey Epstein sex crime case

Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing where she was denied bail for her role assisting Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and eventually abuse of minor girls, in Manhattan Federal Court, in New York, July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch. Jane Rosenberg | Reuters A federal judge Friday denied granting a new … Read more

SEC targets SPACs with new rules about forecasts, mergers

A flag outside the US Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Al-Draco | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday debuted a host of new rules for SPACs that, if enacted, would mark one of the broadest attempts to date at cracking down … Read more

Susan Collins will vote for Biden Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said she will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to join the US Supreme Court, giving bipartisan support for President Joe Biden’s first nominee to the high court. Jackson is now all but guaranteed to become the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice. “After reviewing Judge Ketanji … Read more

Biden’s 2023 budget would hike taxes on the ultra-rich and corporations, boost defense spending

US President Joe Biden, with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (L) and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (R), speaks during a meeting with his cabinet at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2022. jim watson | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s 2023 federal budget, released Monday, proposes tax hikes on … Read more

Biden job approval fall to lowest point, amid Russia and inflation worry

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland on March 26, 2022. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden’s job approval ratings keep falling in his second year in the White House, with just 40% of Americans approving of the job that he is doing, a … Read more