Judge rules for Trump Organization in NYC golf course fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s company can keep running a public golf course in the Bronx, a judge ruled Friday, saying New York City offered a baseless rationale for canceling the Trump Organization’s contract after the insurrection at the US Capitol last year . The ruling sends the matter back to the … Read more

Joe Biden Secret Service agents tied to bribery scheme: report

Secret Service agents assigned to the security details for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are involved in a bizarre bribery and infiltration scheme operated by a pair of phony federal agents, according to a new report. At least four Secret Service members were compromised by alleged conspirators Arian Taherzadeh and Haider Ali, according … Read more

Ketanji Brown Jackson to join Biden at White House to celebrate historic confirmation – live | US news

11.36am EDT 11:36 Democrats are capitalizing on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s supreme court confirmation to attempt to recruit Black voters in several battleground states ahead of November’s midterm elections. The Democratic senatorial campaign committee (DSCC) says the group is targeting local Black media outlets in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by placing advertisements on … Read more

Congress skips town without passing Covid relief

CNN — Congress punted once again on a massive Covid-19 relief package, leaving President Joe Biden’s administration in limbo on one of its top requests from Congress this spring. Lawmakers departed Washington on Thursday for a two-week recess without passing the massive $10 billion deal, the second time Congress has failed to act on what … Read more

5 things to know for April 7: Ukraine, Immigration, Covid-19, USPS, Climate change

CNN — Big changes are coming to your 401(k). A new bill, expected to hit President Joe Biden’s desk this year, could require employers to automatically enroll all eligible workers into their retirement plans, making it easier for student-loan borrowers to save, and for older workers to make catch-up contributions. Here’s what you need to … Read more

Treasury yields fall following Fed minutes

US Treasury yields fell on Thursday morning, with 5-year and 30-year rates remaining inverted, as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note ebbed 4 basis points to 2.5659% at 4:15 am ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond gave up 2 basis points to 2.6046%, … Read more

Live Updates | Russia-Ukraine War

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will take up legislation Thursday to end normal trade relations with Russia and to ban the importation of its oil. Both bills have been bogged down in the Senate, frustrating lawmakers who want to ratchet up the U.S. response to Russia’s war with Ukraine. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said … 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

Texas orders new border action, migrant bus charters to DC

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers on Wednesday to begin stopping and inspecting commercial vehicles coming across the US-Mexico border and said bus charters would be offered to take migrants to Washington, DC, in a dig at President Joe Biden and Congress. Texas officials also said they would begin “increased … Read more

Biden says ‘major war crimes’ being discovered in Ukraine after he announces new sanctions on Russia

CNN — President Joe Biden declared “major war crimes” were being discovered in Ukraine as Russian forces retreat from areas around Kyiv, citing scenes of brutal, cold-blooded executions as rationale for ratcheting up US sanctions on Moscow. “Responsible nations have to come together to hold these perpetrators accountable,” Biden told a union crowd in Washington … Read more