Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain

Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden assured Americans Friday that the U.S. economy is doing well over the holiday season, but the sheer strength of a new jobs report showed that high inflation remains a threat of recession. At the White House, the president signed an emergency bill to avert a railroad strike that he … Read more

Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy

Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy

Alex Jones, Infowars Host filed for personal bankruptcy protection in Texas on Friday as he faces nearly $1.5 billion in court judgments over conspiracy theories he spread about the school massacre by Sandy Hook. Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Houston Bankruptcy Court. His file lists between $1 billion and $10 billion in … Read more

Russia rejects withdrawal from Ukraine as a condition of talks

Russia rejects withdrawal from Ukraine as a condition of talks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia said Friday that the West demands that it withdraw completely from Ukraine as part of any future talks to end the war, effectively ruling out such talks, as the Russian strikes were continuing and a Ukrainian official was fixing his country’s combat losses. up to 13,000 troops. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry … Read more

AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC to be first voting state

AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC to be first voting state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that Democrats should abandon ‘restrictive’ caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary schedule – dealing a blow to Iowa’s decades-long status as a state leading the process . In a letter to the Democratic National Committee’s regulatory arm, Biden did not mention the … Read more

Hawaii eruption brings boon to off-season tourism

Hawaii eruption brings boon to off-season tourism

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The show of incandescent lava spitting Mauna Loa from Hawaii has attracted thousands of visitors and turns into a tourist boon for this Big Island town near the world’s largest volcano. Some hotels in and around Hilo are becoming fully booked in what is normally a slower time of year for … Read more

Prosecutor: Donald Trump knew about executive’s tax evasion scheme

Prosecutor: Donald Trump knew about executive’s tax evasion scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump “knew exactly what was going on” with senior Trump Organization leaders who plotted for years to dodge taxes on benefits paid by the company, a prosecutor said Thursday, disputing defense claims that the former president was unaware of the conspiracy at the heart of the tax evasion case. the … Read more

Congress votes to avoid railroad strike amid dire warnings

Congress votes to avoid railroad strike amid dire warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation aimed at averting what could have been an economically ruinous rail freight strike was approved by Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden’s call for federal intervention in a long-standing labor dispute. The Senate passed a bill to tie railroads and workers to a proposed settlement reached … Read more

Arizona County certifies election after judge’s order

Arizona County certifies election after judge’s order

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county has certified its midterm election results Thursday, following orders from a judge who ruled Republican supervisors broke the law by refusing to sign off on the vote count by this week’s deadline. Two Republicans on the three-member Cochise County Board of Supervisors hesitated for weeks to certify the … Read more

Biden and Macron discuss Ukraine, climate and China

Biden and Macron discuss Ukraine, climate and China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron sat down for the central talks of a French state visit on Thursday, with the two leaders eager to discuss the war in Ukraine, concerns over China’s growing assertiveness in Indo-Pacific and European dismay over aspects of Biden’s signature climate law. Biden is honoring Macron with … Read more

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava flow from Hawaii’s volcano

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava flow from Hawaii’s volcano

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of incandescent lava on Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who blocked a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa woke up from its 38-year-old slumber on Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash and debris come down from the sky. A main … Read more