U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg warned on Wednesday that a partial government shutdown could disrupt air travel and said the government would need to furlough 1,000 air traffic controllers in training. If Congress does not fund government operations before Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates it would have to furlough more than 17,000 employees and halt the training. "Especially when it comes to transportation, the consequences would be disruptive and dangerous," Buttigieg said at a press conference.
One of six men charged in Texas over 53 migrants who died last year in a sweltering tractor-trailer has pleaded guilty for his role in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt from Mexico, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Christian Martinez, 29, is the first conviction for the U.S. government over the tragedy in San Antonio, where the truck was found on a remote back road in June 2022. The dead included eight children who were riding inside the trailer that had no air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat.
The Biden administration is expected to keep the cap on refugees admitted to the country at 125,000 for the next fiscal year, which begins Sunday. Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Jerrold Nadler, both Democrats, said in a statement Wednesday the administration was keeping the cap the same. The administration consults with Congress on the number.
Lydia O’Connor, 45, has always struggled with her weight, and it started to cause life-threatening health issues over time.
The man awaiting federal trial for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman, whom he allegedly held captive in a makeshift cinderblock cell in Oregon, faces similar allegations in a separate case, court records show.
CVS pharmacists are experiencing a lot of pain on the job these days. The company found the right prescription on Wednesday to keep its stores open in the Kansas City area and avoid a repeat of last week's work stoppage. “It all relates to not enough dollars going in to hire the appropriate staff to be able to deliver the services,” said Ron Fitzwater, CEO of the Missouri Pharmacy Association.
The remains of missing Colorado mom Suzanne Morphew have been found more than 3 years after she was last seen.
The USA TODAY Fact Check Team digs into statements made during the Sept. 27 Republican presidential debate in California.
Seven candidates will square off at at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., while the race's frontrunner holds an event in Michigan.
North Korea's rubber-stamp legislature has enshrined the country's status as a nuclear weapons power in the constitution, state media reported Thursday.Now, further dimming hopes for denuclearisation, the assembly has gone further by stipulating that nuclear weapons status in the constitution itself.
The Biden campaign is preparing to target Republican economic positions, views they expect to play a large role in the second Republican presidential debate in California on Wednesday.
The federal judge set to preside over Donald Trump's historic trial for conspiring to overturn the 2020 US election rejected a motion on Wednesday from the former president that she recuse herself from the case.Chutkan has set March 4, 2024 for the start of Trump's trial on charges of conspiring to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
Tanya Chutkan turned down the former president’s bid to oust her from overseeing his criminal trial in Washington.
Virginia Republicans stepped up their criticism this week of the rhetoric being used by their Democratic opponents in abortion-focused messaging in this year's critical legislative elections. A recent flurry of Democratic-sponsored ads and mailers in battleground districts expected to determine political control of the General Assembly have warned that Republicans would use a newfound legislative majority to ban abortion, including in cases where the pregnancy resulted from rape or a mother's life was at risk. Virginia, currently under divided political control, now allows elective abortions in the first and second trimesters and is the only Southern state that has not implemented new restrictions since the end of Roe v. Wade.
Among the most sensitive information stolen, the staffer said, were victims’ travel itineraries and diplomatic deliberations.
Burkina Faso's military government said Wednesday it had foiled a coup attempt the previous day, almost a year after the country's leader came to power in a coup himself.In a statement read out on state television, it said "a proven coup attempt was foiled on September 26, 2023 by Burkina Faso's intelligence and security services.
Find out which celebrity dancer went home during the premiere of Season 32 of "Dancing with the Stars" and who is at the top of the leaderboard.
"At this time, we understand that systemic technical issues have been largely, if not completely, resolved and are not limiting patient access to vaccines," representatives for many U.S. health plans wrote in a letter to HHS. The missive came in response to a letter HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra wrote last Friday. HHS raised concerns in their letter regarding some customers experiencing insurance coverage denials when they wanted the updated COVID-19 vaccines.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Wednesday that aims to stop other states from prosecuting doctors and pharmacists who mail abortion pills to patients in places where the procedure is banned. California already has a law protecting doctors who provide abortions from out-of-state judgements.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Sony Group said on Thursday its gaming chief Jim Ryan would retire next March, with group President Hiroki Totoki to become interim CEO during the search for a successor. Ryan, who is British, become CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in 2019 and oversaw initiatives including the launch of the PlayStation 5 console the following year. Sony expects to sell a record 25 million PlayStation 5 consoles this financial year following the easing of supply chain snarls but in August said it was resorting to promotions to help momentum due to weaker than expected sales.