Supreme Court Refuses to Block Illinois Laws Banning High-Powered Guns
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to block two Illinois laws prohibiting the sale of high-powered guns and high-capacity magazines while challenges to them move forward. The justices struck down a New York gun control law last year, announcing a new test to evaluate the constitutionality of such measures.
Kaitlan Collins Named New CNN 9 P.M. Show Anchor
CNN has announced that Kaitlan Collins will serve as the network's anchor of a new 9 p.m. show, beginning in June.
President Biden to Address G-7 Summit Amid US Debt Ceiling Crisis
President Biden is set to maintain unity among allies supporting Ukraine and countering China's economic influence at the upcoming G-7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. The meeting comes as the threat of default in the United States complicates his international travel plans.
Attorney Tim Parlatore Leaves Trump's Defense Team Amid Ongoing Investigations
Tim Parlatore, a key attorney for former President Donald Trump, has abruptly left his defense team. He cites personal reasons for the decision and emphasizes that it is not related to any issues regarding his work for the former president.
Target Reports Quarterly Profit Decline and Cautious Outlook Amid Rising Costs and Consumer Caution
Target Corporation has reported yet another decline in quarterly profits, raising concerns over the company's future performance. The Minneapolis-based retail giant has been grappling with rising costs and an increasingly cautious consumer base, which have impacted its overall sales and profit outlook for the current period.
Deputy PM Oliver Dowden and Labour's Angela Rayner Clash in Commons as Rishi Sunak Heads to G7 Summit
In an unprecedented move, Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden stood in for Chancellor Rishi Sunak during Prime Minister's Questions today, while Sunak is en route to the G7 summit in Japan. The exchange between Dowden and Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner was heated, with both politicians accusing each other of failing the nation.
Just Stop Oil Protesters Interrupt Parliamentary Committee Hearing on Coronation Crackdown
In a surprising turn of events, environmental activists from Just Stop Oil disrupted a parliamentary committee hearing today. The Home Affairs Committee was questioning senior officers, including Metropolitan Police Temporary Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, over the decision to preemptively detain dozens of anti-monarchy demonstrators during King Charles III's coronation.
Tencent Holdings Ltd. Reports Rapid Revenue Growth in Q1
Tencent Holdings Ltd., the world's largest online gaming and content company, experienced a significant increase in revenue during the first quarter of 2021, marking its fastest growth rate in over a year. The Hong Kong-listed internet giant reported a 10% rise in first-quarter net profit to CNY25.84 billion ($3.70 billion), up from CNY23.41 billion during the same period last year.
US President Joe Biden Cancels Papua New Guinea Visit to Focus on Debt Limit Talks
US President Joe Biden has cancelled his first visit to Papua New Guinea, prioritizing debt limit talks in Washington. Preparations for the historic visit had included plans to shut down the country's airspace and designate next Monday a public holiday so that residents of Port Moresby could catch a glimpse of the president.
Middletown, Brick, Old Bridge and Edison Home Transfers Show Varied Median Sales
A recent report detailing home transfers in the Middletown area from May 8 to May 15 revealed a median sale of $595,600 for a 1,536-square-foot property on Ambassador Drive in Red Bank. The list also included properties in Belford with prices as high as $752,500 for three-bedroom homes with three bathrooms.
UBS Estimates $17 Billion Financial Hit from Emergency Credit Suisse Takeover
UBS, the Swiss banking giant, revealed that it expects to take a financial hit of around $17 billion due to its emergency acquisition of Credit Suisse over the course of a weekend in March. The bank stated that the rushed deal may have affected its due diligence process.
Commerzbank Reports Better-Than-Expected Quarterly Profit Amid Major Overhaul
Commerzbank (CBKG) has reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit of 580 million euros ($638.46 million) in the first quarter, mainly due to higher interest rates. The bank is currently undergoing a significant transformation, cutting thousands of workers and hundreds of branches to save on costs and increase profits.
First Full-Size 3D Scan of Titanic Wreck May Reveal Ship's Secrets
The Titanic, an iconic symbol of maritime tragedy, has been the subject of numerous explorations and studies since its discovery in 1985. Now, for the first time ever, a full-sized three-dimensional scan provides an unprecedented view into the historic shipwreck.
Cherelle Parker Wins Democratic Primary for Philadelphia Mayoral Race
Cherelle Parker was projected to win the Philadelphia Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night, defeating nearly a half dozen serious rivals. The race was close for quite a while, with independent estimates tallying the total spending in the tens of millions of dollars.
Quad Summit in Sydney Canceled After President Biden Pulls Out
A summit of Quad leaders from the United States, India, Australia, and Japan scheduled to take place in Sydney has been canceled after US President Joe Biden pulled out of his visit. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said that talks could still proceed as leaders plan to meet during their visit to Japan.
Elizabeth Holmes Ordered to Begin Prison Sentence During Appeal Process
An appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that Elizabeth Holmes must begin serving her prison sentence while she appeals her conviction on charges of defrauding investors in the failed blood-testing startup. Holmes was convicted at trial last year and sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison.
Peekskill and Hastings-on-Hudson School Districts Approve 2023-24 Budgets
Peekskill, NY, school district voters went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to approve the 2023-24 budget. The proposed spending plan of $115.7 million was approved by a vote of 321 to 113.
Hundreds of More Apartments Coming to Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek
A massive $100.2 million development project, featuring 399 apartments, is set to begin construction in 2024 at the Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek after city officials approved financial support for the project on Tuesday.
Three Village, Miller Place, and Comsewogue School Districts Vote on Multi-Million Dollar Spending Plans
Residents of the Three Village, Miller Place, and Comsewogue School Districts cast their ballots on Tuesday for proposed multi-million dollar spending plans that could significantly impact schools in their respective areas.
Florida Democrats Secure Historic Win in Jacksonville Mayoral Race
Florida Democrats celebrated a significant victory on Tuesday night, as Democrat Donna Deegan won the Jacksonville mayoral race against Republican Daniel Davis. The historic win marks the first time a woman has been elected mayor of Jacksonville and serves as a major morale boost for the Democratic party within the state.
Levittown School Budget Passed with a 9.57% Increase, Propositions Approved by Voters
Levittown, NY residents approved the proposed school budget for the 2023-2024 academic year on Tuesday, with 1,159 voting in favor of the budget and 625 against it. The budget's significant increase of $20,209,161 or a 9.57 percent change will be accompanied by an estimated property tax rate increase of 3.92 percent.
UAB Receives Funding from U.S. National Nuclear Security Agency for Student Preparation
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) recently announced that it has received a substantial grant from the United States National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) to prepare students for careers in national security laboratories and research facilities.
East Hampton, Greenport, and Westhampton Beach School Districts Pass Budgets in 2023-2024 School Board Elections
East Hampton, NY residents voted to approve a proposed $79,079,317 budget for the 2023 to 2024 school year on Tuesday. The budget reflects a 3.37 percent increase from the previous year and includes a tax levy of 3.08 percent.
North Carolina's Legislative Districts and New Abortion Law
North Carolina's legislative districts have been gerrymandered, favoring Republicans since the party rose to power in the 2010 midterms. Despite modest GOP victories in last year's statewide elections for the U.S.
House Democrat Seeks Ethics Committee Resolution to Expel Rep. George Santos
House Democrat Kevin McCarthy has introduced a resolution to the House Ethics Committee, which would require a majority of the House to approve a resolution that expels Rep. George Santos from the House of Representatives. The resolution states that Santos should be expelled from Congress after he was charged with seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds, and two counts of making materially false statements.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary
On Tuesday, voters in the commonwealths of Kentucky and Pennsylvania went to the polls to select their nominees for certain political offices, including for governor in Kentucky. Daniel Cameron, who currently serves as the attorney general in Kentucky, beat out four other candidates to win the nomination.
Missouri Teacher Resigns After Racial Slur Incident; Student Who Filmed Suspended
A high school teacher in Springfield, Missouri resigned on Tuesday following allegations of using a racial slur in the classroom. The incident came to light after a video of the teacher seemingly uttering the "n" word went viral on social media.
House Democrat Introduces Resolution to Expel Rep. George Santos
A resolution to expel freshman Long Island and Queens Congressman, Rep. George Santos, has been introduced by a House Democrat after Santos was arraigned on federal charges of embezzling campaign funds and lying about his finances. The measure is privileged, meaning it may take precedence over ordinary House business and must be voted on within two days of its introduction.
Donna Deegan Breaks Barriers as First Female Mayor of Jacksonville
In a historic turn of events, former TV news anchor and founder of the DONNA Foundation, Donna Deegan has become the first woman ever and just the second Democrat in three decades to win a Jacksonville mayor's race. With an impressive fundraising campaign that raised $8.4 million by the end of April, Deegan managed to upset Republican business leader Ron DeSantis.
Bucks County Primary Election Results: Contests for School Boards, Coroner, and Commissioner
The May 16 Primary Election in Pennsylvania has come to an end as polls officially closed across Bucks County. Republican and Democrat voters turned out to select their candidates for the New Hope-Solebury School Board, Central Bucks School Board, New Hope Borough Council races for coroner and commissioner.
Republican Wins State House Special Election in Central Pennsylvania, Putting GOP 1 Seat Closer to Narrowing Democratic Supermajority
On Tuesday, two candidates squared off to set up a general election in Pennsylvania for the seventh seat of the seven-person state Supreme Court. Democrats currently hold a 4-2 majority on the board, while Republicans are looking to narrow the Democratic supermajority held since 2021.
2023 Haverford Township Primary Election Results: Live Updates
The highly anticipated 2023 primary election in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania, came to a close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Philadelphia 2023 Primary Election Results Roll In
It is 8 p.m. and the polls have closed in the 2023 primary election in Philadelphia.