Parts of Southeast await a blast of snow, ice, freezing rain
The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the latest winter storm system sweeping into the region Thursday and a round snow expected to follow Friday night into Saturday. The winter blast could ice over a large swath of eastern North Carolina and the northeastern corner of South Carolina, while dumping snow around Norfolk, Virginia, the National Weather Service said.
Police shoot and kill armed man at San Francisco airport
San Francisco airport spokesman Doug Yakel said in a statement that the officers responded to reports of an armed person at the Bay Area Rapid Transit station near the airport's international terminal and confirmed the man had two guns.
Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine’s border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would “pay a heavy price” for such an action.
Amid hunger crisis, Biden urged to release frozen Afghan funds
Calls are growing on Capitol Hill for the Biden administration to release some of the billions of dollars in seized Afghan financial assets the United States is keeping frozen.
Democrats scramble to resurrect ‘chunks’ of $2 trillion spending plan backed by Biden
Democrats on Thursday scrambled anew to scale back what once was a roughly $2 trillion package to overhaul the nation’s health care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws, pledging to deliver one of President Joe Biden’s top priorities - even if they weren’t exactly sure how.
Democrats urge defense secretary to eliminate insurance copays for birth control
Lawmakers have been attempting for the past few years to eliminate copays for birth control by passing a bill that would prohibit TRICARE from collecting them.
Maduro, Putin talk after diplomat hints at military activity
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday said he spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a week after Russia's chief negotiator in talks with the U.S. on tensions over Ukraine said he would "neither confirm nor exclude" the possibility of Russia sending military assets to Cuba and Venezuela.
Rio de Janeiro military police move to regain control of some favelas
Some 1,200 police officers were deployed to Rio de Janeiro’s working-class Jacarezinho neighborhood and its surroundings early Wednesday, marking the start of a state effort seeking to “reclaim territory.”
The Federal Reserve is taking the next step toward possibly launching a digital dollar
The Federal Reserve is taking the next step in weighing whether to launch a U.S. digital currency, issuing a report Thursday that explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of such a move without indicating where it will land.
Kentucky historical society unearths list of Revolutionary War patriots
The Madison County Historical Society has made a list of 143 veterans and supporters of the Revolutionary War buried in Madison County, Ky. The project is part of an initiative to raise money to create a bronze plaque recognizing the people who fought for American independence.