Biden to sign $40B aid bill while in Asia

President Joe Biden is expected to sign legislation providing $40 billion in additional aid to Ukraine while traveling in Asia, according to Jake Sullivan, his national security adviser. The Senate cleared the legislation Thursday, to avoid a gap in funding. The final drawdown of $100 million of previously approved funding occurred Thursday, Sullivan said. “We … Read more

Overnight storms topple trees, cause power outages across central NC :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne, Nia Harden, & Adam Owens, WRAL reporters Lucama, NC — Thousands of customers were without power in Wake and Wilson counties Friday morning, where strong winds ripped the roof off a Lucama home overnight and brought down a 60-foot tree in Garner. While not everyone experienced damage from overnight thunderstorms, areas east … Read more

Evacuation order issued for Golden Fire burning in Yuba County; Highway 49 closed

WINDY DAYS. DEIRDRE: LET’S TALK ABOUT HIGHYWA 49. BRIAN. BRIAN: WE HAVE A FIRE BURNING IN THAT AREA RIGHT NOW. IT STARTED AS A STRUCTURE FIRE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. CAMPTONVILLEIG RHT HERE AND THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE THAT STRUCTURE FIRE, AROUND MARYSVILLE ROAD WHERE THEY’VE SHUT DOWN HIGHWAY 49. UNFORTUNATELY THAT STRUCTURE FIRE … Read more

Louisville-area pediatrician tried hiring hitman to kill ex-husband, DOJ says

A Louisville-area pediatrician has been arrested, accused of hiring someone to murder her ex-husband.According to the US Department of Justice, Stephanie Russell, 52, contacted someone she believed she was hiring to kill her former spouse on May 15. The “hitman” was actually an FBI Undercover Employee, the DOJ said. They said Russell agreed to pay … Read more

Burglary suspect still barricaded inside Fresno Save Mart following chase, shooting, police chief says

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — An hours-long search continues for a burglary suspect who led deputies on a chase from Fresno’s River Park and barricaded himself inside a Save Mart grocery store. Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said authorities have not yet located the man who has been hiding in the store on First Street and … Read more

Photo posted online of 6 Florida middle schoolers holding up letters to spell slur, community members irate

Community members in Palm City, Florida, expressed their anger at a school board meeting Tuesday night after a picture of six middle school students each holding up a letter to spell out a racial slur circulated on social media. Earlier Tuesday, the superintendent of the Martin County School District, John D. Millay, confirmed the offensive … Read more

Chicago mass shooting: 9 shot, 2 fatally, outside McDonald’s on Chicago Avenue and State Street, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Nine people were shot, two fatally, in a shooting outside a McDonald’s on the Near North Side Thursday night in what Mayor Lori Lightfoot called an “outrageous act of violence.” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said two groups of people were fighting in the area of ​​the 800-block of North State Street … Read more

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Arizona lawmakers to help reverse Trump’s loss, emails show

Placeholder while article actions load Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden’s popular-vote victory and choose “a clean slate of Electors,” according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. The emails, sent by Ginni Thomas to … Read more

Pennsylvania state park pool won’t open for start of summer season

Codorus State Park pool won’t open for summer season due to lifeguard shortage Updated: 1:08 PM EDT May 20, 2022 A popular pool at a Pennsylvania state park will not be opening for the summer season this year because it doesn’t have enough lifeguards.”Due to the shortage of lifeguards, only the splashpad will be open … Read more