McConnell warns Dems of fallout for reviving Biden bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to derail a bill designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States if Democrats revive their stalled package of energy and economic initiatives. The rejuvenation of the Democratic reconciliation package, central to President Joe Biden’s agenda is far from certain. But with some signs … Read more

Abortion: Some big-city district attorneys vow not to prosecute providers, setting up legal clashes in red states

CNN — As abortion bans go into effect in states across the US, how strongly the laws are enforced will depend on local prosecutors – and some are promising not to bring abortion providers to court. More than a third of the district attorneys representing the 25 most populous counties in states that have banned … Read more

Palantir CEO Alex Karp on fighting with Peter Thiel and progressives

As US companies and executives balance publicly addressing hot-button political topics, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said many still struggle with figuring out when they must speak out and when they shouldn’t. “Companies have a problem that it’s very hard for them to tether what they’re producing to a higher mission, and therefore they cannot exactly … Read more

San Antonio migrant deaths: 46 migrants have been found dead inside a semi-truck in San Antonio, authorities say

CNN — At least 46 people were found dead inside of a semi-truck in San Antonio Monday, according to authorities, in a scene that Mayor Ron Nirenberg called a “horrific human tragedy.” Earlier on Monday night, city councilwoman Adriana Rocha Garcia referred to the victims as migrants, after she was briefed on the situation by … Read more

West pushes Russia into its first foreign debt default since 1918

New York/London CNN Business — Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution more than a century ago. Following reports that Moscow had failed to pay about $100 million in interest on two bonds during a 30-day grace period that expired Sunday, the White House said the default … Read more

Hackers can now bring cargo ships and planes to a grinding halt

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach/Los Angeles port complex in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | Media News Group | Getty Images Armed with little more than a computer, hackers are increasingly setting their sights on some of the biggest things that humans can build. Vast … Read more

SD gov: Bar abortion pills, but don’t punish women for them

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Dakota’s Republican governor pledged on Sunday to bar mail-order abortion pills but said women should not face prosecution for seeking them. In apparent defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, Kristi Noem indicated in national television interviews … Read more

America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Russia strikes Kyiv as troops consolidate gains in the east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital early Sunday, striking at least two residential buildings, the mayor of Kyiv said, as elsewhere Russian troops fought to consolidate their gains in the country’s east. Associated Press journalists in Kyiv saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. The general prosecutor’s office said preliminary information … Read more

How companies are responding, or not, to abortion ruling

The Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico — spoke up for the first time Friday, including The … Read more