General News


russianmissilesanddrones janu27 Ukraine has claimed to have shot down most of dozens of missiles and drones launched by Russian Thursday. In the latest round of Russian attack, around 70 missiles were sent by Russian forces targeting cities across Ukraine. The Ukrainian Armed Forces said in its daily operational update on Facebook that its troops intercepted 47 of them.It also said that 18 Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones were s

russiaparamilitary janu27 The United States has imposed sanctions against individuals and entities linked to Russia's para-military Wagner Group and its head, Yevgeniy Prigozhin. Those targeted include Wagner's key infrastructure and associated front companies, its battlefield operations in Ukraine, producers of Russia's weapons, and those administering Russia-occupied areas of Ukraine. Announcing the State Department'

bidenkmalaharrischuckschumer janu25 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with Democratic Congressional Leadership to discuss key national issues and priorities of the administration. The leaders agreed on the importance of building on the economic progress being achieved in the last two years, including the lowest unemployment in 50 years, significant ground gained against inflation, and more Americans getting h

storm jan25 U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that it will quickly release $29.4 million in Emergency Relief Funding to California, ravaged by deadly storms recently. The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released the funds for use by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and four U.S. Federal land management agencies as a down payment to repa

doomsdayclock janu25 The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic design which attempts to gauge how close humanity is to destroying the world, has been reset at 90 seconds until midnight — the closest to the hour in its 76-year history. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has reset the minute hand on the Doomsday Clock 25 times since its debut in 1947. Most recently, BAS Science and Security Board, which includes 10 Nobel Lau

visaprocessing jan24 The U.S. diplomatic missions in India have launched a set of measures to reduce wait times for U.S-bound Indian visa applicants and expedite visa processing across the country. The U.S. embassy and its consulates have launched the first in a series of special Saturday interview days.

weapons janu24 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have introduced a pair of bills to protect communities from assault weapons. "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2023" would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and import of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and other high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

usoilreserves janu24 Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said President Joe Biden will veto a bill by House Republicans limiting the administration's authority to tap the nation's oil reserves, if it is passed by the Congress. The Strategic Production Response Act limits the drawdown of petroleum in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) until the Department of Energy develops a plan to increase the percentage of fede

covidhospitalizations feb02 23jan23 All Covid-related metrics in the Unite States have shown a downward trend in the past fortnight, signaling an easing of the recent surge at the national level after the holidays. Covid positive cases have decreased by 28 percent in the last two weeks, while deaths from the pandemic fell by 4 percent. There has also been a 17 percent drop in test positivity in the last fortnight.

abortion 012323 On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden issued an order to further protect access to medication abortion. The Presidential Memorandum on Further Efforts to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services direct the Members of his Cabinet and the administration to identify barriers to access to prescription medication and

gunshooting may25 23jan23 The gunman suspected of killing 10 people in a ballroom dance studio near Los Angeles at the weekend has been found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a stand off with police. California police said they have identified the killer as Huu Can Tran, 72. Tran apparently took his life as police swarmed a white van in Torrance, about 30 miles from the scene of the crime, according to Los

usisrael jan20 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan restated the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security and to countering the continued threats posed by Iran to Israel, the United States, and the wider region. In his meeting with the Israeli leadership in Jerusalem, Sullivan stressed the U.S. commitment to ensure that Iran never acquires a nuclear weapon. They also discussed Ukraine, as we

californiastorm jan20 President Joe Biden has announced additional relief measures after visiting areas impacted by the recent storms in California. Biden reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the people of California as they recover and rebuild from the impact of recent extreme weather across the state. Speaking at Seacliff State Park, Aptos, after surveying recovery efforts in storm-hit regions, Biden said he has

strykercombatvehicles jan20 The United States has announced a whopping $2.5 billion security assistance package for Ukraine that includes Stryker armored vehicles capable of providing highly efficient air defense against an array of aerial threats from Russia. The latest tranche of U.S. security package, which contains hundreds of armored vehicles, critical support for Ukraine's air defense and other important capabilities,

storm jan19 President Joe Biden has authorized an increase in the level of Federal funding for emergency protective measures undertaken in California in the wake of severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in the state.

Follow RTT