Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

Yellen, Malerba become 1st female pair to sign US currency

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday helped mark a milestone in U.S. history when she held up a newly minted $5 bill signed for the first time ever by two women. Yellen’s signature will appear alongside that of U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba, the first Native American in that position. Yellen … Read more

Pentagon splits $9 billion cloud contract among 4 companies

Pentagon splits  billion cloud contract among 4 companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon’s $9 billion contract to build its cloud computing network, a year after accusations of politicization over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process. The Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability is envisioned … Read more

Emhoff: ‘I’m in pain right now’ over rising antisemitism

Emhoff: ‘I’m in pain right now’ over rising antisemitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said Wednesday that he is “in pain right now” over rising antisemitism in the United States but will keep speaking out against it and other forms of bigotry and hate for “as long as I have this microphone.” “There is an epidemic of … Read more

Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors

Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. The audience sat quietly during a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the same time … Read more

North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

North Korea keeps up its missile barrage with launch of ICBM

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea added to its barrage of recent weapons tests on Thursday, firing at least three missiles including an intercontinental ballistic missile that forced the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and temporarily halt trains. The launches are the latest in a series of North Korean weapons tests in recent months … Read more

FBI: Person in custody after ‘barricade situation’ at base

FBI: Person in custody after ‘barricade situation’ at base

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — A person was taken into custody following what authorities described as a “barricade situation” at a U.S. Army base outside the nation’s capital, the FBI said in a statement Sunday. A squad from the agency’s Washington field office responded to Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia at about 8 a.m., according to … Read more

Ramy Youssef Regrets Playing a Character Named Ramy in His Show Ramy – Late Night with Seth Meyers

Ramy Youssef Regrets Playing a Character Named Ramy in His Show Ramy – Late Night with Seth Meyers

Ramy Youssef Regrets Playing a Character Named Ramy in His Show Ramy  Late Night with Seth Meyers

2 Americans released by Russian separatists arrive in NYC

2 Americans released by Russian separatists arrive in NYC

American’s Andy Huynh, left, and Alex Drueke, center, arrive at the TWA Hotel on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022 in New York. The two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces were among 10 prisoners, including five British nationals, released this week by Russian-backed separatists as part of a … Read more

Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina

Suits to save Confederate icons dropped in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lawsuits filed to stop the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders and a pro-slavery congressman in a South Carolina city have been dropped. The Post and Courier reports that the American Heritage Association helped fund one of the lawsuits. It had been filed by descendants of John C. Calhoun, a former congressman … Read more

Military intel chief says Putin can’t achieve Ukraine goal

Military intel chief says Putin can’t achieve Ukraine goal

WASHINGTON — Russia’s setbacks and stretched resources in Ukraine show its forces are incapable of achieving President Vladimir Putin’s initial aims in invading the country as things stand now, the Pentagon’s intelligence chief said Friday. “We’re coming to a point right now where I think Putin is going to have to revise what his objectives … Read more