Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to testify voluntarily

The chairman of the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said the panel will ask Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter who served as a top White house adviser, to testify voluntarily. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. told reporters in the Capitol on Thursday: “You will anticipate the …

President Biden clarifies his stance after Ukrainian President takes issue with his comments

On Thursday, President Joe Biden attempted to clarify his stance on a potential Russian incursion into Ukraine, this after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took issue with comments Biden made during a U.S. presidential briefing. Biden said Thursday that Russia will “pay a heavy price” for any invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Biden addressed the military buildup …

Two Marines are killed, seven injured in vehicle rollover at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina

Two Marines were killed Wednesday in an accident outside Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after a military vehicle rolled over.  The unit confirmed in a tweet that the seven-ton truck was carrying members of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, which is headquartered at Camp LeJeune: “We are working closely with @camp_lejeune and Onslow County officials …

President Biden holds solo formal press conference ahead of 1-year mark in office

President Joe Biden held a formal news conference at the White House on Wednesday, the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.  Wednesday’s session marked just the second time Biden has held a solo formal press conference at the White House; the first such news conference was held March 25, 2021. Biden took questions …

House January 6 committee subpoenas Rudy Giuliani and three other Trump allies

On Tuesday, the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas to former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and three others – Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell, two lawyers who worked to promote the president’s false claims about the election, as well as Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump White House aide. …

Website for free at-home COVID test kits is launched one day early

One day ahead of the scheduled rollout of free COVID-19 tests distributed by the Biden administration, Americans are able to place orders for their free test kits through a form posted by the U.S. Postal Service. The White House announced last week that it would publicly launch the site covidtests.gov on Wednesday, 1/19. However, by …

Family of tornado victim in central Illinois sues Amazon over warehouse collapse

The family of an Amazon delivery driver, who died when the central Illinois Amazon facility where he worked collapsed due to a tornado, filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Madison County. The lawsuit on behalf of 26-year-old Austin McEwen claims that Amazon failed to warn employees of dangerous weather or provide safe shelter before …

Newly elected Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia begins term by signing executive actions including a ban on critical race theory in public schools, lifting school mask mandates

Newly-elected Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia began his term on Saturday with executive actions directed at education and the COVID-19 pandemic, which notably included a ban on critical race theory in public schools and a lifting of school mask requirements. Youngkin also issued executive actions terminating the Virginia Parole Board, rescinding a vaccine mandate for …

Dozens of homes destroyed, power outages after tornado hits Southwest Florida

Dozens of homes were destroyed Sunday morning when severe weather tore through southwest Florida. At least 28 homes in Lee County were destroyed, with an additional 62 homes damaged. More than 7,000 were without power and as many as 200 people were displaced, while at least four people were injured. The National Weather Service estimates …

Suspect holding people hostage at synagogue in Colleyville, Texas is dead; hostages are released safely

All hostages were released safely from a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas (about 30 miles northwest of Dallas) following a 10+ hour standoff. According to local and federal law enforcement officials, the man responsible is dead. The group of four hostages, which included the rabbi of the synagogue, were taken hostage at about 10:41 a.m. Saturday …