Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘talking and joking’ a day after brutal stabbing attack

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and 'talking and joking' a day after brutal stabbing attack

Author Salman Rushdie was off a ventilator and in good spirits Saturday, a day after being stabbed as he went to give a lecture in upstate Chautauqua, his agent confirmed. Rushdie, 75, remained in serious condition but was said to be “talking (and joking)”, fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted. Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie confirmed the … Read more

GOP demands answers on $700K ammo stockpile for IRS enforcement

GOP demands answers on $700K ammo stockpile for IRS enforcement

Congressional Republicans want to know just what the Internal Revenue Service intends to do with the $700,000 worth of ammunition it recently added to its 5-million-round stockpile — as Democrats voted to give the agency $80 billion for stepped-up enforcement. “If the Department of Justice will politically target President Trump and raid his home, I … Read more

John Fetterman back on PA Senate campaign trail to battle Dr. Oz

John Fetterman back on PA Senate campaign trail to battle Dr. Oz

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman made a tentative return to the campaign trail with a rally in Erie, Pa., his first public appearance after suffering a debilitating stroke in May. “I just got so grateful, and I’m so lucky,” he said Friday night in a sometimes halting 11-minute speech to 1,400 supporters. Fetterman, the Democratic … Read more

House Dems want intelligence review of Trump’s handling of raided docs

House Dems want intelligence review of Trump's handling of raided docs

US intelligence should assess the national security damage caused by former President Trump storing classified documents at his Florida resort, top House Democrats said. House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff of California and House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York asked Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for a full review … Read more

Russia and Ukraine blame each other for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant shelling

Russia and Ukraine blame each other for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant shelling

Russia and Ukraine exchanged blame for the shelling around Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Saturday amid growing fears of a nuclear catastrophe. Ukrainian officials have repeatedly blamed the Russians, who seized the nuclear compound at Zaporizhzhia in southeastern Ukraine in March. They accuse Russian forces of storing heavy weaponry inside the plant and using it … Read more

Wyoming pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel

Wyoming pipeline break spills 45,000 gallons of diesel

A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that’s being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed Friday. Cleanup work is ongoing from the spill that was discovered by the pipeline’s operator on … Read more

Boil water advisory affects 935,000 residents in metro Detroit

Boil water advisory affects 935,000 residents in metro Detroit

A boil water water advisory was issued Saturday in 23 Detroit metro-area communities, affecting 935,000 residents, after a water main break was discovered. The Great Lakes Water Authority found the break on a 120-inch water transmission main that distributes drinking water to 23 communities across Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, the Detroit Free Press reported. The GLWA … Read more

Political fallout mounts over FBI raid on Trump Mar-a-Lago home

Political fallout mounts over FBI raid on Trump Mar-a-Lago home

The political battle lines hardened Saturday over the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s Florida resort home. A top Senate Republican has demanded the public release of the evidence that convinced a judge to let the agency take the unprecedented step of barging into an ex-president’s home. Meanwhile, Democrats decried the GOP’s anti-FBI rhetoric — … Read more