Fri, 27 May 2022 19:21:34 EDT

Food Inflation Highest Since 1981

Food inflation was up by 10% in April, the highest since 1981, according to a recently released reportfrom the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Fri, 27 May 2022 19:14:05 EDT

Dr. Oz Declares He's 'Presumptive' GOP Nominee

Dr. Mehmet Oz has gotten ahead of the messaging for next week's recount in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate race, saying on Friday that he has already "earned the presumptive Republican nomination."

Fri, 27 May 2022 18:48:33 EDT

O'Rourke to NRA Convention Attendees: 'You Are Not Our Enemies'

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and failed 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke seemingly extended an olive branch while protesting the National Rifle Association Convention in Houston Friday.

Fri, 27 May 2022 18:32:33 EDT

NRA Leader: Gun Ownership a 'Fundamental Human Right' of Responsible Americans

National Rifle Association officials expressed empathy Friday for the victims of this week's mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, but also stood behind the notion of responsible gun ownership for U.S. citizens, characterizing it as a "fundamental human right."

Fri, 27 May 2022 18:20:36 EDT

Trump Urges Drastic Change to Mental Health System, School Security Overhaul

Former President Donald Trump on Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Houston called for a ''drastic'' change in the nation's approach to mental health issues and a ''top-to-bottom security overhaul at schools across the country'' while dismissing calls to disarm gun...

Fri, 27 May 2022 17:51:25 EDT

New McCarthy Letter Questions Jan. 6 Committee's Authority

An 11-page letter from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's lawyer called into question the legitimacy of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Fri, 27 May 2022 17:18:50 EDT

New York Residents Can Soon Choose Gender-Neutral 'X' Marker on Official ID

Beginning in late June, New York state residents will have the option to select a gender-neutral "X" marker for their driver's license, birth certificate, or any other official identification document, the governor's office announced Friday.

Fri, 27 May 2022 16:58:51 EDT

Judge Dismisses Trump's Lawsuit Against Letitia James

A federal judge on Friday dismissed former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, in which he accused her of abusing her authority by investigating the financial affairs of the Trump Organization.

Fri, 27 May 2022 16:40:39 EDT

CDC Suggests Monkeypox Vaccine for at-Risk Healthcare Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidance related to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak, recommending available smallpox vaccines effective against the new virus for certain healthcare workers.

Fri, 27 May 2022 16:29:54 EDT

Official: Girl Told 911 'Send the Police Now' as Cops Waited

Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, "Please send the police now," as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday.The...

Fri, 27 May 2022 16:20:04 EDT

NRA Convention Featuring Trump as Speaker Already Drawing Outside Protesters

The National Rifle Association's annual meeting begins Friday in Houston, Texas, with former President Donald Trump serving as a keynote speaker.

Fri, 27 May 2022 16:08:38 EDT

S&P, Nasdaq, Dow Up More Than 6% for the Week; Staunch Losing Streak

Wall Street closed sharply higher on Friday as signs of peaking inflation and consumer resiliency sent investors into the long holiday weekend with growing optimism that the Fed will be able to tighten monetary policy without tipping the economy into recession.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:48:12 EDT

Tom Cruise Sets Sights on 1st $100M Opening Weekend

Tom Cruise has generated more than $4.2 billion at U.S. box offices, but he has never starred in a film that has produced a $100 million opening weekend. Analysts are predicting "Top Gun: Maverick" will achieve domestic ticket sales between $98 million and $125 million.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:46:54 EDT

US Intel to See If North Korea Tested Missile With New Properties

The U.S. intelligence community will attempt to determine if North Korea's recent launch of three ballistic missiles utilized previously unseen technology, CNN reports.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:42:03 EDT

Deliberations Underway in Trial Linked to Trump-Russia Probe

A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI as he pushed "pure opposition research" related to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks before the election, a prosecutor asserted Friday during closing arguments of the...

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:33:30 EDT

Experts: First-Time Home Buyers Should Be Patient With COVID-Era Housing Market

Sales of new homes fell in April for the fourth month in a row, approaching the levels of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:23:47 EDT

Poised to Address NRA Event, Trump Urges Protection of 2nd Amendment

In what may well be a preview of the theme he'll emphasize Friday as keynote speaker a the NRA conference in Houston, former President Donald Trump has reiterated his staunch defense of a constitutional right to bear arms, Newsweek reported.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:23:17 EDT

Poll: 84 Percent of Voters 'Very' or 'Somewhat' Concerned About Baby Formula Shortage

Eighty-four percent of voters say they are "very" or "somewhat" concerned about the baby formula shortage across the U.S., according to a poll released Friday by Data for Progress.

Fri, 27 May 2022 15:06:20 EDT

NYPost: Biden Claim He Applied to Naval Academy in 1965 Doesn't Pass Muster

The New York Post in a report Friday questioned President Joe Biden's claim that he applied to the Naval Academy in 1965, stating that the dates don't pass muster.

Fri, 27 May 2022 14:48:33 EDT

Chinese Investor Pulled Funding for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

A Chinese tech firm pulled out of co-financing the $170 million Tom Cruise movie, “Top Gun: Maverick,” over concerns China’s communist government would be angry about the company’s association with a film celebrating the American military, The Wall Street Journal reported.