Tue, 18 May 2021 16:03:55 EDT

S&P 500 Backs Off on Weak Telecom Stocks Despite Strong Retail Earnings

U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday as a sharp decline in telecom stocks and weak housing starts data overshadowed better-than-expected earnings from Walmart and Home Depot.AT&T Inc was among the biggest percentage decliners in the benchmark S&P 500. It extended declines...

Tue, 18 May 2021 15:41:46 EDT

Pentagon Plans to Monitor Troops' Social Media For Extremism

The Pentagon intends to screen social media content for extremist material in a pilot program said to be part of the Biden administration’s crackdown on domestic extremism, The Intercept reports.

Tue, 18 May 2021 15:17:19 EDT

Colonial Pipeline Has Brief Network Outage Amid Efforts to Harden System

Colonial Pipeline's scheduling system was back online on Tuesday after a network outage earlier in the day prevented customers from planning upcoming shipments on the biggest U.S. fuel pipeline, two market sources familiar with the matter said.The disruption was caused by...

Tue, 18 May 2021 15:06:46 EDT

Israel, Gaza Violence Overshadows Biden's Domestic Plans

President Joe Biden's efforts to spotlight his big infrastructure plans are suddenly being overshadowed by the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians, the conflict sparking protests during his visit to a Ford electric vehicle center in Michigan on Tuesday...

Tue, 18 May 2021 14:14:19 EDT

Charles Grodin, 'Midnight Run,' 'Heartbreak Kid' Star, Dies

Charles Grodin, the offbeat actor and writer who scored as a newlywed cad in “The Heartbreak Kid” and the father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. He was 86...

Tue, 18 May 2021 12:50:35 EDT

Justice Breyer's Book to Come Out Against Dems Packing Court

One of the three liberals on the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer, is coming out with a book that will pan the Democrats' agenda on court packing, according to the Washington Examiner. Breyer's "The Authority of the Court...

Tue, 18 May 2021 12:32:22 EDT

Colon Cancer Screening Should Start at Age 45: Task Force

Routine screening for colorectal cancer in people deemed at average risk should begin at age 45 - earlier than previous guidelines to start screening at 50 - due to rising incidence of the disease in younger adults, according to new...

Tue, 18 May 2021 12:22:10 EDT

McCarthy Opposes Bipartisan Capitol Attack Commission

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced on Tuesday that he will oppose a bipartisan agreement on a commission to investigate the Capitol attack, saying it would be "duplicative and potentially counterproductive...

Tue, 18 May 2021 11:56:39 EDT

Chris Christie Says a '24 Presidential Run Won't Depend on Trump's Plans

Former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., said he will decide on a 2024 presidential regardless of former President Donald Trump's plans. Christie, during an appearance on the "Ruthless" podcast, said he was "not going to defer to anyone...

Tue, 18 May 2021 11:44:52 EDT

North Carolina Prosecutor: Fatal Shooting of Andrew Brown Was Justified

The fatal shooting of Andrew Brown, a Black man killed last month by sheriff's deputies attempting to serve search and arrest warrants, was justified, Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble said Tuesday.

Tue, 18 May 2021 11:15:53 EDT

California Churches Win Fight Against Newsom's COVID Restrictions

A California District judge has issued a statewide permanent injunction against COVID-19 restrictions on churches and places of worship. The case involves Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena and the Harvest international Ministry...

Tue, 18 May 2021 11:07:05 EDT

FAA Administrator: We're Not Putting Up With Unruly Airline Passengers

The Federal Aviation Administration has come down hard on unruly airline passengers, having already levied more than $330,000 in fines this year, and will not be letting up on its zero-tolerance policies for people who insist on...

Tue, 18 May 2021 10:48:51 EDT

Veep Kamala Harris Keeps Enemies List of Journalists: Report

Vice President Kamala Harris keeps a list of reporters and other political players who might be deemed racist or who "don't fully understand her or appreciate her life experience." Harris declines many interview requests, but that hasn't stopped her...

Tue, 18 May 2021 10:32:33 EDT

Cheney Won't Back McCarthy for Speaker If GOP Takes House

Former House Republican conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., recently told Politico that she wouldn't support Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in a bid for speaker if the GOP manages to take control over the House...

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:20:10 EDT

GOP-Led Maricopa Board Demands 'Sham' Audit Be Shut Down

The Republican-led Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is blasting accusations being made by fellow Republicans in connection with the Arizona Senate's GOP-led audit of the 2020 election results and demanded in a letter that the "sham" recount be stopped because it is...

Tue, 18 May 2021 08:12:25 EDT

Andrew Giuliani to Newsmax TV: I'll Turn Things Around in NY

Andrew Giuliani vowed, during a Tuesday interview on Newsmax TV, to turn things around in the Empire State if he's elected governor of New York. Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, made the pledge...

Tue, 18 May 2021 07:12:53 EDT

Rocket From Gaza Kills 2; Israel Topples 6-Story Building

A rocket launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed bookstores and educational centers.

Tue, 18 May 2021 07:09:54 EDT

Heavy Rain Rolls Through Southern Louisiana, More to Come

Roads were flooded, water-logged cars abandoned in the street, and high water vehicles dispatched to help people as heavy rain fell across southern Louisiana Monday. In some areas of western Louisiana still recovering from...

Tue, 18 May 2021 06:33:50 EDT

Amazon in Talks to Buy MGM, Add to Frenzy for Streaming Assets Inc.'s potential acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer would take one of the last major, independent movie studios off the market, capping a rush of streaming deals that are set to make 2021 a record year for media takeovers...

Tue, 18 May 2021 06:30:12 EDT

China Is Resisting Bilateral Nuclear Talks, US Says

China is resisting bilateral talks with the United States on nuclear weapons, the U.S. disarmament ambassador told a U.N. conference on Tuesday. "To date Beijing has not been willing to engage meaningfully or establish expert discussions similar to those we have with Russia....