• Nuclear stockpile makes China growing rival, Pentagon says

    Beijing is poised to militarily challenge the United States and prevent it from intervening in a crisis with Taiwan, according to the annual assessment. wsj

  • Biden urges Congress to avoid railroad strike: NPR

    President Joe Biden meets with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year Tuesday at the White House in Washington. From left: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP …

  • Judge rules Trump ally Devin Nunes can sue NBC Universal for libel

    A federal judge ruled on Monday that Devin Nunes, an ally of former President Donald Trump and a former California congressman, can sue NBC Universal for defamation. Devin Nunes filed a defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal in 2021 over a comment by MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow about her alleged relationship with a Russian agent. As …

  • 2 volcanoes erupt in Hawaii for the first time since 1984

    Hawaii is experiencing a rare double volcano eruption, as Mauna Loa and Kīlauea spewed lava onto the archipelago’s Big Island on Tuesday. Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting Sunday for the first time in nearly four decades, and nearby Kilauea has been erupting for a year. Both are in Hawaii Volcanoes National …

  • Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

    Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against misinformation about COVID-19, raising concerns among public health experts that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to fight the virus that is still spreading. Eagle-eyed users spotted the change on Monday evening, noting that a one-sentence update had been made …

  • 5 Noteworthy Newton Ads Below Typical Price

    Buying a house The median cost of condos increased in October, but the price of single-family homes fell (a little). 65 Woodbine St. in the Auburndale village of Newton is on the market for $1,100,000 and offers four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. By MLS The median selling price of a single-family home in Newton fell …

  • A navy warship sails near an advanced Chinese weapons outpost in the South China Sea

    A US Navy warship cruised close to some of the Chinese military’s most advanced weapon outposts in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing a sharp rebuke from Beijing. The USS Chancellorsville guided-missile cruiser conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) near the Spratly Islands to challenge Chinese claims to own 90% of the sea, …

  • Giving Tuesday: Bay Area charities are using an uptick in donations to help the community. Here’s what you can do

    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — It’s Giving Tuesday, a day that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give. It was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Giving Tuesday is now a nonprofit, but more than that, a movement. An estimated $2.7 billion was donated last year in the United States in just …

  • Christian Pulisic gives the USMNT a 1-0 lead against. Iran in the Group B Final – NBC Chicago

    The United States is in the lead. Christian Pulisic opened the scoring for the Stars and Stripes in the 38th minute against Iran in their Group B final on Tuesday. Weston McKennie’s deep lob through the ball to right-back Sergino Dest opened up Iran’s low block, and Dest brought it back into the penalty area …

  • Country singer Jake Flint dies hours after wedding: 'My heart is gone'

    Country music singer Jake Flint died just hours after his wedding on Saturday. He was 37 years old. “With broken hearts and in deep sorrow, I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away,” his manager, Brenda Cline, wrote on social media Sunday night. “I have tried several times today to post a message, …

  • Highlights on Pan Am Flight 103

    CNN — Here’s a look at the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. December 21, 1988 – Pan Am Flight 103 exploded 31,000ft over Lockerbie, Scotland 38 minutes after takeoff from London. Two hundred and fifty-nine people aboard the Boeing 747 bound for New York were killed, along with 11 people on the ground. Subsequently, …

  • Socceroos take on Danes in shootout for knockout spot

    Australia can qualify with a draw provided France beat Tunisia in the last Group D game while Denmark must beat the Socceroos to book their place in the round of 16. Australia enter their final Group D game in second place as they take on Denmark in what could be a straight shootout for a …