Afghanistan war vet helps Afghan refugees resettle in US
Navy veteran Jordon Daniel was busy when the United States pulled its last troops out of Afghanistan at the end of August. More than 7,000 miles (11,265 kilometers) and a world away, he and a group of fellow veterans were moving furniture, folding towels and sorting silverware in drawers during a hot, dry summer day in the Denver area.
Covid-19 hot spots offer sign of what could be ahead for US
The contagious delta variant is driving up Covid-19 hospitalizations in the Mountain West and fueling disruptive outbreaks in the North, a worrisome sign of what could be ahead this winter in the U.S.
USnatural gas futures gained over 4% on Thursday, rebounding from the previous session’s slide to a seven-week low as forecasts called for higher demand, European prices rose and traders looked toward storage reports showing withdrawls from gas stocks.
Stocks edge higher on Wall Street, led by gains in Big Tech
Stocks edged higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday a day after a surge in inflation tripped up major indexes. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% as of 1:29 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 124 points, or 0.3%, to 35,956 largely due to a steep drop in Walt Disney. The Nasdaq rose 0.7%.
SpaceX crew launch marks 600 space travelers in 60 years
A SpaceX rocket carried four astronauts into orbit Wednesday night, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. The repeatedly delayed flight occurred just two days after SpaceX brought four other astronauts home from the International Space Station. They should have been up there to welcome the newcomers, but NASA and SpaceX decided to switch the order based on Monday’s ideal recovery weather in the Gulf of Mexico and pulled it off.
US Iran envoy visits UAE, Israel, Saudi and Bahrain Nov. 11-20
US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley will travel to the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Nov. 11-20 to coordinate ahead of fresh talks about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday
US, Israel and Gulf Arab allies launch joint Red Sea drill
Naval forces from the United States, Israel and two Gulf Arab states are taking part in a joint security drill in the Red Sea, a vital shipping route that feeds into the Suez Canal. The US 5th Fleet said Thursday that the five-day multilateral maritime exercise with Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain began on Wednesday and includes at-sea training focused on search and seizure tactics aboard the USS Portland transport dock ship.
New ‘rocket docket’ for migrant families raises old concerns
The average time for US immigration cases to be resolved is nearly four years. But that’s not the mandate in Francisco Prieto’s courtroom. The New York judge must attempt to rule within 300 days on dozens of cases he hears daily from families that just entered the country. The migrants are being sent to the front of the line with the idea that others will be less likely to migrate knowing a backlog of more than 1.4 million cases will no longer buy them a few years in the United States even if they lose.
US has ‘sacred obligation’ to take care of veterans, Biden says
US President Joe Biden said his administration will work with Congress to make sure the country’s veterans get the benefits they have earned. “Our administration is going to meet the sacred obligation that we owe you,” Biden said, in a speech to mark Veterans’ Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Prosecutor in Rittenhouse murder trial tangles again with judge
The lead prosecutor in Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial in Wisconsin on Thursday accused the judge of unfairness, a day after being excoriated for trying to introduce inadmissible evidence and questioning the teenager’s right to silence.
Tesla shares inch higher after Musk sheds $5 bln in equity
Tesla shares edged higher on Thursday after filings revealed Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had sold about $5 billion of the stock over the past few days, following his much-hyped Twitter poll. The electric-car maker’s shares pared earlier gains and were up 0.6% at $1,074.80, after tumbling earlier in the week. The share sale was his first since 2016 and comes after his weekend poll of Twitter users about offloading 10% of his Tesla stake, which comprises most of his estimated $281 billion fortune. “I don’t think investors are reading into the news negatively,” said Oliver Pursche, senior vice president and advisor at Wealthspire Advisors in New York. “If you believe in the Tesla story, this should not impact you or change your mind.”
Veterans Day legislation targets GI Bill racial inequities
In honor of Veterans Day, a group of Democratic lawmakers is reviving an effort to pay the families of Black service members who fought on behalf of the nation during World War II for benefits they were denied or prevented from taking full advantage of when they returned home from war. The new legislative effort would benefit surviving spouses and all living descendants of Black WWII veterans whose families were denied the opportunity to build wealth with housing and educational benefits through the GI Bill.
Hurricanes return home, look to stay on track against the Flyers
The Carolina Hurricanes lost for the first time this season on Saturday, yet they return from their three-game road trip bristling with confidence.
CBI taking Interpol help, using diplomatic channels to nab suspects who defamed judiciary
US citizens advised to leave Haiti amid violence, fuel shortages
Washington on Thursday urged US citizens to leave Haiti as the Caribbean nation reels from gang violence, fuel shortages and political instability. The US Embassy in Haiti issued a statement advising American citizens to “depart Haiti now via commercial means.”
Mozambique to appeal court ruling on extradition of ex-finmin to US
Mozambique will appeal the decision of a South African court to extradite its former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States rather than his home country, its attorney-general’s office said on Thursday.
US oil refiners bet the farm Biden will back them on biofuels
US merchant oil refiners like Monroe Energy and PBF Energy Inc are playing chicken with the White House, taking moves in the biofuels credit market that could force them to close plants and fire union workers unless the Biden administration bails them out by changing the rules on blending biofuels in gasoline.
‘Biden, China’s Xi expected to meet virtually on Monday’
CBI seeks help from US in tracking two persons accused of making derogatory remarks against judge
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has approached Interpol in order to arrest two accused believed to be staying in the United States in connection with a case related to alleged derogatory social media posts against judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
US urges citizens to leave Haiti amid deepening turmoil
The US government is urging US citizens to leave Haiti because of the country’s deepening insecurity and a severe lack of fuel that has affected hospitals, schools and banks. Gas stations remained closed on Thursday.