USA news live updates: Biden administration knew compromise was needed for budget bill, says White House – Times of India

US Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says it is ‘going to take a while’ to negotiate large domestic investment bill; unlikely to be done in ‘a week or two or three’ (Reuters)

White House says Joe Biden is working in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi on timing of two pieces of legislation

US justice department says it obtains over $1.5 million from American Honda Finance Corporation to compensate servicemembers whose federal rights were violated (Reuters)

White House says Joe Biden is disappointed in Mitch Mcconnell’s stance on debt ceiling

A month after Hurricane Ida, small communities that took the brunt of the Category 4 storm in Louisiana are still suffering. Many residents are without power. Others have lost nearly all their belongings to Ida’s devastating storm surge, reports AP

White House says it has the sense Senator Sinema does want to see a reconciliation bill

US generals concerned over Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal in wake of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, reports ANI

US defence secretary says he is concerned for Afghan pilots held in Tajikistan, reports Reuters

White House press secretary says White House team, Biden will be working around the clock on talks with lawmakers (on Budget Bill)

Samsung is close to finalizing the construction of a $17 billion semiconductor factory in Williamson County in the US state of Texas, reports Reuters quoting sources

The Biden administration was aware that compromise would be needed for the topline amount on a contentious budget bill currently under debate in Congress, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said

US startup Lucid said it will start delivering luxury electric sedans with a Tesla-beating driving range in late October, posing a major challenge to the market leader whose sales of premium models have stagnated, reports Reuters

White House says we are working on unity but not there yet (on Budget Bill)

White House says we are at a precarious, important time in discussions on legislation.

A Los Angeles judge will hear arguments today at the latest hearing over Britney Spears’ conservatorship. The judge may decide whether Spears’ father is removed as her conservator, reports AP

US, EU launch consultations on tech regulations, chips, China trade, reports Reuters

White House says we knew it would be a compromise on topline amount for Budget Bill, reports Reuters

New York attorney general Letitia James dismissed criticism from former governor Andrew Cuomo about the report that detailed sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, saying the former governor has “never taken responsibility for his own conduct”, reports AP

Rapid increase in vaccinations over a short period of time says Jen Psaki

Press briefing by press secretary Jen Psaki begins at the White House

US declares fabled Ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 other species extinct

The United States on Wednesday declared 23 species extinct, including one of the world’s largest woodpeckers, dubbed the “Lord God Bird.” The announcement came via the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which proposed to remove the birds, mussels, fish, as well as a plant and fruit bat from Endangered Species Act protections because government scientists have given up on ever finding them again. Read full story