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US military still has authority to protect Afghan forces, says Pentagon

US defense secretary Austin has approved transfer of command authority over Afghanistan to head of central command for later this month: Spokesman

Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch listed for $27.5 million

A sprawling New Mexico ranch belonging to deceased financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is on the market for $27.5 million.The 12-square-mile (30-square-kilometer) Zorro Ranch was put up for sale by Epstein’s estate and includes a 26,700-square-foot (2,480-square-meter) mansion and a private airstrip with a hangar and helipad, according to the listing by Neil Lyon Group at Sotheby’s International Realty Santa Fe.Epstein killed himself in jail in 2019 at age 66 while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking girls in New York and Florida.

White House says it will relocate some Afghan translators to locations outside Afghanistan, gives no further details

Pilots rescued after cargo plane crashes in ocean off Hawaii

A cargo plane made an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii early Friday and both people on board have been rescued.The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.

Florida building collapse toll rises to 20

Two more victims were found in the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Florida, including the body of a seven-year-old girl, bringing the death toll from last week’s tragedy to 20, with 128 people still unaccounted for, officials said Friday.Emergency personnel were forced to pause their search and rescue efforts for much of the day Thursday due to concerns about the safety of the pile of debris in Surfside near Miami Beach, but were able to resume work late in the day.

Will send 1.5 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to El Salvador: White House

Deese says Biden administration is looking across the government for ways to improve competition

OECD 15% global tax agreement will help create momentum, raise revenue needed for investments: Deese

Will keep working to get remaining countries on board with global tax agreement: Deese

Action will be part of broader effort Biden will release shortly on encouraging competition, says Deese

Biden will direct transportation to enact rules, including those governing fees for passengers: Deese

White House economic adviser Deese says Biden administration planning rule makings to protect airline passengers

This is historic progress, pulling our economy out of the worst crisis in 100 years, driven in part by our dramatic progress in vaccinating our nation and beating back the pandemic as well as other elements of the American Rescue plan

US president Joe Biden

US economy is ‘on the move,’ Biden says as jobs jump

US president Joe Biden and top administration officials hailed Friday’s strong monthly jobs report, saying it was a sign that the White House’s economic and pandemic-fighting strategies were working.

‘Abusive environment’: Kamala Harris faces allegations of ‘toxic’ work environment

US hits Myanmar with new sanctions, revokes ICC penalties

The Biden administration on Friday hit 22 senior Myanmar officials and family members with sanctions over the government’s crackdown on democracy protests after the coup. The action was accompanied by the removal of sanctions on three Iranian industrial executives whom the Trump administration penalized for supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program.Treasury announced the move against seven members of the Myanmar military and 15 spouses and adult children of previously sanctioned officials as part of the US response to the February coup and subsequent violence against demonstrators in the country, also known as Burma.

US Coast Guard Lt. Commander Karin Evelyn said in an email that they received a report around 1:40am of a downed inter-island transport plane

Boeing 737 cargo plane makes emergency landing in water off Hawaii’s Honolulu

The pilots of the Transair Flight 810 had reported engine trouble and were attempting to return to Honolulu when they were forced to land the Boeing 737 cargo aircraft in the water, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement