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Oil prices post third weekly drop after volatile week
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday released the schedule showing what asset purchases will look like starting next week, when the central bank begins to slow the pace of its bond buying.
Jury to get to weigh some lesser charges in Rittenhouse case
The jury that will decide Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate will be allowed to consider some lesser charges in addition to those prosecutors originally brought against him, after fierce debate by both sides on Friday.
Helicopters used to rescue dozens from rising waters in OR
The US Coast Guard has used two helicopters to rescue about 50 people from rising waters at an RV park on the Oregon Coast Friday as heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest prompted warnings of floods and landslides
UNSC extends peacekeeping mission in CAR for 1 year, Russia, China abstain
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday extending for another year the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), with Russia and China abstaining.
Gabonese minister says US, EU holding talks back
Climate talks in Glasgow are at a “bit of a stalemate” and the United States, with support from the European Union, is holding back talks, according to Lee White, the Gabonese minister for forests and climate change.
US SEC disapproves proposed rule to list, trade shares of VanEck bitcoin trust
Prominent US attorney Ben Crump announced the filing of dozens more lawsuits on behalf of people who attended the disastrous Travis Scott concert, including a woman who said she didn’t know she was buying a “death ticket”
Infrastructure bill, social spending bills will not add to inflation: White House
The multitrillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and social spending and climate legislation will not add to inflationary pressures, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. Inflation is affecting Americans regardless of political party, Psaki said at a news briefing. The Biden administration is looking at “every tool in our arsenal” to address the rise in gas prices, she added.
Biden will name coordinator for infrastructure: White House
Biden vaccination rules are boosting Covid-19 shot uptake: White House
White House: Biden will participate in tribal nations summit on Monday
US President Joe Biden will take part in a tribal nations summit on Monday, the first one since 2016 and the first that has been hosted at the White House, spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Friday. Biden will address tribal leaders and announce steps to improve public safety and justice for Native Americans, Psaki told reporters.
Man shot by trooper among many with mental illness history
A man fatally shot by a Virginia state trooper after a police chase and a crash that killed his passenger had been mentally ill for years, according to court records. Brian Michael Price, 45, was judged not guilty by reason of insanity to malicious wounding after striking his mother with a baseball bat in the southeastern Virginia city of Chesapeake in 2014.
US lawmaker looks to block first major Saudi arms deal under Biden
Democratic US Representative Ilhan Omar filed legislation on Friday seeking to block the sale of $650 million air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia, the first major arms sale to the kingdom during President Joe Biden’s administration.
Musk sells more shares in whirlwind Tesla stock ride
Tesla Inc’s CEO, Elon Musk, sold another block of company shares worth about $700 million, filings showed on Friday, as the billionaire takes advantage of a meteoric rally that drove the electric-car maker’s value to over $1 trillion.
Biden plans big infrastructure bill signing; GOP backers face death threats
The White House is planning a big ceremony on Monday for President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1 trillion infrastructure bill Monday with Republican lawmakers, amid a toxic political climate in the United States.
Republican US Sen. Murkowski, who voted to impeach Trump, announces re-election bid
US Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a three-term Republican who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, announced her bid for re-election on Friday with a nod to bipartisanship.
In the evening of Monday November 15 in Washington, DC, President Joseph R Biden, Jr. will meet virtually with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China (PRC)
Biden and Xi to hold virtual meeting on November 15
US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping would hold a virtual summit next week on Monday, the White House announced Friday.
US court voids emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers
U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers, ruling two government agencies had exceeded their authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 set rules for the first time requiring trailer manufacturers to adopt fuel-saving technologies like side skirts and automatic tire pressure systems. An industry group challenged the rule, which was put on hold by the court pending the review.