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Biden administrator to fund community education on nuclear waste
The Biden administration said Tuesday it would offer funding to eight U.S. entities or communities that want to learn more about nuclear waste storage, an issue that has plagued the nuclear power industry. The number of US nuclear reactors has fallen to 92 from 104 a decade ago due to rising safety costs, competition from power plants that burn abundant natural gas and falling energy prices wind and solar.
US senators want secondary sanctions on Russian oil
Democratic and Republican senators on Tuesday proposed that the administration of US President Joe Biden use secondary sanctions against international banks to tighten the price cap that G7 countries plan to impose on Russian oil following the invasion of the Ukraine via Moscow. Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen and Republican Senator Pat Toomey announced a legislative framework to impose the secondary sanctions, which would target financial institutions involved in trade finance, insurance, reinsurance and oil and petroleum products brokerage. Russians sold at prices exceeding the ceiling.
Eight hospitalized in Chicago apartment building explosion
A red-brick building partially collapsed in an explosion on Chicago’s West Side on Tuesday, sending eight people to hospital, including three who were in serious or critical condition, city firefighters said. Images and a video clip released by firefighters showed damaged upper floors on West Washington Boulevard and North Central Avenue. Video showed bricks strewn around the corner building and parked cars damaged by fallen debris.
Most US convictions of Kansas professor for concealing ties to China have been thrown out
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out most of the conviction of a University of Kansas chemical engineering professor for covering up work he did in China while conducting US government-funded research, in the latest setback in a crackdown on Chinese influence within American academia. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kansas, ruled that prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence to support a jury’s conviction of Feng “Franklin” Tao on three counts of wire fraud in April. in his courtroom.
US Congress January 6 Committee Schedules Next Hearing for September 28
The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol plans to hold its next hearing on Sept. 28, the panel chairman said Tuesday. Representative Bennie Thompson told reporters he expected the public hearing to be the panel’s last unless something else happened.
Judge asks Trump’s lawyers if he declassified records during FBI search
The US judge appointed to review documents seized by the FBI last month from Donald Trump’s Florida home on Tuesday urged Trump’s lawyers to say whether they would consider claiming the records were declassified by the former president, as he claimed. Judge Raymond Dearie — acting as an independent arbiter, or special master, to review the more than 11,000 seized documents and potentially recommend keeping some of them away from federal investigators — asked Trump’s lawyers why he should not consider marked documents as truly classified.
Delaware braces for migrant flight amid US political stalemate
Local government officials, lawyers and journalists swarmed a small coastal airport near President Joe Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Tuesday ahead of a possible flight carrying migrants from Texas. Flight tracking websites showed a scheduled flight slated to leave San Antonio, Texas, bound for Georgetown, Delaware, chartered on Tuesday by the same company that was used by Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to send migrants to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard last week.
Trump rape accuser E. Jean Carroll plans new trial against former president
A writer who accused Donald Trump of raping her more than a quarter century ago is planning to file a new lawsuit against the former US president, whose lawyer called the effort ‘extraordinarily damaging’ . In a letter released Tuesday, a lawyer for E. Jean Carroll said the former Elle magazine columnist plans to sue Trump for assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress under New York state’s Adult Survivors Act.
Americans charged with felony have right to buy guns, judge rules
A federal law barring those charged with felonies from buying guns is unconstitutional, a Texas federal judge has ruled, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dramatically expanded gun rights. U.S. District Judge David Counts, appointed by former Republican President Donald Trump, reached that conclusion Monday when dismissing a federal indictment against Jose Gomez Quiroz, who had been charged under the decades-old ban. decades.
New York will install security cameras on every subway car
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is installing security cameras in all New York City subway cars, officials said Tuesday. New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said the cameras would make riders more confident in the safety of the transit system.
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