(WASHINGTON) -- Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, the longest serving Republican Senate leader in history, will step down from that position in November.McConnell, who turned 82 last week, announced the decision in a speech on the Senate floor."To serve Kentucky in the Senate has been the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government's record-high national debt is set to get even bigger, reaching a massive $54 trillion by the year 2034.That's according to a new forecast released Wednesday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).The CBO cited an aging population and rising federal... Read More.
The Rolling Stones have been recognized with a 2024 BRIT Award nomination.The legendary rockers, who last year released Hackney Diamonds, their first album of new material since 2005, have been nominated in the Alternative/Rock Act category, where they’ll compete against Blur, Bring Me the Horizon, Young Fathers and Yussef Dayes. The nomination is... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The race to decarbonize the aviation industry is heating up, with researchers finding a way to make passenger airplanes operate on 100% electric power.A newly designed electric aircraft, called the E9X, can now hold more passengers and fly farther than what... Read More.
The Center Square – Gov. Jay Inslee has long known that a carbon tax could significantly increase gas prices in Washington state, contends the conservative Washington Policy Center... Read More.
Funds will refurbish passenger amenities for ferries currently serving Fauntleroy, Vashon, Southworth, Mukilteo, Clinton, Anacortes, & the San Juan Islands.U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Patty Murray (D-WA), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee,... Read More.
(The Center Square) – The Washington State Board of Natural Resources on Tuesday approved the $55 million purchase of more than 9,000 acres of forestland in Wahkiakum County... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The CDC is warning about "dire" levels of babies born with syphilis in the U.S., with a new analysis showing a tenfold increase from 2012 to 2022. The agency's data shows that 3,761 babies were born with syphilis in 2022, and... Read More.
Neil Young launched his Archives series back in 2009 with Neil Young Archives Vol. I: 1963-1972, and fans who missed out on getting a copy now have a second chance. Young is set to reissue Archives Vol. 1 on November 10, marking the first time it's been back in print in over a... Read More.
(LONDON) -- African rhino populations are increasing despite poaching and habitat loss, new figures from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) show.The new figures, released Thursday, highlight that protection and biological management initiatives across the continent have resulted in black rhino populations... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Drug overdose deaths involving both cocaine and opioids have spiked over the last decade, new federal data suggests.A new report published early Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A suspect armed with multiple legally purchased firearms killed three children and three adults at a Tennessee school Monday, authorities said.The tragic incident marked yet another mass shooting in the United States where the suspected shooter legally bought firearms used in the... Read More.