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DEBT LIMIT — Sidestepping the default crisis, the House overwhelmingly approved the debt ceiling and budget reduction package, sending the deal to the president Joe Biden and the speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed with the Senate for quick adoption in a matter of days, before the fast-approaching deadline. Lisa Mascaro, Kevin Freking, Stephen Groves and Farnoosh Amiri. SUBMITTED: 1020 words, photos, videos. See also MORE ABOUT DEBT LIMITS below.
RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR — Russian forces began June with a new aerial bombardment of Kiev that killed at least three people and wounded others, authorities said. After reports of 17 drone and missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital in May, Russian forces struck the capital with land-based missiles in the early hours of the morning. Anna Arkhirova and Susie Blanc. SUBMITTED: 780 words, photo.
ELECTION 2024-DESANTIS-TRUMP — Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail in Iowa as his main rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, makes his first move through early voting states as an official candidate. By Michelle L. Price, Steve Peoples, and Thomas Beaumont. SUBMITTED: 560 words, photo. MEN: 750 words after DeSantis event at 9am, Trump event at 10am. WITH ELECTION 2024-PENCE — Mike Pence will begin his presidential campaign in Iowa on June 7.
JORDAN ROYAL WEDDING — Jordan’s future king and a Saudi architect linked to the country’s own monarchy are to marry in a palace ceremony that introduces him to the world and underscores continuity in the Arab nation prized for its long-standing stability. Written by Isabelle Debre. SUBMITTED: 880 words, photo.
SECRETED TRUMP DOCUMENTS — Justice Department prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of former President Donald Trump after he left office in which he talks about keeping a classified Pentagon document related to a potential attack on Iran, media reports said. SUBMITTED: 460 words, photo.
SEXUALLY PROPER BEHAVIOR – DANNY MASTERSON – Star of That ’70s Show Danny Masterson was led from a Los Angeles courtroom in handcuffs and faces 30 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of two of three counts of rape in a second trial in which the Church of Scientology played a leading role. Entertainment writer Andrew Dalton. SUBMITTED: 1060 words, photos, videos.
GAY DAYS-FLORIDA — Florida lawmakers have passed a wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation, prompting the state’s most prominent gay rights group to issue a warning that the Sunshine State may not be safe, but that’s not stopping organizers of one of Florida’s largest gay campaigns and lesbian celebrations from encouraging visitors from all over the world to come and visit. Mike Schneider. SUBMITTED: 1020 words, photo. WITH PRIDE GUIDE-VIEW.
AMAZON-ALEXA-RING-PRIVACY — Amazon sued for privacy violations over Alexa and Ring cameras. SUBMITTED: 480 words, photo.
CONGRESS SANTOS — An aide fired by George Santos says he got the job after sending money to a Republican deputy. SUBMITTED: 630 words, photo.
CIGARETTE WARNINGS IN CANADA – In Canada, every cigarette will carry a warning label: “Poison with every puff.” SUBMITTED: 280 words, photo.
DIDDY-DIAGEO LAWSUIT — Sean “Diddy” Combs is suing liquor giant Diageo. SUBMITTED: 270 words, photo.
SPELLING BEE SCRIPPS — National Spelling Bee finalists quietly show off their knowledge. SUBMITTED: 790 words, photo.
PORN AGE VERIFICATION – UTAH – Adult film makers are asking a judge to delay a Utah law requiring porn sites to verify the age of users. SUBMITTED: 520 words, photo.
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LIMITS ON IRS COSTS — As Republicans seek to fulfill campaign promises to cut funding to the IRS through a proposed debt-reduction and budget-reduction package now making its way through Congress, Democrats are offering assurances that the spending cuts will have little impact on federal tax collectors. SUBMITTED: 850 words, photo.
ENERGY LIMITATION PERMITS — Despite weeks of negotiations, the White House and House Republicans failed to reach a comprehensive deal to overhaul environmental regulations and streamline federal permits as part of their budget deal, instead agreeing to limited changes that could simplify review of some projects. SUBMITTED: 1180 words, photo.
HBCUS-PHILANTHROPY — Historically black colleges and universities, which have seen endowment donations decline in recent decades, have seen increases in gifts over the past few years, particularly from corporations and corporate foundations. SUBMITTED: 950 words, photo.
ACTION ON IMMIGRATION DELAYS — A revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children is scheduled to be argued before a federal judge who previously ruled the program illegal. SUBMITTED: 510 words, photo. COMING UP: Hearings begin at 11am.
MISSOURI DOCTOR FOUND DEAD — A missing Missouri emergency room doctor has been found dead in Arkansas from an apparent gunshot wound, authorities have confirmed, but they are still investigating what happened a week after he was last seen. SUBMITTED: 640 words, photo.
RALPH JARL-WRONG HOUSE — A Kansas City man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager who mistakenly came to his door last month is set to appear in court again days after a judge ordered that court documents in the case be sealed and kept from the public. SUBMITTED: 470 words, photo.
CHINA-US INTERCEPTION – China’s Defense Ministry has accused the US of “interfering and monitoring” naval exercises in the South China Sea ahead of an incident in which a Chinese fighter pilot flew at high speed in front of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane, underscoring a breakdown in communications between the two military SUBMITTED: 660 words.
IRANIAN HUMANEMENT CLERIC — It’s rare in Iran these days for a turbaned priest to garner a large following of young people on Instagram, but Syed Mahdi Tabatabai has done just that by rescuing street dogs in defiance of local taboos. SUBMITTED: 800 words, photo.
ASIA TYPHOON — A weakened tropical storm Mawar has headed toward the southern Japanese archipelago of Okinawa, shutting down the airport and businesses and forcing fishermen to ground their boats in preparation. SUBMITTED: 530 words, photo.
JAPN-US-DEFENSE — US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stressed the importance of communication during a talks stop in Tokyo, expressing regret that his Chinese counterpart refused to meet with him at an annual security conference in Singapore that both are attending. SUBMITTED: 510 words, photo.
AUSTRALIA AFGHANISTAN VETERAN — Australia’s most decorated living war veteran unlawfully killed prisoners and committed other war crimes in Afghanistan, a judge has ruled to dismiss claims by Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith that he was smeared by the media. SUBMITTED: 300 words, photo.
KOREAN DEVELOPMENT — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s powerful sister has accused the United States of “gangster” hypocrisy for criticizing her country’s failed launch of a military spy satellite and insisted a successful launch is imminent. SUBMITTED: 850 words, photo.
NEW ZEALAND HOSTEL FIRE — Police in New Zealand have laid five counts of murder against a man they say started a deadly fire at a Wellington hostel two weeks ago. SUBMITTED: 300 words, photo.
BIRTHS — The U.S. birth rate was flat last year as fewer babies were born in the country than before the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Written by medical writer Mike Stobbe. SUBMITTED: 550 words, photo.
WORKFORCE CHANGE – JET MECHANICS — At the Aeronautical Institute of Pittsburgh, graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering School typically receive many job offers. Writer-economist Christopher Rugaber. MEN: 1200 words, photo by 6am
JAPAN-TOYOTA-HYDROGEN — The humble Corolla, which runs on liquid hydrogen, made its racing debut, part of a move to introduce futuristic technology to the world of racing and a show of determination by Toyota Motor Corp. to develop hydrogen cars. Written by business writer Yuri Kageyama. SUBMITTED: 840 words, photo.
AI CHIPS-EXPLAINER — The hottest thing in tech is an unsightly piece of silicon closely related to the chips that power video game graphics. It’s an AI chip designed specifically to make building AI systems like ChatGPT faster and cheaper. By business writer David Hamilton. SUBMITTED: 580 words, photo.
FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian benchmarks were mostly higher after the US House of Representatives approved a debt ceiling and budget reduction package, averting a default crisis. Written by business writer Yuri Kageyama. SUBMITTED: 540 words, photo.
PISTONS-WILLIAMS — The Detroit Pistons have made a bold move in their latest attempt to become relevant again in the NBA, reaching an agreement to hire former Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams. By sportswriter Larry Lage. SUBMITTED: 470 words, photo.
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