The Southern Baptist Convention has tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory.
Jack B. Weinstein, a former federal judge who earned a reputation as a tireless legal maverick while overseeing a series of landmark class-action lawsuits and sensational mob cases in New York City like that of the “Mafia Cops,” has died.
A top Army leader is defending the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt told a House panel Tuesday that the National Guard was delayed for hours because they had to properly prepare for the deployment.
The commissioner’s office, responding to record strikeouts and a league batting average at a more than half-century low, said Tuesday that major and minor league umpires will start regular checks of all pitchers, even if opposing managers don’t request inspections.
The White House is expressing growing certainty that July 4 will serve as a breakthrough moment in the nation’s recovery, even though the U.S. is not expected to quite reach its goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated by the holiday.
The number of lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. It is about equal to the number of Americans who died of cancer in 2019. Worldwide, the COVID-19 death toll stands at about 3.8 million.
The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism.
Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the Biden administration is distributing $1.25 billion to hundreds of community lenders in an effort to help boost the economic recovery from the coronavirus for small businesses and disadvantaged business owners.
Biden plans to confront Putin on everything from Moscow’s cyberattacks to its election interference efforts and human rights abuses. But he’s also said he hopes to look for areas where the two nations can cooperate.
Government records show pistols, machine guns, shotguns and automatic assault rifles have vanished from armories, supply warehouses, firing ranges and other places where they were used, stored or transported.
Apple informed former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about accounts belonging to them in 2018, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday.
John Demers will leave his position by the end of next week, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press on Monday. The official could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.