The Biden administration briefed congressional leadership before ordering strikes on Iranian-backed militia groups in Syria on Thursday and intends to give lawmakers a full classified briefing by earlier next week, according to the White House. “The Department of Defense briefed Congressional leadership before the action last night. The Administration has been briefing the Hill at the Member- and staff-level today. There will be a full classified briefing early next week at the latest,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki Jen Psaki Biden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Biden administration to give Congress full classified briefing on Syria strikes by next week MORE said in a statement. Psaki also told reporters aboard Air Force One that President Biden … [Read more...] about Biden administration to give Congress full classified briefing on Syria strikes by next week
Halfway through a three-week murder trial in Adams County, jurors arrived in the courtroom to hear that someone there had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The court became aware that an individual who has been in the courtroom, but who has typically been seated back behind the bar, did have a positive test,” Judge Mark Warner told the jury earlier this month. But, he continued, since everyone in the courtroom had been following public health guidelines — including wearing masks, sanitizing exhibits and keeping six feet of space between people — the trial could continue. The likelihood that anyone else was exposed was low, he said. It was one of several brushes the Colorado’s court system has had with the highly contagious virus as the courts continue to function despite the pandemic. Staff members, prosecutors and attorneys have contracted the virus, at times forcing courts to shut down or limit operations. Judges have declared mistrials because of the pandemic, and … [Read more...] about Colorado courts face growing trial backlog due to COVID delays
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — House Democrats have handed President Biden his first major victory of his presidency. The COVID-19 relief bill worth nearly $2 trillion passed in the House overnight along party lines. But don’t start counting that stimulus money yet. Millions of Americans and businesses are one step closer to another round of financial relief. The package includes: $1,400 stimulus checks for individuals earning less than $75,000 per year Boosts federal unemployment payments to $400 per week An increase to the child tax credit Additional funding for small businesses $130 billion for schools It also includes assistance for rent and food, money for vaccine distribution, and aid for state and local governments. Republicans have slammed the plan as too costly and too wasteful. “Our job today is to move quickly to address the physical, emotional, and financial health of all Americans and we can accomplish all three of these priorities through passage of the … [Read more...] about U.S. House Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill That Would Provide Billions Of Dollars Of Support For Western Pa.
close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for February 26 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Courtney Stodden says she feels a "strong connection" to Britney Spears because of her own experiences being bullied as a teen in the spotlight. In an interview with Fox News this week, Stodden, 26, shared her reaction to the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary and the persistent slut-shaming and mockery she faced during her teenage years. The lingerie model originally made headlines in 2011 at age 16 when she married "Green Mile" actor Doug Hutchison , who was 51 at the time. The documentary has been the talk of Hollywood and beyond since its Feb. 5 release as it shines a light on the ways Spears was ridiculed by the media, the public and the paparazzi. It also provides a back story to Spears' infamous 2007 meltdown and her ongoing conservatorship battle … [Read more...] about Courtney Stodden talks ‘scary’ similarities to Britney Spears: ‘I was the next train wreck blonde to bully’