close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for February 24 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Two McDonald’s franchisees in Maryland went the extra mile to put a smile on a 3-year-old’s face. Jeff Taylor and Casey Linthicum, who are both owners and operators of a McDonald’s location in Columbia, learned of super fan Christopher Milecki after his mother , Mandi, wrote in to share her appreciation toward the brand for keeping her son happy. FLORIDA MCDONALD’S SURPRISES TEEN, FAMILY WITH HOLIDAY GIFTS MONTHS AFTER ARCH GIVEAWAY Christopher was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer two years ago, and life has been challenging for him and his family after many rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments. However, McDonald’s Golden Arches have reportedly helped Christopher get through tough days. Branded toys and décor brought a smile to the young boy’s face while he … [Read more...] about McDonald’s franchisees surprise 3-year-old cancer survivor with private party
China’s economic recovery is notable, some analysts say, after suffering serious pandemic-driven setbacks for the majority of last year. By most accounts, China’s economic numbers at the start of its lunar new year in early February was more significant than those put out by governments in other developed countries. “China’s policy to control the pandemic was very strict. Also, the capillarity of the Communist Party made the implementation of these strict measures easier than in other parts of the world,” Lourdes Casanova, director of Cornell’s Emerging Markets Institute, told VOA. The situation has been different in many democratic countries that found it difficult to use harsh measures to control the spread of the disease and impose lockdown as a tool to enforce social distancing. China’s gross domestic product expanded by 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020. The economy grew 2.3% in 2020, according to Chinese government data. The turnaround has surprised economists because … [Read more...] about China Posts Impressive Economic Recovery, but Can Growth Continue?
WASHINGTON - Uighurs who were once detained in internment camps in China’s Xinjiang region say they have been sexually abused and raped during interrogations by Chinese authorities, while also witnessing other fellow detainees being raped. Tursunay Ziyawudun, a 42-year-old Uighur women’s camp survivor who now lives in the U.S. state of Virginia, told VOA that she was beaten, sexually abused and gang raped during interrogations in an internment camp in Kunes county in northern Xinjiang in 2018. International rights groups estimate that over one million Uighurs and other Turkic-speaking minority groups in Xinjiang have been held in internment camps since early 2017. In leaked internal government documents , China has called such facilities “transformation through education centers” aimed at “washing brains, cleansing hearts, strengthening righteousness and eliminating evil,” and later described them internationally as “vocational training centers” to “counter terrorism and … [Read more...] about China Uses Rape as Torture Tactic Against Uighur Detainees, Victims Say
Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, is becoming increasingly unlikely after one Democrat and key Republicans announced that they would vote against her. Republican Sens. Susan Collins , Mitt Romney , Rob Portman and Pat Toomey all said that they would vote against Tanden’s confirmation, joining West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin who announced his opposition Sunday. Without Manchin, Tanden would fall one vote short of confirmation, assuming that every Republican votes against her. The recent announcements all cited Tanden’s Twitter feed, where she insulted Republican and Democratic lawmakers while leading the left-leaning Center for American Progress. “I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden’s public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator [Bernie] Sanders to Senator [Mitch] McConnell and others,” Manchin said in a … [Read more...] about Opposition Grows Against Neera Tanden, Jeopardizing Her Path To Confirmation
A federal judge in Texas ruled on Thursday that an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) temporarily halting evictions amid the pandemic is unconstitutional. In a 21-page ruling , U.S. District Judge John Barker sided with a group of landlords and property managers who alleged in a lawsuit that the CDC's eviction moratorium exceeded the federal government's constitutional authority. "Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution," Barker, a Trump appointee, wrote. ADVERTISEMENT The CDC order, initially issued by former President Trump Donald Trump Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE in September, generally made it a crime for property owners to evict tenants who were unable to pay rent and had no options for affordable … [Read more...] about Judge rules CDC eviction moratorium unconstitutional