NEWS - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 02, 2024 - NEWS
The future home of the MLB's Athletics will be built where the Tropicana first opened in 1957. The casino has been featured in several movies, including 'The Godfather.' LA Times
VOA VIEW: A sad, goodbye.
Citing Justice Antonin Scalia, Texas says it can arrest migrants who cross the border illegally, as a test of federal supremacy over immigration enforcement heads back to the Supreme Court. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Illegal immigration is unconstitutional.
A ruling in the New York state attorney general's $370 million civil fraud case against former U.S. president Donald Trump will not come until early to mid-February, a court spokesperson said Thursday. Newsmax
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Thursday the United States is preparing to take significant action in response to the deaths of three U.S. service members in Jordan. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It will be a weak response.
The latest versions of COVID-19 vaccines are 54% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in adults. Newsmax
Although he hasn't been asked, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he wouldn't want the former President Donald Trump VP job, as he doesn't "think my marriage would survive it." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: He is not in consideration.
A lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C., claims Hamas' attack on Israel was "masterminded and funded by the Islamic Republic of Iran." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The Washington Post/ Monmouth University poll shows 58% of South Carolina voters support Trump, compared to 32% for Haley. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good, it should be higher.
President Biden has begun to accuse stores of overcharging shoppers, as food costs remain a burden for consumers and a political problem for the president. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is the blame, not grocery stores.
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Conservatives say diversity and equity programs are more divisive than unifying. New York Times
President Biden said his administration will send proposed prices Thursday to the makers of 10 prescription drugs singled out for cost negotiations under Medicare. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: How do they know the costs?
A federal judge in Florida has deemed it unconstitutional to bar a truck driver from carrying a handgun in a post office. Washington Times
The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in 11 weeks, though layoffs remain at historically low levels. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The economy is showing its weakness.
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A U.S. district judge in California dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to force the Biden administration to do all it could to make Israel stop bombing Gaza. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The US court, nor government has control over the actions of Israel.
FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a serious warning on Capitol Hill about potential Chinese government hacking attacks that could target and damage U.S. infrastructure. CBS
VOA VIEW: China is a danger to the US.
A Senate staffer was fired after parts of a sex tape filmed in a hearing room were published online. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Capitol Police whitewashed the Dems stupidity.
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Update from the Food and Drug Agency comes days after Philips said it would stop selling the devices in the U.S. CBS
Federal officials want to pump the brakes on catchy highway safety signs, issuing new guidelines that specify states should avoid "humor and pop culture references" because they may confuse or distract drivers. CBS
Cybercriminals are tricking minors into sending sexually explicit photos and videos, and then blackmailing them for payment. CNBC
"We did not handle this right. And I did not handle this right," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said at a Pentagon briefing. CNBC
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is unlikely to have enough confidence about inflation to cut rates as soon as March. CNBC
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House lawmakers on Wednesday passed a child tax credit expansion that could benefit millions of low-income children. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It means that inflation is still high and can go higher.
Challenger, Gray & Christmas said planned layoffs totaled 82,307 for the month, a jump of 136% from December. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The economy is looking weak.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 171 unlawfully present noncitizens in a major enforcement action spanning 25 U.S. cities. FOX News
VOA VIEW: This is proving to be a serious problem.
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One of the largest cancer risk research projects ever done has tied a 20% increase in risk of certain types of cancer to being stationed at Came Lejeune from 1975 to 1985. FOX News
The European Council agreed Thursday to move forward with a $54 billion four-year European Union aid package for Ukraine. UPI
President Joe Biden called on Americans to come together in his speech to attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning at the U.S. Capitol. UPI
Britain's High Court Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by former U.S. President Donald Trump over a 2016 document by a former MI6 agent alleging he was linked to Russia through bribes and sex acts. UPI
The United States destroyed Houthi drones and a drone ground control station in strikes in Yemen early Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Much more should be done.
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