Politics
June 10
in this Sept. 24, 2019, photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Rep. Ilhan Omar clarifies tweet after pushback from fellow Democrats

The Minnesota congresswoman is clashing with some members of her own party over a tweet on alleged war crimes.
Business
June 10

Fight over Canadian oil rages on after pipeline's demise

The Keystone XL is dead after a 12-year attempt to build the oil pipeline, yet the fight over Canadian crude rages on as emboldened environmentalists target other projects and pressure President Joe Biden to intervene — all while oil imports from the north keep rising.
Local
June 10

Republicans vote to extend land stewardship program 4 years

The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee on Thursday voted to extend Wisconsin's contentious land stewardship program for four years, rather than another decade as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wanted.
Politics
June 10

US hits alleged financing ring linking Yemen rebels, Iran

The U.S. leveled sanctions Thursday against a Yemeni network that it claims was cooperating with Iran's Revolutionary Guard to illicitly transfer tens of millions of dollars to Yemen's Houthi rebels.
Nation
June 10

Legislators, students push for K-12 Asian American studies

When the Asian American Student Union at a Connecticut high school organized a Zoom call following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta, senior Lily Feng thought maybe 10 or 15 classmates would attend. When she logged on, more than 50 people from her school were online. By the call's end, nearly 100 people had joined.
World
June 10

US urges world to ensure HIV services for LGBTQ community

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.
Politics
June 10

Rep. Omar says she wasn't equating US, Israel and terrorists

Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were "in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries."
Business
June 10

The Latest: Biden presents UK's Johnson with a US-made bike

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England and the talks Thursday between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden:
Business
June 10

New federal COVID-19 safety rules exempt most employers

The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus, angering labor advocates who had spent more than a year lobbying for the protections.
World
June 10

Celebrations (and questions) greet US vaccine donation plan

U.S. plans to donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries were met Thursday with both celebration and hesitation amid questions over whether the effort will be enough to help poor regions desperate for doses.
Nation
June 10

Iowa governor questions migrant flights into Des Moines

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn't notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives.
Nation
June 10

Appeals court to rehear Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge case

A federal appeals court on Thursday said it will reconsider a panel's decision that Arkansas' law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel is unconstitutional.
Nation
June 10

Judge blocks drilling plans in 2 states, citing bird habitat

A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling on vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird.
Nation
June 10

N. Carolina ban on Down syndrome abortions goes to governor

North Carolina senators approved a bill on Thursday to bar women from getting abortions on the basis of race, sex or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Business
June 10
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Bureau

Wray: FBI frowns on ransomware payments despite recent trend

The FBI's director told lawmakers Thursday that the bureau discourages ransomware payments to hacking groups even as major companies in the past month have participated in multimillion-dollar transactions aimed at getting their systems back online.
World
June 10

Report on Tigray: 350,000 face famine, 2 million a step away

A report issued Thursday warns that over 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray province are facing famine and over 2 million are just a step away, blaming the dire situation on the ongoing conflict that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee, limited humanitarian access and the loss of harvests and income.
Business
June 10
President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s global COVID-19 vaccination efforts ahead of the G-7 summit, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in St. I

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to join in speeding the pandemic's end and bolstering the strategic position of the world's wealthiest democracies.
World
June 10

Leaders head to COVID-themed G7 summit with vaccine pledges

Group of Seven leaders began arriving at a luxury seaside resort in England on Thursday for a Group of Seven summit where some of the world's richest nations will pledge to share coronavirus vaccines with the poorest, as part of efforts to help a pandemic-scarred world recover.
Local
June 10

Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot plead guilty

Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI pleaded guilty on Thursday to gun charges.
Business
June 10

Leak of billionaires' tax data draws GOP outcry over privacy

Republicans in Congress are alarmed by the leak of confidential IRS data to the investigative news organization ProPublica, enabling it to reveal that famous billionaires including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg paid little in U.S. income tax at times. A senior IRS official said Thursday that a federal criminal investigation into the leak has been requested.