Politics
January 24

Walz proposes tax credit checks for 2.5M Minnesota families

Millions of Minnesota families would get checks totaling as much as $2,600 from the state's huge surplus under the budget plan that Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday, saying it would give residents the largest package of tax cuts in state history.
Politics
January 24

EXPLAINER: Comparing Trump, Biden, Pence classified papers

Classified documents keep showing up where they shouldn't be.
Politics
January 24
Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Florida chapter of the Federalist Society’s annual meeting Feb. 4, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Classified documents at Pence's home, too, his lawyer says

Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence 's Indiana residence last week, his lawyer says, the latest in a string of recoveries of papers meant to be treated with utmost sensitivity from the homes of current and former top U.S. officials.
Politics
January 24

NY pols OK vote on constitution change to protect abortion

New York's legislature took a critical step Tuesday toward changing the state's constitution to bar discrimination based on "pregnancy outcomes" or "gender expression" — provisions intended to protect abortion rights and a person's right to seek gender-affirming care.
Business
January 24
Cartons of eggs are on display at HarvesTime Foods on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, in Chicago. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed sent a letter Tuesday, Jan. 24, asking f

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe

With egg prices more than doubling in the past year, calls are coming for an investigation into possible price gouging.
Nation
January 24
The price for first-class Forever stamps increased to 63 cents from 60 cents this week.

The cost of a stamp just went up again

Officials have said that customers can expect price increases twice a year at least through 2024.
Nation
January 24
The Abraham Lincoln statue is pictured in front of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring on June 8, 2016.

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices.
Politics
January 24

Proud Boys expecting 'civil war' before Jan. 6, witness says

The month before the riot at the U.S. Capitol, members of the Proud Boys were growing increasingly angry about the outcome of the 2020 election and were expecting a "civil war," a former member told jurors on Tuesday as he took the stand in the seditious conspiracy case against the group's former leader.
Politics
January 24

Judge convicts Capitol rioter who yelled Pelosi threats

A federal judge on Tuesday convicted a Pennsylvania restaurant owner of storming the U.S. Capitol, where she screamed at police officers to bring out then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi so the pro-Trump mob could hang her.
Nation
January 24

Colorado lawmakers to consider ban on semiautomatic weapons

Two decades after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and two months after five people were killed at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado lawmakers are drafting a sweeping ban on semiautomatic firearms.
Business
January 24

EXPLAINER: University of Wisconsin latest to ban TikTok

The University of Wisconsin System has joined a number of universities across the nation that have banned the popular socail media app TikTok on school-owned devices.
Nation
January 24
Former President Donald Trump spoke during CPAC 2022 in Dallas, Aug. 6, 2022.

Trump drops appeal, ending legal fight over New York probe

Former President Donald Trump has abandoned efforts to revive his federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James — the second time he's halted legal action against her after a judge last week fined him and his lawyers nearly $1 million for filing frivolous cases.
Business
January 24

Exec: Utility bled cash before alleged Ohio speaker bribes

An arm of FirstEnergy Corp. was "bleeding cash" as it explored options for the two aging nuclear plants eventually rescued by Ohio House legislation that federal prosecutors say former Speaker Larry Householder championed in exchange for corporate bribes, a utility executive testified Tuesday.
Nation
January 24
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to schoolchildren as she signs a bill that creates education savings accounts, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Statehouse

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Any Iowa student who wants to attend a private school could use public money to pay for tuition or other expenses under a plan passed Tuesday by the Legislature and quickly signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, making the state the third to pass a measure that allows such spending with few restrictions.
Business
January 24

Paris rushing to finish 2024 Olympics construction work

Paris is rushing to finish construction work in time for the 2024 Olympics, with just 18 months to go.
Business
January 24
Live Nation Entertainment Inc. President and Chief Financial Officer Joe Berchtold, SeatGeek Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Groetzinger, Jam Produc

Senators grill Ticketmaster after Taylor Swift concert fiasco

Senators grilled Ticketmaster Tuesday, questioning whether the company's dominance in the ticketing industry led to its spectacular breakdown last year during a sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets.
Nation
January 24

Bill banning sale of kangaroo parts introduced in Oregon

A bill that would ban the sale of kangaroo parts has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature, taking aim at sports apparel manufacturers that use leather from the animals to make their products.
Variety
January 24

No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some

As the fine-dining chef at a suburban high school gave samples of his newest recipes, junior Anahi Nava Flores critiqued a baguette sandwich with Toscano salami, organic Monterey Jack, arugula and a scratch-made basil spread: "This pesto aioli is good!"
Business
January 24
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, with local officials and troops walking around the destroyed area in Borodyanka, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

Finland's top diplomat hints at joining NATO without Sweden

Finland's foreign minister suggested Tuesday that the country may consider joining NATO without neighboring Sweden if Turkey continues to block their joint bid to enter the military alliance.
Nation
January 24

15-week abortion ban set to go before Florida Supreme Court

Florida's ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy will be allowed to stand until a hearing before the state Supreme Court.

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