Trump struggles to fundraise in early weeks of campaign

CNN — Former President Donald Trump’s political operation brought in $9.5 million in the roughly six weeks after he announced his latest White House bid, according to a source familiar with the fundraising numbers. The haul is smaller than the nearly $11.8 million raised by Trump entities in the six weeks before the Republican’s November … Read more

Feds use rare veto to block Alaska copper, gold mine plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The US Environmental Protection Agency took an unusually strong step Tuesday in blocking a proposed mine heralded by backers as the most significant undeveloped copper and gold resource in the world, with the agency citing as unacceptable impacts the project could have on a rich Alaska aquatic ecosystem that supports the … Read more

These benefits will disappear when Biden ends the Covid national and public health emergencies in May

CNN — President Joe Biden intends to end the Covid-19 national and public health emergencies on May 11, the White House said Monday. That means that many Americans could have to start paying for Covid-19 testing and treatment after the declarations cease. The White House, in a statement of administration policy announcing opposition to two … Read more

After tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is pushing its Western allies to provide it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of sophisticated modern tanks to help it beat back Russia’s invasion force after almost a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was due in Paris on Tuesday where discussions about the possible … Read more

President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared. The move to end the national emergency and public health emergency declarations would … Read more

Great Northern Regal theater latest to close in area | Local News

Regal Great Northern Mall Stadium 10 & RPX in North Olmsted is the latest Regal movie theater to close in a string of closures across Northeast Ohio. Its last day was Jan. 27 after less than 10 years of operations at the mall. The move comes as Cineworld, Regal’s parent company, approaches its sixth month … Read more

Infant twin recovered during Ohio Amber Alert last month has died, police say

An Ohio infant has died one month after being at the center of a statewide AMBER Alert with his twin that garnered national attention, authorities said. Columbus police said officers were sent to a home shortly before 11 pm Saturday on a report of a baby not breathing. Medics transported the baby, who was about … Read more

Tyre Nichols case revives calls for change in police culture | Latest News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An unarmed Black man dies after a videotaped beating by police. The officers involved are fired. After a thorough review of the evidence, criminal charges are swiftly filed against the offending officers. Investigation, accountability and charges. This is often the most Black citizens can hope for as the deaths continue. Nationwide, police … Read more

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols’ death

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of violence. CNN — Protesters once again took to the streets over the weekend to decry police brutality after the release of video depicting the violent Memphis police beating of 29-year-old Tire Nichols, and more gatherings and vigils are planned for Sunday. Nichols could be heard … Read more

Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies | Latest News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the US But rather than provoking a unified response from elected officials, each additional shooting seems to be widening the political divide on gun policy among states. “It’s wash, rinse and repeat with these mass shootings,” said Michael Anderson, … Read more