Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced Thursday, only a handful of news outlets complied. But on … Read more

Arkansas GOP governor says state’s near-total abortion ban should be ‘revisited’ if Roe is reversed

“While it’s still life in the womb, life of the unborn, the conception was under criminal circumstances, either incest or rape. And so, those are two exceptions I have recognized I believe are very appropriate,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” when asked why a young girl impregnated by … Read more

Baby formula arrives in Indianapolis from Germany on US military aircraft to address critical need

The formula will be distributed to areas around the country where there is the most acute need, a Biden administration official earlier told CNN. The shipment includes 132 pallets of formula, which arrived on one C-17 cargo plane. The formula originated from Zurich, Switzerland, and was trucked to Germany, where it was loaded on the … Read more

Exclusive: Trevor Reed pushes back against critics of US participation in prisoner swaps

While some critics say the US participation in the swaps could incentivize foreign governments to hold Americans hostage or prisoners under false charges as a form of leverage, Reed told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he doesn’t buy their argument. “The thing that you have to understand is countries like North Korea — Russia now, obviously, … Read more

What to do while you wait for possible coming student loan forgiveness

Kool99 | Istock | Getty Images Contact your lender Because of the pandemic-era payment pause on student loan bills, most borrowers haven’t made a payment in more than two years. Now the bills are set to arrive in mailboxes again in September. Even if some student debt is forgiven, you could still have a balance … Read more

Biden set to wrap up South Korean leg of his first Asia trip as President with visit to US troops

Biden plans to observe a joint airspace control center where members of the US and South Korean militaries work alongside each other to monitor airspace made tense by North Korea’s intensifying missile tests. Earlier in the day, the President is expected to meet with Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun in Seoul, where he’ll highlight … Read more

Former Meadows aide ‘covered new ground’ in recent deposition

Cassidy Hutchinson was subpoenaed to appear in front of the committee on Tuesday. It was her third session answering the panel’s questions. The source familiar with Hutchinson’s deposition declined to offer many details about the meeting to avoid getting ahead of the committee’s findings from its investigation into the January 6, 2021, attack on the … Read more

New York court releases new congressional map after Democratic-drawn lines were blocked

The map, which makes a few changes to the special master’s earlier draft, would still create 15 US House districts that favor Democrats and around half a dozen competitive seats. Under a blocked map the legislature drew earlier this year, Democrats had hoped to have an easier to path to about 22 House seats from … Read more

Biden’s North Korea strategy is a long way from Trump’s showy diplomacy

And during a news conference here Saturday, he did not sound particularly eager for a handshake with the North Korean despot. “That would depend on whether he’s sincere and whether he’s serious,” Biden said when asked whether he’d be willing to meet Kim. The days of glitzy, leader-to-leader summits and other photo ops that defined … Read more

This Marjorie Taylor Greene opponent is Republicans’ best shot at unseating her — if they want to

A first-time candidate and the most formidable of Greene’s five primary opponents, Strahan has the backing of the Republican Jewish Coalition PAC and the PACs of some major local and national businesses, including UPS and International Paper. VIEW PAC — the leading organization dedicated to recruiting and electing Republican women to Congress — is opposing … Read more