US national debt surpasses $31 trillion for the first time in history

The US national debt has passed $31 trillion for the first time in history. Treasury Department data released Tuesday showed that the total national debt was $31.123 trillion as of Monday. The new milestone was reached even as the federal government’s insatiable spending has slowed considerably as the COVID-19 pandemic has waned. In the months following the outbreak, the … Read more

Biden bid to streamline asylum backlog slammed by immigration advocates, opponents as unworkable

President Biden’s latest bid to streamline the asylum process for migrants arriving in the US has been slammed as unworkable by both pro-immigration lawyers and border enforcement officials — the latest setback for the White House on an issue that has vexed Biden since taking office last year. The pilot program, which has been trialed … Read more

Washington teens arrested after following woman home, carjacking her at gunpoint

Three Washington teens were arrested Friday after following a woman home and carjacking her at gunpoint, authorities said Monday. Deputies responded around 7:30 p.m. to the armed carjacking in Spanaway, a community located about 14 miles south of Tacoma, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. The 50-year-old victim told deputies she was just getting home with take-out food when … Read more

Hans Niemann ‘likely cheated’ over 100 times in online chess matches: report

American chess grandmaster Hans Niemann previously admitted to cheating twice in the past, but a new investigation reveals that he did it way more than that. Conducted by and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, a 72-page report alleges that the 19-year-old champion likely received illegal assistance in more than 100 online games, as … Read more

British couple slain, fed to crocodiles: cops

A British couple was kidnapped, murdered and fed to crocodiles while searching a nature reserve in South Africa for rare seeds, a court heard Tuesday. Horticulturist Rod Saunders, 74, and his wife, microbiologist Dr. Rachel Saunders, 63, were camping in the remote Ngoye Forest Reserve when they disappeared in February 2018, the Daily Mail reported. … Read more

Trump, Senate GOP back Herschel Walker in Georgia amid abortion allegations

Former President Donald Trump and the Republican Party remained in Herschel Walker’s corner Tuesday following a report that alleged the pro-life Senate hopeful from Georgia paid for an ex-girlfriend to get an abortion 13 years ago.  Trump said Walker, whom he encouraged to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, has been “slandered and maligned by … Read more