Biden spokesman John Kirby dismisses US land grab by Chinese as a ‘home ownership issue’

President Biden’s National Security Council spokesman on Tuesday brushed off a reporter’s question about Chinese land purchases in the US — calling it a “homeownership issue.” The dismissive response from John Kirby came despite bipartisan concern about land-buys near military bases, including from the chairman of the Democrat-led Senate intelligence committee. Al Jazeera reporter Kimberly … Read more

Graham bill aims to ban procedures across US after 15 weeks

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Upending the political debate, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide abortion ban Tuesday, sending shockwaves through both parties and igniting fresh debate on a fraught issue weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Graham’s own Republican Party leaders did not immediately embrace … Read more

5 heart studies allegedly manipulated data, blood thinner had healing effects

Three medical journals recently launched independent investigations of possible data manipulation in heart studies led by Temple University researchers, Reuters has learned, adding new scrutiny to a misconduct inquiry by the university and the U.S. government. The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry is investigating five papers authored by … Read more

Russian retreats continue as emboldened Ukrainians push on

Moscow’s forces began evacuating a major city in southern Ukraine and Kyiv’s shot down an Iranian-made Russian drone Tuesday, as Ukraine’s lightning counter-offensive continued. Russian troops were seen fleeing from Melitopol, a city in the southern portion of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia province, exiled mayor Ivan Federov said on social media. “The occupiers ran from Melitopol towards … Read more

Burglars rob homes while impersonating firefighters battling Fairview fire

Homes in Hemet that were under evacuation orders for the Fairview fire have been targeted by burglars, according to authorities. On Sunday, three people were arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a home in the area under evacuation orders, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. The three suspects were all Hemet residents: Deven Hooker, 31; John … Read more

Video shows Miami crash that killed five, including NYU-bound student

Newly released video shows the horrific wrong-way crash in Miami that killed five friends — including an NYU-bound artist — last month. The footage, released by prosecutors, captures driver Maiky Simeon careening down the Palmetto Expressway at 4:30 a.m. Aug. 20 before smashing into the victims’ vehicle. Simeon has since been charged with five counts … Read more