Unhappy with Prices, Ranchers Look to Build Own Meat Plants
Frustrated with persistently low prices, ranchers and others in the beef industry are moving to reverse a long trend of consolidation and planning to open new slaughterhouses.
Hurricane Ida Strikes Louisiana; New Orleans Hunkers Down
Hurricane Ida has blasted ashore along the Louisiana coast as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., rushing toward New Orleans and one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.
US Says Drone Kills IS Bombers Targeting Kabul Airport
U.S. officials say a drone strike has blown up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport.
Rescuers Racing in Haiti as Storm Threatens to Follow Quake
The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured.
Afghan President Flees the Country as Taliban Move on Kabul
Afghanistan’s embattled president has left the country, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban.
Biden Team is Seeking Ways to Address Rising Energy Prices
President Joe Biden’s administration is moving at home and abroad to try to address concerns about rising energy prices slowing the nation’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has resigned over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19.
COVID Vaccines Would Be Required For Military Under New Plan
Top Pentagon leaders said in memos to the troops that the vaccine is a necessary step to maintain military readiness.
Texas Democrats Continue Holdout, Don’t Show for New Session
Texas Democrats are still refusing to return to the state Capitol.
Senate Votes to Advance Biden’s $1T Infrastructure Bill
The Senate has moved closer to passing a $1 trillion infrastructure package after lawmakers from both parties came together and voted to clear a key procedural hurdle.
Capitol Rioters Enter 1st Guilty Pleas to Assaulting Police
Both defendants face more than three years in prison if a judge adheres to estimated sentencing guidelines.
Pause on Student Loan Payments Extended Through January
The Biden administration has announced that federal student loan payments will remain suspended through January 2022, extending a pause that was scheduled to expire next month.