Category: Economy

Biden’s border czar, Roberta Jacobson, is stepping down

Roberta Jacobson, President Biden’s top official for border issues who has been grappling with large increases of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S., will step down at month’s end after 100 days on the job, the White House announced Friday. Jacobson, a highly regarded former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and career diplomat, said in […]

The California exodus is a myth. But that doesn’t stop the haters

Early in the 1990s, Time magazine published a lurid cover — the sun setting into a blood-red sea — fronting a special edition devoted to the decline and fall of the great Golden State. “California,” the sorrowful headline read. “The endangered dream.” Alas, it was sadly suggested, far too many people wished to live here. […]

COVID-19 vaccines work well against California variant

As the California coronavirus variant continues to spread across the Golden State and beyond, new research suggests that several vaccines should continue to provide an effective defense against it. The findings, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, offer good reason for Californians to keep rolling up their sleeves as the vaccination campaign […]

Jordan’s royal rift entangles an American-born queen

At age 27, she married a king. By 47, sooner than she had thought possible, she was a royal widow. Now, more than two decades later, Jordan’s Queen Noor — the American-born, Princeton-educated former Lisa Halaby — is caught up in a palace drama surrounding her eldest son, the prince she had hoped would eventually […]

Jordan’s former crown prince accused in plot against country

A top Jordanian official Sunday accused the kingdom’s former crown prince of colluding with outside parties in a plot aimed at targeting the government’s security and stability, one day after the prince was placed under house arrest and security forces detained more than a dozen of his associates. Ayman Safadi, who serves as both Jordan’s […]

Top officials arrested in Jordan amid apparent coup attempt

Hours after being confined to his home by military officials, Jordan’s popular former crown prince issued a scathing broadside Saturday against the longtime rule of King Abdullah II, blaming the government for corruption and incompetence even as it tolerates no dissent. Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, who was removed from his role as crown prince in […]

Photos: U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in vehicle attack

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a car rammed a security barricade protecting the complex, locking down the building for two hours and reigniting tensions in a city still struggling to return to normalcy after the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. According to Capitol Police, a man drove his car into […]

How dissident Alexei Navalny’s new standoff with Russia’s Putin could play out

The long-running confrontation between the Kremlin and Alexei Navalny took a darker turn this week as Russia’s best-known opposition figure launched a hunger strike to demand proper medical attention and protest his prison treatment. Now his allies are openly voicing fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin once again wants him dead. Navalny, 44, barely survived […]

Feds seek to revoke pretrial release of two Proud Boys members

The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to revoke the pretrial release of two members of the far-right Proud Boys charged in the U.S. Capitol attack, citing new evidence that alleges the men pose a threat to the public. The move is the most aggressive yet by federal prosecutors seeking to keep members of […]