For a second time in just over a month, US Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell froze for more than 30 seconds while speaking to reporters at an event in Kentucky.
The raging wildfire that swept through Lahaina town on the Hawaiian island of Maui this week has killed at least 93 people, making it the most deadly US fire in a century. Maui County officials said early Sunday that firefighting crews are continuing to extinguish flare-ups in the Lahaina and Upcountry Maui fires. In the Upcountry Maui fire, three structures in Olinda and 16 structures in Kula were destroyed.
TuneCore, a global platform for independent musicians – owned by Paris-based Believe, has hired a former Spotify executive as the Vice President, International, to drive the company’s international growth by accelerating expansion into new global markets and managing the successful execution of localized business strategies.
Dev Shah, a 14-year-old Indian American from Florida, has won the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee, by correctly spelling the word “psammophile” — an organism that lives in sandy areas.
A hardline Republican revolt could not prevent legislation to raise the US debt ceiling from clearing its first procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives. The two parties finally reached a deal late Tuesday evening after a showdown lasting months, then weeks of painstaking negotiations.
Under Elon Musk, Twitter approved a staggering 83 per cent of government requests to either restrict or block content globally, including in India and Turkey, a media outlet reported. Since Musk’s takeover in October 2022, the micro-blogging platform received 971 requests from governments (compared to only 338 in the six-month period from October 2021 to April 2022), according to a report in El Pais, a Spanish-language daily newspaper.
The driver of a truck that rammed into the security barriers outside the White House has been detained, a Secret Service official said. The incident which occurred in Lafayette Square at about 10 pm on Monday triggered evacuations of nearby hotels, including the Hay Adams which is located about 236 metres from the White House, the BBC reported.
ukhcharn Singh, an Indian-American cab driver in New York City who drove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for a short while while they tried to escape the paparazzi, said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “looked nervous” during the brief ride.