Student walkouts planned in protest of Youngkin transgender policy

Students at several Virginia high schools have planned walkouts Tuesday in opposition to new guidelines from the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) that would restrict the rights of transgender students. The walkouts, organized by the Pride Liberation Project, a statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy group, are scheduled throughout the day on campuses across the state. … Read more

US patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaskan island | News

US Coast Guard to match ‘presence with presence’ with regards to ‘strategic competitors’ who operate in and around US waters. A US Coast Guard vessel on routine patrol in the Bering Sea off Alaska has reported an encounter with a Chinese guided missile cruiser which was later discovered to be travelling with two other Chinese … Read more

Senate Democrats release short-term government funding bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee late Monday night released the text of a 237-page bill to fund the government until mid-December that includes Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) controversial permitting reform bill, making good on a deal Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) struck with Manchin this summer.   The continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal … Read more

Philadelphia carjacking of mother, daughter caught on video

An early morning armed carjacking in Philadelphia involving a mother and her teenage daughter was caught on video, authorities said.  The pair were leaving their home around 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 19 when they were ambushed by a carjacker with a gun, the Philadelphia Police Department said in a video released Monday asking for help in identifying the suspect. … Read more

Florida tropical storm watches, warnings due to Hurricane Ian

Video above: The latest tropical forecast from WPBF 25 First Warning Weather meteorologists. Parts of Okeechobee County and the Treasure Coast are back in the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Ian as of Tuesday morning. All of our area is under tropical storm warnings and watches as Hurricane Ian rapidly intensifies while moving toward the … Read more

DOJ declares seized Mar-a-Lago materials list full and accurate despite Trump’s claims of planted evidence

CNN  —  The Justice Department submitted, as part of the special master review of the Mar-a-Lago search, a slightly revised inventory of the materials seized in the search, along with an FBI affidavit indicating that the new inventory fully reflects what was taken. The special master, Judge Raymond Dearie, had requested that the Justice Department … Read more

Here’s what to expect when select committee gathers

The Jan. 6 select committee is convening Wednesday for what is likely its last public hearing before releasing a final report on its findings and recommendations. Why it matters: This week’s hearing will bookend the investigation into the Capitol riot that has spanned more than a year and has included more than 130,000 documents and … Read more

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in western Cuba as a Category 3 storm, threatening a path of destruction as it churns toward Florida

CNN  —  Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, made landfall just southwest of the town of La Coloma in the Pinar del Rio Province of … Read more