Summary of Reuters national news in the United States
Below is a summary of briefs from US domestic news.
Biden, Trump push U.S. Senate candidates from Pennsylvania ahead of midterms
US President Joe Biden told voters in Pennsylvania that a Democratic defeat in Tuesday’s midterm elections would have “decades” of consequences, while Republican candidates for Congress predicted a landslide victory. The biggest names in American politics, including Democrats Biden and former President Barack Obama, as well as former Republican President Donald Trump, were in Pennsylvania on Saturday hoping to tip the scales in a crucial Senate race. midterm between Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Republican stardom. Doctor Mehmet Oz.
Trump ally Barrack acquitted of acting as UAE foreign agent
Tom Barrack, a former private equity executive and fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, was found not guilty by a jury on Friday of acting unlawfully as an agent of the United Arab Emirates. Barrack, who chaired the former president’s inaugural committee in 2017 and served as an informal campaign adviser, was acquitted of the nine counts he faced, including conspiracy to act as an agent foreigner, obstruction of justice and misrepresentation to the FBI in 2019 during their investigation into his interactions with Emirati officials and their representatives.
Former Trump adviser Bannon files notice of appeal for contempt of congressional conviction, sentence
Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, filed a notice in federal court on Friday that he would appeal his conviction and sentence on two counts of contempt of Congress. Bannon was convicted in
Singer Aaron Carter, 34, found dead in his home, reports say
Aaron Carter, who rose to early fame as a child pop star and toured with his brother’s hit band Backstreet Boys before pursuing a career in rapping and acting, was found dead on Saturday at his home near of Los Angeles, according to the media. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Reuters on Saturday afternoon that deputies had found a deceased person at Carter’s residence and that homicide investigators were on their way to the scene, but said that they couldn’t provide more details.
Biden says Twitter spews lies around the world
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk bought a social media platform on Twitter that spews lies around the world. Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday, but said the cuts were less significant in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers cut spending over concerns about content moderation.
The US Congress divided on the continuation of daylight saving time
A push in the US Congress to make daylight saving time permanent, which was passed unanimously by the Senate earlier this year, is stalled in the House, with a key lawmaker telling Reuters he had no was unable to reach a consensus. In March, the Senate voted to end the biannual clock change next year, which supporters say will lead to brighter afternoons and increased economic activity.
US railroad union representing 4,900 workers narrowly approves contract
A union representing about 4,900 railroad workers said on Saturday that members had narrowly ratified a tentative agreement with freight railroads in the United States. The union representing locomotive machinists, road mechanics and facility maintenance staff is the seventh of 12 to approve the deal, while two unions previously voted to reject the nationwide deal announced in mid-September .
US Powerball is worth world record $1.6 billion in Saturday night draw
The US Powerball jackpot to be drawn on Saturday night is the biggest lotto prize ever offered at around $1.6 billion, breaking the game’s previous world record set in 2016, according to lottery officials. No one has won the jackpot since August 3, which has allowed the cash prize to proliferate and generate a lot of business at gas stations and newsstands across the United States, where Americans buy Powerball tickets for $2 a pop.
Factbox-No consensus in Congress to make DST permanent
Legislation has stalled in the US Congress to make daylight saving time permanent after the Senate in March unanimously passed by vote a bill that would have ended the observance of standard time from 2023 and the practice of changing the clocks twice a year. Clocks in the United States will revert to standard time at 2 a.m. EDT on Sunday with no consensus on the issue.
Biden comments on coal plants criticized by Manchin ahead of US midterm elections
President Joe Biden’s comments about shutting down coal-fired power plants days before a critical midterm election drew fire from a key conservative Senate Democrat on Saturday. “No one is building new coal plants because they can’t count on them, even though they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of their plant existence,” Biden said Friday at an event touting the economic policies of his administration in Carlsbad. , California.
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