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China’s latest missile test raises the stakes for Biden’s nuclear weapons review
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China’s latest missile test raises the stakes for Biden’s nuclear weapons review

China’s test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile has given new fuel to critics of President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda to scale back America’s nuclear arsenal, with intelligence and defense officials warning that the Chinese launch marked a significant technological leap that could threaten the US in new ways. News of the launch is coming to…MORE

Supreme Court lets Texas 6-week abortion ban stay in place and will hear oral arguments November 1
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Supreme Court lets Texas 6-week abortion ban stay in place and will hear oral arguments November 1

The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks to remain in place for now, but it agreed to hear oral arguments on the law next month. The law, banning abortions often before a woman knows she is pregnant is in stark contrast to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark…MORE

Housing is the economy’s Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going
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Housing is the economy’s Energizer bunny: It keeps going and going

The housing market is showing no significant signs of slowing, despite some concerns that prices may be close to peaking as mortgage rates climb. Housing starts in September were up from a year ago, while existing home sales topped economists’ forecasts and rose from August levels. Even as some sectors of the economy remain muted,…MORE

House investigators target the money trail behind January 6 rally
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House investigators target the money trail behind January 6 rally

The House select committee is setting its sights on the financing behind events and people associated with January 6, CNN has learned, including money that funded pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rallies that preceded the attack on the Capitol that day, in an effort to determine whether any election law violations or financial crimes took place.…MORE

A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art
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A Virginia museum wants to melt down Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue and transform it into public art

An African American historical museum in Virginia is throwing its hat in the mix to turn what was once a daunting reminder of the country’s Confederate past and in recent years, violence, into a public display of art. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville has submitted an offer to the City Council…MORE

Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set
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Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin tweeted on Friday.…MORE

Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back
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Vaccines are helping the economy return to normal. Supply chain problems are holding it back

Covid continues to loom over the US economy, but economic activity is nonetheless inching closer to its pre-pandemic strength, helped in large part by people returning to their offices. The biggest problem putting a damper on early celebrations: the ongoing supply chain crisis. The Back-to-Normal Index created by CNN Business and Moody’s Analytics, stood at…MORE

Close to 200 Americans are still seeking to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells congressional staff
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Close to 200 Americans are still seeking to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells congressional staff

The State Department informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 US citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave, two sources familiar with the call told CNN. The figures presented on that call underscore the ongoing challenge faced by the Biden administration as Americans continue to come forward to seek…MORE

‘We’re getting all kinds of threats’: Judge says defiant US Capitol rioters are fueling threats from Trump supporters
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‘We’re getting all kinds of threats’: Judge says defiant US Capitol rioters are fueling threats from Trump supporters

A federal judge said Friday that defiant US Capitol rioters, who are still defending their role in the January 6 insurrection, are fueling threats against judges from people who falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. “It bothers me that she would try to associate herself with that type of…MORE

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