Photos: 2022 US midterm elections

Photos: 2022 US midterm elections

The midterm elections on Tuesday will determine which party controls the chambers of Congress for the next two years. Democrats are playing defense in blue-state strongholds like New York, Washington and Oregon as they aim to hold on to the House of Representatives. Republicans need only a net gain of five seats to regain control … Read more

Decades of Black history were lost in an overgrown Pennsylvania cemetery until a group of volunteers unearthed more than 800 headstones

Decades of Black history were lost in an overgrown Pennsylvania cemetery until a group of volunteers unearthed more than 800 headstones

North York, Pennsylvania CNN  —  Before she became one of America’s most-decorated Special Olympics athletes, before the made-for-TV movie and the shared stages with actor Denzel Washington and Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Loretta Claiborne was a great-granddaughter – of one Anna Johnson. Johnson died mysteriously after the 1969 race riots in Claiborne’s hometown … Read more

The FBI says it has ‘credible information about a broad threat’ against synagogues in New Jersey

The FBI says it has ‘credible information about a broad threat’ against synagogues in New Jersey

CNN — The FBI in Newark, New Jersey, said Thursday afternoon that it has received “credible information about a broad threat against synagogues” in the state, according to a tweet from the office. “At this time, we ask that you take all safety precautions to protect your community and facility. We will share more information … Read more

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple shots fired, remains an ‘active scene’ with unknown number of victims, officials say

Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple shots fired, remains an ‘active scene’ with unknown number of victims, officials say

CNN  —  At least six people were injured after a shooting erupted on Friday outside a church in Pittsburgh where a funeral was taking place, according to Pittsburgh Police Commander Rick Ford. One individual injured in the shooting remains in critical condition and is being treated at Allegheny General Hospital, while the other five victims … Read more

Biden’s final midterm message: Republican economic plans would ‘create chaos’​​​​

Biden’s final midterm message: Republican economic plans would ‘create chaos’​​​​

CNN — President Joe Biden stepped up his efforts to paint Republicans as a threat to Americans’ pocketbooks in a speech from upstate New York on Thursday, a closing argument that focused less on his own accomplishments and more on what the GOP might do if they take control of Congress. Biden’s visit to a … Read more

Man in custody after allegedly hijacking New York City bus, driver jumps out window

Man in custody after allegedly hijacking New York City bus, driver jumps out window

CNN — A suspect is in custody after allegedly hijacking a New York City bus Thursday morning with “what appeared to be a firearm,” police officials said. The 44-year-old man allegedly ran in front of the bus with what appeared to be a gun just after 7:30 a.m. in St. Albans neighborhood in Queens, New … Read more

Surprises rock the Senate races that will decide America’s future

Surprises rock the Senate races that will decide America’s future

CNN  —  Late twists are rocking the tight Senate races that will decide the destiny of a chamber now narrowly run by Democrats – as well as the future direction of America itself – on Election Day in just 12 days. The Democrats’ best chance of snatching a Senate seat held by Republicans may have … Read more

Pittsburgh Synagogue Fires Survivors Speech on 4th Anniversary of Massacre

Pittsburgh Synagogue Fires Survivors Speech on 4th Anniversary of Massacre

CNN — Four years after a synagogue attack that forever changed her life, Andrea Wedner hopes to inspire the next generation to stamp out anti-Semitism amid continuing reports of anti-Jewish bigotry. For weeks, Andrea and her husband, Ron Wedner, have been working with students at Community Day School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. … Read more

John Fetterman’s performance post stroke during debate with Oz could impact narrow Pennsylvania Senate race lead

John Fetterman’s performance post stroke during debate with Oz could impact narrow Pennsylvania Senate race lead

CNN — Democrat John Fetterman’s debate performance has intensified the focus on his recovery from a stroke, leading some supporters to worry that his current post-stroke limitations could affect his narrow lead in the critical Pennsylvania Senate race against Republican Mehmet Oz. If Fetterman’s showing changes the trajectory of the race, the debate could have … Read more

Kei Komuro, husband of Japan’s Princess Mako, passes the New York bar on the third attempt

Kei Komuro, husband of Japan’s Princess Mako, passes the New York bar on the third attempt

Reuters — Third time’s the charm in the New York bar exam for Kei Komuro, an associate at the Lowenstein Sandler law firm and the husband of Japanese Princess Mako. Komuro’s name appeared on the list of those who passed the New York bar exam in July, published on October 20, after the Japanese press … Read more