The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Thursday to slash $40 billion from the federal food stamp program.
USIS, a private company that performs thousands of background checks annually for the federal government, said it was responsible for a 2007 background check on Aaron Alexis, the man police say killed 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
Authorities were saying early Friday that at least 97 people were known to have died in the flooding, mudslides and other deadly after-effects of the two storms that struck the country this week.
Greenpeace reports that its vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, has been boarded by the Russian Coast Guard after a protest against oil and gas drilling in the Russian Arctic.
Ken Norton Sr., the heavyweight fighter who pulled off one of the greatest upsets in boxing history when he beat Muhammad Ali in 1973, has died, the AP, The Los Angeles Times and Reuters are reporting.
In a stinging response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s put-down of “American exceptionalism,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told Russians Thursday that Putin “doesn’t believe in you.”
Mud slides, flash floods and rising waters are proving to be a deadly combination in the mountains near Acapulco, Mexico, where dozens of people have died in recent days as a tropical storm-turned hurricane pummels the area.
Picking up the story from where we last left it, here are some of Thursday’s headlines about Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 victims and gunman Aaron Alexis died:
The SpaceX Dragon may have gotten there first, but Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft is set to become the second private robotic ship to dock with the International Space Station after a Wednesday launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The identities of the 13 people, including the gunman, who died and at least eight who were wounded are being released by officials as family members are informed of the victims’ statuses. Police have now identified all of those who died in Monday’s violence, including the alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis, 34.