US wholesale price data for April points to an easing of inflationary pressures

WASHINGTON — Wholesale prices in the United States slowed last month, the latest sign that inflationary pressures may be easing more than a year after the Federal Reserve unleashed an aggressive campaign of ever-higher interest rates. From March to April, the government producer price index rose 0.2% after falling 0.4% from February to March. Compared … Read more

Prosecutors Reveal Link Between Virginia Terror Defendant And ‘Empress’ Of The Islamic State Of Kansas

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A Northern Virginia man arrested on terrorism charges is in a husband-and-wife relationship with another American who was dubbed an “ISIS empress” by authorities for her work establishing an all-female Islamic State battalion, prosecutors said. on Wednesday. Mohammed Chhipa, 33, of Springfield, Virginia, was arrested last week on charges of supporting a … Read more

Reporter pleads guilty to prank using Noem’s cell phone number

A television reporter has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge filed for making a prank phone call using the personal cell phone number of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A television reporter pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct filed after he made a prank phone call … Read more

As the public health emergency ends, pandemic-era support programs have already faded

WASHINGTON — The formal end of the national Public Health Emergency on Thursday is largely a symbolic and psychological step, representing the country’s formal exit from the COVID-19 pandemic. But behind the scenes, several central aspects of America’s pandemic-era emergency safety net are also coming to an end, from extra food assistance to automatic re-enrollment … Read more