A North Carolina pastor narrowly escaped death after his wife stopped doctors from prematurely harvesting his organs

Ryan Marlow returned home to North Carolina last month after spending half a year in multiple hospitals and medical facilities.Megan Marlow Doctors declared a North Carolina pastor brain dead in August and were ready to harvest his organs. But a timely wiggle of his toe prompted his wife to step in and demand more tests. … Read more

Republicans are winning more Latino votes. But rising turnout still benefits Dems.

Despite having a Latina candidate in the race in Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Democrats’ Senate overall vote share in Nevada fell to 62 percent among Latinos, compared to fellow Sen. Jacky Rosen’s 67 percent among the demographic in 2018, according to exit polls. And in Arizona, the ratio for Democratic Senate hopefuls fell even … Read more

Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to resume ties, with China’s help

Videos released by Iranian state media showed Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, with Saudi national security adviser Musaad bin Mohammed al-Aiban and Wang Yi, China’s most senior diplomat. The joint statement calls for the reestablishing of ties and the reopening of embassies to happen “within a maximum period of two … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank collapses, in biggest failure since financial crisis

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other policymakers are on alert that problems at the institution — which had $209 billion in assets and counted more than half of Silicon Valley-backed startups and health-care businesses among its depositors — could spread. Yellen told Congress that she was keeping a close eye on the bank’s financial crunch … Read more

Congress moves against TikTok amid Biden administration ‘stalemate’

The new legislation — co-sponsored by eleven other lawmakers, including six Democrats — underscores rising bipartisan impatience with Biden’s efforts to contain TikTok and deal with broader digital threats from China. With the administration’s own national security review of TikTok, which is being conducted by the the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., … Read more

Judge okays use of Access Hollywood tape in Trump defamation trial

In the tape, a recording from 2005 that was widely scrutinized during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump boasts, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” adding: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” Though Carroll’s 2019 lawsuit alleges only defamation, not sexual assault itself, Judge Kaplan found … Read more

Liberal groups raise ‘grave concerns’ about Biden judicial pick

The controversy surrounding Delaney’s nomination is unusual for a Biden judicial pick, compounded with further concerns voiced by some Democratic members on the panel. The New Hampshire judicial nominee is under particular scrutiny for his representation of St. Paul’s School in a school sexual assault case. During that case, Delaney filed a motion that would … Read more