Politics

Photo of a dragon in a shop in Chinatown

A look inside a suspected Chinese police outpost in the US

Scripps News investigates a suspected Chinese police facility in New York.

 | Sasha Ingber

Anti-abortion activists march outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during the March for Life in Washington

NYC first city to provide free abortion pills

A clinic in the Bronx is the first of four clinics run by the city that is offering abortion pills — free of charge.

 | Axel Turcios

2022 Elections Maine ballot.

Ranked choice voting system continues to grow in popularity

With ranked choice voting, you get to rank your favorite candidates from first to last.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen

Congress, Treasury plan to address US hitting debt ceiling

The U.S. has never hit the cap on how much money it can borrow before, and experts say it would have "catastrophic" economic consequences if it does.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Republican Rep. George Santos

Santos receives 2 committee assignments despite more calls to resign

Rep. George Santos has denied wrongdoing and maintains he'll serve out his two-year congressional term, unless his constituents ask him to resign.

 | Maura Sirianni

A sign warns travelers not to bring guns through a TSA checkpoint.

Record number of guns seized by TSA: Here's which airports fared worst

The agency reported that it confiscated 6,542 firearms in 2022. That's an increase of 570 firearms over 2021.

 | Scripps News Staff

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Anne Williams-Isom, left, tours the sleeping area of New York City

New York City mayor says there is no more room for migrants

Mayor Eric Adams made the comments in El Paso, Texas after touring conditions in the Texas border city.

 | Axel Turcios and Mai Nolasco-Carranza

Solomon Pena, a Republican candidate for New Mexico House District 14, is taken into police custody.

Ex-GOP candidate arrested in shootings at lawmakers' homes

The Albuquerque police chief described Solomon Pena as the "mastermind" of a politically motivated conspiracy leading to the shootings in New Mexico.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

Biden to host Netherlands PM for talks on tech, Ukraine

Talks are expected to cover the Russia-Ukraine war, U.S. efforts to thwart Chinese tech imports, and an upcoming Democracy summit.

 | AP

Migrants are shown in a boat in the ocean.

Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescues 17 migrants on its way to Bahamas

The crew of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship gave 17 people medical attention after rescuing them from an adrift boat, according to the company.

 | Scripps News Staff

People walk outside the U.S Capitol building.

Making sense of all the investigations being launched in Washington

From inquires into President Joe Biden to probes into issues on the southern border, 2023 could be the year of the investigations.

 | Joe St. George

A Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighter carries a wounded woman out of the rubble

Final toll in Russian strike: 44 dead, including 5 children

The missile strike Saturday hit an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine.

 | AP

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley

Expanded US training for Ukraine forces begins in Germany

The combined arms training is aimed at honing Ukrainian forces' skills so they will be better prepared in fighting back against Russia.

 | AP

President Joe Biden, center, holds hands with Sen. Raphael Warnock, second from left, and former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

Biden: 'We should pay attention' to MLK's legacy

Biden said his message on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday is to “choose democracy over autocracy, a beloved community over chaos."

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Smoke rises after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Russian missiles hit across Ukraine; UK to supply tanks to Ukraine

Photos showed a large gap in the nine-story building. Infrastructure facilities were also hit in the western Lviv region and northeastern Kharkiv.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

LodeStar Works smart gun and app.

A company's personalized 'smart gun' aims to make firearms safer

There’s still a lot more that needs to be looked at and perfected before introducing smart guns to the world.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Artificial intelligence program can detect weapons from cameras.

AI program can detect weapons from security camera feeds

The artificial intelligence program can alert schools immediately when a weapon is detected.

 | Chloe Nordquist

President Joe Biden / AP

Lawyers found more classified documents at Joe Biden's home

White House lawyer Richard Sauber said that a total of six pages of classified documents were found during a search of Biden's private library.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden and Sen. Raphael Warnock

Biden welcomed back to Georgia after lying low in midterms

The president is set to speak Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

 | AP

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, right, gets a hug as she arrives to deliver her State of the State address

States are proposing millions for mental heath funding

States are proposing millions of dollars for mental health initiatives, including New York, which wants to steer $1 billion toward the issue.

 | Tammy Estwick

President Joe Biden speaks on the phone.

Experts: Handling of presidential documents leaves room for error

After classified documents of President Biden's were found in an insecure location, experts have highlighted problems with government processing.

 | Kellan Howell

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker looks to supporters after he defeated GOP challenger Darren Bailey

Illinois governor bans the possession or sale of semiautomatic weapons

Illinois' state ban on semiautomatic weapons is only a few days old. Legal challenges are in the works.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Nurses hold signs during a strike.

Though NYC nurses reached deal, issues persist in hospitals nationwide

The New York City nurses strike highlighted staffing and working conditions issues in hospitals across the country.

 | Alexandra Miller

Assistant A.G. of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada of the California central division

Bank to pay $31M redlining settlement, DOJ's largest ever

The DOJ says City National Bank avoided marketing and underwriting mortgages in majority Black and Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles County.

 | AP

A banner hangs on an overpass on I-395 advertising the new I-95 Express Lanes in Alexandria, Va.

Women would be able to count fetuses as passengers under new bill

Under the bill, pregnant women in Virginia could avoid getting a ticket for driving in an HOV lane.

 | Scripps News Staff

Pedestrians pass security barricades in front of Trump Tower.

Trump Organization to be sentenced for tax fraud, faces fine

The company was convicted last month for 17 tax crimes, including charges of conspiracy and falsifying business records.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Yarianna Martinez, Jaime Avalos and their son

DACA recipient stranded in Mexico faces uncertain future

A Houston man who has lived in the U.S. since he was 1 is now stuck in Mexico. He was protected here under DACA, until he left.

 | John Mone

A sign stands outside the office of Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Capitol Hill

NY Republicans are now asking Rep. George Santos to resign

Local NY Republicans are calling on Rep. George Santos to resign after more campaign lies come out.

 | Alexandra Miller

U.S. Attorney Robert Hur.

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur, the former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Maryland, to lead the investigation.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden.

Source: Biden team finds more docs with classified markings

A person who spoke to the Associated Press anonymously said the president's legal team found additional classified material at a second location.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff