Quick Glance: White House prepares for government shutdown as House Republicans lack a viable plan
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces that the House will start voting on the latest plan next week.
- The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left without a realistic plan to fund the government and avoid disruptive consequences.
- A federal shutdown after September 30 appears likely unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can convince his rebellious, right-wing faction to approve a temporary funding measure to prevent closures during ongoing talks.
- The standoff with House Republicans over government funding jeopardizes various activities, including military and law enforcement personnel pay, food safety and aid programs, air travel, and passport processing, potentially causing havoc in the US economy.
The alligator that was rescued after being reported wandering in Central Florida with the top half of its jaw missing is now under the care of an alligator ... Show more
Quick Glance: Injured Alligator Recovers at Fla. Gator Park
- The alligator had lost the entire top of its snout.
- Now, the alligator has a new home at Gatorland, an Orlando alligator zoo, where it is recovering under the center's care.
- A missing top jaw is not an uncommon alligator injury and can occur during their breeding season.
- She's done pretty good for herself," Flynn said.
Quick Glance: Gauff Shines Bright with US Open Victory
- Gauff wins US Open title and lies on the ground
- Eleven years later, the American teenager finds herself in the same stadium, now lifting a dream Grand Slam trophy.
- Gauff defeats future world number one Sabalenka to claim her first Grand Slam title.
- Gauff reflects on her US Open victory, saying, 'I felt like I lost a little bit of the dream as this journey has gone on - for sure, after the Wimbledon loss.'
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: Lawsuit filed against Rudy Giuliani for unpaid legal fees
- Giuliani's former attorney is suing him for outstanding bills totaling $1.36 million.
- Giuliani has only paid $214,000 and still has an outstanding balance of $1.36 million.
- Attorney Robert Costello and his law firm also provided legal representation for Giuliani in various lawsuits.
- To cut costs, Giuliani has represented himself in certain legal disputes.
Quick Glance: Black Bear Causes Closure of Disney World Rides in Florida
- Parts of Disney World in Florida had to close after reports of a black bear on the loose.
- The Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando closed several attractions following the bear sighting in a tree on Monday.
- Staff from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) were dispatched to capture the adult female bear.
- The agency stated: 'The staff has captured the animal and is relocating the bear from the park to an area in or around the Ocala National Forest.'
Quick Glance: McCarthy Starts Impeachment Inquiry without Budget, Contradicting Past Criticism
- McCarthy called for the inquiry to appease far-right members of the Republican caucus.
- He previously criticized Democrats for prioritizing impeachment over basic government responsibilities.
- McCarthy expressed concern that impeachment has overtaken congressional work and hindered resources for troops.
- He emphasized the potential consequences of lowering the impeachment standard.
Quick Glance: US Senator Menendez Indicted for Bribery
- Indictment unsealed against chair of powerful foreign relations committee and his wife
- Menendez, Democratic senator from New Jersey, allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes
- He is accused of using his influence to benefit the Government of Egypt
- Further allegations include attempting to disrupt a criminal investigation
Quick Glance: PEN America Report: Increase in School Book Bans
- A report by PEN America reveals a fourfold increase in the number of books permanently removed from US school libraries and classrooms - from 333 books last year to 1,263.
- Florida had the highest number of bans compared to other states.
- The organization considers any action that restricts access to a book as a ban, including books removed from classrooms or libraries, as well as books temporarily removed during challenges.
- According to recent NPR/Ipsos polling, 64% of Americans oppose book bans by school boards, and 69% oppose book bans by state lawmakers.
Quick Glance: Coast Guard apprehends man attempting to cross the Atlantic in a giant hamster wheel
- Reza Baluchi was taken into custody by the U.S. Coast Guard while attempting to cross the Atlantic in a 'hydro pod' made of buoys.
- Baluchi once again refused to leave his vessel and informed the officers that the bomb was not real.
- A day or two later, a cold front hit the bubble on his side, so [Baluchi] activated a spot device, and the Coast Guard came to his rescue.
- This time, the Coast Guard encountered Baluchi, informed him that his voyage was being terminated due to manifest unsafety, and instructed him to board their boat.
Quick Glance: Florida Surgeon General rejects FDA guidance, advises people under 65 against Covid booster
- Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo states that healthy individuals under 65 do not need to worry about Covid infection after three years.
- Ladapo, a well-known vaccine skeptic, claims that some vaccines pose risks to healthy young men.
- Previous statements by Ladapo on Covid vaccine safety have been widely rejected by the medical community.
- Conservatives and others praise the governor for opening schools to in-person learning and fighting against mask and vaccine mandates.
Quick Glance: Biden launches American Climate Corps, inspired by the New Deal
- President Biden pledged to create the Climate Corps during his first week in office.
- A program aimed at engaging young climate activists.
- The American Climate Corps is based on a program that provided employment to millions during the Great Depression.
- According to President Biden's climate policy advisor, Ali Zaidi, the program has broader goals beyond addressing the climate crisis.
Quick Glance: DeSantis criticizes Trump on COVID: 'He would do the same thing all over again'
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) criticized former President Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- DeSantis suggests that Trump would implement the same restrictions as he did in 2020 if another pandemic occurred.
- DeSantis assures that the mistakes made by the Trump administration would not happen again if he were elected president.
- At the time, Trump strongly disagreed with Kemp's decision to start reopening the economy in April 2020.
Quick Glance: Florida's 'Classic Learning Test': Alternative to SAT
- Florida's state universities now accept the Classic Learning Test (CLT) as an alternative to the SAT and ACT.
- The CLT focuses on classical topics such as human nature, logical reasoning, and lessons from history.
- The CLT is supported by conservative activists and individuals affiliated with religious schools.
- The CLT includes an optional essay section and does not test calculator-based concepts.
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Quick Glance: US House Democrat Foresees 'Civil War' Among Republicans as Shutdown Approaches
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledges to hold a vote on the defense spending bill despite opposition from hardline Republicans
- Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate must act to avoid a partial shutdown by Oct. 1
- McCarthy aims to prevent a shutdown on Oct. 1, as it would benefit Democrats
- Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns of the impact of a shutdown on vulnerable individuals
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