USA news live updates: Death toll from flash floods in Alabama increases to 4 – Times of India

Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews and Seth Jones are the first three players named to the US Olympic men’s hockey team

Banks Award $33K to two nonprofits in Alexandria, Louisiana

Dad who fled Afghanistan sues US to reunite with young sons

An Afghan man who worked for the US government in Afghanistan says the Biden administration has ignored his pleas for help to evacuate his two young sons from Afghanistan after their mother died of a heart attack while being threatened by the Taliban.

Death toll from flash floods in Alabama increases to 4; crews rescue people trapped in cars amid torrential rains

Ex-CEO who oversaw doomed nuclear project sentenced

An executive who lied to regulators about two South Carolina nuclear plants that never generated a watt of power has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Alabama swamped, 2 killed in floods

Parts of Alabama remain under a flash flood watch after a day of high water across the state, with as much as 13 inches of rain covering roads and trapping people. Read more

State TV says Iranian speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel

Iran’s state TV is reporting that speedboats belonging to the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted a US vessel in the Persian Gulf

US troops secretly training Taiwanese since last year: Report

US special operations forces and marines have been secretly training Taiwanese troops for more than one year, risking the ire of China, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Stocks rally as US set to avoid debt default

Stock markets around the world rallied Thursday as a deal looked set to temporarily resolve a political logjam that threatens to push the United States into defaulting on its debt.

Senate committee report details Trump’s efforts to reverse election results

A report by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Democratic majority details Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election that he lost, with the Justice Department brought to the brink of chaos and top officials there and at the White House threatening to resign.

California oil spill: Investigators board ship that was anchored near pipeline

US Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as part of the ongoing probe into what caused the rupture of a California oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on beaches.

Pfizer asks for US authorization of Covid vaccine for ages 5-11

New US unemployment benefit claims resume their downward slide

Fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, reversing a recent uptick in the metric of labor market health, government data said Thursday.

China asks US to stop interfering in matters related to Taiwan, HK, Xinjiang

Chinese top diplomat Yang Jiechi held a meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, during which he called on Washington to not interfere in Beijing’s internal matters, including issues related to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.

US federal judge temporarily blocks Texas’ near-total abortion ban