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US offers reward for another associate of Venezuela’s Maduro

The United States on Friday offered a $10-million reward for the arrest on money laundering charges of an associate of a businessman whose extradition infuriated Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

Biden says he had the government buy all available doses, resulting in record Covid vaccination

President Joe Biden is contending that the surge of the Covid-19 vaccinations once he took office came about because he had the government buy all available doses

Alec Baldwin says heart ‘broken’ after fatal movie set shooting

The Biden administration said Friday that the 2021 deficit, for the budget year that ended September 30 was $360 billion lower than 2020 as a recovering economy boosted revenues, helping to offset government spending from pandemic relief efforts.

Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife Kathie

Millionaire real estate scion Robert Durst has been charged in suburban New York City with the death of his wife, Kathie, who vanished in 1982

Administration makes final pitch to block Texas abortion law

The Biden administration, in its final pitch to block Texas’ ban on most abortions, is warning the Supreme Court that none of its decisions would be safe if it allows the state law to remain in force.

US budget deficit hits $2.77 trillion in 2021, 2nd highest

US says ‘no change’ in Taiwan policy after Biden defense vow

Prosecutor charges Minneapolis police officer with manslaughter in July pursuit that ended in death of motorist

Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary

Neera Tanden, whose bid to be White House budget chief was derailed by opposition from Republicans after her sharp critiques of them on Twitter, was named White House staff secretary on Friday, putting her in a key behind-the-scenes role. Read more

Biden, top Congress Dems strategise on domestic plan

President Joe Biden and Congress’ top two Democrats were strategising Friday morning to discuss how to give fresh impetus to their giant domestic legislation.

Laundrie family hopes for answers after remains found

An attorney says family members are hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, who was a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito.

Northern California is finally getting drenched this week but it won’t be enough to ease severe drought

Walgreens US stores start administering Moderna, J&J Covid-19 booster

Washington DC subway will continue sharply reduced service through at least October 31

Walgreens to administer Moderna, J&J Covid-19 booster shots at US stores

Schlumberger expects North America capital spending growth to increase about 20%, impacting both onshore and offshore markets

US business activity accelerates in October, shortages hamper factories: IHS Markit survey

GM more than halfway through shipping pickup trucks parked due to lack of chips: Exec

General Motors Co is more than halfway through shipping newly assembly pickups that it had then parked due to a shortage of semiconductor chips.

Amex CEO says govt-backed digital currencies could make cross-border payments “a lot more seamless”.