National Newswatch

Tiger Woods won’t face charges after sheriff says car crash was an accident

Feb 24 2021 — — The rollover car crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods outside Los Angeles on Tuesday was an accident, so investigators won’t pursue any charges against the golf great, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday. “This was purely an accident,” Villanueva said in a Facebook live chat. As of overnight Wednesday, Woods was “awake, responsive, […]

Tiger Woods awake and responsive in hospital after car accident

Feb 23 2021 — — Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and doctors tried to stabilize “significant” injuries to his right leg with rods and a combination of screws and pins. Woods was driving to a television shoot when his SUV crashed into a median, rolled over and ended up […]

UK to push at G-7 for global standard on ‘vaccine passports’

Feb 23 2021 — Jill Lawless — LONDON — Britain plans to use its presidency of the Group of Seven economic powers to push for an internationally recognized system of vaccine passports that could allow world travel to resume, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that the idea raises “complex” ethical issues. The British government previously said it was not considering […]

NASA releases ‘amazing’ new landing video and images from Mars Perseverance landing

Feb 22 2021 — — It was “seven minutes of terror” that had a big payoff: NASA’s Mars Perseverance safely landed on the surface of the red planet last Thursday. And, for the first time, the edge-of-your-seat descent was captured by high-definition video cameras, which NASA released on Monday. “Now we finally have a front-row view to what we call […]

Supreme Court rejects Trump election challenge cases

Feb 22 2021 — — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the justices just before the election. The cases the justices rejected involved election challenges filed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in five states President Joe Biden won: Arizona, Georgia, […]

Supreme Court won’t halt Trump tax record turnover

Feb 22 2021 — — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is declining to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor. The court’s action Monday is the apparent culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had already reached the high court once before.

Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

Feb 20 2021 — — Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28. Trump is expected to use the speech to talk about the future of […]

Republicans put forth legislation that seeks to protect drivers who hit protesters

Feb 20 2021 — — When massive demonstrations against racial injustice erupted across the nation last summer, protesters used an increasingly common tactic to draw attention to their cause: swarming out onto major roads to temporarily paralyze traffic. This method sometimes resulted in searing images of drivers plowing through crowds, causing serious injuries and in some cases, deaths.

With Vaccine Delay, Biden Warns of Uncertain End to Pandemic

Feb 20 2021 — President Biden, on a visit to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., said on Friday that the nation could be “approaching normalcy” by the end of the year, but cautioned that new virus variants and potential vaccine production problems could slow progress.

How a Disaster Vacation Could Take Down Ted Cruz

Feb 19 2021 — — As Sen. Ted Cruz endured the torments of public scorn on Thursday—outed by fellow passengers on his way to a warm Cancún vacation, as millions of fellow Texans suffered from freezing temperatures and a catastrophic electricity failure—I had a sudden uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach: There but for the grace of God […]