Hunter Biden says US Republican critics are ‘trying to destroy a presidency’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden said critics of his father are “trying to destroy a presidency” through relentless attacks on him and “trying to kill me,” in a podcast interview released on Friday. The interview, conducted by his friend, the musician Moby, was released one day after the U.S. Justice … Read more

When will Oklahoma cities, counties start seeing opioid settlement money?

Money from legal settlements against opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers will finally start to trickle out to Oklahoma cities and counties in 2024, almost four years after lawmakers set up a board to administer the funds. More than 250 local governments told the Oklahoma Opioid Abatement Board they were interested in applying for the grants. … Read more

Stefanik wants ‘consequences’ for colleges over antisemitism after her questions go viral

ALBANY, New York — A “reckoning” is needed for universities and colleges that allow unchecked antisemitism on campuses, Rep. Elise Stefanik warned in an interview Friday with POLITICO. Stefanik, whose grilling of top university presidents this week became a viral moment, wants to take a deeper look at sources of funding as well as how … Read more

Ukrainian tanks playing key role in defending Avdiivka against Russian assaults after taking a backseat in fighting

Ukraine’s tanks are playing a key role in defending Avdiivka from Russian assaults. Tanks have generally taken a backseat in fighting to avoid minefields and drone and artillery attacks. After suffering heavy armor losses, Russian forces in Avdiivka are largely advancing on foot. Ukrainian tanks, which have taken a backseat in fighting in recent months, are playing … Read more