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d3sign/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule mandating the first-ever national standard for the presence of so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The new standard limits six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, found in drinking water — a move the EPA says will protect […]

U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake, R-Ariz., takes questions at a news conference, Feb. 29, 2024, in Phoenix. (Rebecca Noble/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) — The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to uphold a near-total abortion ban predating Arizona’s statehood has drawn differing reactions from state Republicans who previously claimed to be “100% pro-life” while both local […]

Javier Ghersi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Elected officials, investors, and everyday households await fresh inflation data on Wednesday that is set to reveal whether the fight to cool price increases remains mired in a rough patch. Price increases have cooled dramatically from a peak of about 9%, but inflation still stands more than a percentage […]

FDA (NEW YORK) — Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its hand sanitizer products due to the presence of alcohol denatured with methanol, which poses significant health risks to consumers. Forty lots of Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 80% and Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel were found to have […]

Omar El Qattaa/Anadolu via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — An Israeli attack in Gaza on a convoy of aid workers from World Central Kitchen, the relief organization providing desperately needed food to Palestinians, has generated outrage from the group’s founder, celebrity chef José Andrés and condemnation from around the world. Israel has apologized for the […]

Mayor Eric Adams holds a press availability at a news conference Jan. 08, 2024 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — The sexual assault lawsuit against New York Mayor Eric Adams is “entirely fictitious” and should be dismissed, his defense attorney Alex Spiro wrote in a new court filing. Spiro is assisting […]

Michael Godek/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Speaker Mike Johnson’s office said Tuesday that it will delay the transmission of two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — pushing the process’ start until next week. Johnson had said he would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate on Wednesday, which would immediately trigger […]

pawel.gaul/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden’s plan to build a humanitarian pier floating off the coast of Gaza that could enable delivery of food, water and medicine into the devastated region is expect to cost at least $180 million and could top $200 million, ABC News has learned. The price tag was described by […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Foreign adversaries and terrorist groups are sharpening their aim at the United States — targeting cyber operations, security and “mafia-like” tactics in an “increasingly concerning” way, FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a speech on Tuesday. At the American Bar Association luncheon in Washington, D.C., Wray said the agency is […]

Nathan Posner/Anadolu via Getty Images (LONDON) — U.K. Foreign Secretary David Cameron on Tuesday defended his meeting with former President Donald Trump, describing engagements between foreign envoys and political opposition leaders or major opposition candidates as standard practice. “This was entirely in line with precedent of government ministers meeting with opposition politicians in the run-up […]