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ABC News (WASHINGTON) — A top White House national security official is defending the repeated U.S. strikes on Houthis in Yemen, amid attacks by the militant group on international ships in the Red Sea, which has drawn America into a pattern of back-and-forth retaliatory operations. “In terms of how this is playing out, I think one […]

AFP via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House denied Wednesday that U.S. confirmation of intelligence that Hamas uses Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza as a control center had anything to do with the timing of the Israeli military operation there, which began just hours earlier. “My delivery of some downgraded information yesterday, that, the […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Tuesday repeated its opposition to an Israeli reoccupation of Gaza after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC News’ World News Tonight anchor David Muir he believed Israel will oversee Gaza’s security for “an indefinite period.” On Monday, Netanyahu, in his first U.S. media interview since the […]

Alexandra Hutzler, Selina Wang , and Ben Gittleson, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Monday wouldn’t say publicly whether the U.S. has asked Israel to delay an expected ground invasion to give more time for more hostages to be released and to allow more aid into Gaza. The administration is counseling caution and […]

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence that regardless of developments on Capitol Hill, the U.S. would ultimately provide more assistance for Ukraine — but warned, absent progress, current funding could run out in “a couple of months.” Despite Congress’ failure to approve additional aid for Ukraine in government […]

Prasit photo/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House warned Monday that the U.S. has only enough money to meet Ukraine’s “urgent battlefield needs” in the short term, after Congress left additional funding for Ukraine out of a short-term measure to fund the U.S. government. The federal government has about $6 billion left in military funding […]

Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Wednesday vigorously defended the administration’s deal with Iran to free five detained Americans in exchange for unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian oil revenue and the release of five Iranian citizens in U.S. custody. The $6 billion for humanitarian aid is coming from a restricted account […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A white teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly trying to drown a Black juvenile in a pond in Chatham, Massachusetts, according to the Cape & Islands District Attorney Robert J. Galibois. The indicted teen, 14, who […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The White House on Monday outlined steps being taken to aid Maui amid its deadly wildfires, and defended against questions about President Joe Biden’s response. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell said the president has ordered a “whole of government” approach to the fires, now the deadliest natural disaster […]

Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images (PITTSBURGH, Penn.) — A West Virginia man was arrested Thursday on charges he threatened the jury and witnesses involved in the trial of Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers. Hardy Carroll Lloyd, 45, called himself the “reverend” of a white supremacy movement and began commenting online about the Bowers trial, making threatening […]