Hard-right lawmakers in the House are threatening a government shutdown if a funding move does not include deep spending cuts or other demands. Also in the news: Google is facing off against the U.S. government in a major antitrust case and the New York Jets may need to prepare for changes after a shocking injury to QB Aaron Rodgers.
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Hard-right lawmakers threaten shutdown for deep spending cuts
The House is back Tuesday to what is expected to be a fierce fight over government spending. While government funding technically expires on Sept. 30, the House has just 11 working days to pass a short-term funding extension – called a continuing resolution – to buy lawmakers more time to hash out the details of a spending package. But a group of ultra-right lawmakers from the House Freedom Caucus have drawn hard lines even before the House comes back into session. The group is openly threatening to leverage a shutdown if a continuing resolution does not meet their demands, such as more security on the southern border. Read more
Morocco quake death toll over 2,800
The Moroccan military and rescue teams from multiple nations were struggling Monday to reach remote villages devastated by Friday’s earthquake that destroyed infrastructure, crumbled buildings and killed more than 2,800 people, a figure that’s likely to rise as hopes of finding survivors fade. Morocco has accepted aid from approved non-governmental organizations and only four countries − Spain, Qatar, Britain and the United Arab Emirates − even though offers of help have poured in from across the world. Officials say they want to avoid a lack of coordination that “would be counterproductive,” but the approach led to frustration as rescue teams wait for permission to come in. Read more
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia
North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is in Russia Tuesday for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin where they are expected to offer each other support in their standoffs with the West.
Moscow is looking to its Soviet-era ally for help rearming its war in Ukraine, the White House said.
Google faces off with the Justice Department in antitrust showdown
The case is the United States vs. Google, and it’s billed as the most significant antitrust trial of the modern internet age. The trial beginning Tuesday is also the first major test of pledges by the Donald Trump and Joe Biden administrations to rein in Big Tech, which wields unprecedented power over all facets of our lives. The legal showdown revolves around a key question: Did Google – whose parent company Alphabet has a market valuation of $1.7 trillion – shut out competitors and harm consumers by striking deals with phone makers and browsers to be their default search engine? Read more
Suspensions in schools are on the rise. But is that the best solution for misbehaving kids?
As schools struggle with behavioral issues and teacher shortages in the wake of COVID-19, pre-pandemic efforts to curb zero-tolerance school discipline measures that remove students from their classrooms have largely stalled, with more students being sent home for yelling in class, fighting on campus or talking back to the teacher. But many experts said such measures could make it even harder for families, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help their child learn. Read more
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Aaron Rodgers’ shocking injury is the latest in line of unforgettable Jets debuts
Aaron Rodgers became the 53rd quarterback to start for the New York Jets with his start on Monday Night Football against the Buffalo Bills. It was an inauspicious debut to be sure. In just the fourth snap for the Jets, the former Green Bay Packers star went down with what the Jets fear is a season-ending Achilles injury. Despite the brevity of the moment, the gut-wrenching moment is surely something fans will not soon forget. After the Jets’ 22-16 overtime win over the Bills, Jets head coach Robert Saleh said the team is steeling itself for bad news about its star quarterback: “MRI is gonna confirm what we think is already gonna happen, but it’s not good.” Read more
Photo of the day: Michael Kors shows off flowy frocks on NYFW Day 4
New York Fashion Week kept the fashion train going on its Day 4 presentations on Sept. 11. Stylish collections from designers such as Michael Kors, Altuzarra and Tiffany Brown Designs were on full display for the runway. Check out the cream of the sartorial crop, starting with Michael Kors, which showed off its fleet of flowy frocks.
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