Key takeaways from Israel’s calibrated strike on Iran

The Israeli military struck near a major air base and nuclear site in Iran early Friday, in what appeared to be its first military response to Tehran’s attack over the weekend. Iranian officials claimed the strike, which included at least three drones, hit its military base

Mortgage rates top 7 percent for first time in 2024

Mortgage rates topped 7 percent for the first time this year, according to data released Friday by Freddie Mac. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 7.1 percent this week, up from 6.88 percent the week before. “As rates trend higher, potential homebuyers are

‘Civil War’ has a stark warning for Washington

In the 2014 film “Ex Machina,” director Alex Garland offered a chilling forecast of a future dominated by unchecked artificial intelligence. The groundbreaking sci-fi thriller prompted us to consider what happens when such technology is developed by an unscrupulous narcissist

What DC has to say about Taylor Swift's new album

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are not immune to the allure of pop star Taylor Swift, especially on album release days. Politicians in Washington took to social media Friday to sing the star's praises after she released her latest album. Swift's new album, "The Tortured Poets

Watch: NYPD Update on self-immolation outside Trump trial

Recorded earlier The New York Police Department will provide updates to the public after a person self-immolated outside the Manhattan courthouse where former President Trump’s first criminal trial is ongoing, police confirmed to The Hill. The incident, which occurred in a park

FAA issues new rules to combat air traffic controller fatigue

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing new rules and guidelines to combat reports of fatigue among air traffic controllers. To lower the risk of exhaustion and burnout, the controllers will be mandated to take 12 hours off before midnight shifts and 10 hours off

Man sets himself on fire outside Trump trial courthouse

NEW YORK — A person has self-immolated outside the Manhattan courthouse where former President Trump’s first criminal trial is ongoing, police confirmed to The Hill. Max Azzarello, 37, walked into a park outside the courthouse where protests of Trump’s trial have taken place

Jury selection complete in Trump’s hush money trial

NEW YORK – A full jury has been selected in former President Trump’s hush money case, setting the stage for opening remarks to begin Monday. After nearly 200 prospective jurors were screened by the judge, Trump’s lawyers and Manhattan prosecutors, a total of 12 jurors and six

Syphilis case increase sparks Colorado public health order

An alarming spike in syphilis cases in Colorado prompted a statewide public health order, particularly focused on treating the disease among pregnant woman and babies. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) announced Thursday the state would implement more measures to combat congenital

Playing a shell game on aid to Ukraine

Conservatives should oppose sending any more aid to Ukraine until President Biden presents a plan to end the war and Congress comes up with an honest, fiscally responsible way to ensure that our aid is responsibly distributed.

12:30 Report — Democrats bail out Mike Johnson

{beacon} 12:30 REPORT Happy Friday. And Happy TTPD Day for all those who celebrate!! If you haven’t listened to Taylor Swift’s new album yet, you can listen to it here. Here’s what else is happening today: Jury selection continues today in former President Trump’s trial. Five

White House news briefing: Watch live

NOTE: The briefing has been delayed, and is now scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EDT. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will brief reporters Friday afternoon, hours after a suspected Israeli drone attack on Iran. Additionally, the Biden administration has in recent