U.S. spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

The U.S. government spared seven Western states from mandatory Colorado River water cutbacks for now but warned on Tuesday that drastic conservation was needed to protect dwindling reservoirs from overuse and severe drought exacerbated by climate change. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in June had given the states 60 days, until mid-August, to negotiate their … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept does not oppose unsealing affidavit used to search Trump’s home

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said it does not oppose requests by the news media to unseal the affidavit that prosecutors used to obtain a federal judge’s approval to search former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. The department’s unusual willingness to make the sensitive document public means that pressure will now be on Trump … Read more

UPDATE 2-Giuliani is target of Georgia probe into 2020 U.S. election -New York Times

Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer who helped lead challenges to the 2020 election results, have been told that Giuliani is a target in a criminal probe examining attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election, the New York Times reported on Monday. Giuliani was scheduled to appear on … Read more

U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering

A delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit while there are military tensions between the self-ruled island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has conducted military drills around the … Read more

ANALYSIS-China’s Taiwan military drills offer spying opportunity for U.S.

While China’s expanded drills surrounding Taiwan have marked an unprecedented military and political warning against outside interference over the island, they opened a window to gather intelligence for the United States and its allies. The four days of intense drills last week – and extended manoeuvres this week – provide an opportunity to scrutinise the … Read more

Tennis-Zverev targets Davis Cup and hopes to play in U.S Open

Alexander Zverev expects to be back from injury to play for Germany in the Davis Cup in September but said on Thursday there was a real chance of returning earlier at the U.S Open. The 25-year-old world number two has had surgery after damaging ligaments in his right ankle during this year’s French Open semi-final … Read more

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Are Declining

By Cara Murez HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The United States has an opioid epidemic, but there’s one bright spot in the fight against it: Prescriptions for these addictive drugs have declined for patients with private insurance. Amid guidelines over the past decade from governments, health systems and insurers aimed … Read more

Ukraine expects $3 bln U.S. financial aid in August

Ukraine expects $3 billion of U.S. financial aid to arrive in August and a further $1.5 billion in September, Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko said on Thursday. Marchenko said the payments were part of the $7.5 billion financial aid package agreed by Ukraine and the United States at the start of the summer, and would be … Read more

Pelosi says U.S. House will pass Inflation Reduction Act on Friday

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the House of Representatives would pass the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday. In a letter to Democratic colleagues, Pelosi called the $430 billion climate, tax and healthcare bill approved by the Senate over the weekend “life-changing legislation.” (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and … Read more

Republicans vow probe of FBI’s Trump raid if they get U.S. House control

Republicans moved to turn the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate into a campaign issue on Tuesday, vowing to probe what they alleged was political interference at the Justice Department if they win majorities in Congress in November. Trump’s allies in the House of Representatives and the Senate said the FBI’s search … Read more