Jan. 6 Capitol rioter Rodney Milstreed, who attacked AP photographer, police officers, sentenced to 5 years in prison

A man who attacked a news photographer and attacked police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Rodney Milstreed, 56, of Finksburg, Maryland, “prepared himself for battle” on Jan. 6 by injecting steroids and arming himself with a four-foot wooden club disguised as a flagpole, prosecutors wrote … Read more

White House creates office for gun violence prevention

President Biden on Friday is announcing the creation of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, tapping Vice President Kamala Harris to oversee the new venture, which is intended to try to get around congressional inaction on stronger gun control laws. In a statement, Mr. Biden said he’d continue to “urge Congress to take … Read more

Shimano recalls 680,000 bicycle cranksets after reports of bone fractures and lacerations

Shimano is recalling nearly 700,000 bonded 11-Speed Hollowtech Road cranksets because the parts pose a crash risk to riders. The recalled bonded cranksets can “separate and break,” causing consumers to crash, a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows. The crankset is the part of the bike that moves the chain as the rider pedals, … Read more

Government shutdown would impact many services. Here’s what will happen with Social Security.

The clock is ticking for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to find a compromise to keep the federal government running and sidestep a costly shutdown. The specter of a federal government shutdown, which would begin on October 1 if a solution isn’t found by then, is raising questions for Social Security recipients about how a stoppage might … Read more

How FDA’s top vaccines official is timing his COVID booster and flu shot for fall 2023

A top-ranking Food and Drug Administration official, responsible for overseeing the approvals of the new vaccines now rolling out for this fall and winter’s three respiratory virus threats, said this month he is personally planning to space out his vaccinations over the coming weeks. “Some people are saying, ‘Well, could I get RSV, COVID and the … Read more

Who does a government shutdown affect most? Here’s what happens to the agencies Americans rely on.

Washington — With an Oct. 1 deadline to fund the government looming and no deal in Congress in sight, the prospect of a government shutdown has many Americans wondering what the impact of a lapse in government funding might mean for the services they depend on. A shutdown occurs when Congress fails to approve new spending for federal … Read more

YouTube CEO defends decision to demonetize Russell Brand’s channel amid sexual assault allegations

In an exclusive interview with “CBS Mornings,” YouTube CEO Neal Mohan defended the platform’s recent decision to suspend monetization of comedian Russell Brand’s channel following sexual assault and emotional abuse allegations against him. YouTube suspended Brand’s ability to earn money from his online videos earlier this week after multiple women accused Brand of rape, sexual assault and … Read more