News Wrap: 9 dead after 2 Army helicopters crash in Kentucky
China views Taiwan as a renegade province and has warned Tsai not to beat up US leaders. For now, at least, she is expected to meet House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California on her way home next week.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has returned home after a three-month stay in Florida. The far-right populist has said he wants a new role in politics, but he faces investigations that could prevent a comeback. Supporters in yellow and green chased him and invaded the party headquarters in Brasilia today. Bolsonaro has predicted that leftist President Lula da Silva, who ousted him, will not last and do little.
Finland was admitted to NATO today when Turkey ratified its candidacy. All 30 members of the alliance had to agree, and Turkey was the last to do so. Finland and Sweden applied for NATO membership after Russia invaded Ukraine. Sweden’s request is still pending.
Back in that country, the founder of bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, pleaded not guilty to new federal criminal charges. He appeared briefly this morning in federal court in New York. The new indictment alleges he bribed a Chinese official to unfreeze company assets.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives today pushed through a sweeping energy agenda to override most of President Biden’s climate priorities. This would increase our fossil fuel production and speed up approvals for pipelines. But Democrats controlling the Senate say the bill died when it got there.
And, on Wall Street today, stocks had another positive day as fears of banking turmoil receded further. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 141 points to close at 32,859. The Nasdaq rose 87 points and the S&P 500 added 23.
Still to come on the “NewsHour”: Debate over raising federal debt limit heats up on Capitol Hill; Federal Judge’s Ruling Casts Future of Affordable Care Act in Doubt; Detroit’s Arab-American artists reflect on the invasion of Iraq 20 years later; And much more.