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Bezos’ Blue Origin suffers rocket failure during uncrewed mission

A rocket from Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin went aground shortly after liftoff on Monday, bringing its cargo capsule to safety before crashing into the Texas desert, according to the company and a live video feed from the assignment.

Without any humans on board, the rocket lifted off from the Blue Origin launch site in West Texas on Monday morning as part of the company’s 23rd New Shepard mission, aimed at sending NASA-funded experiments and other payloads to the edge of space to float for a few minutes in microgravity. .

US Department of Justice issues dozens of subpoenas in Jan. 6 investigation, reports The New York Times

The US Justice Department has issued about 40 subpoenas over the past week seeking information about efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to nullify the 2020 election, the New York reported Monday. Times. Boris Epshteyn, a longtime Trump adviser, and Mike Roman, a campaign strategist for Trump, had their phones seized last week as evidence, the Times said, citing people familiar with the situation.

No delay for Trump Organization tax evasion lawsuit

The New York judge overseeing a tax evasion case against the Trump Organization on Monday dismissed any effort to delay next month’s trial, acknowledging concerns that former President Donald Trump’s company is trying to ‘block’ the criminal case. During a preliminary hearing in a New York state court in Manhattan, Judge Juan Merchan warned against delaying tactics, even as a lawyer for the Trump Organization said the director’s decision Longtime financier Allen Weisselberg’s guilty plea has changed the way the defense will present its case. .

Trump lawyers oppose Justice Department request on classified documents

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Monday opposed a request by the US Justice Department to immediately resume reviewing the contents of classified documents seized by the FBI from its Florida estate last month as part of a an ongoing criminal investigation. His attorneys in a filing also asked U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon to make those nearly 100 documents — among more than 11,000 found in the court-approved search on Aug. 8 — part of a review. that an independent arbiter, called a special master, will verify all materials.

Famous street photographer William Klein dies in Paris

Legendary street and fashion photographer William Klein has died in Paris at the age of 96, his son announced in a statement to AFP on Monday. Klein, a New York-born American who made a name for himself photographing scenes of urban life in the world’s biggest cities, studied painting with Fernand Léger but rose to prominence as a photographer.

Biden touts ‘Cancer Moonshot’ on anniversary of JFK’s Boston speech

President Joe Biden on Monday signed orders to funnel more government dollars into the U.S. biotech industry as he promoted his initiative to create new treatments and lower the death rate from cancer . Cancer ‘don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat,’ Biden told Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s ‘Moonshot’ speech that urged Americans to lead the space exploration.

Biden drew a parallel between the former president’s goal of reaching the moon and his own goal of halving the cancer death rate over the next 25 years.

Biden administration urges unions, railroads to avoid shutdown

The Biden administration has urged railroads and unions to reach a deal to avoid a railroad work stoppage, saying on Monday it would represent “an unacceptable outcome” for the U.S. economy that could cost $2 billion. per day. Railroads, including Union Pacific, Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern, have until one minute after midnight Friday to reach tentative agreements with unions that represent about 60,000 workers. Failure to do so opens the door to union strikes, management lockouts and congressional intervention.

The Pentagon needs an additional $42 billion due to soaring inflation

The U.S. Department of Defense will need an additional $42 billion in the next fiscal year to make up for the shortfall in how much it can buy as rising prices eat away at its procurement budget, a group has said. defense industry in a report released this week. . “Significant inflation is a major challenge” for the Pentagon and its thousands of contractors, compounding the challenge of COVID-19 and dealing with the supply chain crisis, the National Defense Industrial Association report said. , which was reviewed by Reuters prior to publication.

US Department of Justice says it would back Trump-backed nominee as special master

The US Department of Justice said on Monday it would back Raymond Dearie, a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, for the role of independent arbiter, known as a special master, to review the contents of classified documents. seized by the FBI from Trump’s estate in Florida. last month. He backed one of his two nominees or Dearie, he said in a court filing, but rejected a second choice from Trump, Paul Huck.

Biden touts US crackdown on airlines over treatment of passengers

President Joe Biden said on Monday that his administration has cracked down on US airlines to improve passenger treatment, a claim denied by carriers. Biden said before changes to customer service plans by major airlines “if your flight was canceled or delayed, no major airline guaranteed to cover your hotel and meal costs.”

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