Reuters US Domestic News Summary
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged Congress to act by Dec. 15 and a bipartisan think tank warned https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/what-happens-if-washington-falls-behind-its-bills-2021-12-03 last week the U.S. government could run out of ways to cover its obligations by late this month, which would trigger an unprecedented default that would rock the global financial system. U.S. aviation industry pans AT&T, Verizon 5G precautions The U.S. aviation industry said on Monday new precautionary measures offered by AT&T and Verizon Communications were insufficient to address air safety concerns raised by the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless.
Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.
Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo gives up SiriusXM radio show
Former news anchor Chris Cuomo, fired by CNN after his attempts to help his brother fight sexual harassment allegations while serving as New York governor, said on Monday he will no longer host his weekday show on SiriusXM radio. CNN, owned by AT&T Inc, said on Saturday it fired Cuomo after uncovering "additional information" in an investigation into his conduct.
Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor largely prevails in $54 billion bitcoin trial
A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth now about $54 billion. The Miami jury cleared Craig Wright on nearly all issues in the dispute, including that half of the 1.1 million bitcoin in dispute belonged to the family of Dave Kleiman, the former partner and computer forensics expert.
Republican Nunes to leave U.S. Congress to head Trump media venture
U.S. Representative Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will leave Congress to become chief executive officer of former President Donald Trump's new social media venture, the company said on Monday. Nunes, 48, will assume his new role in January, the Trump Media & Technology Group said in a statement.
U.S. observes 80th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor
The United States will mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Tuesday. The attack on Dec. 7, 1941, shook a country that had been so focused on World War Two in Europe that it had lost sight of the threat posed by Japan, according to historians.
U.S. wants private sector to operate with full information about China's Xinjiang
The U.S. State Department on Monday said it wants the private sector to operate with full information about what is transpiring in Xinjiang, after the U.S. said it would not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing amid criticism of China's human rights record. "We want the private sector to be fully cognizant and to operate with full information with regard to what is transpiring in Xinjiang," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters when asked whether the Biden administration wants American companies to join in boycotting the Olympic games.
U.S. CDC urges Americans to avoid travel to France, Jordan over COVID-19 concerns
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday advised Americans against travel to France, Jordan, Portugal, and Tanzania, citing COVID-19 concerns. The CDC now lists 83 destinations at "Level 4: Very High" classification and also on Monday added Andorra, Cyprus and Liechtenstein to the highest travel advisory level.
Billionaire Steinhardt surrenders $70 million of antiquities, accepts collecting ban -Manhattan DA
U.S. hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt has surrendered $70 million of stolen antiquities and accepted a first-of-its-kind lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities to resolve a criminal probe, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said on Monday. Vance said his probe, begun in February 2017, found "compelling evidence" that the 180 antiquities were stolen from 11 countries, with at least 171 passing through traffickers before Steinhardt's purchases.
Pentagon fields long-range radar in Alaska for missile threats
The Pentagon completed military construction and will begin testing a long-range radar for a homeland missile defense system that can track intercontinental ballistic missiles as well as next generation threats such as hypersonic weapons, the Pentagon said on Monday. The 2015 U.S. Defense Department plan was to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defenses better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California.
U.S. House could vote to hike debt limit this week, senior Democrat says
The U.S. House of Representatives could vote this week to raise the federal government's $28.9 trillion debt limit, the chamber's No. 2 Democrat told reporters on Monday, without providing details on how such an effort might unfold. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged Congress to act by Dec. 15 and a bipartisan think tank warned https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/what-happens-if-washington-falls-behind-its-bills-2021-12-03 last week the U.S. government could run out of ways to cover its obligations by late this month, which would trigger an unprecedented default that would rock the global financial system.
U.S. aviation industry pans AT&T, Verizon 5G precautions
The U.S. aviation industry said on Monday new precautionary measures offered by AT&T and Verizon Communications were insufficient to address air safety concerns raised by the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless. The Aerospace Industries Association said in a letter to Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel that the telecom plans "are inadequate and far too narrow to ensure the safety and economic vitality of the aviation industry."
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