Debt ceiling bill goes to Biden’s office
After the House passed a bill to raise the country’s debt ceiling for several weeks, the measure heads to President Joe Biden’s office on Wednesday for signing. The bill, which raises the cap to $ 480 billion, will allow the government to continue paying its bills until early December and avoid the economic chaos that would arise if the United States defaults. If the country had defaulted on its debt for the first time, the results could lead to a global recession, experts say. A tanked market would hurt 401 (k) s and other investments. For example, a deadlock on the debt ceiling in 2013 cost the economy 1% of GDP. By extending the country’s borrowing limit by a few weeks, lawmakers staged another fight in early December, when they are tasked with finding a long-term solution.
William Shatner embarks on a real space journey
Captain Kirk heads to space for his true journey into the stars. Actor William Shatner, 90, who is best known for his role in the original “Star Trek” series and the first six films in the “Star Trek” film franchise, is scheduled to take off on Wednesday with three other passengers on board. of a New Shepard rocket. of the Blue Origin launch site in West Texas. Blue Origin was founded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2000. Its only manned space flight to date was launched on July 20, when it flew over Bezos, the brother of Bezos Mark, the aviator of Mercury 13 Wally Funk and 18-year-old student Oliver Daemen, the son of a hedge fund manager, at the suborbital space. The launch was scheduled for Tuesday, but the reported high winds resulted in a 24-hour delay. To complete the crew: a vice president of Blue Origin and two contractors who bid unsuccessfully for a seat on the previous flight with Bezos.
Supreme Court to Hear Arguments for Reinstatement of Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the government’s demand to restore the death penalty for convicted suicide bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, eight years after the Boston Marathon explosion that killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev, 28 , was convicted of dozens of crimes in the attack and was sentenced to death in 2015. The United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit overturned that conviction last year, ruling that a judge d ‘A lower court had failed to ensure a fair jury given the media coverage of the bombing. and manhunt. Some of the victims and their families publicly supported the death sentence. Others say the continuation of the years-old litigation has prolonged their suffering and needlessly kept Tsarnaev’s name in the news.
First storm of the season hits western US with heavy snowfall and howling winds
Heavy snow and high winds from the first winter storm of the season are likely to spread further north into western Dakota and eastern Montana on Wednesday. The powerful storm hit the western United States on Tuesday, delivering a mixture of heavy snow and fierce winds to much of the region and creating dangerous travel conditions. Winter storm warnings were in place for parts of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Idaho where total snowfall of 1 to 2 feet was possible. The snow will be accompanied by strong northwest winds at the height of the storm, the National Weather Service said. This will likely result in blowing snow and blowing snow as the storm intensifies which could lead to blizzard conditions in some areas. Temperatures will also be well below average across much of the West, and record lows are possible, AccuWeather said.
Rich Bisaccia to act as interim head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, replacing Jon Gruden
Rich Bisaccia will be officially announced as interim head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders on Wednesday. Bisaccia will replace Jon Gruden, who resigned Monday following the emergence of homophobic, racist and other offensive comments he made in emails years earlier. Gruden’s behavior recently came under scrutiny when the Wall Street Journal discovered an email he sent in 2011 in which he used a racist trope to describe the executive director of the NFL Players. Association, DeMaurice Smith. The NFL found additional emails as part of a separate Washington football team workplace culture investigation that contained more damning information, according to a report in New York on Monday. Times.