At 75, the CIA is back where it started

CIA Director William Burns testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in March. Burns has focused the agency more on US rivalries with Russia and China. He’s been involved in the public release of US intelligence on Russia’s military plans in Ukraine, and he’s established the China Mission Center at CIA headquarters. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption … Read more

Man’s 63-month prison term matches longest for Capitol riot

A man who attacked police officers with poles during the riot at the US Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to more than five years in prison, matching the longest term of imprisonment so far among hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions. Mark Ponder, a 56-year-old resident of Washington, DC, said he “got caught up” in the … Read more

St. Louis: At least 1 killed as widespread flash floods caused by record rainfall

In St. Louis itself, more than 8 inches of rain had fallen from midnight to 7 am CT — already surpassing the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set on August 20, 1915, the National Weather Service said. In the wider St. Louis area, about 6 to 10 inches of rain fell from midnight … Read more

St. Louis: Widespread flash floods caused by record rainfall

In St. Louis itself, more than 8 inches of rain had fallen from midnight to 7 am CT — already surpassing the city’s all-time one-day record of 6.85 inches set on August 20, 1915, the National Weather Service said. And more rain was forecast, though it was expected to tap off late in the morning … Read more

Russia dropping out of space station

Russia will withdraw from the International Space Station project after 2024 and will focus on deployment of its own space station, the head of the Russian space agency said Tuesday. Roscosmos CEO Yury Boriso’s announcement is the latest reflection of disintegrating relations between the US and Russia. The two nations have worked together on the … Read more

What Cramer is watching Tuesday — Walmart’s wreck, Dow stock earnings, big media downgrades

What I am looking at July 26, 2022 Club holding Walmart (WMT) screws up apparel again, announcing a big profit warning after the closing bell Monday. Have to ask does Walmart have a handle on things? Long a trust name, is it time to give up on these guys? What’s the real culprit? Spending too … Read more