President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an “agreement in principle” late Saturday as they raced to strike a deal to limit federal spending and resolve the looming debt crisis ahead of a June 5 deadline, the House speaker said. A deal would avert a catastrophic U.S. default, but risks angering both Democratic and Republican sides with the concessions made to reach it. The Democratic president and Republican speaker reached the agreement after the two spoke earlier Saturday evening by phone, said McCarthy, speaking Saturday night. The country and the world have been watching and waiting for a resolution to political standoff that threatened the U.S. and global economy.
Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to have the Rialto in downtown Greensburg declared a nuisance bar.
If approved by a county judge, the move would shutter the restaurant and bar — which has been closed since the end of last year — for 12 months.
“That the Rialto Inc. has been operated in a manner that constitutes a public nuisance under the Liquor Code for reasons outlined … the continued operation of Rialto Inc. bar-club will result in irreparable injury to the commonwealth because of the strong likelihood of continuance of … conduct,” the lawsuit states.
Meanwhile, a proposed consent decree between the district attorney’s office and the Rialto’s owner about the bar’s future is under review by a county judge, according to a statement released Friday by the prosecutor’s office.
A Pittsburgh woman was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly using pepper spray on court employees in Munhall, Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus announced. Santhiya Mahilkanthan, 32, went into the courthouse of District Judge Patrick Campbell around 3 p.m. Thursday and began arguing with court staff members
She left the office but returned a short time later and continued to yell at the staff members. Mahilkanthan also reached through a glass partition and began discharging pepper spray.
PITTSBURGH — Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Pittsburgh restaurant Tuesday afternoon.
Officers were called to the Liberty Avenue Subway restaurant in Bloomfield around 2:30 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery. The man was described as being about 50 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a black head wrap and missing teeth.
Anyone with information is asked to call 412-323-7161.
The Voice crowned its winner tonight as Blake Shelton also said goodbye to the NBC competition series after 23 seasons.
Gina Miles, from Team Niall won Season 23 with Grace West from Team Blake taking second place.
Throughout the night, Blake Shelton was honored as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) as the coach retires from The Voice. NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn, country music singer Dolly Parton, Olympic track and field champ Jackie Joyner-Kersee and former NFL star Peyton Manning chimed in to honor Shelton as he retired from the show.
“He has pushed his button nearly 600 times, coached over 300 artists, worn 210 pairs of boots and drunk 100 gallons of whatever is in this cup,” host Carson Daly said about Shelton’s stats on the show.
Daly went on to commemorate Shelton’s time on The Voice retiring his jean jacket which highlighted his 9-season wins.
Police responded to the 200 block of Elmore Street around 4:20 p.m. Monday for shots fired. Officers found a 17-year-old male who was shot in the ankle, according to a report from Pittsburgh Public Safety.
HARRISBURG — Authorities could temporarily seize firearms and background checks would be expanded for gun buyers, under two bills passed Monday in the Pennsylvania House, where Democrats are using their razor-thin majority to push gun-control measures after a yearslong standstill in the politically divided government.
Navigating around Max, the new version of HBO Max that launches today (May 23) I was mostly impressed and pleased by how little has changed. But I picked up on a subtle change that should make a world of difference to streamers.
Discovery — as in finding stuff to watch — is the biggest low-stakes problem that most of us face every day. And I’ve found a few ways that Max will improve on this when compared to HBO Max (already the best streaming service).
Unfortunately, there’s also one change that I don’t agree with, though Max head of product Tyler Whitworth told me he believes they’re making the right call. So allow me to explain why Max looks like a good thing — not a bad thing.
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met Monday to discuss the debt ceiling.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will not waive the House’s three-day rule amid ongoing debt ceiling talks Monday, despite negotiations coming closer and closer to a potential date of default.
The three-day rule requires that legislation be posted for at least three days to allow House members to study it before it can be voted on.
“No, I’m not going to waive the three-day rule because you have the three-day rule for a reason,” McCarthy said after his meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. “You lend your voice to your elected officials. You want to make sure they have their voice.”
McCarthy then proceeded to criticize former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for previously moving legislation so quickly that “nobody could read the bill.”
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a structure collapse in Pitcairn Sunday.
Dispatchers say the first call came in just after 9:30 a.m.
First responders at the scene told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 the incident could have possibly been due to a gas explosion, but Pitcairn police later said through social media that the collapse was not the result of an explosion.
Leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies have vowed to tighten punishments on Russia for invading Ukraine. The Group of Seven leaders declared Friday that their support for Ukraine “will not waver.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was expected to join the summit in Japan in person on Sunday, following a virtual appearance on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats against Ukraine, along with North Korea’s missile tests and China’s expanding nuclear arsenal, have resonated with Japan’s push to make nuclear disarmament a major part of the summit that opened Friday in Hiroshima, Japan.
The girl and her family were detained at a border patrol site in Texas when she fell ill, officials say.
The agency said she was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday.
It said it would investigate the incident and that the Department of Homeland Security had been notified.
The Honduran consul in the border town of McAllen, Texas, José Leonardo Navas, identified the girl as Panama-born Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez.
Mr Navas told the Associated Press that she was travelling to the US with her Honduran parents and her two older siblings, and had been born with heart problems. Her father reportedly told the consul that she had been operated on in Panama three years ago.
Her death appears to be the first in US Border Patrol custody for several years.
But it is the second death of a child from Latin America in US government custody in as many weeks.
Last week a 17-year-old Honduran boy who arrived unaccompanied in the US died at a government shelter facility in Florida.
Six Democrats sought their party’s nomination for Allegheny County executive. See the primary election results here.
The Democratic primary winner will face Joe Rockey in the November general election for the executive position. Rockey, a former PNC Financial Services executive, was unopposed for the Republican nomination.
Four other candidates were on the Democratic ballot: Pittsburgh city Controller Michael Lamb; attorney and former county Councilman Dave Fawcett; Theresa Colaizzi, a former Pittsburgh Public Schools board member and Will Parker, a mobile app developer.
The six Democrats were vying to succeed county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who is term-limited and will leave office after 12 years in December. The winner will be in charge of a county with a population of $1.2 million, a $3 billion budget, 7,500 employees, 400 miles of roads and 500 bridges.
At least four people are dead, including the suspect, in a mass shooting in New Mexico, according to local police.
The shooter was killed in a confrontation with officers, the Farmington Police Department announced, and at least three civilians were killed by the shooter. A Farmington police officer and a New Mexico State Police officer were also reportedly shot and are being treated for injuries.
Officials said Monday that the shooter’s identity was unknown, but described the suspect as an 18-year-old male. No victims have yet been identified.
Following Blake Shelton’s upcoming exit from “The Voice” after 23 seasons, NBC announced Reba McEntire will fill his seat as a coach on season 24, premiering later this year. Watch!
“There’s a new Coach in town!” the Grammy winner, who first appeared on the show as a mega mentor on season 11, wrote on Instagram May 15. “See you all this Fall! #TheVoice.”
McEntire’s addition comes amid Shelton’s exit from the series after 12 years. Shelton—the only coach to appear on every season since the show premiered in 2011—announced season 23 would be his last in October.
As for why he’s walking away, the 46-year-old has been thinking about slowing down for several years now.