No more survivors found after India train crash kills over 280, injures 900; Modi heads to site
The Department of Justice has informed former Vice President Mike Pence’s legal team that it won't pursue criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home. The department sent a letter to Pence’s attorney on Thursday informing him that, after an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information, no criminal charges will be sought. The news comes days before Pence plans to launch his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination for president. It's a campaign that would put him in direct competition with former President Donald Trump.
Trump and DeSantis jab at each other on campaign trail in 1st dueling appearances as 2024 candidates
Former President Donald Trump is keeping up a steady drumbeat of criticism of his chief Republican rival, Ron DeSantis. Trump on Thursday jumped on remarks by the Florida governor on the campaign trail to try to highlight the former president's own strength as the leading GOP presidential candidate. Trump appeared in Iowa as DeSantis campaigned in New Hampshire. Trump made a point of telling about 200 members of a conservative club gathered at a Des Moines-area restaurant they could ask him questions. Trump's offer came not long after DeSantis snapped at an Associated Press reporter who asked him why he wasn't taking questions from voters during his events.
In the year since the Supreme Court struck down the nationwide right to abortion, America’s religious leaders and denominations have responded in strikingly diverse ways. Some celebrate the state-level bans that have ensued. Others are angry that a conservative Christian cause has changed the law of the land in ways they consider oppressive. The divisions are epitomized in the country’s largest denomination – the Catholic Church. National polls repeatedly show that a majority of U.S. Catholics believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases. Yet the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops supports sweeping bans. Among Protestants, a solid majority of white evangelicals favor outlawing abortion. But most mainline Protestants support the right to abortion.
Fending off a U.S. default, the Senate has given final approval to a debt ceiling and budget cuts package. It's now on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law before a fast-approaching deadline. The Senate ground through late-night voting Thursday to wrap up work on the hard-fought deal. The compromise package negotiated between Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy leaves neither Republicans nor Democrats fully pleased with the outcome. But the result cuts spending for two years and suspends the debt limit until 2025 after the next presidential election. Biden says he will sign it into law as soon as possible.
Five people were transported to the hospital after a three-car pileup on Pittsfield Road in Lenox
Beer and wine inside the Shed at Tanglewood? The BSO is staging a two-event experiment this summer to test the waters
Storm brings 4 to 5 inches of rain, hail, flooding and a possible 'dust devil' to North Adams
The redevelopment of the William Stanley Business Park's largest parcel could begin by late summer
The TriTown Connector in Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Egremont offers on-demand ride service for everyone
Things to do this week in Berkshire County
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires presents the 2023 Berkshire Nonprofit Awards
A tribute to those we have lost, December 2022 - February 2023
Prepare for the long-term with The Berkshire Eagle’s annual guide to financial readiness and life planning.
A tribute to those we have lost, September - November 2022
The best of the best of Berkshire County, chosen by Berkshire Eagle readers
1Berkshire presents the official guide to the 66th Annual Fall Foliage Parade.