Inflation Reduction Act may have little impact on inflation

WASHINGTON — With inflation raging near its highest level in four decades, the House on Friday gave final approval to President Joe Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act. Its title raises a tantalizing question: Will the measure actually tame the price spikes that have inflicted hardships on American households?

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York.

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

WASHINGTON — A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats’ flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their prospects for keeping their House and Senate majorities in November’s elections.

FBI seized top secret documents in Trump estate search

WASHINGTON — The FBI recovered “top secret” and even more sensitive documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the sudden, unprecedented search this week.

Social media model waives extradition

A probable cause affidavit filed by the Miami Police Department says a social media model and the boyfriend she’s accused of fatally stabbing “had a tempestuous relationship since November of 2020, with multiple incidents of domestic violence from both sides over the period of their relationship.”