Migrant crisis could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars a year: GOP report

A new House Homeland Security Committee report has found that the ongoing migrant crisis at the southern border could cos taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars each year, as Republicans blame what they say are “open borders” policies from the Biden administration. The report is the committee’s fourth interim report on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’…

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4 new whooping cranes added to experimental Louisiana flock

Four new whooping cranes are now a part of Louisiana’s experimental population in Vermilion Parish, state wildlife regulators said. Whooping cranes are an endangered species and officials for more than a decade have been working to establish a self-sustaining population in southwest Louisiana. The flock now totals 85, officials said. Three of the juvenile cranes…

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Crossing the Taiwan Strait with the U.S. Navy

The war in Gaza, along with ongoing U.S. support of Ukraine, has prompted concern in some quarters that Taiwan could be left dangerously vulnerable, as American armaments are depleted. Josh Paul, a former director of political-military affairs at the State Department, said it’s possible that Taiwan’s supplies of U.S. weapons will be crimped, as the…

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