Friday's top stories


Sareen Habeshian
Updated Aug 5, 2022 - Science

3 people dead after lightning strike near White House

An image of the emergency scene near Lafeyette Park in D.C. after the lightning strike.
Photo: @dcfireems/Twitter

Police change account of car crash that killed Rep. Walorski

Photo of Jackie Walorski holding a phone to her ear outside a building entrance
Rep. Jackie Walorski leaves a House Republican conference meeting at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2018. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images
Julia Shapero
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

FDA considers "dose-sparing" to increase availability of Monkeypox vaccine

A vial of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at a pop-up vaccination clinic on August 3, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Inflation hits back-to-school shopping

Illustration of a chalkboard in the shape of an upward arrow.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Barak Ravid
Updated Aug 5, 2022 - World

Israeli strikes in Gaza kill at least 10 as tensions rise

Smoke rises after airstrikes carried out by Israeli army over Gaza Strip. Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Smoke rises after airstrikes carried out by Israeli army in Gaza. Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Man who threatened to kill Fauci sentenced to 3 years in prison

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies during a Senate hearing.
Dr. Anthony Fauci. Photo: Shawn Thew/AFP via Getty Images

Sikhs say hate that drove Oak Creek shooting is now mainstream

Photo of a sign that says "Sikh Temple of Wisconsin" and memorial sites showing pictures of victims
A memorial to the victims of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage on Aug. 5, 2013, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Photo: Scott Olson via Getty Images
Herb Scribner
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

What you need to know about the monkeypox vaccine

Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional.
Monkeypox vaccine is displayed by a medical professional. Photo: James Carbone/Newsday RM via Getty Images

Senate energy bill could help U.S. carbon capture take flight

America's labor market is on fire

Illustration of a pattern of "we're hiring" signs, in different colors.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios
Jacob Knutson
Aug 5, 2022 - World

Russia "ready to discuss" prisoner swap for Griner and Whelan, Lavrov says

Brittney Griner inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing in Khimki, Russia, on Aug. 4.
Brittney Griner inside a defendants' cage during a court hearing in Khimki, Russia, on Aug. 4. Photo: Evgenia Novozhenina/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Aug 5, 2022 - Politics & Policy

China sanctions Pelosi and halts U.S. talks over Taiwan trip

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disembarking a plane in Fussa, Japan, on Aug. 4.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disembarking from a plane in Fussa, Japan, on Aug. 4. Photo: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Arielle Dreher
Aug 5, 2022 - Health

The next public health emergency

Illustration of syringes forming a health plus/cross
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Miriam Kramer
Aug 5, 2022 - Science

A decade of Curiosity on Mars

Illustration of "ten" number candles on the surface of Mars.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios
Ina Fried
Aug 5, 2022 - Technology
Column / Signal Boost

How Anker found billions in batteries and chargers

Photo illustration of Steven Yang with abstract shapes and Anker's lightning bolt logo.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Courtesy of Anker

Dems dodge on Biden '24

Rebecca Falconer
Updated Aug 5, 2022 - World

Pelosi says China "will not isolate Taiwan" as drills ramp up near island

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on August 5.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Friday morning local time. Photo: STR/Japan Pool/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Democrats secure Sinema's support for Inflation Reduction Act

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Capitol Hill in July. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Trump-backed Kari Lake wins GOP nomination for Arizona governor

Kari Lake holds her arms out to her sides
Kari Lake reacts to the crowd as she comes out to speak prior to former President Donald Trump's speech at a Save America Rally on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Photo: Ross D. Franklin/AP