Thursday's top stories

GOP's crime cudgel

Illustration of a political lawn sign shaped like a police car
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Dave Lawler
Sep 22, 2022 - World

Putin's escalation gamble

Putin glances at his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Biden admin to cover Hurricane Fiona recovery costs for next month

Damage caused by Hurricane Fiona is seen on Sept. 20, 2022. Photo: ERIKA SANTELICES/afp/AFP via Getty Images
Updated Sep 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

DOJ: States can't penalize VA doctors and nurses for legal abortions

The Department of Veterans Affairs seal.
Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Updated Sep 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Special master in Mar-a-Lago probe sets timeline to review documents

In this aerial view, former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen on September 14, 2022
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Fed says this is going to hurt, but it matters who feels the pain

Fed chair Jerome Powell
Fed chair Jerome Powell at yesterday's news conference. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

"Complete mystery": Experts baffled after back-to-back strandings killed hundreds of whales

rescuers save beached whales
Rescuers release a stranded pilot whale back into the ocean at Macquarie Heads on the west coast of Tasmania on Sept. 22. Photo: Glenn Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. sanctions Iran's morality police over death of woman in custody

Dozens of people stage a demonstration to protest the death of a 22-year-old woman under custody
Protesters in Iran rally to demand justice for Mahsa Amini. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Despite pandemic, U.S. Latinos’ output eclipses U.K. and India GDPs

Tina Reed
Sep 22, 2022 - Health

Cancer deaths fall with new treatments and better screening

Illustration of a caduceus with uneven wings
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Oriana Gonzalez
Updated Sep 22, 2022 - Health

Judge temporarily blocks Indiana's near-total abortion ban

Picture of a person holding a yellow sign that says "abortion bans replace freedom with force"
Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

U.S. home sales declined for seventh month in a row

Rents could finally be peaking

Mike Allen
Sep 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Non-existent Jan. 6 report is hot with publishers

Cover: Celadon Books

New campaign for Cherokee Nation House delegate

Kim Teehee, who's been picked to serve as that delegate, would represent the Cherokee Nation, show in a screen shot of a video.
Teehee, shown in the video campaign, would be the first delegate. Screenshot courtesy Cherokee Nation

Toy companies are scrambling to get hot on social media

Illustration of a stuffed animal plush toy in the shape of the Tiktok logo
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Search interest in abortion falls as the border rises

Abortion looms over 2022 state ballots

Illustration of a ballot with chads in the shape of Vermont, Montana, Michigan, Kentucky, California, and Kansas
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Rescue crews in Puerto Rico struggle to reach residents cut off by Fiona

Firefighters from the DOE Barceloneta carried rescue a 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her home after a flood.
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, firefighters rescue a 91-year-old woman on Tuesday after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps/Twitter

Federal appeals court grants DOJ classified records request in Trump case

Former President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Hilton Anatole on August 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
Former President Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas in August. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Erica Pandey
Sep 22, 2022 - Health

Pick up the pace

Illustration of a sneaker with a logo in the shape of a EKG line
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

House Freedom Caucus plots return to relevance

House Freedom Caucus
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

IADB president allegedly threatened to "burn" down bank over affair charges

Mauricio Claver Carone
Photo: Tarina Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images