Latest news headlines for Monday January 8, 2023 – Three individuals implicated in the January 6 Capitol breach were apprehended at a Florida ranch, according to the FBI. Among them was a suspect elusive since the 2021 Capitol riot, and two who failed to appear for their trials, as indicated by court documents.

The Tampa division of the FBI reported the detention of Jonathan Daniel Pollock, Olivia Michele Pollock, and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III, marking three years since the Capitol incident. The arrests occurred at a ranch in Groveland, following the issuance of three federal arrest warrants, the FBI confirmed. Specific details regarding their capture were not disclosed.

In the West Bank, a man driving a vehicle with Israeli plates was killed in a drive-by shooting at a major junction. This followed a clash in the region that resulted in the deaths of seven Palestinians and an Israeli border police officer.

The deceased, later identified as a Jerusalem resident of Palestinian descent, was presumably mistaken for an Israeli due to his car’s plates. Over the years, Palestinian militants have frequently targeted Israelis in the West Bank in similar shooting incidents.

North Korea once again launched artillery shells near its volatile maritime border with South Korea, while Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, derided the South’s capacity to detect these launches.

The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff dismissed Kim Yo Jong’s remarks as crude, laughable propaganda, aimed at eroding South Korean trust in their military and fostering division. They reported that North Korea fired over 90 rounds near the disputed western sea boundary on Sunday afternoon.

U.S. Congressional leaders have confirmed a consensus on the federal budget for the remainder of 2024, aiming to avert a government shutdown later this month.

The agreement, totaling $1.66 trillion, allocates $886 billion for defense and $772.7 billion for non-defense purposes, as stated by Democratic leaders. This figure slightly surpasses last year’s bipartisan $1.59 trillion agreement and includes adjustments in discretionary spending from a separate accord between President Biden and former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. The deal reduces COVID-19 funding by $6.1 billion and hastens cuts to IRS funding.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, approaching the first nominating contest in Iowa, cautioned that focusing the 2024 race on ex-President Trump’s legal troubles could lead to a contentious election, potentially weakening the Republicans’ chances.

DeSantis emphasized the need for an issue-driven campaign during his “Face the Nation” interview. He stressed the importance of a strong candidate who can secure a decisive victory, underscoring the nation’s need to look ahead. DeSantis is preparing for a significant challenge in Iowa, where his presidential aspirations hinge.

President Biden is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address on March 7, marking his last before the 2024 presidential election.

House Speaker Mike Johnson officially invited President Biden to address Congress on March 7, 2024. In response, Mr. Biden expressed eagerness on social media. This will be his third State of the Union, as a president’s initial congressional address is not classified as such.

A multi-vehicle collision on California’s Interstate 5 near Bakersfield, shrouded in fog, resulted in two fatalities and nine injuries.

The crash, involving 35 vehicles, occurred early Saturday morning. Kern County Fire Department’s Jim Calhoun reported extremely limited visibility at the scene, describing it as “chaotic.” The accident spanned about half a mile and involved 17 passenger cars and 18 commercial trucks.

Coal miners in North Dakota unearth a mammoth tusk buried for thousands of years. The first to notice it was a shovel operator during his night shift, spotting a hint of white in a large dirt pile being loaded onto a dump truck.

Later, a dozer operator preparing to flatten the dumped soil also noticed the white fragment. That’s when the mining team realized they had discovered something extraordinary: a 7-foot-long mammoth tusk, preserved for millennia. David Straley, an executive at North American Coal, expressed the team’s amazement and fortune at this rare find.