Here are top headlines news today on August 1:

Donald Trump builds $102 million war chest after massive fundraising haul

Former President Donald Trump has not yet announced whether he’ll run for president in 2024, but that hasn’t stopped his campaign from bringing in a massive fundraising haul. Trump is armed with a whopping $102 million war chest heading into the 2022 midterms and the 2024 general election, new feder…

Jay Pickett, longtime soap opera actor, dies at 60

Jay Pickett, a veteran soap opera actor best known for his roles on “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Port Charles,” has died. He was 60.

17-year-old killed in shooting at Macon Mall

He was shot twice in the chest and died at the hospital

Sarah Palin Hints 2022 Run, Would Put Her Against Sen. Murkowski

‘I would say you guys better be there for me this time, because a lot of people were not there for me last time,’ Palin told her audience.

Infrastructure Bill Contains Billions for Border Crossings; $0 for Border Wall

The new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill contains billions of dollars to upgrade border crossings — but no money at all for the border wall.

Florida breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record with more than 10,200 patients

Florida broke a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations on Sunday, reporting over 10,200 patients.

Pelosi Slammed While Blaming Others For End Of Eviction Moratorium: ‘Is Your Memory As Bad As Joe’s?’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) faced intense backlash over the weekend after failing to extend a pandemic-related eviction moratorium, which has now resulted in millions of Americans facing eviction.

U.K. Companies Step Up Hiring and Wages Amid Reopening

British firms are expecting to boost hiring and wages after remaining coronavirus restrictions on the economy were removed in July, according to a survey published Monday.

Iran attacks Israeli ship with explosive drones, Blinken says; US response forthcoming

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken blamed Iran for a Friday drone attack on the Israeli-owned oil tanker Mercer Street, which resulted in the death of two people. Blinken said the U.S. and…

Iowa Governor Says State Troopers Were Effective Helping On U.S. Southern Border – The Police Tribune

Del Rio, TX – The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) troopers deployed to the Del Rio area of Texas to assist law enforcement agencies overwhelmed by the tidal wave of illegal immigrants flooding into the U.S. were instrumental in disrupting human trafficking, drug smuggling, and firearm trafficking in the are…

Bipartisan So-Called ‘Infrastructure’ Bill 2,700 Pages Long

If the Senate votes this week on the bipartisan so-called “infrastructure” bill, it would be humanly impossible for any U.S. senator to read it before voting on it.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Cuba Protesters

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a resolution supporting anti-regime protesters in Cuba.

AOC On Failing To Extend Eviction Moratorium: ‘We Cannot In Good Faith Blame The Republican Party’

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) admitted during a CNN interview on Sunday that Democrats could not in good faith blame the Republican Party for failing to extend the eviction moratorium because Democrats control the entire federal government.

Deputy Sheriff Courtney Couch

Deputy Sheriff Courtney Couch drowned while attempting to rescue a child from Foster Reservoir in Linn County while off duty.

Gottlieb: Delta Variant Lessened Vaccine’s Ability to Prevent Spread

Former Food and Drug Administration administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb insisted Sunday that vaccines provide strong protection against serious illness or death from COVID-19, but the delta variant has lessened the ability of the vaccines to prevent the disease from spreading…

Supervisory Patrol Agent Daniel Cox

Supervisory Patrol Agent Dan Cox was killed in a vehicle crash near milepost 128 on State Route 86 near Sells, Arizona, at about 12:20 am.

Fully Vaccinated People Accounted for 74% of Infections in Massachusetts COVID Outbreak

A study from the CDC found that 346 of the 469 COVID infections that happened during large summer gatherings between July 3–17 in Provincetown were breakthrough cases

High jump friends choose sharing Olympic gold over jump-off

Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim finish level in the lead of the men’s high jump — when officials ask if they want to settle things with a jump-off or share the gold, the two friends choose a joint victory.

Pantaleon Alvarez quits on Duterte

Once one of President Duterte’s most devoted defenders, former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is now campaigning to get ‘a real leader’ elected in 2022.

Database Proving How Fauci Funded Wuhan Lab Has Been Taken Offline.