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  • Mitch McConnell Backs Off on Filibuster Demand
    2021-01-26 07:11:31 UTC
    (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. De...

  • Merkel Says “There Is Simply a Much Broader Political Overlap With President Biden”
    2021-01-26 07:11:04 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she isn’t abandoning a German-Russian gas pipeline project that faces U.S. sanctions, but wants to talk to the new administration about the issue. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, whic...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that...

  • House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
    2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls...

  • Biden Pushes for 1.5m Vaccinations a Day
    2021-01-26 01:51:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day. Biden signaled his i...

  • Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
    2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berli...

  • Veteran Broadcasting Giant Larry King Dead at 87
    2021-01-25 22:21:21 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-S...

  • Trump Has Been Plotting to Oust AG and Undo Election Result
    2021-01-25 22:20:20 UTC
    New York — Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark nearly convinced then-President Donald Trump to remove then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and use the Department of Justice to undo Georgia's election results, The New York Times reported ...

  • Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
    2021-01-25 22:19:44 UTC
    WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first d...

  • Pelosi: Impeachment Article Against Donald Trump to Go to Senate on Monday
    2021-01-25 22:19:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection ove...

  • California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
    2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions. The order had been in place in t...

  • Watchdog Probes if Justice Department Tried to Undo Election Result
    2021-01-25 22:16:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. ...

  • India to Ban TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps
    2021-01-25 22:13:03 UTC
    (Reuters) - India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday. When it first imposed t...

  • Boeing 737 MAX to Fly in Europe: “Inappropriate, Dangerous”
    2021-01-25 22:07:56 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature. ...

  • Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
    2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by support...

  • Find Out How Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family
    2021-01-21 19:35:02 UTC
    Did you know that 41 percent of all life insurance purchases are event-related? For many of us, life insurance never crosses our minds until we marry, or buy a house or start our own business. While the trigger events are varied, the need — life i...

  • President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
    2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of c...

  • A Nightmare Awaits Joe Biden’s Team
    2021-01-20 21:43:31 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - A nightmare awaits Joe Biden’s economic dream team. The pandemic has worsened structural problems: the poor have gotten poorer, marginalized people are losing jobs quicker, and the workforce is even further ...

  • Joe Biden Became 46th President of United States
    2021-01-20 21:25:58 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed.” He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguab...

  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
    2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours i...

  • U.S. Car Insurance Study Recommends Design Changes to Improve Safety
    2021-01-19 01:54:38 UTC
    <p>(Reuters) - SUVs are more likely than passenger cars to injure or kill pedestrians, according to a new U.S. insurance industry study which recommended design changes to improve safety.</p><p>Sport utility vehicles &ldquo;seem to be more deadly ...

  • Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
    2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard tro...

  • Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested at Airport
    2021-01-17 20:05:25 UTC
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. N...

  • US Republican Party: Right-Wing Extremists Talk About Civil War
    2021-01-17 19:55:10 UTC
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhe...

  • Joe Biden Unveiled a $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Plan
    2021-01-15 02:52:41 UTC
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged...