• In a Devastating Ruling, Judge Throws out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
    2020-11-22 11:20:32 UTC

    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) &mdash; A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign&rsquo;s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.</p><p>The case was always a long shot to stop President-elect Joe Biden&rsquo;s...
  • U.S. Democracy on Trial
    2021-09-07 06:23:06 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.” Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep knowledge of, the British prime minister, is ...
  • U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
    2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC

    With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the initial shot return for the necessary secon...
  • Biden On Cusp of Winning Presidency
    2020-11-06 20:57:34 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.&nbsp;</p><p>Those put Biden in a stronger position to capture the 270 Electoral College votes needed to take the White Hous...
  • Biden Sees a 'Clear Path to Victory'
    2020-11-04 19:37:35 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither candidate cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins were tight in several other battleground states. Top advisers for both Biden and Trump on Wednesday morning expressed confidence that they respectively had the likelier path to victory in the o...
  • Trump Falsely Claims Victory - Neither Candidate Had the Votes Needed to Win
    2020-11-04 08:38:12 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; &nbsp;President Donald Trump, in an early morning appearance at the White House, made premature claims of victories in several key states and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. It was unclear exactly what legal action he might try to pursue.</p><p>&nbsp;Trump carried Florida, the nation&rsq...
  • Polls Are Open in US, as Biden Leads Trump by Double Digits
    2020-11-03 07:22:30 UTC

    <p>Washington (dpa) - Election Day in the United States is officially underway, with the main spotlight focused on the race for the White House between President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, the veteran Democrat Joe Biden.&nbsp;</p><p>Two small towns in the north-eastern state of New Hampshire kicked off t...
  • US Election 2020 Exposes America's Racial and Cultural Divides
    2020-11-03 06:02:48 UTC

    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) &mdash; In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, while Democratic challenger Joe Biden pushed to claim states once seen as safely Republican...
  • Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital
    2020-10-02 21:36:03 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a White House official said. The official said the visit was precautionary a...
  • Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19
    2020-10-02 05:24:17 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.</p><p>Trump&rsquo;s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks came down with the virus after traveling with the president several t...
  • Trump and Ivanka Could Face Jail Time for Tax Fraud
    2020-09-29 21:52:04 UTC

    <p>Both President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are liable to face jail time due to tax fraud should the president lose his reelection bid in November, a former Watergate prosecutor told <em>CNN</em> on Tuesday.</p><p>Nick Akerman, who investigated former President Richard Nixon&#39;s tax activities as part of the Watergate inve...
  • The New York Times Obtained Trump’s Tax Information
    2020-09-27 23:13:21 UTC

    <p>President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.</p><p>Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxe...
  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC

    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian passport, he says, leaving him vulnerable ...
  • Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
    2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC

    <p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was &ldquo;looking into&rdquo; whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such as by vowing to ban short-video app Tik...
  • Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
    2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>Trump also claimed anew &md...
  • A Strong Kamala Harris Delivers Powerful Speech as VP Candidate
    2020-08-12 22:30:42 UTC

    <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden&rsquo;s vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, criticizing Republican Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration.&nbsp;</p><p>The day after Biden tapped her to join ...
  • Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
    2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC

    Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate. Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice president had “nailed the decision”. ...
  • Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"
    2020-08-12 22:24:40 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump. “I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his...
  • Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
    2020-08-12 22:25:37 UTC

    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction. “Because Donald Trump is abdicating his responsibility to lead us out of ...
  • Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America
    2020-07-31 03:30:10 UTC

    ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice. Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a week of mourning that took the civil ri...
  • US: Republican Senator Calls Slavery a "Necessary Evil"
    2020-07-27 01:15:11 UTC

    <p><em>Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) referred to slavery as a &ldquo;necessary evil&rdquo; in arguing against use of The New York Times&rsquo; 1619 Project in the classroom. Cotton introduced a bill last week that would cut funding to schools that adopt a curriculum based on the prize-winning special issue of the Times&rsquo; magazine. In an ...
  • GOP Has Left Millions of Out-of-Work Americans in Limbo
    2020-08-12 22:27:39 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundered just days before. Mnuchin told repo...
  • A Look at Comet Neowise
    2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC

    LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain. On a recent weekend, Associated Press photographer Gerry B...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Male Chauvinist on U.S. House Floor
    2020-07-23 20:17:29 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents include President Donald Trump. A da...
  • Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
    2021-12-22 19:22:25 UTC

    <p>(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts&rsquo; estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.37 billion, according to IBES data ...