California Voters Want Gov. Newsom to Stay in Office
2021-09-15 03:49:54 UTC
<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the c...
AG Merrick Garland Attempts to ‘Protect’ Abortion Seekers in Texas
2021-09-06 23:18:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Depa...
Law Professor Says "Roe v. Wade Was Not Overruled"
2021-09-02 20:40:35 UTC
Rick Hasen, law professor at UC-Irvine, is highly skeptical of the conservative majority’s motivation behind denying the injunction request, calling it a "sleight of hand."
"No, Roe v. Wade was not overruled tonight," Hasen said. "But the ease with which Texas purported to bulldoze the Court's a...
Black US Farmers Are Still Seeking Justice
2021-09-01 16:37:58 UTC
BOYDTON, Va. (AP) — There was a time when Black farms prospered.
Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America.
Now, they have fewer than 4.7 mi...
EU Tightens Travel Restrictions on US, Dropped From Safe List
2021-08-30 17:12:26 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there.
The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advi...
What to wear and How To Dress According To Your Body Type - Style Guides
2021-09-02 20:40:24 UTC
Parties are often preceded by fun questions, like what to give? Who to bring? When to arrive? And, crucially, what to wear? Most of us don’t just happen to have a floor-length silk gown or a tailcoat hanging around in our closet, waiting for the day our Met Gala invite finally arrives.
U.S. Strike Blew Up Multiple ISIS-K Suicide Bombers in Kabul
2021-08-29 17:24:50 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike blew up a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers” from Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate on Sunday before they could attack the ongoing military evacuation at Kabul’s international airport, American officials said.
The strike came just two...
Marchers Across US Call on Congress to Bolster Voting Rights
2021-08-28 23:35:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot.
Many activists view the fight over vot...
Hurricane Ida Bears Down on New Orleans
2021-08-30 01:58:23 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., knocking out power to all of New Orleans, blowing roofs off buildings and reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushed from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most...
Biden Considers Other Options if Iran Nuke Diplomacy Fails
2021-08-28 05:06:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday that diplomacy was his first option, but he would consider other options if his effort to revive the Iran nuclear deal fails.
Biden made the comments as the two sat down for their first face-to-face mee...
US Launches Air Strike Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan
2021-08-28 03:05:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday.
The strike came amid what the White House ...
Judge Blocks Florida Governor’s Order Banning Mask Mandates
2021-08-27 18:54:07 UTC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates.
Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claim...
Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin Granted Parole
2021-08-27 21:43:38 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan’s release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars.
The decision was a major victory for the 77-year-old prisoner, though it does not...
Apple Makes App Store Payment Rules Concessions
2021-08-27 18:55:36 UTC
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker.
The concession announced late Thursda...
US Census Undercount Latino City in Arizona, Despite Population Increase
2021-08-27 06:25:11 UTC
SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It’s a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school’s wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum.
The young wrestlers are seventh and eighth graders who will be among the first to atten...
Biden Administration Eviction Moratorium Blocked by US Supreme Court
2021-08-27 18:57:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The court’s action late Thursday ends protections fo...
Biden Promises Retaliation for Attacks in Kabul
2021-08-27 06:23:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pressing ahead with the evacuation of Americans and others from Afghanistan after attacks that killed at least 12 U.S. servicemembers and dashed hopes of ending the 20-year U.S. war without further bloodshed. As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghan...
Kabul's Airport Hits by Explosions, Dozens of Civilians and 13 U.S. Troops Killed
2021-08-27 06:24:25 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
At least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members ...
Delta's Unvaccinated Employees Must Pay More For Health Care
2021-08-25 21:38:55 UTC
CHICAGO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said employees will have to pay $200 more every month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan if they choose to not vaccinate against COVID-19.
The move to add a surcharge to health insurance contributions is the latest tactic by cor...
Afghanistan War Ends with A Humiliating Fiasco
2021-08-19 04:22:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings were clear: The Afghan government would likely fall once U.S. troops pulled out. But intelligence agencies and ultimately President Joe Biden missed how quickly it would happen, losing weeks that could have been used for evacuations and spurring a foreign policy cri...
Taliban Vows to Respect Women’s Rights
2021-08-17 19:31:33 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population.
Following <a href="https://www.glob...
US Political Collapse in Afghanistan: Taliban Seize Power
2021-08-15 19:59:51 UTC
KABUL — It is simply dizzying the speed at which events are unfolding – earlier this week US officials were cautioning that it would be months before Kabul might fall. It’s turned out to be days.
Extraordinary scenes of Afghanistan's military fleeing to Iran with advanced equipment, likely su...
Taliban in Kabul: Afghan President Flees
2021-08-15 19:59:18 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who for hours had been o...
San Francisco, Bay Area Counties Reinstate Mask Mandate - Regardless of Vaccination Status
2021-08-02 19:37:51 UTC
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.</p><p>The new mandate — which applie...
What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.
The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...