Elon Musk Plans to Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Tesla Cars
2021-02-08 18:51:53 UTC
<p>SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Tesla has invested around $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and said it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for its high-end vehicles soon. The price of Bitcoin soared 15% to above $43,000 Monday.</p><p>The California-based electric car maker headed b...
Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21.
Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to e...
Biden Suspends Trump's Asylum Agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
2021-02-07 06:31:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Biden administration said on Saturday it was immediately suspending Trump-era asylum agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, part of a bid to undo his Republican predecessor’s hardline immigration policies.
In a statement, State Department Secretary Anto...
Rodgers Wins NFL MVP Award, Donald 2020 Top Defensive Player
2021-02-07 05:42:20 UTC
A pair of Aarons pulled off an NFL hat trick Saturday night.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors.
Also taking home awards were two mem...
Biden: Erratic Trump Should Not Receive Classified Intel
2021-02-06 06:51:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Donald Trump’s “erratic behavior” should prevent him from receiving classified intelligence briefings, a courtesy that historically has been granted to outgoing presidents.
Asked in an interview with CBS News what he feared if Trump contin...
US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human r...
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 450,000
2021-02-05 18:52:51 UTC
Coronavirus deaths in the United States surpassed 450,000 on Thursday, and daily deaths remain stubbornly high at more than 3,000 a day, despite falling infections and the arrival of multiple vaccines.
Infectious disease specialists expect deaths to start dropping soon, after new cases hit a p...
US House Punishes Congresswoman for Spreading Hateful and Violent Conspiracy Theories
2021-02-05 00:25:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories.
Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has cla...
Biden's Chance to Restore Obamacare
2021-01-29 05:30:25 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered government health insurance markets to reopen for a special sign-up window, offering uninsured Americans a haven as the spread of COVID-19 remains <a href="https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic">dangerously high</a> and vacc...
These Are the Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Life insurance
2021-01-28 00:53:27 UTC
According to nonprofit LifeHappens.org, 100 million Americans — more than 40% of the population — don't have an insurance policy that will provide for their loved ones should they die.
Anthony Anderson, star of ABC's "Blackish" and spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness month, finds that st...
Here Are Facts About Life Insurance
2021-01-28 03:03:24 UTC
Life insurance is usually last on the list of important-but-necessary items people want to spend money on, because, let’s face it, no one wants to dwell on the circumstances in which it could come in handy. Now, in the wake of the Great Recession, people have even less insurance than before, whic...
Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
(Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what...
Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
(Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...
Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law.
It's called the filibuster and it's not in...
Judge Approves Weinstein Plan that Provides $35M for Creditors
2021-01-26 17:46:39 UTC
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
The judge approved the plan after a ...
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, which would bring Russian gas to Germany under the Bal...
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 became strained under former President Donald Tru...
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.
Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader than...
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 to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. ...
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 increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations ...
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.
A green light from the European Union Aviation Saf...
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 Berlin said on Monday.
Transatlantic relations coole...
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.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday t...
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 the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and ...
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-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the...