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...
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 over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot.
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 supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Find Out How Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family
2021-01-28 00:24:08 UTC
<p>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 insurance — is the same. Here are fi...
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 crises.
Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...
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 out of reach for the unemployed. The new U.S. pres...
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 arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.
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 in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...
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 “seem to be more deadly to pedestrians than cars are,” said Sam Monf...
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 troops coming into Washington for the event.
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.
Navalny’s detention at passport control in Moscow’s...
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 rhetoric calling for a second civil war.
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 economic fallout.
Called the “American Rescue...
Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House.
The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...
US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...
HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...
Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.
Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.