Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Is Retiring
2022-01-27 04:06:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday.
Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on a court that ha...
Germany’s Position Is Rooted in Its History
2022-01-26 01:13:14 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia.
The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as to block Estoni...
US Puts 8,500 Troops on Heightened Alert For Europe
2022-01-24 23:53:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move on Ukraine. President Joe Biden consulted with key European leaders, underscoring U.S. sol...
UK Intel: Russia Is Seeking Regime Change in Ukraine
2022-01-23 02:35:27 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine’s government with a pro-Moscow administration, and said former Ukrainian lawmaker Yevheniy Murayev is being considered as a potential candidate.
Murayev is head of the small pro-Russian party Nashi, w...
Europe Considers Managing Pandemic with Different Parameters
2022-01-21 04:03:18 UTC
MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped.
But officials credited the draco...
Biden Says He Thinks Russia Will Invade Ukraine
2022-01-20 04:47:47 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does.</p><p>Biden, speaking at...
Trump Used “Fraudulent" Claims to Get Loans, Tax Benefits
2022-01-19 22:22:55 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general says her investigators have uncovered evidence that former President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” valuations of its golf clubs, skyscrapers and other property to get loans and tax benefits.
In a court filing late Tuesday, ...
Learn More About the History of Algebra
2022-01-19 17:56:24 UTC
“History of Mathematics” is a fascinating starting point for anyone interested in learning about the origins of the mathematical concepts that so many of us use every day but often take for granted.
Around 1900 B.C., a student in the Sumerian/ Persian city of Nippur, copied a multiplication ta...
Germany Is Raising Pressure on Russia Over Its Threat to Ukraine
2022-01-19 00:48:49 UTC
MOSCOW — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told reporters Tuesday after talks in Moscow with her Russian counterpart, Lavrov, “In recent weeks, more than 100,000 Russian troops with tanks and guns have gathered near Ukraine without an understandable reason, and it’s hard not to understand...
Jim Crow Filibuster, History Will Not Remember Them Kindly
2022-01-18 17:14:47 UTC
Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader, compared Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin to the white moderate his father wrote about during the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 1960s — a person who declared support for the goals of Black voting rights but not the direct acti...
Jan. 6 Pro-Trump Riot: 11 People Charged With Seditious Conspiracy
2022-01-14 04:17:06 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group, and 10 other members or associates have been charged with seditious conspiracy in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, authorities said Thursday.</p><p>Despite hundreds of charges alr...
Sidney Poitier's Impact Went Far Beyond Hollywood
2022-01-08 05:01:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet.
To see yourself on screen has long been another way of knowing you exist.
Sidney Poitier, who died Thursday at...
Kazakhstan’s President Orders Forces to Kill Protesters
2022-01-08 05:06:05 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan’s president authorized security forces on Friday to shoot to kill those participating in unrest, opening the door for a dramatic escalation in a crackdown on anti-government protests that have turned violent.
The Central Asian nation this week experienced its worst str...
Dilemma: A Pandemic of Unvaccinated
2022-01-05 02:03:39 UTC
<p>The United States reported more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases on Monday setting a global record, according to data from John Hopkins University.</p><p>The country saw a daily rise of 1,080,211 in infections after the long New Year's weekend.</p><p>While the number of infections tends t...
Omicron Less Likely to Put You In Hospital, Studies Say
2021-12-31 03:00:05 UTC
Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.
Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much fas...
Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Icon Dies at 90
2021-12-28 02:43:20 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning icon, an uncompromising foe of apartheid and a modern-day activist for racial justice and LGBT rights, died Sunday at 90. South Africans, world leaders and people around the globe mourned the d...
Covid Antibody Drugs Unlikely to Work Against Omicron
2021-12-20 01:13:46 UTC
(AP) — As strained U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge: the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain.
For more than a year antibo...
European Nations to Reimpose Tougher Measures to Curb Omicron
2021-12-19 01:32:43 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown.
All non-essential stores, bars and restaurants in the Ne...
Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
(AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images.
The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as Iranian state media has offered a list of up...
Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coordinate a common European position when dealing wi...
California Will Be a Sanctuary for Women if Supreme Court Supports Abortion Ban
2021-12-09 02:05:04 UTC
San Francisco, Calif. (AP) — With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking reproductive care,...
YEAR IN REVIEW - AP'S TOP PHOTOS OF 2021
2021-12-08 01:20:20 UTC
A couple kiss in front of a barricade set on fire by demonstrators during clashes with police following a protest condemning the imprisonment of rap singer Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 18, 2021. Hasél was convicted of insulting the Spanish monarchy and praising terrorist violence. (AP...
Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
2021-12-02 19:33:18 UTC
Germany to ban unvaccinated people from ‘culture and leisure nationwide’ as COVID fears worsen.
Those who have yet to be vaccinated are to face additional restrictions after German leaders held talks on Thursday.
The concern is mainly with the newly detected Omicron strain of the coronavir...
Another Step Backwards for Women: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reversing Abortion Rights
2021-12-01 22:14:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right...
WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
<p>GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”</p><p>The assessment from the U.N. h...