Facts & Questions: George Floyd’s Cause of Death
2021-03-07 20:46:24 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer was swiftly fired and charged with murder after bystander video showed him pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck, ignoring the Black man’s cries that he couldn’t breathe. But even with that powerful footage, legal experts say the case isn’t a s...
Here Is Why Rush Limbaugh Was Most Important Individual Media Figure in U.S.
2021-02-18 16:51:22 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — You didn’t have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did.
Conservative talk radio wasn’t a genre before him. Without Limbaugh, it’s hard to imagine a Fox News Channel, or a President Donald Trump, or a media landscape defined by shouters of all stri...
UK Court: Nigerians Sue Shell After Years of Oil Spills in Niger Delta
2021-02-14 06:07:34 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Supreme Court on Friday allowed a group of 42,500 Nigerian farmers and fishermen to sue Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) in English courts after years of oil spills in the Niger Delta contaminated land and groundwater.
Senior judges said there was an arguable case that UK-domi...
Trump's Crimes Remain Fresh After His Presidency
2021-02-13 02:17:43 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chilling security video of last month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, including of rioters searching menacingly for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, has become a key exhibit in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case...
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...
Is Sound of Music a true story?
2021-02-07 06:34:23 UTC
The Sound of Music is an iconic film based on an iconic play that made its Broadway debut on this day in 1959. It chronicles the life of Maria von Trapp,whose aspiration to become a nun gets derailed when she becomes a governess to the von Trapp children. Both the musical and the film were massiv...
Christopher Plummer, Star of “The Sound of Music” Dies, He Was 91
2021-02-07 06:35:18 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award acting winner in history, has died. He was 91.
Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Ela...
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...
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...
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 ...
UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.
Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...
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 ...
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...
Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
2021-01-25 22:19:44 UTC
WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days.
Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a f...
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.