Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic.
Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...
Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
<p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was “looking into” whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States. </p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...
Biden Holds 11-Point Lead in PBS/NPR/Marist Poll
2020-08-15 22:43:11 UTC
<div class="post__col "><div class="post__col-right"><h2>More Americans trust Biden than Trump to handle the pandemic</h2><a class="post__category" href="https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics">Politics</a> <time class="post__date" content="2020-08-14T05:00:28-04:00" itemprop="datePublished"...
Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...
New Poll: Majority of Scots Want Independence From UK
2020-08-13 07:05:31 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - A majority of Scots support independence from the United Kingdom, a YouGov poll found on Wednesday, with support for nationalists bolstered by a much more positive view of how they have responded to COVID-19 compared with London.
The poll for the Times newspaper found that 5...
A Strong Kamala Harris Delivers Powerful Speech as VP Candidate
2020-08-12 22:30:42 UTC
<p>WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Democrat Kamala Harris made her campaign-trail debut as Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate on Wednesday, criticizing Republican Donald Trump for mismanaging the coronavirus pandemic and making an urgent argument for a Biden administration. </p><p...
Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate.
Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...
Kamala Harris Makes History as the First Black Woman on a Major Presidential Ticket
2020-08-12 22:30:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months after her presidential campaign collapsed amid questions over her political identity, Kamala Harris suddenly and forcefully found her voice – and at a fortuitous time.
Harris, a 55-year-old U.S. senator from California, was chosen by Democratic presidential candid...
Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate
2020-08-12 22:30:07 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald T...
Collapse of Stimulus Talks: A Last-Ditch Effort by Democrats Ended in Disappointment
2020-08-07 22:06:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefi...
A Setback for Trump as Germany and France Quit WHO Reform Talks
2020-08-12 22:23:33 UTC
(Reuters) - France and Germany have quit talks on reforming the World Health Organization in frustration at attempts by the United States to lead the negotiations, despite its decision to leave the WHO, three officials told Reuters.
The move is a setback for President Donald Trump as Washingto...
Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump's Team: I Don't Think They Know What They're Talking About
2020-08-12 22:26:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate’s top Republican, searching for a way forward on vital COVID-19 rescue money, while Trump’s top bargainers returned to Capitol Hill amid increasing concern that negotiations with Democrats might collapse....
Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"
2020-08-12 22:24:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump.
“I think the president has been spreading disin...
Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
2020-08-12 22:25:37 UTC
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction.
“Because Donald Trump is abdicati...
WH Signals Willingness to Accept Keeping $600 Benefit For Now
2020-08-06 03:25:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and some of its Republican allies in the Senate are signaling they want to extend, at least temporarily, a $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move looks to be too little, t...
Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America
2020-07-31 03:30:10 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice.
Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a...
Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis To Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol
2020-07-30 19:39:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.
US: Republican Senator Calls Slavery a "Necessary Evil"
2020-07-27 01:15:11 UTC
<p><em>Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) referred to slavery as a “necessary evil” in arguing against use of The New York Times’ 1619 Project in the classroom. Cotton introduced a bill last week that would cut funding to schools that adopt a curriculum based on the prize-winning special is...
Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas
2020-07-26 01:24:52 UTC
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Hurricane Hanna roared ashore onto the Texas Gulf Coast as a Category 1 storm on Saturday, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge, and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coro...
UK Death Toll Edges Close to 50,000: Boris Johnson Says "Maybe There Were Things We Could Have Done Differently"
2020-07-25 00:23:45 UTC
<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been criticised for acting too slowly in the COVID-19 pandemic, said on Friday there may have been things he could have done differently. </p><p>He has pledged to hold an inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus crisis b...
A Look at Comet Neowise
2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain.
On a recent weeken...
Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Male Chauvinist on U.S. House Floor
2020-07-23 20:17:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents ...
GOP Senators Struggle with $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost
2020-07-23 02:04:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy.
Facing a GOP revolt, Senate M...
Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
2020-07-22 23:42:19 UTC
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts’ estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.3...
Biden and Warren Get together, Take Aim at Trump
2020-08-12 22:28:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden accused Elizabeth Warren last year of holding an “angry, unyielding viewpoint.” She embraced that label and slammed Biden as “naive” for thinking he could work with Republicans as president. She warned Democrats against picking a “Washington insider” and pointedly refu...