Both Chambers of US Congress Approve $1.9T Relief Bill
2021-03-11 01:59:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congress riven along party lines approved the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a major triumph on legislation marshaling the government’s spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upend...
Trump's Money Man at Center of Criminal Probe
2021-03-07 22:17:03 UTC
(Reuters) - When lawyers asked Donald Trump more than a decade ago to identify who estimated values on some of his signature properties, he shrugged and pointed to his longtime accountant, Allen Weisselberg.
“I think ultimately probably Mr. Weisselberg,” he said, testifying in 2007 in a defama...
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...
After Losing US Election, Republicans Weigh Making It Harder To Vote
2021-03-02 01:27:18 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia muscled legislation through the state House on Monday that would roll back voting access, over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest.
The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Geo...
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...
Decades Of Hate: Limbaugh Dead
2021-02-18 16:39:51 UTC
Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. He was...
Biden: This Sad Chapter In Our History Has Reminded Us That Democracy Is Fragile
2021-02-14 06:57:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The end of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opens a new chapter for his successor in the White House.
But while President Joe Biden and his team are eager to move past the impeachment, the bitterly partisan tone of the proceedings underscores the deep challen...
US Senate To Wrap Trump's Impeachment Case
2021-02-13 20:20:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began wrapping up their impeachment case against Donald Trump on Saturday after a tumultuous morning in which they gave up a last-minute plan for witness testimony that could have significantly prolonged the trial and delayed a vote on whether the former presiden...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
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...