Marchers Across US Call on Congress to Bolster Voting Rights
2021-08-28 23:35:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of voting rights advocates rallied across the country Saturday to call for sweeping federal laws that would wipe out voting restrictions advancing in some Republican-controlled states that could make it harder to cast a ballot.
Many activists view the fight over vot...
Hurricane Ida Bears Down on New Orleans
2021-08-30 01:58:23 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., knocking out power to all of New Orleans, blowing roofs off buildings and reversing the flow of the Mississippi River as it rushed from the Louisiana coast into one of the nation’s most...
Biden Considers Other Options if Iran Nuke Diplomacy Fails
2021-08-28 05:06:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday that diplomacy was his first option, but he would consider other options if his effort to revive the Iran nuclear deal fails.
Biden made the comments as the two sat down for their first face-to-face mee...
US Launches Air Strike Targeting ISIS-K in Afghanistan
2021-08-28 03:05:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting swiftly on President Joe Biden’s promise to retaliate for the deadly suicide bombing at Kabul airport, the U.S. military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate Saturday.
The strike came amid what the White House ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Manchester United, Will “Set Premier League on Fire”
2021-08-27 18:53:17 UTC
The 36-year-old Juventus striker is set to return to his former club 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.
Former United winger Cristiano Ronaldo had spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role at Man City, and it is understood the Portugal captain would have been paid over £250,000 a week at the...
Judge Blocks Florida Governor’s Order Banning Mask Mandates
2021-08-27 18:54:07 UTC
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — School districts in Florida may impose mask mandates, a judge said Friday, ruling that Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an executive order banning the mandates.
Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper agreed with a group of parents who claim...
Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin Granted Parole
2021-08-27 21:43:38 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin was granted parole Friday after two of RFK’s sons spoke in favor of Sirhan Sirhan’s release and prosecutors declined to argue he should be kept behind bars.
The decision was a major victory for the 77-year-old prisoner, though it does not...
Apple Makes App Store Payment Rules Concessions
2021-08-27 18:55:36 UTC
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker.
The concession announced late Thursda...
Who Are Islamic State Affiliate Khorasan?
2021-08-27 16:30:39 UTC
The bombings at Kabul airport show central Asia's Islamic State affiliate, IS-K, is a major security threat in Afghanistan and globally. The group has a record of lethal attacks and finds the Taliban too moderate.
What many had feared happened on Thursday: Scores of people were killed in sever...
US Census Undercount Latino City in Arizona, Despite Population Increase
2021-08-27 06:25:11 UTC
SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It’s a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school’s wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum.
The young wrestlers are seventh and eighth graders who will be among the first to atten...
New Zealand Maximum Response After a Single Community Covid-19 Case Was Detected
2021-08-27 06:25:51 UTC
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By early next week, New Zealanders should know if their government’s strict new lockdown is working to stamp out its first coronavirus outbreak in six months.
A successful effort could again make the nation’s virus response the envy of the world. A failure could ...
Biden Administration Eviction Moratorium Blocked by US Supreme Court
2021-08-27 18:57:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The court’s action late Thursday ends protections fo...
Biden Promises Retaliation for Attacks in Kabul
2021-08-27 06:23:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pressing ahead with the evacuation of Americans and others from Afghanistan after attacks that killed at least 12 U.S. servicemembers and dashed hopes of ending the 20-year U.S. war without further bloodshed. As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghan...
Kabul's Airport Hits by Explosions, Dozens of Civilians and 13 U.S. Troops Killed
2021-08-27 06:24:25 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover.
At least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members ...
Delta's Unvaccinated Employees Must Pay More For Health Care
2021-08-25 21:38:55 UTC
CHICAGO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Wednesday said employees will have to pay $200 more every month for their company-sponsored healthcare plan if they choose to not vaccinate against COVID-19.
The move to add a surcharge to health insurance contributions is the latest tactic by cor...
Gaza's Uncertain Future
2021-08-25 06:53:12 UTC
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by.
Here, down a narrow lane called ...
Afghanistan War Ends with A Humiliating Fiasco
2021-08-19 04:22:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings were clear: The Afghan government would likely fall once U.S. troops pulled out. But intelligence agencies and ultimately President Joe Biden missed how quickly it would happen, losing weeks that could have been used for evacuations and spurring a foreign policy cri...
Taliban Vows to Respect Women’s Rights
2021-08-17 19:31:33 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban vowed Tuesday to respect women’s rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists as part of a publicity blitz aimed at reassuring world powers and a fearful population.
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German Soccer Great Gerd Müller Dies at 75
2021-08-16 07:42:45 UTC
BERLIN, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Former West Germany striker Gerd Mueller, one of the game's greatest goalscorers who was nicknamed "Bomber der Nation", has died at the age of 75, his former club Bayern Munich said on Sunday.
Mueller netted 68 goals in 62 internationals, including the winner in the ...
US Political Collapse in Afghanistan: Taliban Seize Power
2021-08-15 19:59:51 UTC
KABUL — It is simply dizzying the speed at which events are unfolding – earlier this week US officials were cautioning that it would be months before Kabul might fall. It’s turned out to be days.
Extraordinary scenes of Afghanistan's military fleeing to Iran with advanced equipment, likely su...
Taliban in Kabul: Afghan President Flees
2021-08-15 19:59:18 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s embattled president left the country Sunday, joining his fellow citizens and foreigners in a stampede fleeing the advancing Taliban and signaling the end of a 20-year Western experiment aimed at remaking Afghanistan.
The Taliban, who for hours had been o...
Lionel Messi in Tears as He Bids Farewell to FC Barcelona
2021-08-10 00:01:21 UTC
BARCELONA - Lionel Messi wept on Sunday as he bade farewell to his boyhood team FC Barcelona and confirmed he was talking with French club Paris St Germain over a possible move.
The 34-year-old Argentine's emotional news conference followed Barca's announcement last week that it could no longe...
What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.
The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...
Belarus Runner Alleges Olympic Team Tried to Send Her Home
2021-08-02 03:26:19 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport.
An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asyl...
Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...