• Biden and his wife test negative for coronavirus
    2020-10-02 21:35:38 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus (all times EDT): 12:30 p.m. Joe Biden has tested negative for the coronavirus, his primary care doctor confirmed on Friday. The Democratic presidential nominee and his wife were tested earlier in the day aft...
  • Tricksy Catholic Church Lobbyists Got $1.4 Billion in Small-Business Aid
    2020-07-12 04:30:24 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups. The church’s ha...
  • 17 People Fatally Shot: Chicago’s Deadliest Weekend Since 2015
    2020-07-07 00:18:22 UTC

    CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence was far worse than last year, when the ...
  • Banana Republic: Trump Fires Prosecutor Investigating His own Inner Circle
    2020-06-23 22:21:11 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump had removed him from the job, deepening tensions between the country’s chief law enforcement officer and a high-profile U.S. attorney who had been overseeing investigations of Trump’s allies. U.S. Atto...
  • Trump Disgraces His Office: There Are Moments We Will Remember
    2020-06-17 19:32:31 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controversies. But the forceful clearing of demo...
  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public health hazard in a century, they still put th...
  • John Lewis Visits Black Lives Matter Plaza with Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser
    2020-07-31 19:18:58 UTC

    <p><a href=""></a></p><h2>&gt; <a href="/news/19293">Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America</a></h2><h2>&gt; <a href="/news/19292">Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Will Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol</a></h2><h2>&gt; <a href="">Ci...
  • Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
    2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the shark, a surf rescue group, Surf Life Sa...
    2020-04-01 22:00:10 UTC

    The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus outbreak. Most people don&rsquo;t ne...
  • Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill As Many As 240,000 In U.S.
    2020-04-01 21:59:41 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed that the num...
  • Lacking Medical Supplies, US Hospitals Decide Who to Treat First
    2020-03-30 17:47:56 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren’t enough to go around? Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such di...
  • Zimbabweans Tell of Hopelessness Ahead of Fight With Coronavirus
    2020-03-30 21:01:51 UTC

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. People in one of the world’s most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over measures to protect themselves from a vir...
  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC

    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy. Health care systems in Eu...
  • 3.3 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Aid in A Single Week
    2020-03-27 00:45:33 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the economy. Fili...
  • The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
    2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC

    <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&quot;Trace, test and treat&quot; has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_failure_of_coronavirus_testing_in_america" ...
  • Joe Biden Has Been Declared the Winner of Democratic Presidential Primary
    2020-03-17 02:46:07 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week&rsquo;s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10.</p><p>After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held onto a small lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie ...
  • Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
    2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC

    San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO. Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is expected to be put toward a $2 billion ...
  • Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
    2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC

    Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds will be available through point of purchase...
  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC

    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a princely trove — Nahmad says his Picasso c...
  • U.S. Federal Judge Sharply Questions the Credibility of Attorney General Bill Barr
    2020-03-06 03:46:49 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A federal judge on Thursday sharply rebuked Attorney General William Barr&rsquo;s handling of the special counsel&rsquo;s Russia report, saying Barr had made &ldquo;misleading public statements&rdquo; to spin the investigation&rsquo;s findings in favor of President Donald Trump and had shown a &ldquo;lack of ...
  • Iran Is Within Reach of Enriched Uranium Needed to Produce Nuclear Weapon
    2020-03-03 17:35:05 UTC

    <p>VIENNA (AP) &mdash; Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Tuesday.</p><p>The International Atomic Energy Agency made the statement in a ...
  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number of cities, including Mashhad, which is ...
  • US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
    2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war. Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, wi...
  • Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west
    2020-02-28 21:38:48 UTC

    <p>REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) &mdash; The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek land and sea border after Turkey said it ...
  • AP decides not to declare Iowa caucus winner after recount
    2020-02-28 04:33:43 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released updated results of the Iowa caucuses after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.</p><p>In the new results, Buttigieg has 562.954 state delegate equivalents and Sanders has 562.021 state delegate equivalents o...