• EU Tightens Travel Restrictions on US, Dropped From Safe List
    2021-08-30 17:12:26 UTC

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union recommended Monday that its 27 nations reinstate restrictions on tourists from the U.S. because of rising coronavirus infections there. The decision by the European Council to remove the U.S. from a safe list of countries for nonessential travel reverses advice that it gave in June, when the bloc r...
  • 4 Indian men charged with rape, murder of nine-year-old girl
    2021-08-29 21:35:49 UTC

    New Delhi — A priest and three other men were charged with the gang rape and murder of a so-called “lower-caste” nine-year-old girl, Indian police said, in a case that sparked days of protests in the capital, New Delhi. The girl was allegedly assaulted by the priest, 53, and three workers on August 1 after she went into a crematoriu...
  • 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 meeting since Bennett was sworn-in as prime...
  • 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 assure his release. The ruling by th...
  • 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 several explosions at Kabul's Hamid Karzai Ai...
  • 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 Al-Baali, just over a mile from the heav...
  • 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 crisis. Without a sense that the country...
  • 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 1974 World Cup final, and is third in th...
  • 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 on the outskirts of Kabul, announced soon...
  • San Francisco, Bay Area Counties Reinstate Mask Mandate - Regardless of Vaccination Status
    2021-08-02 19:37:51 UTC

    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) &mdash; Health officials in San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.</p><p>The new mandate &mdash; which applies to everyone, regardless of their vacci...
  • 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 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to data r...
  • 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 asylum with the Austrian Embassy in Tokyo. ...
  • 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 businesses and employees together with the...
  • US Department of Justice: Treasury Department Must Provide Trump’s Tax Returns to Congress
    2021-07-30 20:58:19 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invok...
  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    2021-09-02 05:28:03 UTC

    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medical journal of the American Academy of Ne...
  • Crypto Market Boost Comes After Amazon Gets Serious About It
    2021-07-24 21:33:48 UTC

    Bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have suddenly surged after a tumultuous week for crypto traders. The bitcoin price has added around 7% over the last 24 hours, while ethereum, Binance's BNB, Ripple's XRP and dogecoin have climbed between 5% and 10%—pushing the combined crypto market value up by $200 billion since Wednesday. The ...
  • Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
    2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Wood told Lola: If you get the vaccine you’ll be able to see your friends...
  • Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
    2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC

    JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. Protests that followed Zuma's arrest ...
  • Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
    2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC

    PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.” Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Biden declared that preserving vo...
  • Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
    2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC

    A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19. Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say. On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook she had a really high fever and a seizure...
  • Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
    2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC

    A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become. Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his business success by allowing the network to...
  • Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
    2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC

    <p>HAVANA (AP) &mdash; Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of the storm, which was offshore moving alon...
  • U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
    2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The official, who spoke o...
  • The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
    2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC

    Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history. The election of Ebrahim Raisi, already sanctioned b...
  • Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
    2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons. Putin said there was “no hostility” during...