New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “harrowing” and an abuse of power.
Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.
Raman Pratasevich, who faces charges t...
Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him.
The move, the latest assault on one o...
U.S./COVID-19: 130M People Have Been Vaccinated
2021-04-19 06:14:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.
Almost 130 million people 18 or older have recei...
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Dies at 99
2021-04-09 16:12:19 UTC
<p>LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99.</p><p>His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his...
Police Chief Gives Damning Testimony in Chauvin Trial
2021-04-05 21:57:41 UTC
The Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
Continuing to kneel on Floyd’s neck once he was handcuffed behind his back and lying on his stomach was...
Putin Tightens Grip on Power as Russia's Leader
2021-04-05 22:28:08 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year.
The July 1 constitutional vote included a provision that reset Putin’s previous term limits, allowing him to run for president two m...
Biden Accuses GOP of Misusing Filibuster “in a Gigantic Way”
2021-03-26 02:00:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden said on Thursday he believes the U.S. Senate should make it harder to use a parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster that requires 60 votes to advance most legislation in the 100-seat chamber, saying it is being abused.
At his first official White House news conference, Biden said he w...
US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance for American use.
AstraZeneca said the...
Domain of Biden: Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
2021-03-22 00:07:35 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America’s longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful” diplomacy to have a chance.
With questions swirling about how ...
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 slam dunk.
Jury selection begins Monda...
UK's Johnson Wants to Host Euro 2020, WM 2030
2021-03-02 02:52:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the “right time” for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
“We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030. I do...
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 70.
Limbaugh said a year ago that h...
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 president incited the deadly Capitol insurrectio...
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 wrap up their opening arguments for why...
Iran’s FM Zarif Urges Washington to Return to Nuclear Deal
2021-02-07 06:31:20 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister urged Washington to act fast to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by parliament forces the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21.
Mohammad Javad Zarif also referred to elections in Iran in June. If a hardline ...
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 continued to receive the briefings, Biden said...
US Ends Support of 5 Years Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen
2021-02-05 19:06:48 UTC
President Joe Biden announced Thursday the United States was ending support for a grinding five-year Saudi-led military offensive in Yemen that has deepened suffering in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country, calling the move part of restoring a U.S. emphasis on diplomacy, democracy and human rights.
“The war has created a humanit...
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 peak right around the beginning of the ye...
Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
(Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what’s going on.”
“I joined it to be able...
Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed.
Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Trump.
The new president has made a seri...
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 thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-...
House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
It’s an early sign of Trump’...
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 after signing an executive order to boos...
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 cooled sharply under former President Donald ...