Harry Reid, Former US Senate Majority Leader, Dies at 82
2021-12-29 03:13:40 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died. He was 82.
Reid died Tuesday, “peacefully” and surrounded by friends “following a courageous, four-year battle with pancreatic cancer,” Landra Reid said of her husband in a statement.
“Harry was a devout ...
Putin addresses Ukraine: Depend on Proposals From Military Experts
2021-12-28 02:43:56 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he would ponder a slew of options if the West fails to meet his push for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine.
Earlier this month, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries...
Iran Appears To Be Preparing For A Space Launch
2021-12-13 01:22:30 UTC
(AP) — Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images.
The likely blast off at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Spaceport comes as Iranian state media has offered a list of upcoming planned satellite launches in the...
Germany Warns Russia Will Pay a High Price if It Invades Ukraine
2021-12-19 01:38:10 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister warned Russia on Thursday that it would pay a “high political and economic price” if it makes any militaristic moves against neighboring Ukraine. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock emphasized the need to coordinate a common European position when dealing with hostile neighbors such as Russia, whi...
FBI Boss Hid Key Evidence in Malcolm X Assassination
2021-11-19 01:24:58 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — More than half a century after the assassination of Malcolm X, two of his convicted killers were exonerated Thursday after decades of doubt about who was responsible for the civil rights icon’s death.</p><p>Manhattan judge Ellen Biben dismissed the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and the late Khalil Islam, a...
Obama Touts Climate Commitments: "We Can't Afford Hopelessness"
2021-11-09 00:16:54 UTC
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he called a “dangerous lack of urgency” in cutting their own climate-wrecking emissions.
Democrats Wrestle Over Infrastructure, Social Bills
2021-11-06 00:33:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats abruptly postponed an expected House vote Friday on their 10-year, $1.85 trillion social and environment measure, as infighting between progressives and moderates once again sidetracked the pillar of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda.
In a bid to hand him a needed victory, leaders still prepared t...
Biden Urges Democrats To Finish The Job
2021-11-04 00:54:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Joe Biden said Wednesday the Democrats’ setbacks in Tuesday’s elections underscore that the party needs to “produce for the American people,” but he pushed back against the notion that the off-year election results were a repudiation of his presidency.
Biden suggested that his inability to get Congress...
Standing Ovations: EU Without Merkel as Paris Without Eiffel Tower
2021-10-23 00:47:46 UTC
BRUSSELS — Angela Merkel is still Germany’s chancellor, and might be still when European Union leaders meet again, yet they gave her a big farewell party at Friday’s EU summit. Even Barack Obama made a cameo video appearance.
Before the leaders of the 27 European Union countries got down to business, they watched a two-minute video ...
Trump Supporter Tells Joe Manchin 'Stay Tough Buddy'
2021-10-22 06:09:54 UTC
Washington, D.C. – Republicans and their donors are rallying around Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, who effectively blocking the U.S. President Joe Biden's agenda and are in a fierce battle with democratic party.
Crimes Against Humanity: Brazil Senate Calls for Charging Bolsonaro
2021-10-22 05:06:43 UTC
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country’s death toll to second-highest in the world.
The latest draft of the report arising f...
Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 Complications, He Was 84
2021-10-18 16:31:30 UTC
WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell rose to the ra...
Federal Judge Suspends Texas Abortion Law
2021-10-07 04:13:50 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an “offensive deprivation” of a constitutional right by banning most abortions in the nation’s second-most populous state since September.</p><p>The order by U.S. District Judge Ro...
Biden's Dilemma: $3.5T Plan Can’t Pass Democrat-Led Senate
2021-09-29 08:06:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounting but with signs of progress, President Joe Biden will hunker down at the White House to try to strike a deal and win over two holdout Democratic senators whose support is needed for his potentially historic $3.5 trillion government overhaul.
With Republicans solidly opposed and no Democratic votes ...
Social Democrats, Greens Win German Federal Election
2021-09-27 16:37:08 UTC
BERLIN — The German Social Democrats SPD are ahead of the Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc by almost 2%, according preliminary election results.
In such a tight race, the possibilities for a coalition are still unclear. The election will determine who succeeds the long-time leader after 16 years in power, exit polls showed....
The End of the Angela Merkel Era - German Election 2021
2021-09-26 17:11:16 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the world's most powerful leader. She was called "the leader of the free world" as authoritarian populists were on the march in Europe and the United States. But, after deciding to give up office, she will soon leave her leading position in Germany and in the world.
Canada: Trudeau’s Liberal Party Wins Snap Election
2021-09-21 09:18:12 UTC
<p>TORONTO (AP) — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago.</p><p>The Liberals won the most seats of any party. The 49-year-old Trudeau channeled the star ...
California Voters Want Gov. Newsom to Stay in Office
2021-09-15 03:49:54 UTC
<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democratic governor crafted as part of national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and lingering threat...
AG Merrick Garland Attempts to ‘Protect’ Abortion Seekers in Texas
2021-09-06 23:18:48 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Monday that it will not tolerate violence against anyone who is trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would “protect those seeking to o...
Reuters: Google Shuts Down Afghan Government Accounts
2021-09-04 05:30:49 UTC
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners.
In the weeks since the Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanis...
German Federal Election 2021: In The Shadow of Angela Merkel
2021-09-27 05:12:45 UTC
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Law Professor Says "Roe v. Wade Was Not Overruled"
2021-09-02 20:40:35 UTC
Rick Hasen, law professor at UC-Irvine, is highly skeptical of the conservative majority’s motivation behind denying the injunction request, calling it a "sleight of hand."
"No, Roe v. Wade was not overruled tonight," Hasen said. "But the ease with which Texas purported to bulldoze the Court's abortion jurisprudence tells you all you ...
Black US Farmers Are Still Seeking Justice
2021-09-01 16:37:58 UTC
BOYDTON, Va. (AP) — There was a time when Black farms prospered.
Just two generations out of slavery, by 1910 Black farmers had amassed more than 16 million acres of land and made up about 14 percent of farmers. The fruit of their labors fed much of America.
Now, they have fewer than 4.7 million acres. Black farms in the U.S. plu...
What to wear and How To Dress According To Your Body Type - Style Guides
2021-09-29 23:27:46 UTC
Chances are you may have a couple of pieces of clothing, or possibly more, in your closet that you never wear. They may still even have the tags attached. You were excited when you saw them online or purchased them in the store but once you got them home, you weren't so in love with them anymore.
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 voting rules as the civil rights issue of t...