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 se...
U.S. Supreme Court Upheld NY Attorney’s Demand for Trump’s Tax Returns
2020-07-09 15:21:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Manhattan district attorney’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, but kept a hold on Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year.
The outcome in the two cases is at least a short-term vict...
U.S. Coronavirus Efforts Are a Disorganized Mess
2020-07-08 19:41:01 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia.
“I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money...
Trump's Decision to Leave WHO 'Leaves Americans Sick and Alone'
2020-07-08 15:19:10 UTC
The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization following Trump’s announcement at the World Health Assembly on 18 May. Although some senior legal experts have said the move would still require Congressional approval, others ha...
Trump's History of Corruption: He Paid Someone to Take His SAT
2020-07-07 21:29:23 UTC
U.S. President Donald J. Trump cheated on his SAT, according to a coming book by his niece.
Mary Trump wrote in her tell-all, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," set to be published next week, that Trump paid a proxy to take the SAT for him, accor...
COVID-19-Infected Brazil's Bolsonaro Says It's Just a “Little Flu”
2020-07-07 16:46:22 UTC
<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. </p><p>Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and s...
Corruption in Washington: Federal Coronavirus Aid Was Awarded to Major Donors to Trump
2020-07-07 21:30:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data.
Many were among the first to be approv...
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.
Trump Attempts to Deport International Students If Their Classes Are Online
2020-07-06 23:00:50 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday. </p><p>It ...
Coronavirus Could Be Spread by Tiny Particles in the Air
2020-07-06 19:27:19 UTC
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air.
The WHO says the COVID-19 dis...
41-Year-Old Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
2020-07-06 02:52:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41.
Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...
Donald Trump Jr’s Partner Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for COVID-19
2020-07-04 03:03:03 UTC
South Dakota — Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend and a top fundraising official for the Trump campaign, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports.
The reporter alleged that Kim Guilfoyle and the official both tested positive ahead of attending President Donald Trump...
Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical.
The U.S. internet giant has for y...
U.S. Couple Arrested After Pointing Gun at Black Family
2020-07-03 00:14:07 UTC
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday.
Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Th...
Russians Approve Putin to Hold Power Until 2036
2020-07-01 19:47:23 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian voters approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that concluded Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities.
With the nation’s polls ...
U.S. Intel Officials Warned White House of Russian Bounties in 2019
2020-06-30 18:44:14 UTC
Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelli...
GOP: Trump May Drop Out of U.S. Presidential Race
2020-06-29 01:11:48 UTC
GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound, Fox News reports.
One “major player” described Trump’s current psyche as “fragile.”
Trump’s poll numbers in recent weeks have trended downward amid c...
Putin Offered Bounties to Taliban for Killing US Troops in Afghanistan
2020-06-28 00:13:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia.
The New York Times reported Friday that...
Europe’s Borders to Reopen, But Americans Are Not Invited
2020-06-28 00:11:58 UTC
BRUSSELS/CHICAGO (Reuters) - European Union countries failed to settle on Friday on a final “safe list” of countries whose residents could travel to the bloc from July, with the United States, Brazil and Russia set to be excluded.
Ambassadors from the 27 EU members convened from Friday afterno...
Trump's 'Unqualified Federal Judge' Drops Criminal Case Against Flynn
2020-06-24 20:06:22 UTC
WASHINGTON — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the prosecuti...
Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior.
“There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...
Barr Deserves Impeachment But It's a “Waste of Time”
2020-06-23 19:53:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer but the effort would be a “waste of time,” a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday.
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 invest...
DACA: Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Effort to End Legal Protections for 650,000 Young Immigrants
2020-06-18 14:33:50 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.</p><p>For now, those immigrants retain their protection from d...