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  • In a Devastating Ruling, Judge Throws out Trump Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
    2020-11-22 11:20:32 UTC
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) &mdash; A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign&rsquo;s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-i...

  • Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus
    2020-11-16 17:26:15 UTC
    Despite painstaking efforts to keep election sites safe, some poll workers who came in contact with voters on Election Day have tested positive for the coronavirus, including more than two dozen in Missouri and cases in New York, Iowa, Indiana and...

  • Biden to Move Ahead with Vaccine Makers Despite Delayed Handoff
    2020-11-16 17:26:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden’s scientific advisers will meet with vaccine makers in coming days as the presidential transition remains stalled because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to acknowledge that he lost the election. That delayed handof...

  • U.S. Democracy on Trial
    2020-11-16 17:23:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”President Donald Tr...

  • Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
    2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
    DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history. Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, ...

  • Democrats Urge GOP to 'Accept Reality'
    2020-11-13 02:04:52 UTC
    Washington (dpa) - Top Democrats in the US Congress on Thursday called on Republicans to accept President Donald Trump's election defeat and to focus instead on addressing the surging coronavirus pandemic. "They're engaged in an absurd circus ...

  • U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
    2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC
    With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s fi...

  • Joe Biden Wins Major Victory in U.S. Election
    2020-11-07 17:19:42 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and soc...

  • Biden On Cusp of Winning Presidency
    2020-11-06 20:57:34 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania.&nbsp;</p><p>Those put Biden in a ...

  • Reports: Vladimir Putin Has Parkinson's Disease, May Stand Down
    2020-11-06 19:31:04 UTC
    <p>The Kremlin has denied reports that Russian President <a data-sys="1" href="https://www.newsweek.com/topic/vladimir-putin">Vladimir Putin</a> is planning to step down due to health problems, the Russian state-owned TASS news agency reports.</p>...

  • The U.S. Election in Pictures
    2020-11-06 17:40:23 UTC
    <p>The anxiety and the tension are building.</p><p>Three days after the U.S. election, Americans are still waiting for results of the presidential vote.</p><p>Many experts had predicted that an increase in mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pand...

  • Biden Sees a 'Clear Path to Victory'
    2020-11-04 19:37:35 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash;&nbsp;</p><p>Neither candidate cleared the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, and the margins were tight in several other battleground states. Top advisers for both Biden and Trump on Wednesday mor...

  • Trump Falsely Claims Victory - Neither Candidate Had the Votes Needed to Win
    2020-11-04 08:38:12 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; &nbsp;President Donald Trump, in an early morning appearance at the White House, made premature claims of victories in several key states and said he would take the election to the Supreme Court. It was unclear exactly w...

  • Polls Are Open in US, as Biden Leads Trump by Double Digits
    2020-11-03 07:22:30 UTC
    <p>Washington (dpa) - Election Day in the United States is officially underway, with the main spotlight focused on the race for the White House between President Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term, and his rival, the veteran Democrat Joe B...

  • US Election 2020 Exposes America's Racial and Cultural Divides
    2020-11-03 06:02:48 UTC
    <p>PITTSBURGH (AP) &mdash; In the closing hours of a campaign shadowed by a once-in-a-century pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump charged across the nation Monday delivering an incendiary but unsupported allegation that the election is rigged, w...

  • Rose Garden - The Coronavirus Event
    2020-10-03 19:47:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON — The Sept. 26 U.S. President Donald Trump's Rose Garden ceremony for Judge Barrett was most likely a “super-spreader” event, and ironically, it could sink Mr Trump's SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. ...

  • Coronavirus: Trump Admitted to Hospital
    2020-10-02 21:36:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday. Trump was to depart the White House by helicopter late Friday for Walter Reed National Military Me...

  • 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 Frid...

  • Trump Tests Positive For COVID-19
    2020-10-02 05:24:17 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, the president tweeted early Friday.</p><p>Trump&rsquo;s positive test comes just hours after the White House announced that se...

  • The First Presidential Debate: A Pitiful and Tragic Advertisement for U.S. Dysfunction
    2020-09-30 21:43:24 UTC
    <p>GENEVA (AP) &mdash; &ldquo;Chaos, interruptions, personal attacks and insults,&rdquo; one Chinese newspaper editor said of the U.S. presidential debate. An Australian counterpart said the debate was &ldquo;swamped&rdquo; by the &ldquo;rancor en...

  • Trump and Ivanka Could Face Jail Time for Tax Fraud
    2020-09-29 21:52:04 UTC
    <p>Both President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are liable to face jail time due to tax fraud should the president lose his reelection bid in November, a former Watergate prosecutor told <em>CNN</em> on Tuesday.</p><p>Nick Akerman, who inve...

  • The New York Times Obtained Trump’s Tax Information
    2020-09-27 23:13:21 UTC
    <p>President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.</p><p>Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and ...

  • How Cosmetics Industry Is Profiting Off Racism
    2020-09-25 03:11:28 UTC
    The Black Lives Matter movement has launched a new debate about racism. People from the US to Africa and Asia face discrimination based on their skin colour - benefiting the cosmetics industry. Nairobi/New Delhi (dpa) – Throughout her working l...

  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. Hi...

  • Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
    2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC
    <p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was &ldquo;looking into&rdquo; whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump has bee...