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. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...
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 “looking into” whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States. </p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such...
Biden Holds 11-Point Lead in PBS/NPR/Marist Poll
2020-08-15 22:43:11 UTC
<div class="post__col "><div class="post__col-right"><h2>More Americans trust Biden than Trump to handle the pandemic</h2><a class="post__category" href="https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics">Politics</a> <time class="post__date" content="2020-08-14T05:00:28-04:00" itemprop="datePublished"...
Trump Apparently Plans to Sabotage U.S. Election
2020-08-13 19:56:52 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pan...
Obama on Harris as VP: Now Let's Go Win This Thing
2020-08-12 22:30:32 UTC
Former President Barack Obama has led congratulations to Senator Kamala Harris on her selection by Joe Biden as his running mate.
Mr Obama released a statement lauding Senator Harris’ career and inspirational life story. He called her an ideal partner for Mr Biden and said that his former vice...
A Look at Comet Neowise
2020-07-24 19:31:19 UTC
LINVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina’s famed Grandfather Mountain.
On a recent weeken...
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Will Be 'Fumigated Out' of Office
2020-08-12 22:29:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Democrat said on Monday that Donald Trump might not like the outcome of the Nov. 3 presidential election but reminded the Republican president that he will have to vacate the White House if he loses.
“There is a process. It has nothing to do with if the cert...
UK Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Results
2020-07-20 19:18:54 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot.
British researchers first began testing the vaccine in April in about 1,000 people, half of w...
Civil Rights Icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Dies at 80
2020-07-18 17:02:14 UTC
Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who has been receiving hospice care, passed away at the age of 80 at his home in Atlanta on Friday.
Lewis, a Democrat, played a key role in the civil rights movement and marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. He was ...
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...
Ennio Morricone, Iconic Film Composer, Dies at 91
2020-07-06 19:26:40 UTC
ROME (AP) — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In Ame...
First Industrialized Country: Germany Leaves Behind Both Nuclear Energy and Coal
2020-07-04 03:02:11 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have finalized the country’s long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a plan that environmental groups say isn’t ambitious enough and free marketeers criticize as a waste of taxpayers’ money.
Bills approved by both houses of parliament Friday e...
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...
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...
Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...
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...
Trump Just Suffered a Historic Defeat on LGBTQ Workers Rights
2020-06-15 19:34:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court.
The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Ri...
FACT CHECK: Trump Continues with Excessive Lying and Misleading Statements
2020-06-13 19:17:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Ugh,” said a Republican senator. “How crude,” said a Democratic governor.
President Donald Trump set off plenty of reactions like that when he peddled a baseless conspiracy theory about an activist who landed hard on the ground, and then in intensive care, in what prosecutor...
Black Lives Matter: More Protesters Pour Into Streets
2020-06-07 04:12:49 UTC
RAEFORD, N.C. (AP) — Washington prepared for what was expected to be the city’s largest demonstration yet against police brutality.
Military vehicles and officers in fatigues closed off much of downtown Washington to traffic ahead of the planned march, which was expected to attract up to 200,0...
More Protesters Hit US Streets to Rally Against Racism
2020-06-03 18:41:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”
As more demonstrations began taking shape around the country, and...
'I Can't Breathe': US Protesters Stage Fiery Clash With Police
2020-05-31 02:13:33 UTC
<p>In cities across the United States, protesters angered over the killing of George Floyd faced off against heavily-armed officers, with some smashing police cars, ransacking businesses and setting fires that smoldered through the night.</p><p>Fears of another cycle of violence were palpable on ...
Widower: Trump Is Among Conspiracy Theorists on Twitter
2020-05-26 18:13:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, murdered her.
“My request is simple: Please delete th...
Tara Reade Has a History of Difficulty Telling Truth
2020-05-23 00:54:21 UTC
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy.
Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after sayin...
Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
Although scientists ha...