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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said.
The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the ...
'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 ...
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...
US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results
2020-05-18 18:31:14 UTC
WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.
Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambr...
Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
2020-05-11 23:58:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Between March 11 and May 2, about 24,000 more people ...
Obama Says Trump's Pandemic Response Is "An Absolute Chaotic Disaster"
2020-05-09 22:34:43 UTC
WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News.
Obama also reacted to the ...
A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...
COVID-19: People Roll Up Their Sleeves to Be Injected with Vaccines
2020-05-04 18:33:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are rolling up their sleeves in countries across the world to be injected with experimental vaccines that might stop COVID-19, spurring hope — maybe unrealistic — that an end to the pandemic may arrive sooner than anticipated.
About 100 research groups are...
UK to Start System to Trace COVID-19 Contacts
2020-05-03 23:55:24 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will trial a new coronavirus tracing programme next week on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England, cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Sunday as the government looks at how to minimise the risk of a second wave of infection.
Suffering one of the w...
U.S. Pushes Forward With Emergency Use of Drug For COVID-19
2020-05-01 21:27:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster.
It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide.
President Donald Trump announced...
Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...
Queen and Adam Lambert Honor Global COVID-19 Fight: “You Are the Champions”
2020-05-01 00:09:54 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Queen and singer Adam Lambert have a message for workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 fight: “You Are the Champions.”
Brian May, Roger Taylor and Lambert recently gathered virtually to record a new version of the Queen classic, “We Are the Champions.”
“You Are the Champio...
New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe.
The U.S. governmen...
COVID-19: Germany Pushes Green Deal to Cut EU Net Emissions to Zero
2020-04-28 18:33:38 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments should focus on climate protection when considering fiscal stimulus packages to support an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.
Her comments are the clearest sign yet that Merkel wants to combine the ta...
California: “More People Will Be Sick, and More Will Die”
2020-04-27 01:52:09 UTC
Southern California — Los Angeles county beaches, trails and playgrounds were closed, and officers on horseback were patrolling those areas to enforce social distancing rules. The city also opened cooling centers for people “who might not be able to survive the heat wave at home,” Mayor Eric Garc...
Insane: U.S. President Suggests Drinking Disinfectant Will Kill COVID-19 and Clean the Lungs
2020-04-24 19:12:47 UTC
WASHINGTON — The president of the United States, Donald Trump seriously suggested that Americans “clean” their bodies with disinfectant to treat the coronavirus, in response to Bill Bryan, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division, touting cleaning agents’ ab...