Pelosi Has "No Confidence in WH Coronavirus Task Force"
2020-08-03 01:09:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation about the virus spread by President Donald Trump.
“I think the president has been spreading disin...
Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
2020-08-06 03:25:27 UTC
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction.
“Because Donald Trump is abdicati...
Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America
2020-07-31 03:30:10 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis was celebrated as an American hero during his funeral Thursday as former President Barack Obama and others called on people to follow Lewis’ example and fight injustice.
Three former presidents joined in the eulogies at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church after nearly a...
Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis To Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol
2020-07-30 19:39:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a solemn display of bipartisan unity, congressional leaders praised Democratic Rep. John Lewis as a moral force for the nation on Monday in a Capitol Rotunda memorial service rich with symbolism and punctuated by the booming, recorded voice of the late civil rights icon.
US: Republican Senator Calls Slavery a "Necessary Evil"
2020-07-27 01:15:11 UTC
<p><em>Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) referred to slavery as a “necessary evil” in arguing against use of The New York Times’ 1619 Project in the classroom. Cotton introduced a bill last week that would cut funding to schools that adopt a curriculum based on the prize-winning special is...
GOP Has Left Millions of Out-of-Work Americans in Limbo
2020-08-06 03:25:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundere...
UK Death Toll Edges Close to 50,000: Boris Johnson Says "Maybe There Were Things We Could Have Done Differently"
2020-07-25 00:23:45 UTC
<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been criticised for acting too slowly in the COVID-19 pandemic, said on Friday there may have been things he could have done differently. </p><p>He has pledged to hold an inquiry into his handling of the coronavirus crisis b...
Ocasio-Cortez Takes Down Male Chauvinist on U.S. House Floor
2020-07-23 20:17:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents ...
Biden and Warren Get together, Take Aim at Trump
2020-07-22 19:11:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden accused Elizabeth Warren last year of holding an “angry, unyielding viewpoint.” She embraced that label and slammed Biden as “naive” for thinking he could work with Republicans as president. She warned Democrats against picking a “Washington insider” and pointedly refu...
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Will Be 'Fumigated Out' of Office
2020-07-21 19:12:06 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...
ASSASSINATION: U.S. Federal Judge's Son Killed, Husband Shot
2020-07-20 16:57:20 UTC
A gunman posing as a delivery person shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and wounded her husband at their New Jersey home before fleeing, according to judiciary officials.
The shooting occurred Sunday evening at the North Brunswick home of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, a...
A timeline of events in the life of John Lewis
2020-07-20 16:09:34 UTC
Born in rural Alabama during the dark days of Jim Crow segregation, Rep. John Lewis rose from poverty to become a leader of the civil rights movement and later was elected to Congress. Here is a timeline of some major events in Lewis’ life.
Feb. 21, 1940: Born the son of Black sharecroppers ne...
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 ...
WHO Warns "No Return to Normal, It’s Going to Get Worse and Worse and Worse”
2020-07-13 21:48:19 UTC
MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.
“If the basics aren’t followed, the...
Mueller: Roger Stone Remains a Felon Despite Trump’s Decision
2020-07-13 17:15:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Ston...
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...
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...
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...
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...