Belarus Runner Alleges Olympic Team Tried to Send Her Home
2021-08-02 03:26:19 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport.
An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was in danger in Belarus and would seek asyl...
Bernardinelli-Bernstein: Largest Known Comet Is Coming to a Sky Near Earth
2021-07-31 21:56:08 UTC
Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, which is between 100 and 200 km (62-124 miles) across, will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031, according to an analysis of data from the Dark Energy Survey. It could be the largest member of the Oort Cloud ever detected, and it is the first comet on an in...
Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
2021-07-30 05:12:46 UTC
A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...
Olympics Reveals Impact of Athlete's Mental Health
2021-07-28 18:01:46 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done.
For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some, shockingly — she decided she wasn’t...
Florida Is Bungling Its COVID-19 Data As Cases Surge
2021-07-24 18:46:53 UTC
(AP) — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities.
The shift to weekly instead of daily r...
Great COVID-19 Divergence: Managing an Equitable Recovery in Zimbabwe vs Canada
2021-07-23 07:04:33 UTC
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles.
Wood told Lola: If you get the va...
U.S. Government Prepares for a Potential Guantanamo Shutdown
2021-07-19 17:50:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who’d been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facili...
US-German Relationship Is Entering New Territory
2021-07-16 03:53:28 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapo...
Crowds Clash with Police in Cities Across South Africa
2021-07-14 06:54:09 UTC
JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) - Crowds clashed with police and ransacked or set ablaze shopping malls in cities across South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens of people reported killed, as grievances unleashed by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years.
Biden on Trump: The Big Lie Is Just That, A Big Lie
2021-07-13 20:18:29 UTC
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden forcefully defends the integrity of the 2020 United States presidential election: “No other election has ever been held under such scrutiny and such high standards. The big lie is just that, a big lie.”
Speaking at the National Constitution Center in Philade...
Anti Vaccine Nurse Dies From Covid-19
2021-07-12 23:41:46 UTC
A young ER nurse who questioned the safety of vaccines has died of complications from COVID-19.
Olivia Guidry, from Lafayette in the US state of Louisiana, died after battling the virus in the intensive care unit for only days, friends say.
On July 8, the nurse's sister wrote on Facebook s...
John Dean: Make Trump Deal with trap He Created for Himself
2021-07-08 18:57:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country’s biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections.
Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Remains Greatest Threat to Democracy in U.S.
2021-07-05 22:02:10 UTC
A former Fox News insider laments what the conservative network has become.
Veteran media executive Preston Padden had high praise for his former boss Rupert Murdoch in a new column for The Daily Beast, but he said the Fox News mogul had wrecked whatever legacy he may have deserved for his bus...
Tropical Storm 'Elsa' Batters Caribbean Islands
2021-07-05 02:50:18 UTC
<p>HAVANA (AP) — Cuba evacuated 180,000 people amid fears Sunday that Tropical Storm Elsa could cause heavy flooding after battering several Caribbean islands, killing at least three people.</p><p>The Cuban government opened shelters and moved to protect sugarcane and cocoa crops ahead of t...
Republicans in US Senate Block Voting Rights Bill
2021-06-22 23:37:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
The bill, known as the For the People Act, w...
U.S. Takes Down a Range of Iran’s State-Linked News Websites
2021-06-22 23:36:45 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites they accused of spreading “disinformation” on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two...
France’s Far Right Performed Worse Than Predicted in Regional Elections
2021-06-21 05:53:38 UTC
PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - France’s far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday’s regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.
Marine Le Pen's Rassemble...
The Butcher of Tehran Is the New President of Iran
2021-06-21 05:59:32 UTC
Associated Press — Iran’s hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country’s presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader’s protege into Tehran’s highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic’s history.
Biden, Putin Plunge Into Hours of Face-to-Face Talks
2021-06-16 18:04:53 UTC
GENEVA (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit Wednesday to return their nations’ ambassadors to their posts and begin negotiations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two countries limiting nuclear weapons.
This Vaccine Could Become a “Universal Booster” Because of Its High Effectiveness
2021-06-14 17:54:29 UTC
Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday its COVID-19 shot was highly effective against the disease and also protected against variants in a large study in the U.S. and Mexico, potentially offering the world yet another weapon against the virus at a time when developing countries are desperate for doses...
New Evidence Exposes Trump's Criminal Behavior While in Office
2021-06-12 19:49:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump’s administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the seizures “har...
Cosmic Show:Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides with a Supermoon
2021-05-25 03:33:57 UTC
<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show.</p><p>This super “blood” moon will be visible Wednesday across the Pacific — offering the best viewing — as well as the w...
Belarus Hijacks Ryanair Flight to Kidnap Blogger
2021-05-24 20:13:50 UTC
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A prominent opponent of Belarus’ authoritarian president was arrested Sunday after the airliner in which he was traveling was diverted to the country after a bomb threat, in what the opposition and Western officials denounced as a hijacking operation by the government.
Biden Pressures Israel to End War with Palestinians
2021-05-19 19:00:45 UTC
<p>President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end <a href="https://apnews.com/article/israel-middle-east-israel-palestinian-conflict-health-coronavirus-pandemic-9b59e6d675531576e819b6b948eba99d">the war with the Palestinians </a>that has killed more than 200 people, tell...
Trump's GOP Is Reminiscent of Fascism's Demand for Fealty
2021-07-09 20:38:13 UTC
Four months after inciting a violent attack on the Capitol in a last-ditch attempt to retain power, former President Donald Trump on Wednesday demonstrated his continued grip on his party, as House GOP officials prepared to purge Wyoming’s Liz Cheney from her leadership role for criticizing him.