Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
2021-01-23 06:53:41 UTC
<p>WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. </p><p>Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and pr...
Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises.
Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...
COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.”
Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...
Pentagon Fears Possible Inside Attack at Inauguration
2021-01-18 03:31:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.
Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested at Airport
2021-01-17 20:05:25 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.
Navalny’s detention at passport control in Moscow’s...
US Republican Party: Right-Wing Extremists Talk About Civil War
2021-01-17 19:55:10 UTC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.
Joe Biden Unveiled a $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Plan
2021-01-15 02:52:41 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.
Called the “American Rescue...
Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Begin On January 20
2021-01-14 19:06:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House.
The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Spe...
US House Impeaches Trump a 2nd Time
2021-01-14 01:32:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
With the Capitol secured by armed Nati...
HRW: Trump Has Been a Disaster For Human Rights
2021-01-14 01:34:55 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on Wednesday.
Kenneth Roth was speaking ahea...
Resolution: U.S. House Urges Pence to Oust Trump, Impeach Vote Looms
2021-01-14 01:35:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in America.
Alamo Visit: A Symbol of Trump’s Defiance
2021-01-12 22:06:06 UTC
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday took no responsibility for his part in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praise for them while they were still carrying out the assault.
Deutsche Bank to Refrain From Further Business With Trump
2021-01-12 03:18:39 UTC
FRANKFURT (Germany) — Two of Donald Trump’s favored banks are pulling away from the billionaire president in the wake of last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to Bloomberg.
Deutsche Bank AG has decided to refrain from further business with Trump and his company, said a person...
Impeachment: Trump Faces charge of 'Incitement of Insurrection'
2021-01-11 16:48:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House prepares for impeachment, President Donald Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” — over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to a draft of the articles obtained by The Associated Press.
Lawmakers are set to introduce the legislation...
William Burns Is Biden’s Choice to Lead CIA
2021-01-11 16:24:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — William Burns, a well-known figure in diplomatic circles around the world, is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to lead the CIA, a selection likely to be embraced by the rank and file at the nation’s premier spy agency.
A former ambassador to Russia and Jordan, Burns, 64, ha...
Companies to Suspend Donations to US Lawmakers Who Do Not Respect Rule of Law
2021-01-11 16:25:05 UTC
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc, the world’s largest hotel company, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) said Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week.
“We have taken...
Two Republican Senators Say Trump Should Resign
2021-01-10 18:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign in the wake of deadly riots at the Capitol and support for the House drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum. Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey on Sunday joined Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in calling f...
Iran Threatens to Expel UN Nuclear Inspectors, Urges Sanctions Relief
2021-01-10 01:37:02 UTC
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless U.S. sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday.
Parliament passed a law in November that obliges the government to halt inspections of its ...
Donald Trump Permanently Suspended From Twitter
2021-01-09 00:54:09 UTC
Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”
The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Twitter initially suspended Trump...
U.S. Military Will "Prevent Trump From Firing Nuclear Weapons"
2021-01-08 19:17:21 UTC
<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is telling fellow Democrats that the nation’s top military officer has told her there are steps in place that would prevent President Donald Trump from firing nuclear weapons.</p><p>Pelosi has spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs o...
Washington in Shock After Trump's Mob Riots
2021-01-08 03:35:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in President Donald Trump’s term, a nation shaken by the violence carried out in his name was left wondering what he might do next, and there was open talk in Washington of trying to force him from office early. Out of sight in the White House — and <a href="ht...
Calls Grow for Trump's Removal From Office
2021-01-07 18:30:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is calling on US President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to remove him from office following Wednesday’s violent assault on the Capitol by the president’s supporters.
In a statement Thursday, Schumer said the attack on the Capitol “was an insur...
US Congress Confirm Biden as Presidential Election Winner
2021-01-07 18:08:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner early Thursday after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Trump...
U.S. Capitol Terror: Four Deaths, 52 Arrests
2021-01-07 08:23:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Four people died and 52 were arrested, Washington D.C.’s police chief said, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
In a late night news conference, Met...