Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC
<p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills ...
Rudy Giuliani, 76, Gets COVID-19
2020-12-07 02:19:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The 76-year-old former New York mayor has traveled extensively to battleground states in recent days and weeks in an effort to help Trump subvert his election loss....
Will Five-Year Brexit Divorce End Messily?
2020-12-06 06:45:34 UTC
<p>LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen instructed their negotiators to resume trade talks on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to bridge significant differences.</p><p>The decision to revive the long-running talks af...
US Lawmakers Close to A Coronavirus Stimulus Deal
2020-12-04 19:51:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a successful burst of legislative action to reverse months of frustratio...
What To Do Immediately After A Car Accident
2020-12-06 20:11:47 UTC
Car accidents, even just fender benders, are an unfortunate fact of life. Even though fewer cars are on the road during the pandemic—16% fewer according to Zendrive, a smartphone-based driving analytics app provider—drivers might be more distracted. Phone use while driving was up 38% after lockdo...
Fact Check: Trump and His Accomplices Continue to Spread Falsehoods on Social Media
2020-12-04 02:46:11 UTC
(Reuters) — Social media users have been sharing posts which claim to show a video of an employee of the electronic voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, manipulating and stealing voting data. However, a spokesperson for the Gwinnett County government and the voting system implementation manag...
Study: U.S. Students Falling Behind in Math During Pandemic
2020-12-04 02:45:15 UTC
A disproportionately large number of poor and minority students were not in schools for assessments this fall, complicating efforts to measure the pandemic’s effects on some of the most vulnerable students, a not-for-profit company that administers standardized testing said Tuesday.
Iran's Parliament Steps Up Pressure on Europe over Sanctions Targeting Banking, Oil
2020-12-01 16:04:14 UTC
<p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that would suspend U.N. inspections of its nuclear facilities and require the government to boost its uranium enrichment if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal do not provide relief from oil and banking sanc...
Scientists Discover How a Protein Sequence Folds Up Into Three Dimensions
2020-12-01 03:18:45 UTC
One of biology's biggest mysteries has been solved using artificial intelligence, experts have announced.
Predicting how a protein folds into a unique three-dimensional shape has puzzled scientists for half a century.
London-based AI lab, DeepMind, has largely cracked the problem, say the o...
Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.
Multiple vaccine candidates m...
Iran Says Israel Killed Scientist with Remote-Controlled Machine Gun
2020-11-30 16:15:52 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the 2000s.
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security Council, ma...
Palestinian President, Jordan's King Set High Hopes that Biden Revives Peace Talks
2020-12-01 00:28:01 UTC
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said.
In a palace statement ...
Hungarian Official: “Europe is George Soros’ Gas Chamber”
2020-11-29 17:42:08 UTC
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian ministerial commissioner has come under fire for an article comparing American-Hungarian billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, a staunch critic of Hungary’s government, to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
“Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Szilard Dem...
Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...
Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights
2020-11-28 18:24:10 UTC
As vice president in 2012, Joe Biden endeared himself to many LGBTQ Americans by endorsing same-sex marriage even before his boss, President Barack Obama.
Now, as president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on the...
Tehran Vows Revenge Over Slain Scientist
2020-11-28 15:58:26 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Mid...
Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis.
With just fiv...
Pennsylvania: US Appeals Court Denies Trump's Election Challenge
2020-11-28 00:45:24 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.
Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court despite ...
Europe Is Moving Quickly to Roll COVID-19 Vaccine Out
2020-11-25 16:02:23 UTC
LONDON (AP) — With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April.
Even before regulators have approved a single vaccine, the U.K. and countries across ...
Pennsylvania Officials Ask Federal Appeals Court to Reject Trump’s Campaign Appeal
2020-11-25 05:23:03 UTC
(Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state, according to a court filing.
Lawyers for Trump’s campaign have...
Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End COVID-19 Crisis Right Away
2020-11-25 04:36:49 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon.
Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again ...
Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees
2020-11-25 04:36:18 UTC
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Declaring “America is back,” President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most...
U.S. Democracy on Trial
2020-11-16 17:23:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winston Churchill was not known for leaving his thoughts unspoken. One of them was this: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.”President Donald Trump, who has professed admiration for, if not deep...
Key Role for Black Policy Leaders on Biden's Transition Team
2020-11-13 02:24:25 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history.
Of the 500-plus team members announced this week, more than half are women, and Black men and women are leading more than one-...
U.S. gears up for Biggest Vaccination Effort in its History
2020-11-13 02:02:30 UTC
With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for the biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history — a monumental undertaking that must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the ini...